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Frank Barnes is an innovative and exciting sign bilingual school for profoundly Deaf Children with a national and international reputation as a centre of excellence in Deaf Education. We have recently been awarded Outstanding Status by Ofsted for the second consecutive inspection and have a commitment to high quality education as well as your professional development.  We are a friendly, supportive school, based in Camden, a short walk from St Pancras International Station with good rail links across London and beyond. In 2015, the school moved to a state of the art building at King’s Cross and is co-located with a mainstream primary school.  


We are committed to ensuring:

  • Every child develops a positive sense of their deaf identity and becomes a successful learner
  • BSL and English are taught to a high standard enabling our children to become fluent in both languages
  • Staff, parents and carers are fully involved in the life of the school


We are committed to safeguarding children and any appointment is subject to satisfactory checks and references. The position will require an Enhanced DBS check including barred list check. The post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended in 2013 & 2020). This means that applicants are not required to disclose details of any youth cautions or ‘protected’ criminal convictions, adult cautions or bind-overs they may have incurred.


Current Vacancies


Job Title:          BSL teacher – Level 1 and Level 2             

Salary:              Level 1: £25/hr; Level 2: £27/ hour

Hours:               6-8pm (day/s negotiable), term time

Contract:          Sessional, 2 hours per week

Start date:        September 2022


We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed person to teach BSL lessons to pupils in our partner mainstream school Kings Cross Academy (Years 1 – 6) and to students in a local secondary school, with the following knowledge, skills and experience:


  • Excellent BSL skills (minimum  BSL Level 3)
  • Be a native BSL user
  • Experience of working in educational settings
  • Communicating with people from different backgrounds
  • Excellent networks within the Deaf community
  • Experience of teaching/assessing/delivering BSL courses or curriculum to adults
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Carrying out assessments BSL learning and progression
  • Planning and delivery of BSL lessons
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding practice


The School’s safeguarding policy is included with the application pack and we ask you to read this before applying for a post.


For further information please contact the Headteacher ( 


Please download the application form, job description and person specification and email your completed application and supporting statement to:


Closing date for applications: Tuesday 7th June 2022

Short listing: Thursday 9th June 2022

Interviews: Thursday 16th June 2022


Please ensure you are available to attend the interview date as this cannot be altered.