Class Teacher (SEN) Shenstone School, Crayford, Kent

Job description

Shenstone School is a primary aged special school for pupils with severe, and/ or profound and multiple learning difficulties. Shenstone School is one school based across two sites which are 5 miles apart - the Sidcup site age ranges are from nursery to Year 2 and the Crayford site is Year 2 – Year 6. The pupils at Shenstone School are amazing superstars who work very hard to achieve small and big steps of progress over time. They are supported by a dedicated staff team and we stand by our motto of “together we engage, thrive and achieve”. Shenstone School was graded as a 'good' school by Ofsted in November 2015.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, passionate teachers who have a genuine interest in working to support pupils with special educational needs to achieve the very best outcomes. The class teacher position will require the teaching of pupils across a broad spectrum of SEN, including pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and pupils with ASD. Experience of working with primary aged pupils with additional needs is desired, but keen NQTs will also be considered. The April teaching position will initially be based at the Sidcup site as we are expanding! The September position could be on either site.

Visits to the school are essential and should be arranged by e-mailing the Head Teacher head@shenstone.bexley.sch.uk to arrange an appointment time. For further information about the school please visit the school website: www.shenstone-tkat.org.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages. The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced DBS Certificate and other employment checks. References will be requested for those short listed ONLY and prior to interview. Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

This appointment is subject to the current conditions of employment of teachers contained in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document, the Education Act 1997, the required standards for Qualified Teacher Status, other current educational legislation and the school’s articles of government.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the head teacher and member of staff, and will be reviewed annually.

A. Strategic direction and development of the Curriculum provision in the school – with the support of, and under the direction of the head and deputy head teacher(s) to:-

 Contribute to a positive ethos in which all pupils have access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum;

 Analyse and interpret relevant school, local and national data relating to their own class and advise the head teacher on the level of resources required to maximise achievement;

 Liaise with staff, parents/carers, external agencies and other schools to co-ordinate their contribution, provide maximum support and ensure continuity of provision within their class;

 Consider the views of both pupils and parents/carers and to respond appropriately

B. Teaching and learning – to:

 Develop a classroom environment and teaching practice which secures effective learning across the breadth of the school’s curriculum and provides a professional model, clearly demonstrating effective teaching, classroom organisation and display, and high standards of achievement, behaviour and discipline;

 Regularly monitor progress of pupils within their class which is then reflected in teaching plans,

 Evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching and learning by work analysis and use these analyses to guide future improvements;

 Ensure setting of realistic and challenging expectations for pupils in their class

 Liase effectively with staff to ensure the successful transition of pupils through the school

 Contribute to meetings, discussions and management systems necessary to co-ordinate the work of the school as a whole;

C. Relationships with staff – to:-

 Achieve constructive working relationships with all staff

 Direct, organise and manage the work of support staff within the classroom,

 Provide regular information to senior staff on class progress;

D. Effective deployment of staff and resources – to:

 Maintain and develop class resources, co-ordinate their deployment and monitor their effectiveness in meeting the class objectives;

E. General. – to:

 Promote equal opportunities within the school and to seek to ensure the implementation of the school’s equal opportunities policy.

 Take on any additional responsibilities which might, from time to time, be determined.
 Be enthusiastic and have a sense of humour!

F. School specific responsibilities and tasks:

• Be responsible for a curriculum area.

Essential educational requirements
Qualified Teacher status

Essential qualifications
Qualified Teacher status

Essential skills and experience
The Class Teacher should have experience of:
• teaching across EYFS, and/ or KS 1, 2
• NQTS are welcome
In addition, the Class Teacher might have experience of:
• teaching in a special school preferably SLD
• working in partnership with parents.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher status

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher status

Essential skills and experience

The Class Teacher should have experience of:
* teaching across EYFS, and/or KS1, 2
* NQTs are welcome
In addition, the Class Teacher might have experience of:
*teaching in a special school preferably SLD
*working in partnership with parents


About Shenstone School

Shenstone School is a primary aged special school for pupils with severe, and/ or profound and multiple learning difficulties. Shenstone School is one school based across two sites which are 5 miles apart - the Sidcup site age ranges are from nursery to Year 2 and the Crayford site is Year 2 – Year 6. They are supported by a dedicated staff team and we stand by our motto of “together we engage, thrive and achieve”. Shenstone School was graded as a 'good' school by Ofsted in November 2015. We have been part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) since 2017. TKAT is one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the South of England with over 42 Primary and Secondary Academies in the TKAT Family.

Address
94 Old Road, Crayford, Kent, DA1 4DZ
Phase
Not Applicable
Type
Academy
Website
Shenstone School website (opens in a new window)