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PERCY SHURMER ACADEMY: BSL and Deaf Studies Teacher

PERCY SHURMER ACADEMY: BSL and Deaf Studies Teacher


Salary: MPR/UPR + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Car Scheme + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Hours: Part Time (2 days per week / 16 hours)

Start Date: September 2024

Join Our Team as a BSL and Deaf Studies Teacher!

Are you passionate about empowering individuals through education? Do you have experience or expertise in British Sign Language (BSL) and Deaf Studies? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to make a difference in our vibrant educational community.

Percy Shurmer Academy is a large two-form entry primary academy. We currently have 442 pupils aged from 3 to 11 which also includes 39 children in our Nursery and a Deaf Learning Base (DLB). We currently have 16 pupils in our DLB which will be increasing to 20 in 2024/2025.

The school is divided into Nursery and Reception (EYFS), Years 1 – 2 (KS1) and Years 3-6 (KS2). We have been rated by Ofsted as Outstanding (May 2023).

Our staff have benefited from our collaborative work with our other AET ‘Midlands cluster’ of schools and we will challenge and support you with your career goals while you are part of the ‘Percy Primary’ family.

As a BSL and Deaf Studies Teacher, you will play a pivotal role in delivering high-quality education to our students. You will design and deliver engaging lessons that cater to the unique learning needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Your expertise in BSL and Deaf Studies will enable you to create an inclusive classroom environment where all students feel valued and supported.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver dynamic lessons in BSL and Deaf Studies, incorporating innovative teaching methods and resources.
  • Teaching BSL as our MFL to mainstream classes.
  • Adapt teaching strategies to accommodate the diverse learning styles and abilities of students.
  • Collaborate with the Sign Bilingual Consortium, Birmingham City Council and other organisations.
  • Provide differentiated instruction and support to meet the individual needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive classroom culture that promotes respect, collaboration, and mutual support.
  • Assess student progress and provide constructive feedback to facilitate their academic and personal growth.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, parents, and support staff to ensure the holistic development of students.
  • Teach accredited course for parents and staff.


  • Teaching qualification.
  • Proficiency in British Sign Language (BSL), ideally holding a BSL qualification.
  • Experience or expertise in teaching Deaf Studies or related subjects.
  • Understanding of deaf culture, communication modes, and assistive technologies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and building positive relationships with students, colleagues, and parents.
  • Commitment to promoting inclusivity, diversity, and equality in education.


  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and expertise such as CET or DET training.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students.
  • Join Us in Empowering Deaf Learners to Reach Their Full Potential!

To arrange a school visit or to find out more, call Recruitment on 0203 947 5689 or email:

Closing Date: Monday 15th April 2024.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. Apply today:

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.


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