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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    25 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    12 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

M1 - UPS3

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Chellow Heights Special School would like to appoint a Class Teacher to join our expanding team to work in small classes of pupils in a special school setting. The successful candidate will be an outstanding practitioner with passion and commitment to make a difference.

We are looking to recruit teachers who are experienced in working with children with a range of special needs. The post will be based at either the West or South site. You will work as part of a team of specialist staff to contribute to the effective and efficient teaching and learning of pupils with additional needs and will:

  • Teach and support pupils in a special school setting with reference to their education, social and emotional development liaising with colleagues, parents/carers and other professionals
  • Support the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people by adopting an attachment aware and trauma informed approach to all practice. Applying agreed strategies for managing wellbeing including classroom management that fosters a nurturing and Emotion Coaching approach


What the school offers its staff

Mission Statement:

At Chellow Heights we are working towards our goal of providing an outstanding, world class educational provision and an exciting, specialist learning environment.

We endeavour to use innovative solutions and specialist technology to develop new ways to support children and families through research and development in order to tackle the challenges facing learners, families, staff, and communities in a modern society.

As such, we will be fulfilling the wider Bradford Vision for special schools of education, co‑location, co‑operation.

Our Purpose

Is to enable learners to be happy, healthy and enjoy life, to develop as fully as possible their self help, independence, communication and social skills to be confident and able to make decisions and achieve personal goals. We will do this through a learning environment which enables everyone to feel safe, secure, valued and happy.

Our Values:

Inclusive, challenging, holistic, patience, tolerance, innovation, confidentiality, curiosity, dignity.

Our approach is:

Inclusive, challenging, holistic, compassionate, professional, encouraging, consistent, energetic, happy, innovative.

Awards

We are very proud to have gained a number of awards for our work in school.


Further details about the role

Chellow Heights is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful staff will be requested to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check and where applicable a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants as part of our overall vetting checks.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. The amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (amended 2013 and 2020)) provides that when applying for certain jobs, certain spent convictions and cautions are protected and they do not need to be disclosed to employers. If they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website and further information about filtering offences can be found in DBS filtering guide.


Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Chellow Heights Special School

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 11
School size
230 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01274484242

Chellow Heights is a generic special school for learners aged 2 – 11 years. We are based on two sites. The main site is in the west of Bradford, located within a campus of schools, Heaton Primary, Belle Vue Girls High School, Beckfoot Upper Heaton Academy and High Park School an all age school for Communication and Interaction. Our second, smaller site is in the south of Bradford at Low Moor. It is not co-located.

Our pupils come from across Bradford and reflect the diverse population of the district. Pupils attending Chellow Heights School are learning at levels below those expected of their mainstream peers and their needs can best be met in a special school rather than a mainstream school. Our pupils usually have a Statement of Educational Needs or an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which names Chellow Heights as an appropriate school. A minority come to us on an assessment placement before a Statement or EHCP has been issued or finalised. All pupils are placed with us by the Local Authority.

The vast majority of pupils also have a range of physical, medical, sensory, communication and social, emotional and mental health needs needs which may impact on their ability to learn and may result in the need for additional support through one or more of our Intervention Teams. For many pupils their additional medical needs also impact on their ability to attend school. We have close links with the NHS.

The school opened in April 2010 with 54 pupils we now have over 250 children on roll over the two sites. The west site is built on two floors and has 17 classrooms and other specialist rooms The south site is a single story building designed for 49 pupils and has 74 on roll. It also has some specialist areas. We are still developing both sites with new areas to help our pupils develop and learn our main focus this year is to develop a small animals pet area in our field on the South, Low Moor Site and to further develop the Sensory Gardens on both sites and the Forest School area on the south. A new five year business plan will be published shortly showing our priorities future developments.

Arranging a visit to Chellow Heights Special School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hradmin@chellowheightsschool.co.uk.

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