Secondary Science Teacher

(NQTs are encouraged to apply)


based at Ardenleigh centre (but could be required to work at different locations)

Working Hours

4 days/week (0.8fte)

Closing Date for Applications

midday Wednesday 27th June 2018

Interviews to take place 6th July 2018


MPR + 1 SEN Point (£2,106) pro rata

James Brindley is a stand-alone Academy based in a wide variety of locations across the City of Birmingham.  In the course of a school year we educate over 3,000 pupils for periods ranging from a few days in hospital to several years in one of our teaching centres.  The majority of our pupils have complex medical needs and many have been out of education for a significant period of time prior to joining the school.

We offer a full-time curriculum to young people from EYFS to KS5 and our aim is always to enable them to ‘close the gap’ and to exceed expected progress during the time they are with us.

We are looking for a qualified teacher of Science at our Ardenleigh Centre, which has a medium and a low secure unit; all of the students have mental health issues. You must demonstrate tenacity, positivity coupled with experience of teaching KS3 and KS4 with particular experience or understanding of working with pupils on the autistic spectrum and those with SEMH needs. You should have QTS and a track record as a consistently good practitioner.

The role involves teaching pupils with medical needs who are unable to access mainstream education. Many of our pupils have gaps in their education and we strive to implement creative teaching strategies to reduce the impact of educational disadvantage, enabling all our pupils to access learning and make expected progress. You should be passionate about developing and supporting the needs of the whole child and committed to enabling all pupils to achieve their potential.

Teaching at James Brindley is highly personalised and you may be teaching one to one or teaching groups of approximately ten pupils with varying additional needs including autism, ADHD and mental health conditions. We are looking for resilient and dynamic teachers who can inspire pupils and support them, despite their medical needs, to thrive.

For further details and application form please contact the school at the address or telephone number below or visit our website at


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Please be aware that this post is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance check and any offer of employment is made conditional of this.  You will also be required to register and pay for the DBS update service and ensure that documentary evidence is produced to ensure annual compliance and updates.  You will also be required to provide written consent for the employer to access this information at any time.

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

Completed application forms should be submitted to


James Brindley School, Bell Barn Road. Birmingham. B15 2AF Telephone: 0121 666 6409

For further information please contact our HR department who will be happy to assist:

Tel: 0121 666 6409 ex: 2338


James Brindley School is a great place to work with 11 sites, which specialise in different educational needs.


Whether you are teaching children in hospital, making sure our support services run smoothly or helping to make our sites a great place to learn in, we all contribute to our mission of "Every Child Matters, Every Moment Counts".


If you would like to make a difference to the lives of our pupils then please see our current vacancies and apply to become part of a successful team.


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Make a difference apply to work at James Brindley school making sure our support services run smoothly or helping to make our sites a great place to learn and work.


Here at James Brindley School we are a committed staff team. There are many different roles within our school every one just as important as the next. If you would like to make a difference to the lives of our pupils then please see our current vacamcies and apply to become part of a successful team


Contact our HR Department

Tel: 0121 666 6409 ex: 2338





James Brindley School is always seeking Sessional teachers to teach pupils in their homes as well as small centres on a needs only basis. For an informal discussion please contact us


Tel: 0121 666 6409 ex: 2114


James Brindley School we teach all pupils able to access education from age 2 to 19.


We are always interested to hear from primary and secondary qualified teachers.








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We teach across 11 sites including teaching centres and hospitals in Birmingham. We also provide support for children finding it difficult to access education outside of the home, due to both physical or mental health related reasons. We find children and young people respond best when they feel comfortable in their surroundings, which is why staff work hard to ensure that every pupil in our care receives the best possible education in a safe, stimulating and supportive environment.

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