Head of Resource Base for Students with Vision Impairment/QTVI Plantsbrook School, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Job description

Head of Resource Base for Students with Vision Impairment/QTVI

TPR + TLR2C £6827 per annum and 2 SEN points £4359
Full or part time considered.

We invite applications from innovative, resilient, creative and motivated individuals who can play a key role in our specialist provision for Visual Impairment. You will be an enthusiastic and outstanding QTVI Teacher who will inspire and motivate our students.

You will have responsibility for developing and promoting the use of Inclusion, with specific responsibility for VI provision across the school to support teaching and learning. You will be involved with coordinating the support provided to students including delivering programmes of skills development to enable pupils in accessing their learning. Students are taught in classes with their peer group, to encourage team building, social skills and confidence, by experienced class teachers in combination with the QTVI and with support from trained educational teaching assistants.

We have a new state-of-the-art building and this has given us a fresh boost, in an environment that is truly fit-for-purpose. This is both a challenging and exciting time to be working at Plantsbrook School.

Essential educational requirements

1. Be an excellent teacher with the personal qualities to help lead your team.
2. Be qualified as a QTVI.
3. Have experience of managing a team.
4. Have good classroom management skills and be able to help other departmental colleagues if needed.
5. Be committed to teamwork as a style of management, both within the department, Year group and within the school.
6. Be committed to improving student achievement, including monitoring attainment, target setting and mentoring underachievers.
7. Be an efficient administrator.
8. Be committed to staff development and training, including performance management.
9. Be committed to equal opportunities and success for everyone in a comprehensive school.
10. Be committed to the concept of the school at the heart of the community.
11. Be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Essential qualifications

Degree
Qualified Teacher status
Be qualified as a QTVI.

Essential skills and experience

1. Be an excellent teacher with the personal qualities to help lead your team.
2. Be qualified as a QTVI.
3. Have experience of managing a team.
4. Have good classroom management skills and be able to help other departmental colleagues if needed

Employee benefits

HEALTH AND WELLBEING
• Termly staff surveys and staff welfare meetings take place to
obtain feedback. Actions taken: Policies adapted to reduce
workload e.g. marking, appraisal and reporting
BHSF CONNECT
The School’s Employee Assistance Programme is BHSF Connect.
BHSF Connect is a mobile solution that extends beyond the
workplace, providing you with 24/7 access to a range of health and
wellbeing services, as well as discounted gym membership.
BHSF Connect also provides access to an online voluntary discounts
platform providing a range of offers and discounts from well-known
retailers and high-street brands e.g. Marks and Spencer’s, Boots,
Argos and B & Q.
BHSF HEALTH SCHEME
Staff can volunteer to pay into the BHSF health cash plan which is
designed to take the fi nancial burden out of looking after your health.
As an employee, you benefi t from corporate rates, which
are approximately 30% lower than direct premiums. Premiums
can be deducted directly from your salary and start from £7.63
per month or £13.65 per month for a family membership.
TAX-FREE BIKES FOR WORK – CYCLE SCHEME
Plantsbrook is part of the Cycle Scheme which means you are able
to sign up to the scheme in order to obtain bicycles and safety
equipment whilst saving income tax and national insurance.
You can obtain a bicycle and safety equipment up to a limit of £1000.
The scheme works by having the bike and equipment cost taken from
your gross salary. Hence, you can spread the cost of a new bike over
either 12 or 18 months.
OTHER STAFF BENEFITS
• Open door policy to access Senior Leadership support
• A supportive Special Leave Policy
• Free tea and coffee provided at break time
• Free refreshments and sandwiches provided for all staff
attending Parents’ Evening
• No expectation of answering email outside school hours
• Teachers receive extra time for PPA
• Flexible working supported wherever possible
• Free car parking
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
• Outstanding NQT support - comprehensive professional
development programme with support readily available from
your mentor, NQT Co-ordinator and Senior Leadership Team
• High quality training, development and opportunities to help
you develop, grow and learn throughout your career
• CPD tailored specifi cally to staff needs, based on feedback
• Opportunity to network and share good practice via our
local networks.


About Plantsbrook School

Address
Upper Holland Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1RB
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Plantsbrook School website (opens in a new window)