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Job details
Employer Harborne Academy
Location Birmingham
Salary L1 – L5 (up to L7 for suitably qualified candidates)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts April 2017 (or sooner)

Harborne Academy is the first unique specialist Health and Science Academy to be formed in Birmingham. Our facilities are state-of-the-art having opened in 2014 and include the latest Samsung Technology through our new Samsung Digital Academy for Teachers. Through our sponsor – Birmingham Metropolitan College, we have strong links with further and higher education routes.

Situated conveniently close to the centre of Birmingham in the thriving suburb of Harborne, we are an 11-19 academy purpose built to enable our students to study in a modern environment and for every child to achieve their full potential. To help us to achieve this aim, we are looking to appoint an innovative and inspirational English specialist to take on the role of Lead Practitioner to ensure students achieve their true capability.

From Easter, we are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, outstanding practitioner to join the extended leadership team to improve standards in teaching and learning. We are keen to consider applications from ambitious and successful English teachers looking to develop their career and from English specialists currently in a senior role (Head of department or similar) with a track-record of high achievement and innovative practice.

If successful, you will help boost teaching and learning within English and will provide strong strategic leadership for raising achievement as well as taking responsibility for driving whole school literacy standards.

You must possess professionalism, enthusiasm, excellent teaching skills, the ability to work collaboratively with more senior team members as well as strong coaching skills and a keen desire share ideas and improve standards to make a real difference.

You will need the drive to bring professionalism and enthusiasm to the range of English courses offered. A flexible attitude towards teaching in the department and an appetite for involvement in developmental work is essential.

Harborne Academy can offer:

  • Excellent professional development opportunities
  • A friendly and supportive learning environment
  • Well behaved and self-motivated students who want to learn
  • Excellent student/staff relationships.

If you are interested in the role and would like to request an informal visit please contact Catherine Hubbard at Hays Education on 0121 236 4476/ 07595 968690.

For more information and to apply, contact Catherine Hubbard at Hays Education on 0121 236 4476/07595 968690 or email

Closing date: Monday 5th December 2016 at 9.00 a.m.
Interviews: w/c 12th December 2016

Please also see our dedicated recruitment site:

Harborne Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure will be requested in the event of an individual being offered the position.

About the employer

Harborne Academy is a co-educational academy school based in Birmingham for students aged 11-18. 

The school is a four-form entry with 120 students in each age group from 11-16. It is also the first specialist Health and Science academy to be fo...

Information about Harborne Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary with sixth form
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

Harborne Road
B15 3JL
United Kingdom