Jack Backhouse

AMP SCITT graduate: 2017

Current role: Head of KS3, Childwall Sports & Science Academy

After finishing my teacher training with AMP SCITT I was employed by Formby High School as a teacher of Physical Education. I really enjoyed my time there, building on my strong teaching and learning foundation which I had developed on the SCITT programme.

An opportunity arose during my NQT year at Childwall Academy, one of my previous SCITT placement schools, to apply for the Head of Year 7 role. After interviewing against a number of experienced teachers I was the successful candidate. A number of people advised that it may be too early to take on such a role, however the staff at AMP SCITT and Childwall Sports & Science Academy believed in me.


I am now responsible for 780 students. I oversee the safety, well-being and behaviour of 570 KS3 students, whilst also co-ordinating the transition programme for the 210 year 6 students who will be joining us the following year. The role is understandably challenging but it also very rewarding.

My aspirations are now to consolidate myself as a Head of Key Stage 3 whilst further developing our current transition programme. I aspire to be a future school leader and in particular taking responsibility for pastoral care and welfare of students as this is where my passion lies.

Good luck, I look forward to meeting future AMP SCITT trainees soon.

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