Teacher of Geography (maternity cover)

Salary: Pay Bands 1-3 (£25,714 – £41,604)

Contract up to 12 months (or earlier if terminated on return of the postholder)

Required from April 2021

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Teacher of Geography who is an aspiring experienced teacher with evidence of excellent outcomes. You will have the ability to inspire students to ensure ever better progress for all. Experience of delivering high standards of teaching and learning in this subject area is essential, and we desire a forward thinking individual who has the determination and passion to promote geography across the school. As an Outstanding Academy, we want the successful candidate to help continue to drive student progress and achievement in geography.

Equitas Academies Trust was formed in September 2012 and incorporates Aston Manor Academy (Secondary) and Chilwell Croft Academy (Primary). Both Academies are happy, exciting and inspiring learning environments for their children who are from a vibrant mix of cultures. The staff and Trustees have a great sense of pride in their schools and care passionately about the pupils they serve. We are consistently in the top 15% of schools nationally for achievement.

Aston Manor Academy serves a culturally diverse and economically disadvantaged catchment area yet year on year produces excellent results for its very deserving student’s. We firmly believe that one of the key hallmarks of Aston Manor Academy is the positive, friendly and supportive ethos which enables all of our students to make progress, both academically and in their personal development. In our last Ofsted inspection (June 2017) we were judged to be Outstanding in all areas. In addition, our Sixth Form is rated best for progress in Birmingham!

As an employer, Equitas Academies Trust offers:

  • A supportive and nurturing working environment
  • A commitment to CPD opportunities
  • Employee wellbeing benefits including access to a bus pass scheme and a cycle to work scheme
  • Employer contributions to Local Government Pensions Scheme (support staff) or Teacher Pensions Scheme (teaching staff)
  • Pay progression centred around a robust performance management process
  • An inclusive and caring ethos.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of all our children and expects staff to share this commitment.

The successful candidate should have a commitment to the Trust and community ethos. For further details and to download an application form, the Job Description / Person Specification, visit the school website www.astonmanoracademy.com/vacancies. Please submit your completed application form to: jobs@equitasacademiestrust.com

Closing date: 6th November 2020 – 12 midday

Interviews week commencing: 9th November 2020

1st Line Helpdesk Agent

Equitas Academies Trust, based at Aston Manor Academy but working across Equitas Academies Trust

36½ hours per week

Grade 2, Scale Points 3 to 8

£18,562 to £20,493 per annum (All year round)

Equitas Academies Trust was formed in September 2012 and incorporates Aston Manor Academy (Secondary) and Chilwell Croft Academy (Primary). Both Academies are happy, exciting and inspiring learning environments for their children who are from a vibrant mix of cultures. The staff and Trustees have a great sense of pride in their schools and care passionately about the pupils they serve. We are consistently in the top 15% of schools nationally for achievement.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced IT technician who is able to monitor, resolve, and where required, escalate all 1st line helpdesk tickets. Working as an effective member of the ICT team, you will support the basic operation and configuration of Academy desktop computers and any other devices. The successful applicant will monitor and provide basic fault finding via the Helpdesk, and regularly check computer rooms for damage/misuse/maintenance with remedial action planned and taken.

Aston Manor Academy serves a culturally diverse and economically disadvantaged catchment area, yet year on year produces excellent results for its very deserving students. We firmly believe that one of the key hallmarks of Aston Manor is the positive, friendly and supportive ethos which enables all of our students to make progress, both academically and in their personal development. In our last Ofsted inspection (June 2017) we were judged to be Outstanding in all areas. In addition, our Sixth Form is one of the best in Birmingham for attainment and progress!

Chilwell Croft Academy also serves a diverse community. It is a happy and vibrant school, which provides children with an innovative, relevant, and engaging curriculum. This enables children to be curious, independent and brave learners that are not afraid to take risks. The staff feel privileged to serve such a strong and diverse community and we see the partnership we have with our parents as crucial to both the academic and personal success of each child. Although rated as a GOOD school by OFSTED in January 2019, Chilwell Croft Academy is always striving for ways to improve. We take real pride in the steps we have taken and will continue to take as a school, to ensure that every child is given an outstanding education and a real chance to achieve their full potential.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong customer focus, excellent communication skills with both technical and non-technical staff in order to support teaching & learning and administration in schools.

As an employer, Equitas Academies Trust offers:

  • A supportive and nurturing working environment
  • A commitment to CPD opportunities
  • Employee wellbeing benefits including access to a bus pass scheme and a cycle to work scheme
  • Employer contributions to Local Government Pensions Scheme (support staff) or Teacher Pensions Scheme (teaching staff)
  • Pay progression centred around a robust performance management process
  • An inclusive and caring ethos.

For further details and to download an Application form, Job Description / Person Specification please visit www.astonmanoracademy.com/vacancies or alternatively email us at: jobs@equitasacademiestrust.com

Closing Date: 30th October 2020 at 12 noon

Interviews w/c: 9th November 2020

Aston Manor School, Phillips Street, Birmingham. B6 4PZ. Tel No: 0121 359 8108

Trustee (x2)

Part-time (Flexible hours)

Voluntary (unpaid)

Trustee to the Board

The Trustee will play an essential role in supporting the Executive Director and other Trustees in the strategic direction of Equitas Academies Trust along with holding its leaders to account. Ideally from a Finance and/or Human Resource Management profession, the successful applicant will decide on the joint vision for the Academies and the measures that are needed to monitor their performance. You will also be instrumental in strategic decision making. The Trustee will significantly influence the decisions and direction of the Academies by supporting the Chair, Executive Director and Senior Leadership Teams.

As a Trustee to the Equitas Academies Trust Board, you will work in partnership with the Executive Director and other senior staff to ensure that strategic decisions are achieved. You will also act as a steward of the Trust’s assets, both tangible and intangible, taking care over business objectives, processes, procedures and how they are used.

With the use of efficient monitoring you will, in collaboration with Board members, facilitate effective and measurable performance outcomes of the Trust.

Main purpose and responsibilities:

  • • To contribute to the work of the Trust Board in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people across the Trust.
  • • Ensure that the Trust complies with all legal and regulatory requirements with particular use of expertise/knowledge in the areas of Finance and/or Human Resource Management at a strategic level.
  • • Provide a source of challenge and support to the leadership teams within each academy
  • • Ensure that the Trust’s governance is of the highest possible standard.
  • • Be instrumental in ensuring; Governors, Committee members, Senior Leadership Teams, have a clear vision, mission and strategic direction that will enable Equitas Academies Trust to fulfil its business objectives and is focused on achieving these.
  • • Monitor the quality of teaching and learning by holding a clear and concise picture of current standards and areas for development as identified through the Trusts’ development plan
  • • Engaging all stake holders with specific regard for parents, understanding how to further develop positive relationships to support pupil progress, community cohesion and educational excellence across the MAT.
  • • To gain the knowledge to review, edit and subsequently amend all non-statutory policies in line with best practice.
  • • To attend all relevant training as identified via the Trust or Academy Committee to subsequently support the improvement of both knowledge and skill set for members.
  • • Ensure that the Trust complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.

To be successful in this role, you will have a proven track record of working in the education sector or experience of Finance, HRM and/or Business Management at strategic leadership level. Ideally you will also have governance and collective decision-making experience together with the ability to contribute to constitutional, legal, regulatory and statutory requirements of an educational establishment.

Commitment

The Board of Trustees meet a minimum of four times a year and there are committee meetings every half term which equates to six per academic year.

Outside of board meetings, SLT may consult with trustees on particular subjects relating to their area of interest or competency.

Trustees are appointed for two years and can serve a maximum of 8 years.

The role is unpaid but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed e.g. travel

How To Apply

In the first instance, we welcome a conversation and/or a visit to the schools so that you can meet some of our executive team and see for yourself what our Trust is all about. If you then decide to proceed with an application, further details of how to apply are in the paragraph below.

Please complete the application form available on the Aston Manor Academy website: www.astonmanoracademy.com/vacancies . You can also request an application pack from the Human Resources department by phone : 0121 359 8108 or via email : jobs@astonmanoracademy.com

The application should be accompanied by a letter of application addressed to Alex Lofthouse, Chair of Equitas Academies Trust Board. The letter should enhance, but not repeat the information given in the form and should be of no more than two sides of A4.

Returning the Application Form and Letter

These should be returned to the Human Resources department.

All applications will be acknowledged by email.

Please send the completed application form and letter to jobs@astonmanoracademy.com

Or to the Academy address:

Aston Manor Academy,

Phillips Street, Aston,

Birmingham,

B6 4PZ