Job start date: 8 April 2024
Hours per week: Full time
Ninestiles, an Academy
Telephone number: 0121 628 1311
Contract type: Permanent
Summit Learning Trust Mission Statement
Success through Endeavour
Ambition through Challenge
Strength through Diversity
An authentic opportunity for developing impactful and personalised provision. At Ninestiles, we recognise that some learners require more specialist support than others to help them settle into the demands of secondary academy life. We also recognise that, from time to time, some learners may require a reset and a different way of working from their peers.
We have a clear vision for our in-house Alternative Provision offer and the learners it will serve: learner progress will be sustained and rapid; the small group environment we provide will enable the development of character and confidence and creativity. Learners will have additional opportunities for enrichment, but also be expected to eat together and socialise together. As a result of specialist work, we now have a firm foundation for further work in place.
Therefore, we require a practitioner who can blend the highest standards of personal tuition with the role modelling of character and personal standards. You will be effective with SEND learners, and perhaps have tutored 1:1 or small groups. You will be intellectually curious and engage with the evidence-base and professional discourse to develop effective and efficient and engaging lessons and interventions. You will be able to manage the expectations of parents, supporting and challenging as required. Your emotional regulation will be excellent. You will understand the importance of Quality First Teaching, but also how best to harness learning technologies. You will understand the importance of an effective TA and be able to work as a team to ensure that all learners in your care can return to Mainstream lessons confident, scholarly and mature.
Under the direction of SLT, you will provide responsive and personalised provision for learners who need a different offer to that provide in both our Resource Base or Mainstream provision.
A specialism in a Core subject would be a distinct advantage. As would a willingness to develop your SEND practice, perhaps through the new SENCO NPQ.
About our School
The greatest strength of our academies our learners who are often praised for their creativity, musical talents, artistic performances and the respect they have for one another. Learners generally understand the importance of learning, value their academy and are proud to be part of it.
Ninestiles has a very reflective teaching colleagues who welcome feedback from parents, careers and learners to secure the needs of all learners. The academy has a wide and varied curriculum, learners have access to an impressive range of sporting and extracurricular activities with well over sixty enrichment opportunities offered after school. There is a strong culture of safeguarding and colleagues work positively with the leadership team to ensure learners are kept safe. The leadership team of Ninestiles is progressive and has the vision, drive and support to lead the academy on a journey of excellence, with colleagues that have a passion for teaching and learning.
About the Trust
We offer a range of wellbeing and work-life balance benefits to recognise and reward the essential contributions our colleagues make to our success and growth. These include access to:
• employee assistance programme
• high quality training and support in and across academies enabling career progression
• wellbeing advocates
• lifestyle benefits and discount schemes, including gym discounts and cycle to work scheme
• health protection scheme alongside flu jab and eyecare vouchers
• generous employer pension schemes
We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Summit Learning Trust is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender reassignment, age, disability, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy/maternity or race.
Please apply via the Trust vacancies website
It is anticipated that interviews will be held very shortly after the closing date.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: 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.
An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.
This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment.
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.