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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 Year

Pay scale


Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate must be able to work well in a team and enjoy the challenge of delivering an innovative and inclusive curriculum where key skills are embedded within a range of practical and sensory approaches in the classroom, the outdoor environment and in our therapeutic spaces. Experience of, or a willingness to learn how to support learning with symbol software and other communication packages is essential. You will be committed to working with children who have learning difficulties and/or physical disabilities and will be understanding of their learning and emotional needs. The role requires you to be an organised and reflective practitioner who will be able to work closely with other professionals and develop effective relationships with parents and carers.

What the school offers its staff

Cedars is a friendly community where staff are supportive of each other inside and outside of the classroom. We pride ourselves on being a professional learning community where no one is ever the finished article - all members of staff shape their own professional development by engaging with research, following their own lines of inquiry and working with colleagues to share knowledge and expertise. Early Career Teachers are very welcome to apply.

Further details about the role

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic teacher to lead a Key Stage 1/2 group of students with complex cognitive and emotional needs.

You would be responsible for planning, teaching and assessing the curriculum in a creative and cross curricular approach. This post would be best suited to a Primary Practitioner as experience of and expertise in all core curriculum areas at EYFS, KS1/2 depth is required.

If you have the energy and enthusiasm to make a real difference to our students, we would love to hear from you.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the Deputy Head of School at joanne.carr@cedarstrust.org.uk to arrange a visit.

Applications to be received by Monday 15th of April 2024 at 12 noon.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 23rd of April 2024.

Commitment to safeguarding

All staff and trustees are committed to our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children at Cedars Academy. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support and protection. Our safeguarding procedures apply to all staff volunteers, visitors and trustees and are consistent with those of the Gateshead Safeguarding Children Partnership.

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About The Cedars Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
School size
238 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number

Cedars School and Cedars College are part of Cedars Academy Trust. We educate children with complex needs from EYFS to Year 9 at our school in Low Fell and young people with complex needs in Key Stages 4 & 5 (Years 10 to 13) at our college in Walker Terrace, Gateshead.

Arranging a visit to The Cedars Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email joanne.carr@cedarstrust.org.uk.

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