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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    14 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£72,483 – £83,956

Pay scale

L21 - l27

What skills and experience we're looking for

The vacancy arises upon the retirement of the Headteacher Karen Saywood, at the end of the autumn term 2023.

Essentially, we are a small and friendly school that places positive mental health and wellbeing at the forefront of all we do.

Our school has a long history and tradition. We bring that history, together with the flexibility of modern teaching and learning approaches, and technology, to deliver a valuable and enjoyable school life for all.

Braidwood Trust School for the Deaf is seeking a new Headteacher who has a passion and commitment to the education and development of Deaf learners. You will need an extensive understanding of Deaf education with a strong and enduring commitment to British Sign Language and the employment of a Total Communication approach.

Braidwood’s values of Honesty, Respect and Effort are woven through everything we do as a school and as individuals. Our learners are energetic, imaginative and eager to learn, young people. Our staff meet those attributes with enthusiasm and vigour, and with a dedication to improvement through personal and professional development. If you can match them, this may be the school for you.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up the appointment at the beginning of the Spring Term January 2024.

Candidates are strongly advised to visit the school prior to submitting an application. Informal visits to the school can be arranged by contacting the school.

Closing Date for applications: Wednesday 14th June at 12.00PM

Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 3rd July

Application pack -https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/downloads/download/6089/headteacher_-_braidwood_trust_school_for_the_deaf

Completed application form should be returned to: CSURecruitment@birmingham.gov.uk

What the school offers its staff

Dear Applicant

Thank you for your interest in the post of Headteacher. We are seeking an individual who has a real commitment to Deaf education, the progress of all learners and to personal and professional development.

Our values of Honesty, Respect and Effort are woven through everything we do as a school and as individuals. Our learners are energetic, imaginative and eager to learn, young people. Our staff meet those attributes with enthusiasm and vigour, and with a dedication to improvement through personal and professional development. Braidwood Trust School for the Deaf uses a Total Communication approach to the delivery of education. Total Communication (TC) is a philosophy of educating deaf learners that incorporates all means of communication; formal signs, natural gestures, fingerspelling, body language, listening, lip-reading and speech. Braidwood learners typically wear hearing aids or cochlear implants. Our goal is to optimise language development in whatever way is most effective for the individual learner. Total Communication is truly a philosophy rather than a methodology. As a result, the implementation of the TC philosophy with one learner may look entirely different than its implementation with another learner.

Our school is a wonderful place to be and if you are ready to bring your leadership, professional expertise and personal commitment to preparing young people for their future lives, we will welcome your application.

I would draw your attention to the job description and person specification and highlight that in order to help us to decide whether to call you for an interview, it is essential that you provide us with sufficient details of any experience and skills which demonstrate how you meet the requirements of this job, as set out in the person specification.

Yours sincerely

June Newnham

Chair of Governors

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)
medical
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 Braidwood School for the Deaf

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
School size
70 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
01214645558

Braidwood is the only secondary school for the Deaf in the region and we have a long and proud history. That means we have a great responsibility to make sure that this school, and the education we deliver, is the best.

Arranging a visit to Braidwood School for the Deaf

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email enquiries@braidwood.bham.sch.uk.

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