- Key stage 3
Full-time equivalent salary
1 SEN Point
Class Teacher job summary
- An exciting opportunity to teach delightful students in a special
school for students with severe to moderate learning difficulties within the
ASD, SLCN and C&L ranges. Working with a class team and a KS3 team you
would be the primary teacher for a class of 12-13 students, teaching most
curriculum subjects and leading a subject across the school.
- We are a friendly, happy and caring school, providing a
positive, inclusive and enriching educational experience for our young people.
We view each of our pupils as unique and shape our provision to meet their
individual needs and accelerate their progress in a variety of areas, e.g.
personal, social, academic and well-being. Our commitment to supporting the
‘whole’ child and their development is underpinned by our strong pastoral
systems and our committed and trained staff. At Westhaven we promote inclusion
and equality and celebrate diversity.
- Our vision is students who are ‘Valued, Inspired, Prepared”, which is upheld through our values: We shape
our learners to be: safely independent, confident communicators, respectful
citizens, resilient learners and inquisitive thinkers. These are woven
throughout our curriculum planning and behaviour support.
- Our pupils have varying aptitudes and abilities; we are
extremely proud of all their achievements and progress. Our pupils have a range
of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) including: Autism (ASC);
Cognition and Learning needs; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
and Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). We seek to ensure that, by
the time they leave us, our pupils emerge as self-confident individuals able to
manage their own learning, equipped with the skills and competencies to
successfully take the next steps in their lives.
- We are a large staff with over 100 people working closely
together to offer the best we can for our children. Despite the size, Westhaven
has a calm and purposeful ethos where provision thrives to be of the highest
standard. Despite being a large staff, we are also a team and all our staff
members work together for the benefit of all in Westhaven.
- The teaching role itself is more akin to that of a primary
teacher but with older students. The middle school team consists of 7 classes
who share planning and resources but differentiate for their own classes and
students. Each subject within the curriculum has a lead teacher and a second as
well as an allocated SLT member. Ideally the candidate would be able to lead
Geography or History but we are open to other subjects as we have a very wide
Applying for the job
Further information and an application pack will be available on our website or please contact Mrs Trudy Hudson, PA to Headteacher.
Applications must be completed in full. Only complete applications will be considered and CVs will not be accepted under any circumstances.
Westhaven School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to DBS Barred List and Enhanced DBS Disclosure check and satisfactory references. You can find our safeguarding policy on our school website.
About Westhaven School
- School type
- Special school, ages 4 to 18
- School size
- 190 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 4 to 18
Westhaven School is a specialist school, and a unique environment, for children and young people who experience complex barriers to learning.
We support up to 188 learners aged between 4 and 18 years.
Our school community, supported by a dedicated governing body, is committed to providing each learner with a positive and fulfilling educational experience from the moment they join the school until they leave.
In order that we maintain our respected status in the community, all stakeholders work together in the ‘Westhaven Way’. This is the golden thread that binds us together.