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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    19 April 2021 at 11:59 pm

  • Date listed

    17 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, SEN specialist, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS + SEN Allowance

Job summary

From September 2021 Seven Hills School requires Two Full Time Class Teachers. One of these posts will be permanent and one will be a temporary appointment in the first instance until August 2022 to meet the current needs of the school.

The successful applicants may be required to work in either phase 1, phase 2 or phase 3. This will be dependent on the skills and experience of the applicant and will be negotiable.

In Phase 1 students spend the majority of their time with their class teacher, based in their own classroom. The emphasis in Phase 1 is on basic skills and in providing a wide variety of educational experiences.

In Phase 2 the emphasis is on gaining suitable accreditation. Students follow a range of formally accredited courses in line with their level of need. The majority of these courses culminate in nationally recognised qualifications e.g. Entry Level Functional Skills qualifications or AQA Unit Awards.

In Phase 3 the emphasis is on gaining independence, broadening experience of the local community and preparation for adulthood and the next steps of students’ education.

You will work as class tutor for pupils with complex physical and learning needs, and be committed to providing rich and challenging learning experiences across the curriculum. All pupils at Seven Hills School have learning difficulties and many have other associated difficulties relating to communication, behaviour, sensory, physical and/or medical disabilities. In common with many other special schools, pupils admitted have increasingly complex needs and some have challenging behaviour.

An ability to establish excellent relationships with students and deliver a wide range of subjects to students with very low level learning is essential. The successful applicant will be expected to teach students with a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. There may also be the opportunity for some specialist subject teaching across the school so please specify areas where you could deliver high quality subject teaching in your application.

Ideally the person appointed will have relevant experience/qualifications within SEND and be an enthusiastic, committed and a skilled professional. However, colleagues from both primary and secondary mainstream backgrounds with a willingness to learn will also be considered. Applications from Early Career Stage teachers are welcome, the school is able to provide a programme of support and development for NQTs. An up to date Team Teach qualification or a willingness to train for this will be essential. Applicants should be comfortable working as part of an experienced team of teaching and support staff and specialist professional colleagues.

These posts would suit professionals who are passionate about innovation in teaching and learning especially in the specialist sector. It will require resilient and highly effective teachers who are committed to providing stimulating and engaging learning activities and who are able to use visual support to structure learning and classroom organisation.

For more information about our school visit www.sevenhills.sheffield.sch.uk

Employee benefits

Special Education Needs Allowance (SEN)

Applying for the job

Completed applications and supporting documents should be returned to tmycroft@sevenhills.sheffield.sch.uk

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Special school
Education phase
School size
169 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
0114 2743560

About Seven Hills School

Seven Hills School is a co-educational secondary special school co-located with a Catholic High School near the centre of the city. We cater for pupils from 11 to 19 years of age. The school is maintained by Sheffield Local Authority (LA).

All pupils have learning difficulties and many have other associated difficulties relating to communication, behaviour, sensory, physical and/or medical needs. In common with many other special schools, pupils admitted have increasingly complex needs. A high proportion of pupils are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Approximately 25% of pupils are from an ethnic minority background.

The mission and purpose of Seven Hills School is to provide high quality inclusive education for young people aged 11 -19 with learning difficulties, physical disabilities and complex and multiple learning needs, in a safe and stimulating environment.

Seven Hills School is an inspirational community, which nurtures talents, shares learning and celebrates life. Students are challenged to achieve their full potential in all areas

Arranging a visit to Seven Hills School

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged and may be arranged by contacting Tracy Mycroft Human Resources Manager on 0114 2743560.

School location

Granville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 2RJ

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