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Teacher in Charge of Mill Lodge Complex Needs Autism

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
£30,000 - £46,525 Per Annum
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

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Teacher in Charge of Mill Lodge Complex Needs Autism ARP TLR 2

Group 2 - NOR 210 plus 30 place part-time FS1

Required September 2024 start

Are you a middle leader in a specialist setting looking for step into senior leadership?

Are you a senior leader in a specialist setting looking for a different kind of challenge where you are in charge of a setting?

Do you have a passion for SEND ensuring pupils reach their potential?

We are looking for a specialist, experienced, dedicated teacher to lead our Additionally Resourced Provision for complex needs Autism. (currently 9 pupils)

The ARP lead will manage and lead a team of staff and share; support, advice and strong SEND knowledge. The lead will liaise with the senior leadership team to ensure the ARP meets the needs of each pupil.

‘The provision for pupils with SEND is a strength of the school.’ (Ofsted 2023)

Applications are welcomed from experienced candidates who share our vision for an inclusive primary school. 
In return, we can offer continued professional development and the chance to work with a strong and supportive team committed to making a real difference to the lives of our pupils. We value well-being highly and actively encourage professional autonomy within staff roles.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and equal opportunities of children and young people 
An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants. As part of the due diligence an online search will be conducted for shortlisted candidates.


Mill Lodge Complex Needs Autism ARP
Aqueduct Road, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 1BT
Tel: 0121 – 430 3010

Attached documents
Notes of Guidance for Applicants re DBS (Schools)2023.pdf
Standard Job Application Form DBS SCHOOLS v5.1 March 2023 Updated (3).doc
Teacher in Charge - Sept 2024 Advert.pdf
Recruitment Monitoring Form v1 (1).doc
JDPS - Job Description Teacher in Charge - Mill Lodge ARP (MArch 2021).pdf


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About Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council


Solihull is regarded as a popular and vibrant place to live in the UK. As one of the most prosperous towns in the Midlands, almost two thirds of our borough is designated as green belt. We have over 1,500 acres of parks across the borough, with 16 Green Flag Awards. Solihull is very well connected, with great transport links such as the M40, M42 and M6 all close by, and an excellent rail network, plus, of course, an international airport. We are home to the award-winning Touchwood Shopping Centre, National Exhibition Centre, Resorts World Birmingham, and the Resorts World Arena.

It is an exciting time for Solihull, although we are a relatively small local authority (c. 6000 employees), we still have ambitious plans including the development of UK Central and HS2.

Here at Solihull Council, we want to ensure that all our citizens have an equal chance to share in Solihull’s success. We do this by putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We recognise that our employees are the key factor in achieving our vision and as such, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals, who want to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and can help us to continue building on our success.

Both Smarter Ways of Working and Employee Wellbeing are key Council Priorities.

The transition to Smarter Ways of Working has presented us with the opportunity to re-think how and where we work. With the option to access portable technology, dependent upon the requirements of the role, a lot of our people are not bound to a single workplace or traditional ways of working, with many choosing to spend a good proportion of their week working from home.

tomOur people told us that they value flexibility, and that choice enables them to have a better work-life balance, manage family responsibilities, enhance their personal wellbeing, and continue to deliver excellent outcomes for the residents of Solihull.

Our people are our number one asset, and our aim is to have a healthy, happy engaged and thriving workforce.

Wellbeing is at the heart of our employee offer and we are a bronze accredited West Midlands Combined Authority Thrive at Work employer.  This recognises our commitment and action in support of employee wellbeing; we are currently working towards silver accreditation.

Unpaid carers carry out a key role within our community and know that this can be challenging when combined with employment.  Our Carer’s Policy and the ongoing support we give to our employees has resulted in us winning Employer of the Year 2022 at the Carer Friendly Awards.

We will offer you:

  • A friendly, supportive and inclusive working environment;
  • Competitive salaries including, for those at the top of their scale, the opportunity to receive a non-consolidated lump sum;
  • A range of flexible working options;
  • Annual leave starting at 25 days and rising to 30 days after 5 years' service in addition to public holidays with an opportunity to purchase up to 10 additional days' holiday per year;
  • A generous flexitime scheme (available for most roles);
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities;
  • A range of family friendly policies;
  • Employee benefits including subsidised travel passes, Cycle 2 Work Scheme, confidential Employee Assistance Programme and staff discounts.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

As users of the Disability Confident Scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who demonstrate they meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For roles eligible for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check this will be indicated in the advert and supporting recruitment documents.  Where the post involves working with children, other vulnerable groups or in a position of trust it is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Further guidance is available at

Please note, where sufficient numbers of applications are received, we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date. We therefore advise that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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0121 704 6000
Council House
Manor Square
West Midlands
B91 3QB
United Kingdom

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