Overview

CORE Education Trust is a values-driven multi-academy trust rich in cultural and social diversity. Responsible for four academies in Birmingham, the Trust was set up to innovate through adversity and to challenge the conventional boundaries of what is possible for our students. Motivated and inspired by the success of our students, our ambition goes beyond textbooks and whiteboards, we are proud to work with the young people of Birmingham.

This role will be based at Rockwood Academy which is an 11-16 co-educational school.  You will be joining an academy team whose sole aim is to ensure that all students get the very best support, care and guidance that enables them to achieve their very best.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Our school is a place of possibility and we never underestimate the impact inspirational staff can have on the life chances of our students. We are seeking a dynamic Head of Visual Arts and Design to build upon our strengths and lead the Visual Arts and Design department forward on the next stage of our journey.

The successful candidate will be passionate and be able to demonstrate how they will drive the standards, expectations and aspirations of staff and students alike to ensure that there is regular success and a sense of progression.

You must be a strong role model for staff within Visual Arts and Design and direct the pedagogy and methodology of delivery for all lessons within Visual Arts and Design. The successful applicant will demonstrate an understanding of the value of providing our students with a broad educational experience, where high academic standards are supported by a rich variety of extended curriculum options.

WHAT WE OFFER
The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant learning community
with national award-winning credentials. The Trust works collaboratively
with leaders to ensure our CORE Values are promoted, embodied, and celebrated by all the staff and children in our schools. You will:

  • be given the opportunity to engage with cross-trust activities that connect students and staff to their wider family of schools/peers across the city. This includes programmes such as the award-winning Echo Eternal Holocaust memorial arts initiative, The Great Get Together and The COREus Choir
  • be provided with a provision of support and training to foster a positive culture of wellbeing for all students and staff.

We place a strong emphasis on supporting and encouraging personal development, which includes:

  • a CPD strategy that is designed to support the career aspirations of all staff to help them realise their potential.
  • access to experienced mentors who have a strong track record of developing staff

This is a great opportunity to develop within the Trust. We are about to embark on the next phase of our evolution as an outward facing, forward thinking family of schools guided by a vision underpinned by optimism, ambition, and oneness.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & HOW TO APPLY

For further information about this exciting opportunity, or an informal discussion please contact Greg Williams on  gwilliams@corerockwood.academy

To apply for this role please submit your expression of interest to recruitment@CORE-education.co.uk by 5pm on 6th July 2022.

CORE Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Services) Check is required for all successful applicants. 

CORE Education Trust is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination, and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are an Equal Opportunities and Living Wage employer.