- Main Pay Scale plus SEN Allowance
Class Teachers - Permanent and Temporary Posts job summary
- Nurturing Talent
- Sharing Learning
- Celebrating Life
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.
From September 2022 Seven Hills School requires both Full Time Permanent and Full Time Temporary Class Teachers. The temporary appointments are until August 2023 in the first instance 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:
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About Seven Hills School
- School type
- Special school, ages 11 to 19
- Education phase
- School size
- 183 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 19
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 community, which nurtures talents, shares learning and celebrates life. Students are challenged to achieve their full potential in all areas
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.