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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    22 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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Contract type


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What skills and experience we're looking for

‘Think Differently to inspire young people to overcome all barriers and achieve their dreams.’


  • Do you want to have a positive impact on some of the most vulnerable children’s lives in Birmingham?

  • Do you want to work in an organisation that recognises the benefits of a good work/life balance for their workforce?

  • Do you want to work in a school that invests heavily in CPD and allocates additional training days to develop their staff?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to all these questions, join our team! We are seeking a talented individual with experience of teaching music to a high standard, who can provide strong leadership to the music department so that teaching and learning is consistently good or better. Whilst previous experience of working in a specialist setting may be beneficial, many of our staff come from a mainstream background. Full and comprehensive training will be given to support the transition.

As a creative person, with a passion for music, you will have excellent subject and pedagogical knowledge. Many of our young people have gaps in their education, you will need to have a creative approach to teaching to reduce the impact of educational disadvantage, enabling all our Young People to access learning and make expected progress.

We are looking for a resilient and dynamic teacher who can inspire young people. You should be able to develop and support the needs of the whole child and be committed to enabling all young people to thrive. You must demonstrate tenacity coupled with recent experience of working in the education sector with KS3 and KS4 pupils. You should have a track record as a consistently good/outstanding practitioner. You must be willing to work across all our centres.

What the school offers its staff

James Brindley is a stand-alone Academy based in a wide variety of locations across the City of Birmingham. During a school year, we educate over 3,000 pupils for periods ranging from a few days in hospital to several years in one of our teaching centres. Many of our pupils have complex medical needs and many have been out of education for a significant period prior to joining the school.

We offer a full-time curriculum to young people from EYFS to KS5 and our aim is always to enable them to ‘close the gap’ and to exceed expected progress during the time they are with us.

Further details about the role

James Brindley Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this. Please be aware that this post is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance check and any offer of employment is made conditional of this.  You will also be required to register and pay for the DBS update service and ensure that documentary evidence is produced to ensure annual compliance and updates.  You will also be required to provide written consent for the employer to access this information at any time. 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.

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About James Brindley School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
138 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Phone number
0121 666 6409

James Brindley is a specialist academy which aims to provide a high quality education in a safe, supportive and aspirational environment for all children and young people unable to attend mainstream school because of health related or special educational needs. We provide education for children and young people aged 2 – 19 who are in hospital or unable to attend mainstream school due to their medical conditions or special educational needs. James Brindley Academy delivers education across 10 sites including teaching centres and hospitals throughout Birmingham.

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