Current vacancies

We are looking for positive thinking, professional colleagues to work with us maintaining and developing our values of care, partnership and excellence at The Earls High School.

Caretaker (afternoons)

School: The Earls High School
Location: Halesowen
Salary: Grade 5, term time 38 weeks
Type: Full-time
Closing Date: 9am Monday 9th October 2023

The Governors wish to appoint a committed and enthusiastic Caretaker. The post is term-time full time 37 hours per week.

The Facilities Department, part of the Business Team, comprise of the Facilities Manager, two Caretakers and an Apprentice Caretaker and a team of approximately 15 cleaning staff working a combination of pre- and post-school hours to ensure the school is a professional and well-kept environment for its students, staff and visitors.

Learning Mentor

School: The Earls High School
Location: Halesowen
Salary: Grade 5, term time 39 weeks
Type: Full-time, fixed term
Closing Date: 9am Monday 16th October 2023

The Governors wish to appoint a a Learning Mentor to start as soon as possible on a fixed term arrangement until 31.08.24. The role will be linked particularly with pastoral support, and the successful applicant will be working closely with our pastoral team.

The Pastoral Team ensure that vulnerable and young people are supported throughout their time in school, working in partnership with Form Tutors and Teaching Staff. The Earls is managed in lower, middle and upper schools currently overseen by Heads of School, five Year Coordinators, one for each year group, an Attendance Officer and
Family Support Coordinator within the team.

For further information, or in case of query, please email

Join our team

In common with all schools, the main reason to join our organisation is to make a difference to the lives of young people. Having said that, choosing the right school for the next stage in your career is a critical choice. So why choose The Earls High School?

1. We are fortunate to have fantastic students who are keen to learn and ambitious in their plans for the future. They have great relationships with the staff in school and in January 2020 OFSTED rated behaviour at the school as good.

2. Staff wellbeing is at the forefront of our thinking. We are serious about ensuring that there is a healthy work-life balance for staff. We are on track to achieve The Carnegie Mental Health Award for Schools this year in recognition of our work in this area. Examples of how we support wellbeing are:

  • All teachers have at least one extra bonus non-contact period over and above the prescribed 10% PPA time.
  • Appraisal is rooted in research and development rather than performance targets and graded lessons.
  • Staff are trusted to do their work with autonomy and without intrusive, high stakes Quality Assurance. There is no requirement for staff to submit lesson plans.
  • There are minimal written reports and data capture is limited to three times per year.
  • Marking and feedback policies are developed at a faculty level and minimising workload is a critical element of our approach in this area.
  • Directed time is well within the 1265 hours.
  • Flexibility is supported, many staff are part-time at school.
  • We have a generous approach to supporting family life, with requests for leave supported without question.
  • School counsellors and Mental Health First Aiders are available for everyone.
  • Staff are discouraged from sending emails outside of normal working hours.
  • Our administrative support is excellent.
  • There is a comprehensive induction package for new staff joining us.
  • All teaching staff are provided with a laptop.

3. We have a clear vision for learning at the school and have a well-developed training plan so that all teachers are able to research, learn and develop their practice.

4. The school is popular in the local community and is oversubscribed. This, along with effective management of resources, means that the school is very stable financially.

5. We have a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and we are very proud of our school. Our staff turnover is low and we provide many opportunities for progression and career advancement in the school and across our Multi-Academy Trust.

If you share our values and our commitment to developing students who have the skills and attributes to thrive in their next steps, we look forward to your application.

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