Team Leader of Humanities, Birmingham

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Lordswood Boys' SchoolBirmingham

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS + TLR1 (£8,069-£13,654) depending on experience and track record
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Team Leader of Humanities 

MPS + TLR1 (£8,069-£13,654) Depending on experience and track record

If this is you, you should apply:

  • You are already an outstanding teacher.
  • You are creative and innovative.
  • You have very high standards and can demonstrate excellent outcomes for students in your career to date.
  • You are looking to work with driven and focussed leaders in the fastest and most substantially improved school in the UK.
  • You are a strong geographer with an appetite for leadership.
  • We are especially keen to hear from Geographers as we have much History expertise in school as well as a highly experienced RE teacher joining us as SENDCo. The department is staffed, therefore, by highly experienced teachers and this will be of huge benefit to you in achieving great things with us.g geographer with an appetite for leadership.

These are reasons why you might want to join us:

  • The new school will open in March 2020 and the brand new facilities are state-of-the-art.
  • You will oversee the delivery of Humanities (Geography, History and RE).
  • LBS is about to achieve a third successive year of outstanding results as we await our first Ofsted Inspection as a CAT school. We believe we are at least a GOOD school with OUTSTANDING leadership and management. Humanities Progress 8 in 2019 was above +1.0. This reflects the calibre of our students and teaching in the department.
  • Humanities is popular.
  • The school is expanding rapidly.
  • We are keen to add a full 6th Form from September 2021 and our new school has provision for this.

Other information

To apply, simply click the button or, if you need further information, interested candidates should contact Raj Kang, Deputy Headteacher. 

Lordswood Boys’ School is part of the Central Academies Trust (CAT). CAT is a recently formed educational Trust with members and directors drawn from the highest achieving and highest profile schools in Coventry and Birmingham. Led by our Chief Executive Dr. David Kershaw MBE, the Trust incorporates members and directors from industry and higher education amongst other fields. Committed to raising achievement in challenging schools and to securing the highest of high equity, we will work relentlessly to change young lives in the Midlands. Any professional that joins in with our mission will have opportunities to work across our schools in the coming years as we seek to develop and promote our own staff into outstanding school improvement experts or leaders of curriculum innovation and world class standards in education. We do not lack ambition.

See what the media say about us: 

Lordswood Boy’s School is among the most improved schools in England. 2019: 

Progress 8: +0.42
 Progress 8 English: +0.32
 Progress 8 Maths: +0.66

Lordswood Boys’ School is already one of Birmingham’s great educational success stories and we invite you to join us in our fabulous new, state-of-the-art building with our wonderful, engaging and highly intelligent and articulate young men. Come and see for yourself. 


19th March, 2020.

We are recruiting for a number of key positions with the hope that schools will be re-opening in September, perhaps sooner if things improve. The recruitment process is going to be challenging due to not being able to meet in the event of a lockdown, so we must assume this process will have to become significantly more creative. So, we are continuing to advertise as we are planning to be fully staffed for September and to be raring to go for another year of remarkable education at LBS.

We propose to adopt one or several of these options in our recruitment process:

Candidates wanting to apply (this is beyond simply being ‘interested’ in knowing more) can have a telephone conversation with Michael Rennie, Director of School Improvement. Simply email  to arrange a mutually convenient time.

We may then invite you to a Skype (or similar online platform) interview.

We will require hard evidence of your achievements to date (for NQTs, lesson observation feedback would be helpful).

References will be essential. 

Given that we cannot watch you teach, we have to put these steps in place to satisfy recruiting procedures. We hope you pursue your interest in working with us and we will try to work with you to enable as smooth an application process as possible.

All successful candidates will be appointed with full-time permanent contracts for September 2020.

Please consider this information carefully and if you wish to continue with your application, contact us via the email address above.

T: 0121-803 8140

Candidates will be required to submit the names of two referees, one of which must be your most recent employer.

Closing date: 4th May 2020.

Apply today and join our amazing success story.

More about Lordswood Boys' School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Hagley Road, Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands, B17 8BJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 121 4642837