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SEND: Teaching and Learning Lead - Alderbrook School and Arts College

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
£30,000 - £46,525 Per Annum + TLR 2a
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

Job Details

Alderbrook School
Blossomfield Road
West Midlands
B91 1SN

Tel:  0121 704 2146
Fax; 0121 711 4123



Headteacher; Tom Beveridge
SEND; Teaching and Learning Lead
MPS / UPR + TLR 2a

Due to our expanding school and SEND Department, we are seeking to appoint an outstanding and creative Teacher who is experienced at meeting the needs of children and young people with a variety of SEND needs. The successful applicant will have relevant experience of leading teaching and learning within their subject specialism and a wider school setting, as well as having a passion for classroom inclusion, with a track record of support SEND students effectively and successfully. They will also have experience working with parents and other professionals and will have worked successfully as part of a team, including multidisciplinary teams.

The subject specialism of applicants will not be prohibitive.

It will be your role to support the educational development and inclusion of our students, in particular looking specifically at our Wave 1 universal provision of high quality teaching meeting the needs of SEND pupils, as well as coaching and delivering training to teaching staff in order to make classroom practice accessible to all learners. The role will involve a variety of working scenarios including; supporting SEND students to develop their independent learning skills within the classroom, developing case studies of particular students, lesson observations, evaluation and monitoring of the effective use of Teaching Assistants, research and application of the latest teaching pedagogy, supporting the development of whole school approaches to SEND and delivering teaching and learning training to a range of audiences. 

This would be a superb opportunity for a passionate and committed classroom practitioner, who may be looking to develop their career within SEND, Teaching and Learning and Leadership. 

The successful candidate will have aspirations to become a strategic lead in supporting SEND students, and aspire to train as a SENCo in the future.

We are looking for a colleague who;

  • is passionate about building positive relationships with all stakeholders within our school community
  • is committed to developing independent, confident learners
  • is committed to inclusive education
  • can sustain high quality and bespoke teaching and learning interventions  
  • demonstrates energy, creativity and commitment 
  • is willing to actively contribute to all aspects of school life, including our rich and diverse extra-curricular and enrichment programme

We are proud to offer;

  • interesting, engaging, enthusiastic students who want to learn
  • a supportive and inclusive staff and governing body
  • a hugely successful, ambitious school - determined to build on the standards we currently achieve
  • consistently high GCSE and A Level results
  • a proven track record in - and full commitment to - the professional development of colleagues
  • a happy working environment where staff wellbeing is prioritised 
  • a well-resourced school with extensive grounds
  • a long established record of low staff turnover. What does that tell you?

As part of your application, please share the reasons why your application should be considered and why you wish to work with the students here at Alderbrook.

For further details please contact Anna Whittington by email or phone. Application packs can also be downloaded from our website.  

Tel;  0121 704 2146


Closing date; 9.00am Thursday 18th April 2024

The school is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of young people. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS

Anna Whittington
0121 704 2146

Attached documents
Job Description SEND Teaching and Learning Lead.pdf
Notes of Guidance for Applicants re DBS (Schools) (3).pdf
Job application form (1).docx
Person specification SEND Teaching and Learning Lead.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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