Thank you for your interest in our school. Birchwood is a great place to work. We are a successful 11-18 mixed Academy with 1430 students on roll. Throughout their time with us students gain strong academic qualifications as becoming well rounded individuals with a sense of responsibility. We are proud of our comprehensive ethos and inclusive philosophy which enables us to balance support of academically gifted students who go on to achieve top grades at A-Level and GCSE with students who need more help and guidance in a caring and supportive learning environment. As a result, all students who leave us go on to further education, record numbers to Russell Group Universities, to apprenticeships or a chosen career, our students do not appear in the government’s ‘not in education or employment’ statistics.
We have excellent facilities and are financially secure. The school underwent a £15m expansion between 2005 and 2010, as we grew from 6FE to 8FE. Today, the school presents as a mixture of modern, recently built accommodation and renovated older buildings within a pleasant and well-cared for estate. As an employer, we have over 200 staff and a relatively low turnover. We pay great attention to staff well-being and personalised CPD, ensuring the school is run efficiently and effectively. Consequently Birchwood is a thriving and happy place to work. Teachers, therefore, tend to stay at Birchwood and develop their career rather than move on.