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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    5 December 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Key stages
Early years, KS1, KS2
Working pattern
Full time
32.5 hours per week
Contract type
Fixed term ( Until August 2023)
Salary
Full-time

Job summary

Are you keen to take on a new challenge, and have a ‘positive can do attitude’ which will enhance our happy team? Mossbrook School is a split site special school which educates and cares for primary aged pupils who have a range of learning difficulties and disabilities including Autism. We are looking for an empathic practitioner who is up for working in a challenging, forward thinking school. We require an inspirational teacher who has high expectations and standards and is an excellent classroom practitioner.

Additional allowances

SEN

Applying for the job

email completed application to gaylepaget@mossbrook.sheffield.sch.uk

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
136 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
01142372768

About Mossbrook School

Mossbrook is a Local Authority maintained primary special school which caters for 160 children between the ages of 4 and 11 who have Autism. All our pupils have a range of special educational needs. The school is located on two sites:

Main site

Bochum Parkway

Sheffield

S88JR

Chancet site

Chancet Wood Drive

Meadow Head

Sheffield

S8 7TR

There are currently fourteen class groups on our main site and three classes at Chancet Wood. This year, some of our youngest children are located at our Chancet site. Most classes educate between 8 and 14 children with one teacher, one level 3 TA, two level 1 TA’s and a dinner time TA. Our children have Autism Spectrum Disorder and Moderate or Severe Learning Difficulties. Many of our children have social, emotional and mental health issues that often result in complex and challenging behaviours.

Our pupils are not grouped according to their age but according to their ability and preferred learning styles. However, we try to ensure that there are no more than three year groups within each class.

Our more able children learn in groups of up to fourteen with a teacher and three teaching assistants. These children are our Adventurers. Our more sensory learners will be in classes of approximately eight children with a teacher and three teaching assistants. These children are our Explorers.

Communication is an area of increasing specialism at Mossbrook. Makaton sign language and symbols are used, and we are constantly building up our equipment bank and expertise in this area. We have gained recognition for our work on PE when we were acknowledged as a Centre of Excellence by Yorkshire Sport.

We have over 130 members of staff including 23 teachers and 90 teaching assistants. All our classroom staff have received specialist training in meeting the needs of children with special educational needs, and have a wealth of experience.

Mossbrook mainsite is a purpose built single storey school set in lovely surroundings with grassy areas to all sides. We have a fenced off lake where our children get involved in a range of outdoor learning activities, a sensory garden and plenty of play areas. Outdoor learning is a key element of our curriculum and all our children are encouraged to explore their environment to enhance their learning. Our Chancet site is based in lovely woodland surroundings and has access to a high tech sensory room.

In addition to the usual facilities you would expect at a school, we have some specialist areas. We have multi-sensory rooms where our children can control the environment with switches and foot pads, relax with calming music or be stimulated by lights. We have an indoor soft play area alongside one of our playgrounds and a variety of outdoor play equipment. We have a food technology room where children can work on practical activities to enhance their learning. In addition we have a lovely new library and a music room.

Arranging a visit to Mossbrook School

To arrange a visit call school on 0114 2372768

School location

Bochum Parkway, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 8JR

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