Working at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College is very rewarding. Being part of our team is fun, the coffee is free, and we often laugh at the same things. We expect the best from our students and our teachers, admin and support staff make a huge contribution to our students' success.
Joseph Chamberlain College has recently gained national recognition by becoming the only Beacon College in Birmingham and one of only two in the County of West Midlands. Places at the College are in strong demand and more students apply than can be accepted.
Our comprehensive portfolio of courses at different levels provides the opportunity for students to progress and we genuinely make a difference to students' life chances. More than 200 of our students go on to university every year and we have strong links or compacts with Cambridge, Birmingham, Warwick, Coventry, and Aston Universities and with UCE. Our links with Birmingham University include master classes, summer schools and visits.
The College is comparatively small which enables us to focus on providing excellent teaching and learning together with effective personal pastoral and tutor support on our 16+ courses and our programme of adult and community courses.
We take pride in the friendly multi-cultural atmosphere at the College where staff and students know each other well. There is a team approach and our ethos is to encourage individuals to reach their maximum potential. The emphasis is on teaching rather than lecturing.
Staff are encouraged to develop their skills and knowledge with support for continuing professional development. Teachers also benefit professionally from the close links the College has with universities.
The College is also highly regarded by its local community and provides a wide range of adult courses both on site and at more than a dozen neighbourhood centres. Situated close to Birmingham City centre about a mile from New Street Station it is close to major road and public transport links.
There are major plans for a multi-million pound new college development on a site close to the current buildings. The new building will enable us to sustain and develop our unique work enhanced by state of the art equipment in an environment which will transform post 16 education in the centre of Birmingham. It is scheduled to open in September 2008