Vacancies

Vacancies at Tudor Grange Academy Solihull
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.

Please see below for details of current vacancies:

Teacher of Maths

Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Salary: MPS/UPS
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

    • We are currently recruiting for a maternity cover contract. However, applicants may wish to note that we have recently been designated as a Maths Hub, which may lead to expansion of our maths department and further opportunities in the future. We require a talented, enthusiastic and outstanding teacher of mathematics. The maths department is very much a team; they are dynamic, forward looking and ambitious, setting themselves high targets for development and achievement for the forthcoming years, within a very supportive and reflective atmosphere.

Our GCSE results have been consistently outstanding for many years and we have continued this success with the A-Level results of our sixth form. The department is committed to improving learning through research, including metacognition, mastery and mixed attainment teaching. We have recently been recognised for our work in these areas by the DfE, thus the designation of the maths hub. Consequently, we are looking to expand our capacity as a high performing maths department. Additionally, you will benefit from:

  • Developing your skills in one of the best schools in the country
  • Working in a subject area where 93% of students achieved a 4+, 79% achieved a 5+ and 41% achieved a 7+ at GCSE in 2019
  • In Mathematics 39% of our A level students achieved A*-A and 62% achieved A*-B in 2019
  • In Further Mathematics 75% of our A level students achieved A*-A and 100% achieved A*-B in 2019
  • Working in a forward-looking subject area with excellent resources
  • The opportunity to participate and lead in a wide range of CPD activities presented by our maths hub status and outreach work

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Closing Date: Monday 6th July 2020 (12 noon) – Interviews TBC
See How to Apply below.

Teacher of Social Sciences

Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Salary: MPS/UPS
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

    An outstanding teacher of Social Sciences is required to join a committed and hard-working department. The successful applicant would be expected to teach a range of classes to include Ethical Studies, Psychology and Sociology. Teaching would be across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. Whilst the ability to teach all of these subjects would be desirable, we would also welcome applications from candidates with specialisms in Sociology or Psychology. An applicant who is innovative and passionate and can play a key role in developing an already outstanding subject offer for students is required. Additionally, you will benefit from:

  • Working with a department of Social Science specialists.
  • Working with committed and able students.
  • 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 practice 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.

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Closing Date: Monday 6th July 2020 (12 noon) – Interviews TBC
See How to Apply below.

Teacher of Food and Nutrition + Child Development

Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Part Time (0.6/0.8)
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Salary: MPS/UPS
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking an excellent teacher of Food and Nutrition on a part time basis to cover a maternity leave. Applications from candidates with some ability to support the Child Development course would be welcomed, but this is not essential. Both food and child development courses are well established within our curriculum and are popular with students at KS4 due to the high quality provision they receive lower down the school. The successful candidate will have an infectious enthusiasm for cooking and well-being, as well as the ability to translate that into purposeful and challenging lessons. You will need to be able to lead dynamic practical and theory lessons. Lots of students take advantage of the wider curricular opportunities the department provide and a suitable candidate would share our drive to give as much access to these as possible. Applications are welcome from both experienced teachers and NQTs.
We are seeking a candidate who can offer 2-4 days a week or is able to work on a more flexible basis with some part days across the week. In total we require approx. 25 hours of teaching to be covered over a two week timetable.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to accommodate visits but would welcome requests to discuss this position informally prior to receiving an application.

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Closing Date: Monday 6th July 2020 (12 noon) – Interviews TBC
See How to Apply below.

The Academy

Tudor Grange Academy is an outstanding 11 – 18 comprehensive school situated in South Solihull with a roll of 1541. The school was inspected by Ofsted in June 2014 who judged it to be outstanding overall and for each of the four main areas the school was categorised as outstanding. Tudor Grange is committed to delivering a high quality educational experience for all its students; it is also committed to sharing its experience and expertise with other educational institutions to raise attainment for all students. To this end we are a National Support School. We have also been awarded World Class School status.

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

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.

What We Can Offer You

Our staff are our single biggest asset, and the success of our students depends on them. So we take care of, and invest in them, properly!

A few of the things we offer are:

  • A comprehensive CPD programme for all staff whether they are NQT, RQT or aspiring leaders
  • Free school meals for just two 25 minute lunch duties per fortnight
  • A supportive, open and approachable leadership team
  • Friendly colleagues who are always happy to help each other
  • Free staff activities including: fitness classes, sports clubs and book groups
  • Free tea, coffee and biscuits
  • On-site parking for staff
  • The Academy participates in the childcare voucher scheme
  • The Academy participates in the cycle to work scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme

Mission Statement

The mission of Tudor Grange Academy is to prepare young people to play an active part in a technologically mature society by providing them with exceptionally high level skills, qualifications and attitudes that will benefit themselves and the wider community in an internationally competitive world.

OFSTED Report

“Academic standards are exceptionally high in all subjects. Students develop excellent attitudes to learning. A broad range of educational experiences develops students’ personal and social skills exceptionally well and equips them most effectively for their next stage of education and the world beyond school. The new sixth form is outstanding. Students in all subjects make exceptional progress because they are challenged and their personal skills are strongly developed.”

Local Area

Solihull is the home of designer-brand shopping, idyllic rural villages, fine dining, fabulous hotels and home to the National Exhibition Centre and Genting Arena, which hosts an array of spectacular live events.  Still quaint, the town is dotted with historic architecture including timber-framed Tudor houses and shops and nearly three-quarters of the borough is defined as Green Belt. In addition to this, Solihull is surrounded by picturesque countryside.   Birmingham Airport is just 10 minutes away and Birmingham International station and Solihull station both provide excellent transport links across the country.

HOW TO APPLY

Informal visits and conversations about the post are most welcome.

Completed applications must be returned to Mrs Sarah Taylor at the Academy by the closing date either via email to sltaylor@solihull.tgacademy.org.uk or to Tudor Grange Academy Solihull, Dingle Lane, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3PD.

Click here for the Teacher & NQT Application Form

Click here for the Support Staff Application Form

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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