BSL teacher

The First Choice for Deaf Children in London

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 fourth 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.  You can find out more information about the school on our website:


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

The role:  

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed person with the following skills and experience:

• excellent BSL skills (minimum  BSL Level 3) 

• to be a native BSL user

• understanding of the learning needs of mainstream children and young people

• experience of working in educational settings

• excellent networks within the Deaf community

• experience of teaching/assessing/delivering BSL courses to children and/or adults

• excellent organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines

• communicating with children and adults from different backgrounds

• carrying out assessments of pupils’ BSL learning and progression

• planning and delivery of BSL lessons


For further information and application forms either contact our Business Manager or visit our website –  Please download the application form, job description and person specification and email your application and supporting statement to: or Tel: 0207 391 7040/ Text: 07970 626 197.   


Closing date for applications: Midday, Thursday 14th March 2019

Short listing: Friday 15th March 2019

Interviews: Wednesday 20th March 2019, from 1pm.


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