Senior Teacher, Sheffield

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Brantwood Specialist SchoolSheffield

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Start date: Sept 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 10 : 11, £32,548.00 - £38,883.00 per annum, starting salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

  Senior Brantwood Specialist School

Brantwood Specialist School is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ruskin Mill Trust and offers a unique, holistic and pupil-centred approach to the education and care of 7-19 year olds who have not succeeded in mainstream provision, many that an on the Autistic Spectrum. The school provides an educational experience based on the National and Steiner Waldorf Curriculum, embedding the RMT practical skills therapeutic educational curriculum with accredited qualifications.

Due to an increase in student numbers applications are invited for the following post, based at Brantwood Specialist School, Sheffield.

Senior Teacher (Post Sixteen Provision)

Grade 10 : 11, £32,548.00 - £38,883.00 per annum, starting salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.

Please note this role is employed for 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year with 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays increasing to 38 with length of service.

In this role you lead the post sixteen provision of the school with regard to the student curriculum, staff performance and development including monitoring and addressing the quality of teaching and learning. 

You will support the leadership team of the school by ensuring high quality education for all its post sixteen students and the highest standards of learning, outcomes and achievement in accordance with statutory requirements, the objectives, vision and values, purpose and method of Ruskin Mill Trust.

The post holder will be expected to embrace, articulate and work with the School’s and Ruskin Mill Trust’s Objectives, vision and values, purpose and method, ensuring that the Ruskin Mill Trust’s paradigm of biodynamic agriculture, Anthroposophical medicine and practical skills therapeutic education, which is informed by Steiner Education, is maintained, implemented and integrated within the provision of the school.

The post holder will be required to hold a teaching qualification and have experience of teaching crafts, with ability to introduce a craft curriculum and lead on craft projects for the students in the post sixteen provision.

Ideally, the post holder will have a strong understanding of the pedagogical benefits of craft and role model outstanding teaching and learning opportunities for the students through practical skills therapeutic engagement. 

The successful applicant will take part in an interactive induction to experience the student journey, and will be required to attend one of the Ruskin Mill Trust Training Programmes; Ruskin Mill Trust Teacher Training Programme/Pedagogical Potential of Craft. 

Closing date for applications: Noon, Friday 20th July 2018

Brantwood Independent Specialist School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS Enhanced Disclosure (previously known as the CRB). Brantwood Independent Specialist 

School is committed to becoming an equal opportunities employer.


To request an application pack, or for further information, please look on the Trust’s website or contact Tracey Marshall, Human Resources Assistant, Department of Human Resources, Freeman College, Sterling Works, 88 Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NG.  Telephone 0114 252 5978 or email to whom fully completed applications must be returned.


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More about Brantwood Specialist School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 19 years
Address: 1 Kenwood Bank, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S7 1NU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 114 258 9062