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Join Team JQA

At Jewellery Quarter Academy, we are searching for like-minded people to join Team JQA’s mission. Do you want to join a team that is committed to ensuring that background or postcode doesn’t determine a child’s future? Do you have the mindset to be part of a team that is driven to enable our students to be the leaders of tomorrow, transforming lives and building ambitious futures? We serve a community in the Ladywood area of inner-city Birmingham and we have a clear social-justice mission. We believe great teachers make a great school; great schools change children’s lives.

We are upfront about the challenges ahead to all candidates about joining Team JQA – our students deserve the best: people who exude our values and exemplary role models for our students. In return, we offer a range of approaches to develop and support all members of Team JQA.

We can offer:

  • An opportunity to work in the vibrant and historic location of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter
  • On-site parking
  • CPD that is autonomous at all levels to develop all members of JQA
  • Clear, simple and centralised behaviour systems with visible and supportive SLT and Heads of Year/Curriculum Leaders
  • ‘Common-sense’ approach to marking and feedback through trust
  • A culture of typicality – no lesson gradings
  • Minimal, ‘straightforward’ data entries that are streamlined and with clear guidance and support from Curriculum Leaders
  • Centrally planned form time sessions and PSHE sessions for tutors to deliver
  • ‘No meetings’ week in the final week of each half term so staff can leave earlier
  • Calendared ‘well-being’ events
  • Maximum 22/25 lessons per week
  • Comprehensive support and development from NQTs
  • Regular staff symposium and survey to give opportunity to contribute to systems being even more effective
  • Regular staff social events and 10% discount at local establishment
  • On-site gym facilities
  • Discount at Ladywood Leisure Centre
  • Opportunities to get involved in the wider life of the Academy (CCF, D of E)
  • Access to Westfield Health
  • Regular recognition for staff (Heroes of the Week)
  • Well-Being team on hand to support staff with any issues
  • Common-sense approach to duties
  • Academy directed time is calculated and always below 1265 hours

View our current vacancies or submit an application to our ‘Talent Pool’

We currently have no vacancies at JQA. However, you can still get in touch to register your interest and join our ‘Talent Pool’ should a vacancy arise.

  • The successful candidate will need to undertake a DBS Enhanced Disclosure.
  • Please note we do not accept CVs but we do accept speculative application forms for our ‘Talent Pool’, emailed to [email protected]
  • CORE Education Trust is an equal opportunities employer.
  • CORE Education Trust is a living wage employer.