Learning Coach – Maths Specialism

Salary: MPS/UPS (£21,588 – £36,756)

Location: Walsall, West Midlands

Contract: Full Time Permanent
(Fractional 0.6 or 0.8 would also be considered)

Deadline for Applications: 12 Noon Tuesday 7th May 2013

Interview Date: Thursday 16th May 2013

Start Date: September 2013


Files to Download

Principal’s Cover Letter (PDF)

Chair’s Cover Letter (PDF)

JD Learning Coach with Maths (PDF)

Academic Staff Application Form (MS Word)

Academic Staff Application Form (PDF)

Statement of Correction regarding Section F of the Academic /Teaching staff application form:
Disclosure Correction

Self Reflection Exercise (MS Word)

Self-Reflection-Exercise (PDF)


We are looking to recruit highly talented, creative and inspirational teachers to join our small team of outstanding educators pioneering our new school and sixth form.



Would you like to teach in a brand new innovative school of c300 students?

Would you be motivated in a school where small class sizes of around 15 combined with personalised approaches to learning enable you to effectively challenge all students to reach their potential?

Would you appreciate flexibility in taking some annual leave outside of traditional school holidays?

Are you an outstanding teacher looking to be part of a team of pioneers establishing the Black Country’s first and only Studio School?

Are you ready for this new challenge starting in September 2013?


Learning Coaches are responsible for curriculum delivery through both subject specific lessons and multidisciplinary enterprise themed core projects. They prepare students for qualifications and observe students’ performance and development in order to support personal coaches to assess individual student’s needs and monitor progress. An ability to contribute to both the core curriculum and one or more of the wider school specialisms including Business, IT Digital Media and Performing Arts / Live Events would be advantageous.

The successful candidate will be provided with the training and resources to embrace project-based learning and technology-enabled learning within our brand new school.


Walsall Studio School based in the Black Country, West Midlands opens in September 2013 and is one of the first of its kind in the United Kingdom.

Studio Schools are small schools of around 300 students and have been designed to help 14-19 year olds better prepare for the world of work and, where appropriate, further and higher education.

Walsall Studio School is sponsored by the The Vine Trust Walsall, a Community Development Trust that is actively engaged in economic, environmental and social regeneration. The organisation is structured to run an inclusive mix of services and facilities, which respond to the needs of the local and regional communities.

Walsall Studio School’s key educational partner is Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall, founded in 1554 by Mary Tudor.  An outstanding school, Queen Mary’s is known for its academic focus, international ethos, enterprising spirit and a sense of community.

This position is required September 2013 and interviews will take place week commencing 13th May 2013.

To arrange a visit or to meet the Principal (Dan Parkes), please email Dan.Parkes@walsallstudioschool.co.uk or call Tel: 01922 621951

Closing date: 12noon Tuesday 7th May 2013

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

For further information on this position and to make an application please visit: www.walsallstudioschool.co.uk

Subject to funding agreement Walsall Studio School is scheduled to open in September 2013 and will be the first and only Studio School in the region.

Walsall Studio School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for this post.