Birmingham, West Midlands
£34,106 to £41,846  (Grade 5)
09 Jan 2019
28 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


FTE Salary Range: £34,106 to £41,846  (Grade 5)

Pro Rata Salary Range: £29,824 to £36,592

Hours of work:  36.5 hours a week, 39 weeks of the year (term time only)

Required for:  ASAP

Closing date for applications:  Monday 28 January 2019

Our Alternative Curriculum Entitlement (ACE) is a small unit sited in a specialist teaching facility which caters for up to a maximum of 40 Year 10 and 11 students for whom education in mainstream classes is unsuitable, primarily due to their challenging behaviour and limited social skills. The students are based within the unit where they are taught in small groups by a team of teachers and HLTAs who are specialists in meeting the needs of this particular cohort. 

This post, ACE Lead, oversees the smooth and effective day to day running of the unit, managing the staff team and taking overall responsibility for behaviour, welfare and safeguarding. The ACE Lead is also accountable for student outcomes and therefore has oversight of the academic curriculum and student progress, though there is considerable input here from the teachers in the unit and from subject specialists in the academic departments.

The unit has been very successful and we are looking to take the opportunities presented by the new KS4 national curriculum to offer the students a range of courses, vocational and academic, which are tailored to their needs. 

The Candidate:

You will have considerable experience of working with challenging young people in an educational setting, of managing behaviour, providing pastoral support and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students, including working with external agencies.  You will also have experience of monitoring and supporting student progress and of managing a staff team.  You will have a calm, resilient and confidently authoritative approach and will be able to quickly establish strong, professional relationships with students and parents.

How to Apply:

Application forms & further details available to download from our website by clicking apply.

Great Barr Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.