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0121 325 3900
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Salary: L11-L15 (dependent upon experience)

Location: Birmingham

Start: Full time from April 2022

Closing date: 12 noon Monday 7th February 2022

This is a really exciting opportunity to work in a unique 2-19yrs Specialist School that will offer you lots of inspiring and innovative opportunities.
We are looking for an experienced or aspiring Assistant Headteacher to join our Specialist school with a focus on teaching, learning and the curriculum. This enthusiastic and inspiring senior leader would support the Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher in leading Priestley Smith Specialist VI School (for children who are blind and partially sighted), with a focus on the Quality of Education across the whole school and specific leadership of the Primary Department. We are seeking to appoint a person who can support the development of the vision of Priestley Smith Specialist School as an outward-looking centre of excellence in the education of children with visual impairments. It is our mission, through high quality teaching, learning and pastoral care, to develop confident, caring and independent young people who are able to succeed in the world in their chosen field.

The successful candidate will either hold or be willing to undertake the Qualified Teacher for Vision Impairment Qualification and have experience and skills in working with students with SEND in a mainstream or special school setting, displaying a passion for helping all students achieve their full potential. Candidates should have strong communication skills and have the ability to relate to parents, staff and students to support innovative pastoral development, pupil support and staff development within the primary department.

Your teaching commitment will be approximately 50%.

Interviews week commencing 14th February 2022.

About Priestley Smith Specialist School for children with visual impairments
This purpose built school consists of approximately 90 primary and secondary pupils who all have a Vision Impairment and the majority of whom have an additional need, including physical, medical, cognition and sensory. We have a minority of children with a VI and complex needs. Class sizes are small and there is a high teacher pupil ratio. Our pupils learning needs can be very different, from P levels to A levels.

We have a “stage not age” approach to develop each child’s individual potential and support them with a highly differentiated tactile learning approach.

​Application form and further details available from Priestley Smith Specialist School.

​Informal visits to the school are welcome and encouraged

​Priestley Smith School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

​Further details, job specification and application through the following link
Or call 01213253900

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