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Thank you for your interest in working with us at Hodge Hill College. Please find below our Safeguarding Disclosure, Headteacher's Letter, Application Guidance, and our Recruitment Privacy Notice.

If you have any questions regarding any vacancies, please email where we would be happy to help you with any queries.

Reasons To Work Here

When you come and work at Hodge Hill College you will get better at what you do. We are a Big Team with one focus; excellence in everything we do. 

Teaching and Learning

  • No need to write lesson plans of any kind
  • All planning is shared across subjects
  • Time is given over in the timetable for lesson preparation in subject teams every week
  • A maximum of 20/25 periods of teaching every week
  • We want lessons to be excellent; there are no lesson gradings just a culture of typicality
  • Well-resourced faculties with digital technologies in every classroom and access to ICT
  • Culture of sharing best practice at all levels in school and dedicated time given to every week

Assessment and Feedback

  • Minimal data entries – we collect whole school effort and attainment data three times a year, that’s it!
  • No written reporting to parents
  • Marking is to enable pupils to progress, not for anyone else. Marking points are planned for, and the information gained is talked about in teams to inform future planning.
  • Our Raising Attainment Plans are at the heart of what we do and are live, handwritten documents
  • Teacher’s don’t deal with parental emails; we have a large pastoral team which means teachers focus on teaching

Professional Learning

  • Professional learning is what we do and everyone has something to learn from somebody else
  • Everyone is a reflective practitioner who strives to do better
  • Professional learning is driven by staff needs and feedback
  • Professional learning sessions run after school and finish at 4pm
  • We don’t just plan lessons, we prepare for them to hone our craft and timetabled time is given in the week to work in subject teams
  • Tailored programme focused on teaching and learning for early career stage teachers
  • Opportunities for career progression, we aim to develop leadership at all levels
  • A culture of no initiatives; we do what we do well and we keep what works and stop things that have no impact


  • All staff have high expectations of pupil behaviour and all staff reinforce these
  • A visible Senior Leadership Team who do lunch and break duties
  • A visible non-teaching pastoral team who lead their year groups
  • A clear system of sanctions consistently applied
  • A supportive environment; teams are there for each other and behaviour is everyone’s responsibility

Team Hodge Hill

  • Open door policy, we’re all here for each other
  • Approachable Senior Leadership Team, no problem is too small
  • Huge variety of enrichment opportunities to get involved in; Duke of Edinburgh, outward bound expeditions, World Book Day, Christmas pantomime
  • We don’t do things for the sake of it, everything must impact pupil progress
  • No expectation of emails outside of working hours
  • Work around what works for you, no expectation for staff to come in early or stay late

We do what we do well, and we make a difference for our pupils.

Safeguarding Disclosure

Hodge Hill College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all applicants to share this commitment. Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. Our Safeguarding Policy and Safer Recruitment Policy are available to view on our Policies page:

As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, we are unable to accept CVs as applications.

Our posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. This means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS Filtering Guide.

Headteacher's Letter

Thank you for your interest in this post. I hope that you will find our information useful and that you will decide to apply for the post. Hodge Hill College is a dynamic and innovative place to work. It has undergone massive improvements in the last six years during which time our exam results have increased significantly year-on-year and our campus has been transformed. We are a happy, confident school with a track record of innovation. In October 2021, OFSTED endorsed our view that we are a good school. We believe that our potential is far greater and continue to strive to reach this goal.

GCSE results have increased significantly, with a strong performance in all curriculum areas leading to high A8 and P8 scores. If your application were to be successful, you would be joining a creative, professional environment and a team with a strong sense of purpose and commitment to ensure all our pupils achieve. As a new colleague, you can look forward to a strong support network to help you progress in your career.

We want to recruit dedicated, dynamic, committed people, who will help us further improve outcomes for all our pupils. So, if this brief snapshot of the school appeals, and if you think you have what it takes to work with us, we look forward to receiving your completed application form.

If you have not received an invitation to interview within two weeks of the advertised closing date, please assume that an appointment has been made.

Yours faithfully,

Hannah Herrmann

Guidance for Applicants

Your completed application form should be accompanied by a brief covering letter which:

  • Refers to the particular requirements of the job according to the person specification for this position
  • Outlines why you are interested in the post
  • Details the skills and attributes you would bring to Hodge Hill College
  • Explains why you think you would be the best candidate!

Candidates are invited to download an application form from Hodge Hill College

Completed forms and covering letters can be emailed to  which is our preferred method of receiving applications. You will be asked to sign a copy of your application at your interview.

Please feel free to contact the school should you require anything further; we want to give you every opportunity to show us your best side and to make the application process as painless as possible.





Recruitment Privacy Notice

We are Hodge Hill College. As part of your application to join us, we will gather and use information relating to you.  Information that we hold in relation to individuals is known as their “personal data”.  This will include data that we obtain from you directly and data about you that we obtain from other people and organisations.  We might also need to continue to hold an individual’s personal data for a period of time after the recruitment process, even if you are unsuccessful.  Anything that we do with an individual’s personal data is known as “processing”.

This document sets out what personal data we will gather and hold about individuals who apply for a position with us, why we process that data, who we share this information with, and your rights in relation to your personal data processed by us.

What information do we process during your application process?

We may collect, hold, share, and otherwise use the following information about you during your application process.

Up to and including shortlisting stage:

  • your name and contact details (i.e. address, home and mobile phone numbers, email address); 

  • details of your qualifications, training, experience, duties, employment history (including job titles, salary, relevant dates, and working hours), details of driving license (if relevant for the role), membership of professional bodies and interests;

  • your racial or ethnic origin, sex, and sexual orientation, religious or similar beliefs;

  • information regarding your criminal record;

  • details of your referees; 

  • whether you are related to any member of our workforce; and 

  • details of any support or assistance you may need to assist you at the interview because of a disability.

Following shortlisting stage, and prior to making a final decision

  • information about your previous academic and/or employment history, including details of any conduct, grievance or performance issues, appraisals, time and attendance, from references obtained about you from previous employers and/or education providers;*

  • confirmation of your academic and professional qualifications (including seeing a copy of certificates);*

  • information via the DBS process, regarding your criminal record, in criminal records certificates (CRCs) and enhanced criminal records certificates (ECRCs), whether you are barred from working in regulated activity;*

  • your nationality and immigration status and information from related documents, such as your passport or other identification and immigration information;* 

  • medical check to indicate fitness to work;*

  • a copy of your driving licence (or other appropriate documentation as listed on the Home Office list);*

  • if you are a teacher, we will check the National College of Teaching and Leadership (“NCTL”) Teachers Services about your teacher status, whether you are subject to a prohibition from teaching order and any other relevant checks (for example Section 128 direction for management posts and EEA teacher sanctions);* and

  • equal opportunities’ monitoring data

You are required (by law or in order to enter into your contract of employment) to provide the categories of information marked (*) above to us to enable us to verify your right to work and suitability for the position. Without providing us with this information, or if the information is not satisfactory, then we will not be able to proceed with any offer of employment.

If you are employed by us, the information we collect may be included on our Single Central Record. In this scenario, a further privacy notice in relation to data we collect, process, hold and share about you during your time with us, will be issued to you.

Where do we get information from during your application process?

Depending on the position that you have applied for, we may collect this information from you, your referees (details of whom you will have provided), your education provider, any relevant professional body, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), NCTL, and the Home Office, during the recruitment process.

Why do we use this information?

We will process your personal data during your application process for the purpose of complying with legal obligations, carrying out tasks that are in the public interest, and taking steps with a view to entering into an employment contract with you. This includes:

  • to assess your suitability for the role you are applying for;

  • to take steps to enter into a contract with you;

  • to check that you are eligible to work in the United Kingdom or that you are not prohibited from teaching; and

  • so that we are able to monitor applications for posts in the School to ensure that we are fulfilling our obligations under the public sector equality duty under the Equality Act 2010

How long will we hold information in relation to your application?

We will hold information relating to your application only for as long as necessary. If you are successful then how long we need to hold on to any information will depend on the type of information.  For further detail please see our Retention and Destruction Policy.

If you are unsuccessful we will hold your personal data only for six months, after which time it is securely deleted.

Who will we share information with about your application?

We may share information gathered during your application process with the Local Authority or professional advisors such as legal and HR advisors.

Rights in relation to your personal data

All individuals have the right to request access to the personal data that we hold about them. To make a request for access to their personal data, individuals should contact: 

Mrs S Butt
Hodge Hill College
Bromford Road
B36 8HB

Please also refer to our Data Protection Policy for further details on making requests for access to personal data.

Individuals also have the right, in certain circumstances, to:

  • Object to the processing of their personal data

  • Have inaccurate or incomplete personal data about them rectified

  • Restrict the processing of their personal data

  • Object to the making of decisions about them taken by automated means

  • Have your data transferred to another organisation

  • Claim compensation for damage caused by a breach of their data protection rights

If an individual wants to exercise any of these rights then they should contact the HR Manager. The law does not oblige the school to comply with all requests.  If the school does not intend to comply with the request then the individual will be notified of the reasons why in writing.


If an individual has any concerns about how we are using their personal data then we ask that they contact our Data Protection Officer in the first instance. However an individual can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office should they consider this to be necessary, at


If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact:

Mrs S Butt
Hodge Hill College
Bromford Road
B36 8HB

Current Vacancies

Teaching Staff

We currently have no teaching vacancies 


Support Staff


Casual Senior Examinations Assistant

Closing Date: Ongoing

Interview Date: TBC

Salary: Grade 3  - Houry Rate: £13.20

Contract: Casual

Hours: Casual

Start Date: Negotiable




Casual Examinations Assistant

Closing Date: Ongoing

Interview Date: TBC

Salary: Grade 2  - Houry Rate: £11.95

Contract: Casual

Hours: Casual

Start Date: Negotiable