Headteacher - Braidwood Trust School for the Deaf
4 days remaining to apply
Job start date
1 January 2024
14 June 2023 at 11:59pm
22 May 2023
- Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
- View all Full timejobs - 32.5 hours per week
Full-time equivalent salary
- £72,483 – £83,956
- 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
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.
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About Braidwood School for the Deaf
- School type
- Special school, ages 11 to 19
- School size
- 71 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 19
- Ofsted report
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- School website
- Braidwood School for the Deaf website (opens in new tab)
- Email address
- Phone number
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
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