Teacher of Music, Birmingham

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Lindsworth SchoolBirmingham
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Start date: 20/04/2020 (or sooner)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR
Contract term: Permanent

In order to help drive the school forward and enable pupils to gain excellent educational experiences and outcomes, the Federated Governing Body of Lindsworth School and Springfield House School is seeking to appoint a teacher of Music.

We are firmly committed to developing the talents and potential of all our staff and place great emphasis on their wellbeing.

We are focused on, and committed to, making rapid progress towards delivering an outstanding provision and are looking to appoint staff who:

  • have high expectations of themselves and pupils;
  • can build strong positive, professional relationships with all our stakeholders;
  • can motivate and enthuse pupils who may be reluctant to engage.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a forward thinking pro-active team committed to further improving outcomes for very vulnerable young people.
Lindsworth School is a mixed day/residential special school meeting the needs of pupils who have been assessed as having social, emotional and mental health difficulties. They arrive throughout the year into each year-group and currently there are 117 on roll (Year 5-11), this will increase to 133 which is our Pupil Admission Number. Many of the pupils have medical diagnoses including ADHD, ASC, PTSD, PDA, ODD and Attachment Disorder. They have also experienced significant disruption to their education due to multiple school moves, fixed term and permanent exclusions and long periods of part-time or no placement in a school. The majority of pupils are also known to one or more support agencies such as Social Services, CAMHS, the Police or Youth Offending Service.

Lindsworth School received a judgement of “Good” from Ofsted in January 2016 and its residential provision was again judged “Good” in October 2019. The school is part of the Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP) and building works are underway.

This is a school where you can make a real and lasting difference to the young people in our care. We are highly ambitious to provide our students with the best education and preparation for a happy and successful life in the adult world.

Candidates are expected to make an informal visit prior to submitting an application. We have provisionally allocated two days:
Thursday, 7th November 2019 at 9.15am and Thursday, 14th November 2019 at 1.15pm
Please contact Vanessa Wilson on 0121 693 5371 or email: vw@lindsworth.bham.sch.uk to make an appointment.

Closing Date: 15/11/2019, 12.30pm

Further details and application forms are available online here.

Please return your completed application form to:
V Wilson, at the school address or via email to: vw@lindsworth.bham.sch.uk

Shortlisting: Monday, 18th November 2019
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted Thursday, 21st November 2019. Unfortunately if you have not heard from the school by this date then please presume that your application has been unsuccessful.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

More about Lindsworth School
Address: Monyhull Hall Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 3QA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 121 6935363