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Birmingham City Council

Teacher Vacancies

Did you know?

Birmingham has a young population with 228,000 children under 16, representing 23% of the city's total population?

In our schools there are 11,270 Full Time Equivalent Teachers.

Our ambition is to create a brighter future for all our children and young people and, as new initiatives emerge Birmingham City Council, headteachers, school governors and other partners will continue to expand the range of services they offer.

Headteacher and Teaching Roles

Teaching has been an established graduate career for generations. Teachers use their knowledge, skill and creativity to make learning exciting and relevant for young people. Life as a teacher offers you the opportunities, training, support and rewards to develop your skills and allows you to build a stimulating and successful career.

Some of our secondary schools are seeking to appoint in the shortage areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Modern Languages, Physical Education, Design and Technology, Religious Education and Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

In addition to shortage curriculum areas, our schools are also looking to raise the number of teachers appointed from black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups, people with disabilities and men in primary, especially teaching at Foundation and Key Stage 1.

The Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) provides a route for graduates to gain qualified teacher status (QTS) through a 12 month 'on-the-job' training process. The programme is open to those wishing to teach in primary and secondary schools. All trainees must have the following UK (or equivalent international) qualifications: GCSE Grade C or above in Mathematics and English (plus Science for primary trainees) and a degree (for secondary trainees this must be a minimum of 50% relevant to the subject they wish to teach). Potential trainees should first identify a supporting school which is willing to employ them for the year and gain their agreement to act as their training base. Applications should come from the school rather than the individual trainee.

Birmingham City Council and school governors also wish to attract some high quality headteachers to lead our city's schools.

Applying for vacancies

Vacancies are advertised online at www.birmingham.gov.uk/jobs. You can also follow us on twitter to receive alerts and links to the Teaching Vacancies Bulletin which is published every Monday.

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