The Bridge School,
Coppice View Road, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B73 6UE
Tel: 0121 464 8265 Email:
Head Teacher: Sarah Kelly 

Permanent Class Teacher Post for Children with Special Educational Needs, ASD/PMLD/SLD Specialist
Salary: MPR/ UPR + SEN
Required: Spring 2020 / ASAP

Forward Education Trust is a Multi Academy Trust comprising of Brays School, The Bridge School and Hallmoor School in Birmingham which academised on the 1st April 2017.

All of the children who attend The Bridge School have a Statement of Special Educational Need or an Education and Health Care Plan. Our school educates 90 children with complex and multiple needs. Children may have Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Some children have additional needs including visual impairment and hearing impairment and behaviour difficulties. Children attending our school will usually require augmented and modified curriculum opportunities including an overarching mobility curriculum and a sensory experiential curriculum for our more profound learners. The Bridge School underpins all of its curriculum delivery through continually developing its communication work so that pupils may access their learning in a way personalised to their needs.

We are passionate about meeting the needs of those children with the most complex needs. Our staff provide a caring and safe learning environment and work in partnership with our parents and carers to ensure that all our children are able to reach their full potential.

We are looking for an applicant with practical expertise in the following areas to work within our schools:

  • Autistic spectrum disorders and communication difficulties
  • PMLD/ PD & SLD
  • SLD & MLD


We can offer you:

  • A commitment to support you in developing new skills through a wide range of professional development opportunities and experiences
  • The opportunity to make a huge contribution to the education and lives of children who respond very positively to high quality teaching.


You will offer us:

  • A Teacher who is motivated and enthusiastic who has experience of working with children with special needs.
  • Your commitment to engaging and inspiring our pupils and the ability to make a real difference to their learning.
  • Your flexibility, commitment and excellent interpersonal skills.

Closing Date: Monday 10th February at 9am

Interviews: Wednesday 12th February 2020 TBC

For further details and an application form please visit or email Please note that only Forward Education Trust Teaching Application forms will be accepted; we will not read accompanying Curriculum Vitae (CV) or accept them in place of a fully completed application form.

The Bridge School is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate must promote this ethos. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

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