Teacher of Science 2nd in Department vacancy at Shenley Academy

Salary: £25,714.00 - £41,604.00
Job Type: Full Time
Contact Name: Regional Recruitment
Location: Walsall
Closing Date: 08/02/2022 09:00
Email: Recruit@E-ACT.org.uk

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: Teacher
Interview Date: 15/02/2022
Start Date: 24/04/2022
Contracted Term: TTO - Term time only
Contracted Hours: 32.50
Contracted Weeks: 52.00
Department: Science
Pay Grade: MPS/UPS
Number of Vacancies: 1
TLR 2C £7,017

Job Advert

Our Academy


Shenley Academy has been on an incredible journey, having been judged as inadequate in October 2018 to an overall judgement of Good in July 2021, with:

·       outstanding leadership and management

·       outstanding personal development

·       outstanding behaviour and attitudes.


We are a forward-thinking and dynamic 11-16 academy set in a beautiful 37-acre site in Birmingham. Our moto is ‘building futures, changing lives’ and our most recent OFSTED report states:


“..this is exactly what happens hereEveryone involved in the school is committed to every pupil’s welfare, well-being and academic success. Pupils’ mental health is front and centre in leaders’ thinking and decision making”, OFSTED July 2021



The curriculum is at the heart of everything that we do, and we are committed to providing our pupils with an exceptional education and wider school experience, supporting every individual to achieve the very best possible outcomes.

We know just how important it is to think big and to help break those glass ceilings faced by young people today. Together we can encourage our pupils to step out from their comfort zones, build self-esteem and broaden their horizons.


We are looking to recruit an exceptional Teacher of Science 2nd in department, the purpose of this role is to assist with the day-to-day leadership of the department and support the Head of Department to achieve the required quality of teaching, learning and educational outcomes across the subject curriculum.

  • Support the Head of Department with the day-to-day leadership for the development and management of teaching within your area
  • Develop and monitor schemes of work for your area across the academy in liaison with your Head of Department and ensure the successful implementation which meets curriculum requirements and differentiated to reflect student needs.
  • To assist in the raising attainment for students in your subject area.
  • To assist in the monitoring and evaluation of pupil progress and achievement against targets
  • In the absence of the Head of Department, effectively deploy resources as appropriate
  • To work within the Academy Learning Leadership team and contribute to the development and implementation of raising achievement and attainment within the Academy.


For a full description of the role, see the job description and job specification.

In return the trust offers:

  • Competitive local Government Pension Scheme
  • 30 days annual leave and statutory Bank Holidays
  • Ride to Work Scheme
  • Market leading Personal Development and Training plans to further your career
  • Access to Mental Health First Aid Programme
  • 24 hours access to Employee Assistance Programme


E-ACT is a highly successful Multi Academy Trust (MAT) encompassing 28 Academies spanning the length breath of the country. Our hopes and aspirations of every one of our pupils is the same. By encouraging them to Think Big and believe that anything is possible, by showing them the importance of Team Spirit and by teaching them to carefully think through their decisions to do The Right Thing, we know that everyone of our pupils can realise their potential with us.

Our community includes over 18,000 pupils and 2,500 teaching and non-teaching professional across the country.

E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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Safeguarding Information

E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

​​​​​​​E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Qualification Title Grade
5 GCSEs including Maths and English (grade 4-9) or equivalent
Degree in a relevant subject
Qualified Teacher Status


Focused on standards and positive outcomes
Ability to instill a strong sense of belief and accountablility in both staff and students
Personal Attributes
Ability to work collaboratively and lead a team
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, parents and students
Relevant Skills
Ability to manage pupil behaviour and create a safe environment