February 2019



Application for the posts of Teacher + SEN and

Level 2 Teaching Assistant


Dear Applicant

Thank you for your interest in the above positions.  I enclose for your attention:

  • Application Form for Teachers – download here
  • Application Form for Teaching Assistant/Support staff position download here
  • Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy – download here

Please go to end of this letter for individual Job Description and Person Specifications and follow the relevant links.

Closing date for application is 12 noon Friday 8 March. If you have not heard from the school within 10 working days of closing date, 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. enquiry@skilts.bham.sch.uk. If returning your application by post, please ensure sufficient postage, as school will not accept liability for under payment.

Yours sincerely


Lynne Lacey

School Business Manager


Click here to download Teachers Job Description

Click here to download Teachers Personal Specification


Click here to download Teaching Assistant Level 2 Job Description & Personal Specification

Click here to download Support Staff Guidance notes






This academic year’s Christmas Fayre took place on Tuesday 18th December 2018. Our spectacular Christmas raffle will be drawn during the morning. We have received kind donations from the following contributors:

  • from the guys at www.experiencedays.co.uk
  • Lindt chocolate
  • West Bromwich Albion Football Club
  • Birmingham City Football Club
  • Becketts Farm
  • Webbs of Wychbold
  • Blakemores
  • Hollybush Pub
  • Wetherspoons
  • Perry Barr Greyhound Track
  • Severn Valley Railway
  • MAC Cinema
  • The Island Inn, Quinton
  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach
  • Sandcastle Waterpark
  • Gullivers World, Warrington
  • Rush Trampoline Park
  • Weboil
  • West Midlands Safari Park
  • Anthony Greenwood, IEB
  • Catering Team
  • Parents/Carers
  • Smile Education
  • NOW Education
  • Staff members

Funds raised continue to allow us to take the boys on educational and social experiences that stimulate their social and emotional development.

Many thanks to all of the above for their contributions in helping to raise important funds for our school


The SWEET Project Break

Domestic abuse is consistently under-reported, turning to someone for help can be one of the biggest challenges you face. The SWEET project is a non-for-profit Socail Enterprise Organisation, who work with Children & Families providing support based on early and realistic interventions.

Please follow this link for details of the SWEET Project Break & Stay Free Programme


Bright at Night

News Release.

As a school we are getting involved in encouraging kids to stay ‘Bright at Night’.  This is a road safety awareness scheme for primary and secondary school children in the United Kingdom.

Over the years, we have created some great long standing relationships with local people, schools, clubs/initiatives and businesses.

As a school it is important to make ties locally. Working together with local companies, other schools and organisations is great for the community and anything we can do to help is always on our mind.

‘Bright at Night’

As we know during winter months, it goes darker much sooner and as your children are finishing school, reduced visibility does without doubt add to your concerns.

Local coach operator Coach Hire Booking are offering advice to schools and parents on how we can help keep kids stay visible during the winter months and beyond.  They have also offered to sponsor High-Vis vests when the school becomes in short supply. Coach Hire Booking have also recommended, and are happy to supply, Smiley Face Reflectors for both children and teachers upon request.

Children wearing High-Vis tags are proven to be visible up to three times further away than those without them.

The goal is to educate children in road safety awareness, especially during the darker winter months.

Copyright and all rights reserved Coach Hire


Early Help Group Drop In Session

Once a month on Fridays between 10:30am – 12:30pm, we welcome parents / carers to call into school to chat about any concerns / issues you may be having at home with your child.

We will be trying to offer early help where possible to support you with any concerns you choose to raise with us…

Two members of the Early Help Group will be available, The Early Help Group are:
Tony Pridding, Ann Hewitt and Tracy Handley


Forward Thinking Birmingham

Pause is Forward Thinking Birminghams’ city centre drop-in service, based in Digbeth. They also run a weekly pop-up Pause in Aston.

It’s a little bit different to other mental health services you might have experienced. The best bit about Pause is you don’t need an appointment; you can simply drop in for a chat.

Whatever your reason for coming, whether you’re a little worried about something that’s going on in your life or you just need some space to think, Pause is here for you. Drop in and talk to one of the team, learn a new technique for managing your emotions or simply browse our online self-help materials. Pause is run by our friendly team of therapists, youth workers and volunteers, who are always on hand to lend a listening ear.

Details of the City centre drop in service for Forward Thinking Birmingham can be found by following this link.