Post Vacancy: Specialist SEND Teacher
Location: Heartsease Primary Academy, Rider Haggard Road, Norwich NR7 9UE
Salary: Main pay scale 1-6 (dependent on experience)
Job Type: Part-time 0.6FTE; fixed term one year initially
Start Date: September 2021 or sooner if possible
We are looking for a passionate and proactive specialist SEND Teacher for our Specialist EYFS/KS1 SEND Provision, ‘Moonstone’ Room, who is committed to helping our pupils succeed. You will have opportunities to develop your expertise through amazing CPD, a tailored career plan and to work in a collaborative and supportive environment.
The HEART Education Trust’s aspiration has been to develop an outstanding/excellent special educational needs provision for all our pupils, underpinned by our vision that every pupil in our schools will leave ‘having identified and developed their knowledge, a range of skills and talents and a sense of their own uniqueness’, therefore enabling every child and young person to achieve the best possible outcomes whatever their starting point. Our belief is that for these particular EYFS and Key Stage One children with complex and multiple special educational needs, that this will be best achieved in a specialist resource base within our mainstream schools.
The aim of Moonstone Room is to provide a specialist EYFS and Key Stage One Inclusion Base which will make sense to children, young people and their families that addresses their needs earlier and to be a place where all pupils achieve their full potential in a learning environment where they feel safe, happy, accepted and included. These are pupils that will struggle to access a mainstream classroom as their needs may make it difficult for them to cope with the sensory overload of a mainstream classroom, require a highly differentiated and personalised curriculum and higher ratios of staff to pupils.
We are committed to our role in promoting inclusion, and strongly believe in the power of early intervention with the cooperation and partnership of all those, who share our commitment and endeavours to improving the life chances of children and young people affected by special educational needs.
Listen to what our staff say…
“The inclusion team at Heart Education Trust are always there to support teachers and support staff. This welcoming and thoroughly experienced team is always ready with resources, advice and guidance in supporting teachers and support staff with adapting their lessons to meet the needs of all of their learners. The Inclusion team are known within the Trust for their well-resourced and highly professional training sessions.” (Deputy Head in Trust academy)
“The Trust has a fantastic in house CPD programme which all members of staff are actively involved in. Working for the Heart Trust means working as one big family. Even though I work in a one form entry school, I always know there are other teachers from my year group to call on for support and advice. The Trust is very supportive if ever you have any worries or issues. Staff mental health and wellbeing is an important issue to leaders.” Teacher, Lingwood Primary Academy
You will also:
- Be an experienced EYFS/KS1 classroom practitioner
- Be an inspirational and innovative teacher, willing to put children’s learning at the heart of all you do
- Have experience and knowledge of teaching pupils with a range of SEND needs
- Have experience of delivering a range of SEND interventions
- Have evidence of an understanding of how children learn with a particular focus on children with ASD and GDD
- Be someone who knows high expectations matter
- Enjoy working with children and be able to demonstrate the ability to form positive and supportive relationships with children and adults
- be able to use initiative to support behavioural and learning needs
- be flexible and able to demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team
- be enthusiastic and have a sense of humour
- have good English and maths skills
The Job Description and Person Specification can be found below. If you are motivated and excited to join our amazing team and make a lasting difference to young peoples’ lives, we would be delighted to meet you. Ofsted have 3 I’s and so do we… imagination, inspiration and innovation. We are waiting to hear from you!
Download, complete and return the application form below to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to Coronavirus, we are unable to offer tours but check out our websites and facebook pages for Trust and academy news and information.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced D.B.S. check and comply with Child Protection policies and practices.
Closing Date: 19 May 2021 Interviews: w/c 24 May 2021