18 June 2018


Skilts School  Gorcott Hill  Redditch  B98 9ET

 1 Year Secondment


Class Teacher MPR/UPR + SEN

Required for September 2018 

Skilts School is looking for a unique, 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. Highly skilled behavioural management techniques, alongside a nurturing and personalised teaching approach is required. Our aim is to settle children to learn in an environment where social and emotional development takes place alongside their academic progress. An understanding of how to scaffold learning, using practical and creative approaches is essential in engaging our really unique and special boys.

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, two forest school leaders and a pastoral support team. 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 recognised and 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:  Wednesday 27 June 2018

 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 pack via. school website www.skiltsschool.co.uk (Please go to latest news and scroll down)


 “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.

Application for the post of Class Teacher MPS + SEN

1 Year Secondment : September 2018 to August 2019

Dear Applicant

Thank you for your interest in the above position.  Please download the following documents for your information by clicking on the links below:

Closing date for application is Wednesday 27 June. If you have not heard from us within 10 days of your application, on this occasion, you have not been shortlisted 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 CRB 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 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.

If returning your application by post, please ensure sufficient postage as school will not accept liability for under payment. Otherwise, please return your application to enquiry@skilts.bham.sch.uk

Yours sincerely


Heath Mason

Interim Head Teacher





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 starting Friday 3 November 2017, 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.


Team Teach – Provision for training

We have qualified Team Teach instructors on site at Skilts School who are able to offer training courses, both full and refresher courses.

For further information, please contact Sue Williams at Skilts on 01527 853851 Ext 216 (Seal House).An out of hours/off duty voicemail is in operation so please leave your details, requirements and contact information for a call back.