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  • Teacher of Art (maternity cover)

    Teacher of Art (maternity cover)

    Required from September 2017 (maternity cover fixed term for one year)
    MPS (with responsibility allowance for suitably experienced candidate)
    NQT applications welcome

    Are you ready to be challenged?  Are you looking to teach Art in an outstanding Academy?
    Then we need you! We are looking for a teacher of Art to join our Academy team.

    Sandwell Academy opened in September 2006 and in January 2014 was judged outstanding by Ofsted for the second time. We offer you the opportunity to make a positive contribution in this over-subscribed school which specialises in Sport and Business Enterprise in the culturally diverse borough of Sandwell.

    All staff play an important role in establishing a positive and caring school ethos, where a culture of success and celebration is consistently promoted.  Successful candidates will enjoy an 80% teaching commitment and the benefits of working in state of the art facilities and an environment of developing education initiatives. 

    The ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate the following characteristics:
    • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is essential.
    • The ability to deliver an innovative curriculum in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.
    • Evidence of good quality teaching and subject knowledge.
    • Evidence of achieving and securing high standards and outcomes.
    • An understanding of how to use assessment to inform planning for excellent teaching and learning.
    • The ability to differentiate materials to meet the needs of the learners.
    • Evidence of good classroom management skills.
    • The ability to work with the needs of the students and parents in our culturally diverse community. 
    • A willingness to contribute to enrichment activities and the wider life of the Academy.
    • The desire to help and support children from all backgrounds.
    • The ability to organise and prioritise your own workload whilst working alone and as part of a team.
    • The ability to work flexibly.
    • A confident and competent approach to the use of ICT to engage students in their learning.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Excellent health and attendance record.
    • Resilient nature and positive approach to life.
    • A dynamic personality including a capacity, drive, passion and energy to succeed.

    Salary & Benefits
    Salary is negotiable and is dependent upon experience.  Salaries broadly reflect national pay scales and successful candidates are also eligible for performance related pay linked to Academy policy in addition to their salary. We also offer childcare voucher, a cycle to work scheme, shopping discounts and use of a state of the art fitness suite.

    The post offers an exciting opportunity for ambitious and hardworking professionals to launch or develop a career in teaching with outstanding professional support within a dynamic team of staff.

    An application pack is available from

    Should you require further information, please call 0121 525 1700 or email:

    Closing date for applications: Thursday 30 March 2017. Interviews to be held w/c 3 April 2017

    Sandwell Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children so you will need to take an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. We are committed to promoting Equal Opportunities and therefore only applications submitted on the Academy’s application form will be considered.



    Full Description: PDF

    Person Specification: PDF

    Application Forms: PDF

    Covering Letters: DOC PDF

    Disclosure and Barring Statement: PDF

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    Train to teach with Sandwell Academy

    Sandwell Academy, in partnership with West Midlands Consortium, train teachers via a variety of routes. We will be enrolling for September 2017.

    For more information, please contact Mr Mark Pugh, Professional Tutor at and visit the train to teach website.

    Subjects availiable are:

    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish)
    • Physics
    • Chemistry


    Sandwell Academy is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all those working at the Academy to share this commitment.

    All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.