SEN Teacher - SLD/PMLD

30000.00 - 44000.00 GBP Annual + GBP30000 - GBP44000/annum
13 Jun 2017
11 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
SEN Teacher - Southwark SLD/PMLD

* Permanent Job
* September Start
* Outstanding SEN School
* MPS1 - UPS3 + SEN Points (Inner London)
* Interview ASAP
* Excellent CPD and Staff Investment

I am seeking to appoint a Teacher from September in an "Outstanding" SEN School (OfSTED 2016) in the London Borough of Southwark. The position is for a class teacher for a KS4 SLD/PMLD class, the class itself consists of 5 students and is supported by 3 highly trained and experienced LSAs.

I have provided a brief about the school for you:

The school is a welcoming and inspirational place to learn and work. It has been judged 'Outstanding' by Ofsted at its last three inspection cycles. You would be working in a state of the art purpose built school that has been open for 6 years and continues to be an exciting place for students and staff. The school is all on one level and gives great access to the outdoor spaces. The design of the school has many sensory aspects integrated into the environment to enable students to engage with their learning at every opportunity. It is an essential part of the ethos that the curriculum and every part of the building is easily accessible to all. They aspire to be a centre of educational excellence for students with severe and complex learning needs, an exceptional place to work and learn for students and staff, a school that encourages creativity, challenge and self motivation and a place where learning will be enhanced and enabled through an inclusive approach.

The school is based in the London Borough of Southwark in Zone 2 and it is well served by public transport with frequent rail, tube and bus services making it easily accessible from most of London. The surrounding area is a popular and busy area with a broad range of shops, caf??s, pubs and bars and very pleasant public parks nearby. There is also ample parking on site for drivers.

The school provides state of the art specialist facilities for students with Severe, Profound and Complex Learning needs. Facilities include a hydro therapy suite , art and design areas, food technology rooms, a space dedicated to physical exploration, music studio, a sensory trail and interactive lighting and touch screen ICT. They provide training to enable staff to use all of the school facilities.

The school has successfully developed its own curriculum framework which brings together Education Health and Care plan outcomes, curriculum schemes of work, learning intentions and a systematic way of monitoring student personal progress. Students are unique in the way that they learn; they may experience difficulties with generalisation, memory retention, communication, problem solving, managing change, transitions and processing skills. It is the school's aim to minimise barriers by creating learning opportunities that are purposeful and meaningful to each individual. To ensure students receive the support they need class sizes are kept small and capped between 6-8 students. Each class will have 3 or 4 support assistants working full time in class who are directly managed by the class teacher. The therapy staff work alongside educational staff to ensure that specific learning programmes are integrated.

Professional Development
the school puts great emphasis on the development of the staff team and as a result there is a lot of investment in training. It is the Head's belief that it is the skill, determination and motivation of staff to provide the best education for all, that is the key to the schools success. there would be a thorough induction programme and ongoing coaching and monitoring to further improve teaching and learning is made available to all staff members. To ensure that the school continues to flourish they seek to train staff to ensure succession management through a leadership development pathway that will be offered to teachers to enhance and sustain high quality leadership skills within school.

To support the staff team the school offers childcare vouchers and cycle to work schemes, options for part time and full time roles, development opportunities and work life support through an employee assistance programme.

To apply to this outstanding position please send your up to date CV today. Interviews to be conducted no later than June 30th