• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    10 May 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    26 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPR/UPR (£25,714 - £41,604)

Job summary

Our highly successful innovative and welcoming primary special school currently caters for 56 pupils between the ages of 2 – 11 years who are Deaf and require a sign bilingual education. The school has a national reputation as a centre of excellence in Deaf Education. We seek to appoint a committed, skilful and excellent Teacher of the Deaf who is passionate about learning and wishes to work within our sign bilingual setting.

Longwill is a small, friendly school which offers an excellent education to Deaf pupils from throughout the West Midlands. We are looking for a primary classroom practitioner who:
• Is a qualified Teacher
• Is either a QToD or has the commitment to train to be a Qualified Teacher of the Deaf
• Is an outstanding classroom practitioner or has high expectations for pupils and is an excellent communicator.
• Thinks creatively.
• Is enthusiastic, motivated and a lifelong learner
• Is able to work well in teams.
• Has the ability to communicate in British Sign Language (minimum Level 1)
• Is committed to develop further their signing skills to at least Level 2, or beyond, on appointment.

We can offer you:
• An innovative and exciting special school environment, committed to providing the best opportunities for Deaf children and staff.
• The opportunity to work in a school which priortises the continued professional development of its staff
• Delightful and hardworking Deaf sign bilingual children.
• A supportive environment with dedicated and highly skilled staff.

A commitment to CPD is essential.

Applications are welcome from Teachers who are both Qualified Teachers of the Deaf and those who are either currently training, or would wish to in the future.

Employee benefits

SEN 1/2 (£2,270 - £4,479)

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Special school
Education phase
School size
61 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 12
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
0121 475 3923

About Longwill A Primary School for Deaf Children

Longwill Primary Special School for Deaf Children is currently a 56 place profoundly children aged from 2-11 years old who come across the West Midlands Region. The Learning Environment • Sign-Bilingual, bi-cultural learning environment, which strives to support and develop communication needs abilities of its members so that pupils are equipped function effectively within both Hearing world. We educate our as independent free thinkers, ready 21st century life, capable embracing technology tomorrow, adaptable, self reliant, resourceful tolerant change can contribute wider community. Pupils taught small groups by Teachers Deaf. 11 staff act positive cultural linguistic role models, teaching BSL supporting in classroom. Both languages (English BSL) equally valued promoted. Social Emotional Aspects (SEAL) woven into curriculum ensure emotional wellbeing all pupils. have three Mentors on staff. teach English through variety means, using BSL, Sign Supported English, Signed well communicating orally where appropriate. employ digital team continues lead way media enhance deaf education. clinical audiologist part ‘listening team’ work Speech Language therapists assistants Educational Audiologist. Initiatives school Birmingham Schools Co-operative Trust. It has an outward facing approach recognises benefits strong partnership working. courses encourage community schools know BSL. All engage Action Research collaborate closely with universities developing improving ways teaches Thinking skills especially use Building Power. ‘Visual Phonics Hand’- was developed at phonic pupils, visual learners. holds Gold Rights Respecting Award (UNCRC) proud achievement creating pupil voice confident contributors making world better place. Please visit website www.longwill.bham.sch.uk Headteacher- Mrs Alison Carter School, Bell Hill, Northfield, B31 1LD Email – a.carter@longwill.bham.sch.uk Telephone 0121 475 3923

Arranging a visit to Longwill A Primary School for Deaf Children

Informal visits are strongly encouraged, these will be taking place on Friday 30th April between 9.00am and 12.00 midday and Tuesday 4th May between 9.00am and 12.00 midday. To book one of these sessions, please contact our School Business Manager – Ms Jacqui Smith or Headteacher Mrs Alison Carter on 0121 475 3923 or email j.smith@longwill.bham.sch.uk or a.carter@longwill.bham.sch.uk

School location

Bell Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands, B31 1LD

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