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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible, upon completion of all pre-employment checks with satisfactory results.

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to M6 £30,000 to £41,333

Additional allowances

SEN allowance of £2539 per year

What skills and experience we're looking for

In order to carry out this role you will enjoy working with students who have Special Educational Needs, have an appreciation of the positive attitudes required to encourage independence in our students together with high expectations and respect towards students, common sense, warmth and a sense of humour. You will also be enthusiastic and caring, trustworthy and reliable, resilient, healthy, and committed to working as part of a team. Flexibility and a commitment to training is expected. We welcome applications from both primary and secondary sector and applications from Early Career Teachers wishing to work in special education are also welcome. Training will be provided for those wishing to specialise in SEN teaching.

What the school offers its staff

Reporting to the Head of School, the successful applicant will take responsibility for the education and welfare of a designated group of children, leading and managing additional adults within the classroom. In this busy, sometimes challenging, but rewarding role, you will work closely with colleagues to plan and deliver appropriate schemes of work closely matching the learning experiences offered with the individual needs of the child. The role includes maintaining assessment records and reporting on pupils’ progress and attainment in accordance with school policy. We have other professionals on site; Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Physiotherapists, supporting teaching and learning with whom you will liaise and work with co-operatively.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Vale Federation of Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to provide two satisfactory references, undertake pre-employment checks including a health check and have a cleared Enhanced Disclosure & Barring check. An online search (including social media) will be carried out for all shortlisted candidates as part of our recruitment process.

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About Booker Park Community School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 11
School size
238 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01296 427221

Booker Park School is a special school meeting the needs of primary age pupils with a range of complex needs. These may include moderate or severe learning difficulties, autism, physical and other sensory disabilities, and sometimes challenging behaviour as a consequence of these difficulties. We look for all our young people to be successful learners enabling them to achieve in a caring and supportive environment. Together we work to provide the best that we possibly can to support all their unique learning needs.

Booker Park School is a member of the Vale Federation of Special Schools, together with the secondary school Stocklake Park, and its post-16 site Harding House.

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