This job expired on 3 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    3 October 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    23 September 2021

Job details

Job role
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Leadership Point L15 to L21

Job summary

The successful applicant will be a dynamic, innovative and proactive leader; a change agent who is able to maintain Brays as a standalone outstanding school that meets the needs of all our young people in an ever-changing educational landscape. We are seeking a motivated leader with vision, energy and expert PMLD knowledge. You will be open to
working collaboratively with the Trust and its schools, to maximise the educational and social opportunities available
for our pupils.

The successful candidate will be an exemplary teacher and role model. All our senior leaders are expected to undertake the Designated Safeguarding Lead qualification to keep our children safe.

We can offer you:
• A commitment to support you in developing new skills through a wide range of professional development
opportunities and experiences.
• The opportunity to make a huge contribution to the education and lives of children who respond very positively
to high quality teaching.
• A friendly and inclusive working environment

What we are looking for:
• Considerable skill as a good/outstanding teacher who has experience of working with children with
complex special needs.
• Commitment to engaging and inspiring our pupils and the ability to make a real difference to their learning.
• Flexibility, commitment and excellent interpersonal skills.
• Ability to initiate and lead change in a positive way

If you feel you possess these qualities, are passionate about working alongside pupils with SEND and would like to shape their futures at a progressive school, then we would like to hear from you. Queries about this post can be emailed to

Closing Date for applications is Midnight on Sunday 3rd October 2021

To apply, you can complete an online application form at

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role. Please note that only standard Forward Education Trust Application forms will be accepted, we will not read accompanying Curriculum Vitae (CV). Enhanced DBS clearance, Disqualification (regulations) 2009, prohibition checks and if overseas trained required. Certificate of good conduct will need to be obtained if applicable prior to interview.
Forward Education Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate must promote this ethos

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
School size
260 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Contact email
Contact phone number

About Brays School

Brays School specialises in the education of primary-aged pupils with a range of diagnosis that include physical, learning and sensory difficulties. Our Ofsted rated Outstanding school has high standards of teaching and learning and is committed to ensuring that all pupils achieve their full potential.

Brays school is part of Forward Education Trust, a rapidly growing Multi Academy Trust established in 2017 serving special schools across the West Midland area.
Please note the school is has recently de-amalgamated into two distinct schools. Brays School (Sheldon site) has retained the name of Brays School and the Brays Tile Cross site has formed a new school called Leycroft Academy. The two schools separated as of 1st September 2021.
We are seeking to appoint the substantive Head Teacher for Brays School (Sheldon) from January 2022 or as soon as possible.

School location

Brays Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B26 1NS

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