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Job details
Employer Great Barr Academy
Location Birmingham
Salary £22,916 to £33,823 (UPS considered)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent Suitable for NQTs
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2018 (or before where possible)

The Department and the Role:

Science is a strong, stable, firmly established department which achieves good results and has an excellent reputation. Being a large department, our Science teachers primarily teach their specialist subject though teachers who can teach up to GCSE in two specialisms are preferred. 

In our last inspection in July 2016, OFSTED said that “Attainment and progress in science are very strong at key stage 3 and well above the national average at key stage 4.” Past reports have praised the quality of teaching in Science. 

The Science Department delivers a diverse range of examination courses:

  • GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Combined Science (Trilogy). 
  • A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science

At the top of our agenda is challenging, well structured, engaging and innovative teaching and learning in which pupils make measurable progress in every lesson and are aware of what they need to do to take the next step in their learning. Our team of Leading Practitioners support staff in their continuous professional development and disseminate good practice. Three of our Leading Practitioners are Science specialists.

The Candidate:

Applications welcome from experienced Science teachers with a track record of rapid pupil progress or from potential NQTs. 

A strong specialism in Chemistry would be an advantage though all specialisms are welcome.

We have an NQT induction programme which is considered to be an exemplar of good practice. This is an excellent place for an outstanding Science Teacher to develop their career. 

How to Apply:

For informal discussions, please contact Steven Forster, HR Manager, on 0121 366 7825 or email at 

Please do not submit applications through the TES portal; please use the address below.

Application forms & further details available to download below or from our website at

To apply for this job, please download and either save or print the application form. You should read the Guidance Notes before completing your application. Once you have completed your application, there are three ways you can send it to us: 

1. Email your application form and covering letter to 

2. Physically hand in your application form and covering letter into Reception. 

3. Post your application form and covering letter to Mrs I Abrahams, Headteacher, at the address below.

Great Barr Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants. 

About the employer

Locations and contacts

Aldridge Road
Great Barr
West Midlands
B44 8NU
United Kingdom
+44 121 366 6007