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Class Teacher

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Oscott Manor School Reservoir Road Stockland Green Birmingham B23 6DE
Salary
MPR/UPR + SEN 1
Closing date
19 Feb 2024

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Sector
Education
Job Type
Schools / Academies - Teaching roles
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
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Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

Hours Per Week: 32.5

Contract Type: Permanent

Oscott Manor School
Reservoir Road
Stockland Green
Birmingham
B23 6DE

Job Start Date: 8 April 2024

Oscott Manor School is looking to appoint a skilled and flexible professional to join our team as Class Teacher. Our school is a vibrant and welcoming community special school for pupils aged between 11 and 19 with autism as their primary diagnosis.

At Oscott Manor School, the experience of the child or young person is paramount and we expect all actions and decisions to reflect this. We are proud to be a Gold UNICEF Rights Respecting School.

All our pupils have an education, health and care plan and may have persistent difficulties with social interaction, social communication or understanding emotions. Such differences can significantly impact their access to the curriculum. Our rich curriculum intends to develop knowledge and skills and prepare pupils for adulthood, teaching them to be ready, respectful and safe and develop independence.

We are looking for a qualified teacher, who can carefully adapt their teaching to ensure challenge and enable progress and who is relentless in their pursuit of positive outcomes for young people. This post could be based in Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 and successful candidates may be required to work at either the main site on Reservoir Road B23 6DE or The Sixth Form Centre at Ryland Road B24 8JJ.

In addition, the class that the successful candidate will lead, may be in any of our pathways from Pathway 1 (formal academic curriculum) to Pathway 5 (informal developmental curriculum).

Applications are welcomed from teachers with any subject specialism and with primary, secondary or special school experience. There are significant inclusion and pastoral responsibilities attached to this role and all candidates should ensure they have read the job description in full before applying.
In addition, the class that the successful candidate will lead, may be in any of our pathways from Pathway 1 (formal academic curriculum) to Pathway 5 (informal developmental curriculum)

You can see recent updates on school life via our twitter feed: @oscottmanorsch, YouTube channel or school website.

If you would like to discuss this post or arrange a preliminary visit, please contact recruitment@oscottmanor.bham.sch.uk Visits are welcomed and actively encouraged.

Please download Application Pack.

Completed applications should be returned to Oscott Manor School by email: recruitment@oscottmanor.bham.sch.uk

Interview date: Thursday 22 February 2024

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. 

Rehabilitation of offenders: 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.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.
 

 

Company

Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.

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Telephone
0121 675 7070
Location
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham
West Midlands
B2 2XU
United Kingdom

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