Careers at Devonshire Junior Academy


At Devonshire Junior Academy we are committed to supporting all staff with the development of their careers, whatever point they are at and path they may choose to take.


In addition to teacher training days and courses, we aim to provide all staff with the experiences and opportunities they need to achieve their professional goals. This may be anything from tailor made programmes for NQTs delivered through our Multi Academy Trust to leadership programmes offered through the Whole Education Network.


We also understand that time is needed for staff to work together in a professional and supportive environment in order to reflect and continually improve their practice. So in addition to teacher training days and courses we do the following:


Teaching Development Days

Teaching Development Days happen once a term in our school and they enable teachers to work together to observe learning in action in the classroom. They are usually focussed on a particular area of teaching or teaching strategy that we have researched and discussed as a staff beforehand. Together, teachers identify where and when teaching strategies are at their most effective. We use this knowledge to reflect on our own teaching and to share best practice across the school.


Research Days

Once a term, teachers come out of the classroom to research and discuss a particular area of interest that may benefit their cohort of children. This may be anything from engaging reluctant readers to strategies for effective collaboration. Research days enable staff to stay in touch with up to-date educational thinking and evidence-based research.


Planning, Preparation and Assessment

Year group teachers have PPA at the same time and on the same day each week. Working together in year groups enables teachers to use share expertise and use their time efficiently. Sports Plus and Sandwell Music and Arts deliver lessons during this time ensuring high quality teaching at all times.



We are also conscious of the need for staff to maintain a healthy work-life balance so we give additional PPA time (PPA+) in order to support staff with greater responsibilities such as leadership roles, managing a subject or working on additional one-off projects.

Teaching vacancies

No current vacancies.

Non-teaching vacancies

Learning Support Assistant

19 hours per week

Salary: Band B Scale Point 2-4 £17,711-£18,426 (pro rata)

Hours 19 per week 8.45am-12.45pm (Mon-Thur) 8.45am-1pm (Fri)

Contract: Temporary until 31st August 2020 due to secondment

Required: as soon as possible



Devonshire Junior Academy is looking a part time LSA to work across 3 classes in year 3 initially, supporting the learning of pupils during lessons.


As support staff, you will be responsible for providing individual and small group support within the class and designated small group areas. You must have an understanding of and experience of working with children in a primary school.


Training and support will be given to successful candidates. Candidates should have the following qualities and experience:


* Minimum of NVQ level 2 relevant qualification

* of working with children of primary school age, preferably within KS2;

* in using initiative to create resources and direct learning as necessary i.e. when a child is struggling to understand, provide visual aids, appropriate materials or recover previous learning in order to move the child's learning forward.


Devonshire Junior Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children so you will need to take a disclosure and barring check. We are committed to promoting Equal Opportunities and therefore only applications submitted on the Academy’s application form will be considered.


We do not accept CV only applications. Visits to the schools are welcomed and can be arranged through the Junior School office on 0121 558 1654.


Closing date: Friday 22nd November 12 noon


Interviews: Friday 29th November