We’re looking for a Specialist SEN Teacher at Carcroft School!

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Position: Specialist SEND Teacher Depending upon applicant suitability, this may be within either the KS1 bespoke provision (12 pupils) or within the LKS2 bespoke provision (7 pupils). 

Carcroft School is looking to appoint a passionate and enthusiastic Teacher who is committed to making a difference to the lives of young people, supporting them to be the best version of themselves. This specific role is to teach within one of two newly created SEND provisions which have been/ are currently being developed within the school to better meet the needs of a small number of pupils. 

Carcroft School is an inclusive mainstream primary school, committed to improving the life chances of all children within the Carcroft community. During the academic year of 2021/22, School Leaders, along with The XP Trust and the Local Authority, discussed the benefits of creating two smaller bespoke provisions within the school setting, which would better meet the needs of some of our pupils.

During the Autumn Term of 2022/23, we successfully opened our KS1 specialist provision classroom, for 12 pupils, which is currently being led by a Class Teacher and two Learning Coaches and we now feel that we are in a position to now open our LKS2 specialist provision classroom (7 pupils), which we hope will be led by a Qualified Teacher and a Learning Coach. 

We have the flexibility within school for the successful applicant to take on the role within either provision at this stage, which is why the advert states ‘within either’ KS1 or LKS2. 

The successful candidate will teach a bespoke version of either the KS1 or LKS2 expeditionary curriculum and will ensure that all pupils’ academic, social and emotional needs are met through the interactions that they have and the provision that they access. The provision will be tailored to meet the individual needs of the pupils within the group and it will support them to achieve their personalised targets and next steps, as detailed in their EHCP/SEN plans. 

Learning will take place in a structured, holistic classroom setting and pupils will benefit from increased staff to student ratios, in comparison to the mainstream offer. The successful candidate will work alongside the school SEND team and professionals from Behaviour Outreach Support Service and ASCETS to ensure that pupils are provided with the best opportunities and that they are supported to fully engage in learning and make progress towards their individual targets. 

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Teacher who is committed to supporting and motivating children with additional needs and are seeking to appoint an aspirational professional who has an understanding of SEN and experience in meeting the needs of young people with ASD, ADHD or social, emotional and mental health needs, either within a specialist setting or mainstream classroom. 

The successful candidate should be passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people and have a strong desire to support pupils to be the best versions of themselves, regardless of the barriers that they have. It is important that the candidate demonstrates some knowledge and understanding of Trauma Informed research and practices and that they show compassion towards the young people that they support. Furthermore, they should demonstrate a desire to develop their own knowledge and understanding of Trauma Informed Practice and be willing to undertake further CPD in order to support and best meet the needs of pupils. The successful candidate should demonstrate an understanding that our pupils’ journeys are often not linear. 

The successful candidate should have a teaching qualification, along with a strong interest in professional development and the pedagogy of teaching, particularly for SEND learners. They should also have a strong desire to build positive relationships with pupils, understand the needs of individual SEND learners and to provide SEND learners with highly effective, personalised provision that enables them to be successful. The successful candidate should be eager to engage parents in their children’s educational journey and to raise the aspirations of the pupils and their parents. Furthermore, the successful candidate should be versatile, enthusiastic and flexible, with excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to work independently, creatively and positively, using their own initiative. The successful candidate should have a warm and calm manner and be clear, consistent, firm and fair with their expectations and boundaries. 

Carcroft School delivers a knowledge rich curriculum within a warm but disciplined environment, being outcome led, and outcome focused. Our expeditionary approach to curriculum intent and implementation within our KS1 provision provides meaningful holistic and therapeutic practices throughout the provision day and we look to build upon this practise when establishing our LKS2 provision too. 

If you share the ethos of Carcroft School, this is a fantastic opportunity to work within a dynamic team of supportive, experienced and talented individuals, who are truly passionate about supporting all of our pupils to be the best version of themselves and will strive to do all they can in order to support pupils to overcome any challenges faced, then we are the school for you. 

We welcome applications from existing SEND practitioners looking for a new challenge within a mainstream school, or equally, from those working within a mainstream setting but looking to develop a socialism within SEND. And of course, we will nurture, support and provide you with the professional development needed for you to succeed. 

Deadline for Applications: Monday 20th February Midday 

Potential Interview Date: Monday 27th February 

Pay Scale: Main scale + SEN allowance (to be discussed at interview)

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