Teacher of Chemistry (Subject Leader of Chemistry role available), Birmingham

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Nishkam High SchoolBirmingham

Date posted:
Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join a school that has emerged from its first set of GCSE results with outstanding outcomes for children:

Progress 8 = +0.95 (top 1% of all schools nationally when compared to 2016* outcomes)

Attainment 8 = 54.14 (top 20% of all schools nationally when compared to 2016* outcomes) 

(*Please use https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk from Thursday October 12th to see how our performance compares to 2017 results nationally)

GCSE Chemistry A* - C = 96%

GCSE Physics A* - C = 95%

GCSE Biology A* - C = 93%

Twenty seven per cent of all grades awarded in single sciences were grade A*/A (64 grades out of 240 awarded).

The school is significantly advanced in its assessment response to ‘life after levels’ and will provide an excellent support programme for the successful applicant. 

The Role

Teaching science across Key Stage 3 and an ability to teach all of the single sciences in KS4 is preferred. However, we particularly seek a Chemistry specialist and would look to use that specialism in both Key Stage 4 and

Key Stage 5. A generic job description for a classroom teacher is provided with this advertisement. For the right candidate, a ‘Subject Leader’ post is also available with a commensurate TLR payment (a generic job description for a Subject Leader is also provided).

You will have the opportunity to be innovative, creative and participate in further developing the culture of an excellent faculty. The facilities within the school, generally, are excellent and that is also the case within the science laboratories. The faculty is ably supported by an outstanding senior science technician. This post is a key aspect of our strategic plan for the development of science across the school, a subject that is very significant in the career planning of many of our students. The successful candidate will also play a significant part in supporting the ethos and values of the school, including a contribution to our exciting enrichment programme.

You will be:

  • a graduate with QTS (desirable) 
  • an innovative and dedicated classroom practitioner with a proven record in raising standards and driving progress
  • able to inspire pupils to go beyond their expectations with a real passion for your subject
  • a creative and inventive professional, committed to being a positive role model for children
  • enthusiastic about contributing to the wider life of the school
  • currently be working in either the private or state school system
  • keen to play a key role in the interventions and support given to students who require help
  • someone interested in stepping into a leadership role within a Faculty

We will offer you

  • a professional, hardworking and supportive team of staff
  • bright, enthusiastic pupils who are eager to learn and are proud of their school community
  • modern, well-resourced working environment with excellent ICT facilities
  • a staff development programme designed to further develop our staff
  • opportunities for involvement in the wider pastoral and extra -curricular life of the school

The School

Nishkam High School opened in September 2012. The video footage on YouTube showing the ‘Building of Nishkam High School’ is an essential starting point for any interested candidate. The ‘new’ DfE built school opened in April 2014 and a visit to our truly inspirational building is highly recommended. Please contact the school on: 0121 348 7660 and we will be happy to make arrangements for you to have a look around.

OFSTED visited one day after the new school building was opened. Read the details of their ‘Outstanding’ judgement in all areas at:


To apply:

  • You need to complete an application form, which you can download from our website www.nishkamschool.org/recruitment or contact the school office on 0121 348 7660
  • Applications to be sent to recruitment.nhsb@nishkamschools.org by noon on Thursday October 19th 2017. Successful applicants will be contacted on Friday October 20th, 2017. 
  • Interviews will be held on Tuesday October 31st, 2017.

This is a key role within the school but the successful candidate will also be expected to also work closely with the Trust Directors and contribute to driving the Standards agenda forward in all Nishkam schools. A flexible, innovative and energetic approach is, therefore, an essential requirement, as is a commitment to being a team player.

Nishkam School Trust (NST) are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

Job location

More about Nishkam High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Great King Street North, Birmingham, West Midlands, B19 2LF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 348 7660
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