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Below are the current teaching staff vacancies at Fortis Academy

The application form and guidance notes are available below and can be saved to your computer. Please email your completed application to secretariat@fortis.shaw-education.org.uk

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Start Date: 01/09/2021
Salary: L19-23 £65,735 – £72,497
Location: Birmingham, Great Barr
Contract type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
NOR: 1626

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ARE YOU AN INSPIRATIONAL LEADER WHO CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

The Academy Council are seeking to appoint an exceptional Deputy Headteacher to help lead the future development of Fortis Senior Academy. If you are a strategic leader who is wholeheartedly committed to education with the skills, experience and knowledge required to provide inspirational leadership whilst sharing our values and ambition to develop excellence in all our young people and employees, we would like to hear from you.
The successful applicant will need to display a wide range of skills and experiences including a thorough understanding of the educational landscape, a strong grasp of strategic leadership, teaching and learning and intervention that maximises outcomes for students. The ability to act with high levels of integrity and humility and to share our vision and ethos ‘enriching lives’ are paramount.
Fortis Academy was judged as ‘requiring improvement’ as its last Ofsted inspections under its previous name, The Great Barr Academy. This masks the rapid strides that have been taken since Fortis Academy’s inception in September 2020.

WE CAN OFFER THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE:

• The opportunity to develop professionally and personally
• A strong, innovative and focused team of teachers and support staff who are all proud to be part of the Fortis Senior Academy Team
• A committed Senior Leadership Team with high expectations of themselves, staff and pupils
• Mature, well-behaved pupils with good attitudes to learning and who have a growing pride in their school
• Parents who value the school’s support and the progress made by their children
• A rapidly improving school with the ambition to become good at its next inspection and outstanding thereafter.
• A very committed and ambitious Academy Council which provides key support and challenge

WE WANT A CANDIDATE WHO:

• Cares passionately about providing our young people with the best possible opportunities in life and learning
• Has vision and credibility and who will be an inspirational leader for the whole school community
• Is committed to driving excellence in teaching and learning in order to raise standards and secure successful outcomes for all students
• Can develop a trusting and supportive working relationship with staff that fosters their confidence and inspires and challenges them to further achievement
• Can embrace the challenge of an ever-evolving educational landscape whilst developing our inclusive ethos within the school
• Can sustain and further develop the school’s positive relationships with parents and maintain well-established links with other schools

WHY WORK IN BIRMINGHAM?
• Birmingham is the largest city in the West Midlands, an area of rich historical and cultural interest
• It is a welcoming City, is diverse, culturally rich and has many areas of attractive and affordable housing within commuting distance of more rural locales
• Birmingham offers a range of cultural and leisure options including theatre, art galleries, historic houses, parks, real-ale pubs and restaurants
• Has high levels of investment and redevelopment across the City;
• There is a thriving local sports scene including an international cricket stadium, and premier league football clubs
• Has excellent transport links, which includes a direct train route to London and major cities, making Birmingham a convenient base for travel both within and beyond the UK
• Excellent links to its many universities which boasts very high employability rate of its graduates

Visits to our school are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed. If you would like to arrange either a visit or a virtual meeting, please contact Sandra Clare (Campus PA) by email s.clare@fortis.shaw-education.og.uk or telephone (0121 366 7801) to make an appointment. Visits and meetings will be held at pre-arranged times during the w/c 19 April 2021, with the closing date for applications being 26 April 2021.

Application forms and guidance notes can all be downloaded from our website https://fortisacademy.org.uk/teaching-jobs/. Please email your completed application form and covering letter to s.bhogal@fortis.shaw-education.org.uk

Fortis Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check along with other relevant employment checks. We are an Equal Opportunities employer.

INTERVIEWS: Week commencing 10 May 2021

Teacher of Psychology – Social Sciences (Senior Academy)
Specialist in Psychology and the ability to teach Social Sciences

Salary: TMS/UPS

Required for: September 2021

Job Description – Qualified Teacher

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 12 May 2021 @ 9.00 am
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivational individual to support the Director of Subject in effectively delivering the Psychology specification at A level. As a teacher of Psychology and Social Science you will be expected to meet statutory requirements, provide appropriate pace and challenge for all students and include regular opportunities for assessment and review.
We are seeking to appoint a specialist in Psychology. You should be an excellent practitioner with the ability to model outstanding practice to others and collaborate within a team of colleagues to foster aspiration, enrichment and extended support for our students.
Many of our students go on to study Psychology at university, as well as having a psychology as one of their options to proceed to study business, nursing, medicine, teaching, marketing and many other subjects.

We are looking for a teacher who is committed to getting the best outcomes for all students and promoting the ethos and values of the school, a creative and innovative thinker who is able to deliver effective teaching and learning to our well motivated A Level students. We are seeking someone who has the ability to prioritise effectively with a ‘can do’ approach to work in school.
About Fortis Academy
This is a really exciting opportunity to work in a unique school with lots of inspiring and innovative opportunities. The campus consists of two schools, a Foundation Academy for students in KS3 and a Senior Academy for students in KS4 and 5.
Fortis Academy is sponsored by Shaw Education Trust. We are based in north Birmingham and have a large, diverse and vibrant community of students. We have a well-established and very successful Sixth Form.
We pride ourselves on our strong ethos which values inclusion, good citizenship, mutual respect and collaboration. We aim to provide a wide range of stimulating opportunities to expand our students’ horizons within an environment in which they feel safe and well cared for and in which they can achieve their best, develop self-confidence and flourish as individuals. We encourage the active participation of parents/carers in their children’s education; only when the school, the child and parents/carers are working together will children excel.
The Social Sciences sits within the Senior Academy. We expect all students to demonstrate the following characteristics in Senior Academy:
• Can-do Attitude
• High Expectations
• Altruism
• No Excuses
• Compassion
• Empathy
Our large and established Sixth Form, which is rated as ‘Good’ by OFSTED, specialises in providing high quality Level 3 qualifications and Level 3 ‘applied general’ qualifications. Year on year we are getting more students into the top Russell Group universities and are significantly exceeding the national average in doing so. The breadth of subjects offered provides both our students and our staff with great development opportunities.
Our students are drawn from a diverse community and, as OFSTED have noted, there is “comfortable cohesion” and our students “work together and play together well.” Visitors frequently comment on the pleasant, lively and friendly atmosphere in the school and the great sense of energy and purpose among staff and students.
The school has strong, mutually beneficial links with local schools, universities, employers and community organisations.
Working at Fortis:
We are very committed to the continuous professional development of our staff, and have worked hard to embed sophisticated, innovative strategies to improve teaching and pupil outcomes across the school. Many of our staff have chosen to develop their careers at the school or have returned to more senior roles after a period working in other schools.
We have a highly developed and well established programme for providing NQT’s with the necessary support to achieve a successful and smooth first year in their new careers. It has been described as ‘an exemplar of good practice’ and is frequently praised by our partner teacher training institutions. Fortis Academy is an excellent place to build a career.
We welcome applications from experienced teachers seeking an opportunity to teach in a supportive environment committed to high quality professional development.
How to Apply:

http://fortisacademy.org.uk
Fortis Academy’s website offers candidates a wealth of up to date information about the Academy; its ethos and aims, day to day life, and news items covering a wide range of events and activities.
Informal conversations are warmly welcomed and potential candidates are invited to contact the Mr Christopher Czepukojc, Headteacher Senior Academy. If you would like to arrange either a visit or a virtual meeting, please contact Sandra Clare (Campus PA) by email s.clare@fortis.shaw-education.og.uk or telephone (0121 366 7801) to make an appointment.
Application forms and guidance notes can all be downloaded from our website https://fortisacademy.org.uk/teaching-jobs/. Please email your completed application form and covering letter to s.bhogal@fortis.shaw-education.org.uk
Fortis Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check along with other relevant employment checks. We are an Equal Opportunities employer.

Teacher of Science
MPS/UPS

Job Description – Qualified Teacher

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated teacher of Science to join a successful and energetic Science Department at this continually improving, well regarded Academy.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding classroom practitioner able to teach Science from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 5. The successful candidate will find our students enthusiastic, eager to learn and they will more than reward a committed teacher with a passion for Science.

Support from established and experienced colleagues is available and therefore the post is suitable for a newly qualified teacher or a more experienced teacher wishing to gain further experience.

Fortis Academy was launched in September 2020 and encompasses a rich and harmonious multicultural community and is committed to the development of all students with many staying on in the sixth form.

The person we are looking for should be:
• Passionate about your subject and an appetite to inspire young scientists
• Driven to ensure excellent student progress
• hardworking, an imaginative thinker and have excellent organisational and time management skills
• a team player who want to work and engage with colleagues at all levels.

We can offer you:
• Pupils eager for success
• Supportive parents who value education
• As our most valuable resource is our staff, we invest heavily in your development and well-being
• A forward looking school where excellent teachers can transform lives.
• Excellent professional development and guidance, offering a well-established and successful NQT programme
How to Apply:

Informal conversations for this post are warmly welcomed and potential candidates are invited to contact the Jenny Bashford, Assistant Headteacher email at j.bashford@fortis.shaw-education.org.uk

Fortis Academy’s website (http://fortisacademy.org.uk) offers candidates a wealth of up to date information about the Academy; its ethos and aims, day to day life, and news items covering a wide range of events and activities.

Application forms and guidance notes can all be downloaded from our website https://fortisacademy.org.uk/teaching-jobs/. Please email your completed application form and covering letter to s.bhogal@fortis.shaw-education.org.uk

Fortis Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check along with other relevant employment checks. We are an Equal Opportunities employer.

Closing date Wednesday 12 May 2021 @ 9.00 am

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