Full Time Primary Teacher: Priestley Smith Specialist School (Birmingham) (extended closing date)

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Contact Enquiries at Priestley Smith Specialist School
0121 325 3900
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This is a re-advertisement due to the closing date extension. New closing date for applications: 10th June 2022 12 midday.

Priestley Smith Specialist School,
Beeches Campus, Beeches Road, Great Barr, Birmingham B42 2PY
Tel. 0121 325 3900
Email: enquiry@priestley.bham.sch.uk

Head teacher: Mrs J. L. Garvey

Starting date: 1st September 2022
Salary range: TMS and 1-2 SEN points, depending upon experience/ qualifications.
Closing date for applications: 10th June 2022 12 midday

About Priestley Smith Specialist School for children with visual impairments
This is a really exciting opportunity to work in a unique school with lots of inspiring and innovative opportunities. The school consists of a primary and secondary school with a “stage not age” approach to develop each child’s individual potential and support them through a wide range of stimulating opportunities. We aim to expand their horizons within an environment in which they feel safe and well cared for and in which they can achieve their best, develop self-confidence and flourish as individuals. We encourage the active participation of parents/carers in their child’s education.

The vision of Priestley Smith Specialist School is to be 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.

We are seeking to appoint a full time, enthusiastic, dynamic and motivational teacher within the Primary phase of this outstanding, all-age special school catering for pupils with visual impairments.

The post will involve the teaching of students in all aspects of the curriculum. Applicants must be hardworking, flexible and skilled at meeting the needs of a wide range of ability levels. The successful candidate will join a strong and successful team of people fully committed to maximising every child’s potential. Recent experience of working with young children with SEN in mainstream or special school setting is essential. Previous experience of working with children with a VI is not essential.

The ideal candidate will:-
• Be a ‘team player’ to join our supportive and friendly team of experienced staff. who are fully committed to maximising every child’s potential.
• Understand our students’ learning is very hands on and tactile, and you will need to bring enthusiasm and dynamic creativity to your teaching.
• Develop exciting ways to adapt the curriculum for pupils with vision needs.
• Have an understanding of young people with additional learning disabilities and be able to personalise learning to meet a wide range of academic needs

Application form and further details available from Priestley Smith Specialist School, Perry Beeches Campus, Beeches Road, Great Barr, Birmingham B42 2PY Job description and Person Spec can be found on https://www.priestleysmith.com/vacancies

Informal visits to the school welcome the week beginning 23rd May.

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

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