ABOUT THE ACADEMY
Birmingham Ormiston Academy is a new 14-19 specialist arts academy sponsored by The Ormiston Trust and Birmingham City University and partnered with Maverick TV and the BRIT School. We are an independent, state-funded academy, focused upon Creative, Digital and Performing Arts.
The Academy opened in September 2011 in a brand new landmark building located at the hub of the digital and creative industries in the West Midlands. From September 2013, BOA will have 950 students on roll. 650 post 16 students and 300 KS4 students. Places for students are allocated through selective “aptitude workshops” based on our Arts specialism.
The ethos and values of the Academy are strongly focused around creativity in all aspects of education. This permeates in all that we do at BOA. We are working to maximise life chances of all our students and unlock their potential through innovative curriculum pathways, outstanding facilities and exceptional and inspirational teaching.
This website is specifically designed for the recruitment of Academy staff. A link is available below to the Academy website.
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WORKING AT THE ACADEMY
Whether you are a teacher or industry professional, we are keen to attract passionate individuals who are able to deliver creative, innovative learning opportunities for our students, in both our Arts specialisms and traditional academic subjects.
The Academy will provide you with a unique opportunity to work with students from a range of different backgrounds and academic abilities who demonstrate aptitude in the Creative, Digital and Performing arts.
You will be an outstanding teacher or an industry professional with the ability to make learning interesting, exciting and effective. You will teach and guide our students to achieve academic success and will work alongside our partners from business and industry who will offer high levels of support, investment and opportunity for both students and staff. Ensuring students are able to apply their learning to the world of work, you will operate collaboratively with industry professionals, continuing and further developing such partnerships.
To be successful in your application, you must possess a strong desire to work within an ethos of creative collaboration and partnership. A strong track record as an outstanding teacher and/or artistic practitioner will be vital. In return, you will benefit from outstanding facilities – purpose built to industry standard and will work in an exciting and rewarding environment at the cutting edge of academic and vocational training in the creative, digital and performing arts. In addition, opportunities for personal and professional development will be extensive.
If you are keen to make a positive impact upon the lives of young people, families and the community and if you are excited about the prospect of working within a world-class Academy we would be pleased to receive your application.
CURRICULUM AND PATHWAYS
Students at Birmingham Ormiston Academy follow one of 3 pathways designed to meet the aspirations and talents of the individual. This combines traditional courses with vocational, work-based options and will be personalised to the student’s needs.The Pathways
- Creative Arts – Offering a broad spectrum of courses and opportunities to explore creative design and production processes. This includes subjects such as art, design, technology, textiles, photography and animation and will include both practical and digital outlets for creativity alongside work experience and further education guidance for future development.
- Digital Arts – Offering a diverse range of options within digital and media industries. Courses are offered within broadcasting media and new media to students who demonstrate strong ability within performing and visual arts through a digital genre (such as ICT, gaming, photography, art, film, animation, editing and radio).
- Performing Arts -This pathway is dedicated to both practical and theoretical aspects of the arts focused upon dance, acting and music. Performance projects develop student’s skills to perform and produce industry style showcases, which demonstrate all aspects of learning within the music and creative industries.
Each curriculum area is delivered a team of dedicated teaching staff lead by a Curriculum Leader and is supported by our partners within the creative, digital and performance arts industries such as our founding partners Maverick TV and the BRIT school. Industry professionals also contribute to enrich the experiences available to our students.
In addition, at KS4, students follow a balanced curriculum with courses in English, Maths, Science and other GCSE option subjects. At Post 16, students also take a range of additional subjects both at A-Level, A2 and/or BTEC units.
Guidance and support is provided through the tutor group system. Student’s progress is monitored through assessment and progress reporting and through work experience and careers advice on an on-going basis, students are supported in making choices as to how to further their aspirations within the creative industries. There are also be a number of extra-curricular and community projects available to further enrich the learning of students at BOA.
We are keen to attract committed and talented artists and educators who will help us to deliver our unique specialist curriculum and provide high quality and distinctive 14-19 education in outstanding facilities. If you are an excellent teacher with the enthusiasm and creativity to inspire our students to achieve their personal best and exceed expectations, we look forward to hearing from you and welcome you to join our Regional Academy for Creative, Digital and Performing Arts.
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