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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    13 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Pay scale


Additional allowances

SEN allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

The post requires you to teach pupils with complex speech and language needs and or autistic spectrum disorders. You can be asked to teach any age range in the school in response to school development priorities.

Rowan is an outstanding school and this post presents opportunities to become involved in excellent school and community. Previous experience in a special school is not essential but candidates should be able to demonstrate a commitment to child centred approaches.

In common with all other staff you will be working towards agreed school aims. The post holder will be required to carry out such duties as set out in the relevant paragraphs of the School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions Document.

Purpose of the role : To have an agreed teaching responsibility as well as other general responsibilities in the school as agreed with the head teacher and governors.

What the school offers its staff

The school provides a curriculum that is broad, balanced and relevant. The range of subjects is the same as that of mainstream schools, and includes English, maths, science, design technology, information communication technology, music, art, history, geography, RE and PE. Delivery is through a bespoke creative curriculum with cross-curricular topics. Specific attention is also given to personal and social education, health education and education for safety.

We place great emphasis on outdoor education for all areas of the curriculum. The school grounds include a woodland with an outdoor classroom, a yurt, raised garden beds, some outdoor and others in a large polytunnel, a sensory garden with a covered teaching area and a variety of play areas including adventure equipment and a climbing boulder.

Central to our whole curriculum is an emphasis on developing the skills our children find most difficult: communication, social interaction and independence.

Staff at Rowan school work together to support one another in joint planning meetings and through regular development sessions. Teachers new to the school are well supported through a thorough induction programme, approachable accessible mentors, a developmental appraisal system, CPD opportunities, both PPA and ECT non-contact time. Colleagues at Rowan are welcoming and friendly.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to enquiries@rowan.sheffield.sch.uk

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About The Rowan School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 11
School size
96 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
0114 2350479

Rowan School is a special school for primary aged children who have complex speech, language and communication difficulties. All our children have an autistic spectrum profile and some present challenging behaviours. Many pupils have special educational requirements in areas such as • motor skills • sensory difficulties • emotional and behavioural difficulties; such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder • the development of social and communication skills The school is located on Durvale Court, just off Furniss Avenue in Dore. It is on a pleasant site surrounded by with playing fields and a small area of woodland. The original school was built in 1976. There is a multi purpose hall, a well equipped food technology room, a specially adapted, sensory room; designed to promote calm, focused behaviour; and a library. We currently offer 99 places with children grouped into 12 classes. Each classroom has access to outside play areas and includes a quiet room; where children can be taught individually or have time to calm. A teacher and a minimum of two teaching and learning assistants staff each class. Additional teaching and learning assistants are allocated to classes according to need, with higher staffing ratios in classes with children with more complex needs.

Arranging a visit to The Rowan School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email enquiries@rowan.sheffield.sch.uk.

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