at Chalk Education
Location Failsworth, United Kingdom
Date Posted June 23, 2022
Category SEND
Job Type Permanent
Work Hours Full time

Job Description

The Trustees are looking to recruit to the posts of

SEN CLASS TEACHER: Key Stage 3 -Years 7 - 9

New Bridge School

Teachers’ Pay Range + SEN (£2,270 pa)

ECTs and non-SEN specialists are encouraged to apply

Commencing September 2022

Are you ready for a challenge? Then we have just the job for you!

Part of a larger Multi Academy Trust (MAT), the School is a generic special needs school for pupils and students between the ages of 11 and 19 across three sites within Oldham.

The school has an Outstanding rated provision which caters for 400 pupils with a wide range of SEND, from moderate learning difficulties to profound and multiple learning difficulties, including severe and complex learning difficulties.  The school is popular with families both in Oldham and the surrounding boroughs and our numbers are increasing year on year.  We are excited about being able to expand our teaching roles and create new vacancies to meet the needs of our new pupils.  The school caters for a wide range of pupils including those with physical disabilities, multisensory impairments, visual impairments, hearing impairments and autism spectrum conditions.

Step out of your comfort zone and into this School; experience of teaching SEN pupils is advantageous but not essential to apply for the role, we can support you to develop the specialist knowledge required to teach our pupils.  We are an organisation who are committed to the professional development and well-being of our staff, we aim to support staff to achieve their own meaningful futures alongside our pupils and have established successful progression routes for them.

All pupils have an EHC plan.  In order to cater to the needs of the range of pupils the school has developed a range of different provisions, including our Key Stage 3 main body, Autism Base, Interactive Base and KS4 Pathways

The Trustees are looking to appoint enthusiastic and motivated practitioners to join our dynamic, growing and committed staff team in the following area:

Main Body Key Stage 3

Our main body provision is for pupils who are working towards a destination of being independent or working with support in their community. With this in mind the curriculum is underpinned by the intent to maximise the ability for every pupil to live as independently as possible.  To achieve this, we seek to offer an engaging, fun and relevant curriculum that is flexible to the needs of our pupils and which reflects EHCP outcomes and supports their wellbeing. In the main body we implement this through a blended model where 70% of lessons are delivered by the class teacher, including English, Maths, Science, Living Skills and RSE. Other Enrichment subjects such as Art, PE, Music and Cooking are delivered by subject specialist teachers.  The group size of pupils in the main body range from 10-13 with at least one or two TA’s depending on the needs of the pupils.

These posts would suit a primary specialist as the cognitive levels of our pupils in the main body are similar to those of a Primary setting. We would also welcome secondary practitioners with an interest in widening their teaching repertoire in an SEN setting.

With all the posts, we would be interested in applicants with experience of supporting children or young people with Autism or Special Educational Needs within the primary or secondary sector. This is also an exciting opportunity for an early career teacher or a teacher with mainstream experience who can demonstrate a genuine interest in supporting SEND pupils and is looking to work for an organisation which provides opportunities for professional development and progression.

The successful candidates will:

  • Be excellent practitioners with the commitment and motivation to inspire pupils’ learning and development
  • Have experience of teaching young people with Autism or Special Educational Needs within the primary or secondary sector or have a specific interest in developing their teaching skills in a special school setting.
  • Have high expectations of young people, and a commitment to raising standards of attainment to ensure that they can achieve their full educational potential
  • Have experience of enhancement of pupil progress gains and raising attainment and achievement levels of all students
  • Be able to demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation through imaginative and differentiated lessons which meet individual needs
  • Have experience of current assessment practice and the use of data and pupil progress tracking to ensure that all groups of learners achieve
  • Possess the emotional and physical resilience necessary when working with young people with a range of complex needs
  • Be able to build positive relationships with the class group, ensuring consistency and continuity on a daily basis.
  • Have the ability to foster good relationships with other staff, pupils, parents and the wider community
  • Be hard working, organised and proactive in their professional development
  • Be a team player who can work effectively with all members of the  team

The posts will be based initially at the Lower School in Oldham, however, all staff are employed by the MAT and are expected to work at any site within the  Group.

Additional requirements:

o References confirming suitability for role

o Commitment to Safeguarding

o Enhanced DBS certificate registered on the update service

o Eligibility to work in the UK


- Support from dedicated and knowledgeable specialist consultants

- Continual professional development through online training

- Competitive pay rates related to your experience

- Opportunities within a range of schools and provisions

- Refer a friend bonus with £150 in vouchers

For more information call Nicola at Chalk Education on 07375625978

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