VACANCY: Class Teacher MPT + SEN

Skilts School  Gorcott Hill  Redditch  B98 9ET


Class Teacher MPT + SEN

Required for September 2017


Skilts school is looking for an inspiring and imaginative teacher who is able to adapt their style of teaching to ensure that learning is fun, practical and creative. The successful candidate would need to be able to demonstrate they can meet the needs of primary aged children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. We are a primary school for 80 boys who have experienced rejection and often exclusion from mainstream education. Our Caring Curriculum which links the new National Curriculum with meaningful learning activities ensures that all children make progress while they are with us. Our aim is to settle children to learn in an environment where basic skills, necessary for the next stage of their learning, are seen as essential to their overall success.

The successful candidate will be working in a highly supportive learning environment where experienced staff support the needs of all. The school benefits from being situated in a rural location where the outdoor areas become very much a part of the classroom environment. We have three minibuses available so that each class group is able to take learning off site. We believe that children need an opportunity to develop social skills in a place where their efforts to change their negative and aggressive responses are praised, all the time and by everyone.

Minimum of 2 years class based experience

It is a pre requisite that all interested candidates take the opportunity to visit the school prior to applying for the post. A guided tour of the school will be offered either individually or as part of a group.

Closing Date:  Thursday 6 July - 12 noon N.b if you do not hear from the school within 10 days of the closing date, we would advise that on this occasion your application has not been successful and we would like to thank you for the interest shown in our school.

Application via. school website


“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”.

Skilts School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Two references and a DBS check via. The Disclosure & Barring Service is a requirement. Any gaps in employment will be explored.

June 2017


Application for the post of ClassTeacher


Dear Applicant

Thank you for your interest in the above position.  I enclose for your attention (please click on link):


Closing date for application is noon Thursday 6 July. If you have not heard from the school within 10 days of closing, your application, on this occasion has not been successful, and I would like to thank you for the interest shown in the post.

Skilts School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

Please be advised that two references will be taken up for all shortlisted candidates prior to interview and will form part of the interview decision process.  One reference must be from your present or most recent line manager, friends will not be accepted as a referee.  If you are shortlisted and have ticked that you do not wish a referee to be contacted we will contact you to ask for permission to do so.   If permission is denied, this will disqualify you from interview.

Section 12 of the application form is to be completed in line with the Person Specification.

Incomplete application forms could lead to disqualification.  CVs will not be taken into consideration.

Any application that may be returned via. email, if called for interview, you will be asked to sign to confirm that information contained in application is correct, on attendance for interview.

At interview you will be asked to show photo identification and Right to Work information along with relevant qualifications as proof of identity and application form information.

No appointee will be able to commence at Skilts School until we have received two references and enhanced DBS clearance.

Applications can be returned via. If returning your application by post, please ensure sufficient postage, as school will not accept liability for under payment.

Yours sincerely



Graham Walmsley

Acting Headteacher