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  • Start date details

    Sept 24

  • Closing date

    7 May 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    11 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time

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Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Hallmoor is a special school for pupils aged 5 to 19. All of our pupils have an EHCP and their range of needs includes; moderate / severe learning difficulties, autism and communication difficulties. The school is committed to ensuring that all pupils achieve their full potential. We work closely with speech and language therapists and occupational therapists to ensure that pupils access therapeutic interventions. The school staff team includes a Family Support Worker and a Counsellor who contribute to our support for families and carers. Our pupils access vocational opportunities from local colleges as part of their preparation for adulthood and independence.

The number on roll has increased from 250 to 275 in recent years with further growth expected. The school has been through significant change and improvement in recent years culminating in it being graded as ‘Good’ in December 2023.

The school is part of Forward Education Trust (FET), an established and developing MAT of 7 special schools in Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell. The Trust believes that its staff and leaders are its most important asset and that valuing them and utilising their many talents will deliver the best experiences for pupils. You will be empowered to make decisions and to be creative. You will join supportive and well-established collaborative networks, where colleagues support each other and learn from each other. The Trust will have a real interest in your future and will be keen to explore ways that you can develop personally and professionally.

The successful candidate will be an exemplary leader and teacher with leadership experience of working in either special or mainstream education. Experience of teaching pupils with complex learning difficulties and of having worked with different age groups would be useful and you must be ambitious for all learners, whatever their additional needs. You must have the ability to initiate and lead change in a positive way which makes a real difference to learning and above all, share the school’s commitment to ensuring the students are safe and happy and achieve their full potential.

What the school offers its staff

Forward Education Trust is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest quality staff. To do this, we have an Employee Value Proposition offering a range of benefits to help our staff on a personal and professional level, which includes:

-Teacher Pension or Support Staff Local Government Pension – Employer Contribution

-FET HUB – information all in one place, access to a range of benefits

-Paid for Health Cash Plan – employee and dependent children benefit – option to add partner

-Employee Questionnaire – Consultation with staff on a range of issues and ideas

-Salary sacrifice scheme – Cycle to Work Scheme

-Access to the NHS approved Thrive App – to support mental health & well-being

-Comprehensive induction and probation support and an ongoing performance management & appraisal system

-Easy purchase scheme (salary deduction) – Smart Tech in association with Currys

-Enhanced Employee Assistance Programme – free, totally confidential advice, with face-to-face consultations

-Personal & professional learning & development – including FLICK online learning and other resources

-Access to discounts and offers from Reward Gateway and MyPerks

-Occupational Health Service – accessible to support the needs of individual staff

-Staff recognition – e-cards to celebrate success among colleagues

-Mental Health First Aiders

-Policies being developed to support positive health & well-being:Family Friendly Working, Special ----Leave of Absence, Flexible Working, Menopause

-Staff recognition – awards throughout the year, in line with Trust behaviours and values

-A commitment to develop new ideas to show we really value what you do for our children.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Hallmoor School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 19
School size
256 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Email address

Hallmoor School specialises in the education of pupils aged 4 to 19 years with cognition, learning and communication
difficulties, all of whom have an Education Health and Care Plan. Pupils within the school have a wide range of learning needs
which may include SLD and ASD. The school strives for high standards of teaching and learning and is committed to ensuring
that all pupils achieve their full potential.

Arranging a visit to Hallmoor School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@fet.ac.

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