Teacher of Science, Coventry

Closing date:

Barr's Hill School & Community CollegeCoventry

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS / UPS (TLR level to be agreed depending upon the successful candidates experience and skills)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Barr’s Hill is an 11-18 inner city school in the heart of Coventry. Our diverse student population is one of the many strengths of the school.  We are part of The Futures Trust, a rapidly growing and successful Multi Academy Trust, passionate about building brighter futures for the young people who attend its schools. We are driven by a set of compelling values:

  • Learners First – young people, staff, leaders, governors and trustees totally focused upon the educational benefit of our learners within a safe and supportive environment
  • It’s about learning – young people, staff, leaders, governors and trustees totally focused upon developing and improving learning underpinned by harmonious and trusting relationships
  • No Barriers –   no excuses, only support to ensure young people, staff, leaders, governors and trustees maximise the academic achievement of learners whilst enabling them to develop and flourish as well rounded individuals

This is an exciting time to join Barr’s Hill School and the Futures Trust; the school is on a rapid improvement journey with clear values and a vision for exceptional learning. In 2019 we achieved best pupil progress results in Coventry (non-selective) and top 3% nationally.

We believe in building a role around a candidates skills so they can thrive and make a real difference to our students. Talk to us about what you are great at, passionate about, or want to develop and we will see if it aligns with our needs.

This is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious and proven classroom practitioner who may be interested in making a step towards middle or senior leadership. A role could be built around an outstanding, committed and motivated teacher to lead the development of teaching and learning or curriculum in our Science Faculty. Equally a teacher new to the profession will thrive in our challenging but highly supportive environment, and an NQT could be offered a July start date. 

An ambitious and innovative teacher will thrive in this environment and will be offered plentiful opportunity for further progression and to effect real change to make a difference to students and the school. We are committed to the continuing professional development of all our staff. The school fully funds masters courses for colleagues interested and offers a range of high quality leadership development programmes and opportunities.

“This is a school in which everyone is valued and cared for. Staff have unanimously bought in to the shared common values.“

“The culture and ethos around the school is inclusive and driven towards high outcomes for all learners.”

“Staff training is highly effective and supports the school’s drive for excellence.”

OFSTED 2018

What makes us a good employer?

The Trust recognises that people’s needs will change throughout their working lives and is committed to developing and delivering working practices and policies that are responsive to this. In addition to opportunities for professional development the Trust offers attractive reward and benefits packages including competitive rates of pay, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, online discount at retail, travel, theme park and other leisure providers, policies to support family and carer commitments, Occupational Health services and career pathways across the Trust.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 3rd February 2020

Please be aware that we reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the published closing date.

For more information and to apply, please contact Paul Hunt at Hays Education on

T: 0121 236 4476

M: 07921583731

E: barrshill@hays.com

Please also see our dedicated recruitment site: https://microsites.hays.co.uk/jobs/barrs-hill-school/index.htm 

Barr’s Hill School and The Futures Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidates for all positions will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.



More about Barr's Hill School & Community College
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Radford Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 4BU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 24 7623 4600
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