King Edward VI School is a popular 11-18 comprehensive school rated Good by OfSTED in 2022 with recognition of outstanding practice and a highly positive ethos. The school is well regarded within the community and has a reputation for high quality teaching.  Lichfield is a small, vibrant cathedral city that is easily accessible from the surrounding areas.

Links to an Application Form, Recruitment Monitoring Form & Guidance Notes are at the bottom of this page.


Dates:                                     Apply by 9.00am Friday 1 March 2024

Interviews:                             Thursday 14 and Friday 15 March 2024

Salary:                                    L30 – L40

Contract type:                        Full Time

Contract term:                        Permanent

Required by:                           September 2024

Our Headteacher is retiring in the summer of 2024 after ten years guiding and developing our school to its current position of strength and success. We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and highly motivated Headteacher to take over from her.  The successful candidate will have an excellent track record as a highly effective practitioner and leader, demonstrating the strategic leadership and operational skills needed to support all staff in providing an inclusive education for all of our students.

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate with vision and ambition who is keen to lead a large, high-performing maintained school. Candidates should have successful, relevant, recent experience of senior leadership and be able to demonstrate their impact. Applicants should have the drive to ensure that all our students and staff challenge themselves to reach their full potential.  We value everyone in our school community and believe strongly in collaboration.

Visits to the school before application are welcome by appointment. Please read the application pack for further details.

Candidates who have not previously been shortlisted should not reapply.

Letter to Applicants

Headteacher Pack


Dates:                                     Apply by 9.00am Monday 26 February 2024

Interviews:                             Wednesday 6 March 2024

Salary:                                    TLR 2.3 – £7487

Contract type:                        Full Time

Contract term:                        Permanent

Required by:                           September 2024

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational Head of Drama to lead our Drama department at King Edward VI School. The successful candidate will be a highly skilled, committed and enthusiastic practitioner who will teach and lead Drama at Key Stages 3, 4 & 5. We expect the successful candidate to work as part of a strong team and be willing to participate in all aspects of school life including support for extra-curricular clubs, festivals and performances.

Drama is highly successful at our school with all students having weekly Drama lessons throughout Key Stage 3. BTEC Performing Arts at Key Stage 4 is popular with our students; we have a strong track record of success at Key Stage 4 and post-16.  We are looking for a leader with the ability to lead and inspire staff and students; a pro-active inclusive approach and excellent communication skills are essential. The current experienced team’s success is built on strong collaboration and high-quality learning & teaching. Our students bring passion and enthusiasm; we are looking for someone who will bring out the best in them. The school welcomes applications from both experienced Heads of Department and those with proven leadership skills in their current role.

Letter to Applicants

Job Description – Head of Drama

Person Specification – Head of Drama


Dates:                                    This vacancy will be live until the post is filled (Applications will be considered on receipt)

Salary:                                    Grade 5 – £23,893 – £25,119 (per annum – pro rata)  Actual starting salary £16,823 per annum.

Contract type:                        Part Time – 30 hours per week – Term Time only + 6 additional days

Contract term:                        Permanent

Required by:                           ASAP

We are seeking a positive, proactive Learning Support Assistant to provide support for our students. This is a permanent, term-time only post (30 hours per week, Monday to Friday currently from 8.45am-3.30pm with 45 minutes for lunch) available immediately through the school’s highly successful Learning Support Department. The role will involve supporting students in classrooms and at times working with individuals or small groups in our Learning Support hub. Part-time applications from suitable candidates will be considered although a commitment to the full working school day is essential.

Letter to Applicants

Job description – Pupil Support Assistant


Closing Date:             Ongoing

Required by:              Immediately        

Salary:                        Grade 2 – £20,812 per annum – pro rata.  Actual starting salary £10.79 per hour

Contract type:            6.25 hours per week

Contract term:           Permanent/Part Time/Term Time Only

We are seeking to appoint reliable, flexible Lunchtime Supervisors to work within a friendly, supportive and well established team. Duties to include supervising students during lunchtimes in the dining areas and surrounding school grounds both inside and out. Applicants should be able to relate well to children, young adults and staff, act responsibly and be able to keep calm and respond quickly to situations.

Job Description – Lunchtime Supervisor

Further information

To make an application the documents that you will need are at the bottom of this page.  Please email completed applications to

For further information on any of our vacancies please email or telephone 01543 255714.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

These positions are subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (Formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose all criminal convictions.

A copy of the school’s safeguarding policy can be found here: Safeguarding policy 2022

A copy of the school’s Safer Recruitment Policy can be found here: Safer Recruitment Policy November 2021

A copy of the school’s privacy Notice for job applicants can be found here: Privacy notice for job applicants 2023