Trust Lead Teacher of Science, Solihull

Closing date:

Tudor Grange AcademySolihull
Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L6-L13
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Our staff are our most valued asset.  As a National Teaching School ALL our staff have access to a wealth of support provided by outstanding practitioners.

The Opportunity

An outstanding teacher of Science is required for September 2018 to join a committed and hard-working department.  

This is an opportunity for an ambitious professional to hone their leadership skills by working alongside experienced practitioners.

The successful applicant would be expected to teach a range of classes include Key Stage 3 and 4 (Trilogy Science and Separate Science), as well as potential Key Stage 5 lessons where applicable.  At Tudor Grange Academy Solihull, we try and provide staff a timetable which allows them to focus on their area of specialism, and therefore continue to be experts in their field, whilst contributing to other Sciences to a lesser degree.  Much time is committed to developing a wide range of teaching and learning strategies to be implemented across the subject areas, including a focus on developing students’ independence and spontaneity.  As a department we follow the AQA specification at both KS4 and KS5.  0.6 of this role would be teaching at Tudor Grange Academy Solihull while 0.4 would be teaching within the Trust.

Additionally, you will benefit from:

  • Working with a department judged as outstanding in the school’s recent OFSTED inspection (June 2014). 
  • Working with committed and able students.  88% of students achieved grade A*-C grades across separate and core/additional sciences in 2017. 
  • Teaching in a forward thinking department with excellent resources and facilities for teachers who love their subject. 
  • Working in a multi academy trust.  This potentially can create opportunities of collaboration and leadership across the four other secondary schools, as well as large scale Trust Insets with opportunities to share best practise and share resources across the Tudor Grange family. 
  • Working in an Academy which is having a multi-million pound renovation over the next two years, creating new science laboratories which the department will directly benefit from.

The Academy

Tudor Grange Academy is a designated National Teaching School which means all our staff have access to excellent opportunities to flourish, develop and facilitate courses for other professionals.  Tudor Grange Academy is an outstanding 11-18 comprehensive school situated in South Solihull in the West Midlands.  Our results place the Academy in the top 5 of non-selective schools in the country and reinforces our reason for expanding and therefore offering some fantastic opportunities.  In 2017 our Progress 8 score was +0.5 and our Attainment 8 was 58.9.

If you join us, you will benefit from:

  • Teaching pupils who are well motivated, the school enjoys strong parental support 
  • An excellent induction programme
  • Working in a Trust with structured professional development opportunities
  • A real chance to develop in a forward thinking, highly successful academy
  • Developing yourself in our ‘can do’ culture and positive ‘want to’ climate

As part of the Tudor Grange Academies Trust we offer first-class career opportunities within our diverse portfolio of schools and excellent CPD.  You will work alongside people who are passionate about what they do, who want to make a positive difference to children’s lives, and can help us stretch and support children to achieve beyond expectation.

Informal visits and conversations about the post are most welcome.

Shortlisting:  Monday 21st May 2018

Interviews:   Thursday 24th May 2018

Application Process

Please click on the Apply Now button to download the application form.

Completed applications must be returned to Mrs Kathryn Smith at the Academy by 9am on the closing date either via email to ksmith@solihull.tgacademy.org.uk or to Tudor Grange Academy Solihull, Dingle Lane, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3PD.

For further details please visit https://www.solihull.tgacademy.org.uk/

The recruitment process is robust in seeking to establish the commitment of candidates to support the school’s measures to safeguard children and to identify, deter or reject people who might pose a risk of harm to children or are otherwise unsuited to work with them. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.  All applications will be considered on their merit and the post will be offered subject to the usual health and criminal record clearance. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



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Address: Dingle Lane, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3PD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 705 5100