Class Teacher

Seven Hills School, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 2RJ

5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    5 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 June 2022

Job details

Contract type

Fixed term (Temporary until 31 August 2023)

Salary

Main Pay Scale plus SEN Allowance

Class Teacher job summary

From September 2022 Seven Hills School require a Temporary Class Teacher. We would welcome applications from teachers who are looking for part time working as this could be a job share opportunity. This appointment is temporary in the first instance until August 2023 to meet the current needs of the school.

The school has a large post 16 provision based at The Bridge, which is a site on the Talbot/Newfield campus and is currently being developed in collaboration with Talbot School. The successful applicants may be required to work in either phase 1, phase 2 or phase 3 and on either of our sites. This will be dependent on the skills and experience of the applicant and will be negotiable.

In Phase 1 students spend the majority of their time with their class teacher, based in their own classroom. The emphasis in Phase 1 is on basic skills and in providing a wide variety of educational experiences.

In Phase 2 the emphasis is on gaining suitable accreditation. Students follow a range of formally accredited courses in line with their level of need. The majority of these courses culminate in nationally recognised qualifications e.g. Entry Level Functional Skills qualifications or AQA Unit Awards.

In Phase 3 the emphasis is on gaining independence, broadening experience of the local community and preparation for adulthood and the next steps of students’ education.

You will work as class tutor for pupils with complex physical and learning needs, and be committed to providing rich and challenging learning experiences across the curriculum. All pupils at Seven Hills School have learning difficulties and many have other associated difficulties relating to communication, behaviour, sensory, physical and/or medical disabilities. In common with many other special schools, pupils admitted have increasingly complex needs and some have challenging behaviour.

An ability to establish excellent relationships with students and deliver a wide range of subjects to students with very low level learning is essential. The successful applicant will be expected to teach students with a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. There may also be the opportunity for some specialist subject teaching across the school so please specify areas where you could deliver high quality subject teaching in your application.

Ideally the person appointed will have relevant experience/qualifications within SEND and be an enthusiastic, committed and a skilled professional. However, colleagues from both primary and secondary mainstream backgrounds with a willingness to learn will also be considered. An up to date Team Teach qualification or a willingness to train for this will be essential. Applicants should be comfortable working as part of an experienced team of teaching and support staff and specialist professional colleagues.

These posts would suit professionals who are passionate about innovation in teaching and learning especially in the specialist sector. It will require resilient and highly effective teachers who are committed to providing stimulating and engaging learning activities and who are able to use visual support to structure learning and classroom organisation.

For more information about our school visit www.sevenhills.sheffield.sch.uk

Seven Hills School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced criminal records and DBS Children’s Barred List check via the Disclosure & Barring Service. Please visit the school website to view our safeguarding policy at:

https://www.sevenhillslearning.co.uk/safeguarding/

Applying for the job

Please use the attached Sheffield City Council application form. We are unable to consider CVs or applications not submitted on this form.

Completed application forms, and any queries about the recruitment process, should be addressed to Tracy Mycroft Human Resources Manager at tmycroft@sevenhills.sheffield.sch.uk or by phoning 0114 2743562.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 13 July.

Supporting documents

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

About Seven Hills School

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
183 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19


  • Nurturing Talent

  • Sharing Learning

  • Celebrating Life

Seven Hills School is a co-educational secondary special school co-located with a Catholic High School near the centre of the city. We cater for pupils from 11 to 19 years of age. The school is maintained by Sheffield Local Authority (LA).

All pupils have learning difficulties and many have other associated difficulties relating to communication, behaviour, sensory, physical and/or medical disabilities. In common with many other special schools, pupils admitted have increasingly complex needs. A high proportion of pupils are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Approximately 25% of pupils are from an ethnic minority background.

The mission and purpose of Seven Hills School is to provide high quality inclusive education for young people aged 11 -19 with learning difficulties, physical disabilities and complex and multiple learning needs, in a safe and stimulating environment.

Seven Hills School is an inspirational and diverse community, which nurtures talents, shares learning and celebrates life. Our central commitment is to provide an outstanding curriculum and school experience for all our students. Teaching at the school takes place in a rich learning environment and is designed to inspire and create activity, curiosity and engagement. We pride ourselves on helping to influence and shape future citizens who can achieve in their own individual goals and aspirations while supporting the wellbeing of others.

Arranging a visit to Seven Hills School

Visits to our school are warmly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Tracy Mycroft, HR Manager, on 0114 274 3562.

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