Wilson Stuart School
Perry Common Road
Telephone number: 0121 373 4475
Email address: email@example.com
Required as soon as possible.
Hours per week: 32.5 per week, term time only
Contract type: Fixed term until July 2024
Education Impact Academy Trust is a MAT incorporating Wilson Stuart School, Queensbury School, and Mayfield School. Wilson Stuart School is an Ofsted designated outstanding all age (2 to 25 years) Special School which provides very high-quality education for 232 pupils and young people who have physical disabilities, and/or complex medical conditions. Queensbury School provides for 245 students who have MLD (Moderate Learning Difficulties), ASC (Autistic Spectrum Condition), SLD (Severe Learning Difficulties) and SEMH (Social Emotional and Mental Health). Mayfield School educates children and young people, who have a range of learning difficulties, between the ages of 3 and 19 and have approximately 300 students on roll.
As a Trust we truly value the success of every child, and we place the sharing of excellent education practice at the core of this value. Professional development, challenge and support are at the heart of ensuring our staff are some of the finest teachers so they can deliver outstanding teaching.
We benefit significantly from the variety of schools within the Trust, enabling staff to benefit greatly from the opportunities we have for collaborative working. In addition, we are able to benefit tremendously from sharing best practice and expertise we have within our organisation.
Wilson Stuart School have achieved an Outstanding grade in their last 6 Ofsted inspections and in their last 3 inspections, the latest of which was March 2019, they were graded as outstanding in every single aspect of the inspection.
We recognise the importance of teamwork, and this is evident through all aspects of the work we do. Our students are delightful, work hard and are keen to learn and the school is a very happy and positive working environment. We have a comprehensive induction programme, friendly and very supportive staff along with excellent facilities and a superb environment to support teaching and learning. Wilson Stuart School is not just a special school – it is an exceptional school!
The post includes classroom support, mentoring, pastoral care and assisting with the physical care of pupils as and when required. Due to the complex physical needs of our students, you will be required to assist with the moving and handling of the students and on occasion assist with their personal care needs. You should have excellent communication and written skills with high expectations of learning and behaviour and a relevant Teaching Assistant qualification.
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.
We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or religion.
Closing date: 5 December 2023, midday
Further information, including the online application form and job descriptions, are available on the school website and the application form can be completed online.
Please note contracts of employment will be with Education Impact Academy Trust not Birmingham City Council.
If you have not heard from us two weeks after the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
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 necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check (where applicable) Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. An online search will also be carried out on all shortlisted candidates.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.
This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment.