Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Birmingham


Job Information

JAMES BRINDLEY, Bell Barn Road, Birmingham, B15 2AF

Tel No: 0121 666 6409 - Email Address:

Job Start Date: September 2019

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. This is an excellent time to join James Brindley as the school continues to implement a revised strategic vision developed by staff, governors and other stakeholders following the successful January 2017 Ofsted Inspection when we were judged to be GOOD in all aspects.

The role involves teaching pupils with medical needs who are unable to access mainstream education at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. 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. We are looking for a qualified Primary teacher with tenacity, positivity and experience of teaching EYFS, KS1 and KS2 You should have QTS and a track record as a consistently

good practitioner. Duties include teaching a variety of pupils, some with S/PMLD ensuring that work is differentiated to meet the specific needs of pupils who are admitted to a hospital ward setting.

Previous experience of leadership/management in an educational setting is desirable and would be an advantage.

You will be based at Birmingham Children’s Hospital but may be required to work at other James Brindley locations as required. Please contact the school for an informal discussion. 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. James Brindley is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this.

How to apply

Interviews to be held: 23rd May 2019

For further details and application form please contact the school at the above address or telephone or visit the website at:

Completed Applications to be submitted by email to:


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.

Terms and conditions

This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment.