Classroom Teacher UPS/MPS + SPN 1

Fairmead School, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4NZ

Deadline is today

  • Earliest start date

    1 January 2023

  • Latest start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    5 December 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000 - £43,685

Additional allowances

SPN 1 - £2,384

What skills and experience we're looking for

Main Purpose of the Job:

  • The teaching and learning of all pupils with special educational needs
  • All staff have a shared responsibility for pupil progress and attainment; the development of the curriculum, high standards of teaching and learning, raising standards of achievement.
  • The development of policies, practice, and the effective use of resources
  • Building and fostering positive relationships with all children, manage an effective classroom to enhance group dynamics and develop self-esteem through a broad range of extended school activities.
  • Supports the values and ethos of the school.
  • Demonstrate and is committed to the equality of opportunity for all pupils.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:


A teacher at Fairmead:

  • Must know individual pupils’ abilities and additional learning needs so that they can differentiate appropriately within the groups they teach.
  • Will need to make certain all aspects of their teaching provide challenge, creativity and support to maximise the learning opportunities for all pupils.
  • Plan for, deliver and evaluate pupils learning and progress.
  • Analyse and monitor pupil progress data, determine strategies for improvement and report termly on pupil progress.
  • Will undertake responsibility for a classroom tutor group as required.
  • Maintain a positive approach to discipline and ensure that acceptable standards of conduct within classroom are maintained at all times.
  • Take an active role in assemblies and other whole school activities.
  • Abide by the teachers’ pay and conditions regulations.
  • Meet all requirements of the Teachers’ Standards – September 2012.
  • Liaise with therapists and external agencies as required.

What the school offers its staff

Successful candidates will benefit from:

  • Joining a strong and committed staff team with a bright future.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities.
  • Outstanding opportunities for pedagogical development, working with specialist practitioners and experienced leaders.
  • The opportunity to make life-defining differences for an amazing group of young


Further details about the role

Further Professional Development

A teacher at Fairmead must have:

  • An understanding of the school as a provision and its place within the community
  • Knowledge and contribute to the school self-evaluation process (SEF) and school development plan (SIDP) and how this relates to priorities for development within the school and CPD.
  • A readiness to develop their teaching and learning through effective Performance Management and take part in CPD opportunities.
  • To attend such meetings as necessary.
  • A working knowledge of their pastoral, contractual, legal and administrative

responsibilities as teachers.

  • An ability to develop effective working relationships with professional colleagues and parents, and to develop their communication skills.
  • An understanding of individual differences including social, psychological,

developmental and cultural dimensions.

  • The ability to recognise diversity of talent including that of gifted pupils.
  • The ability to identify specific Additional Learning Needs (AEN).
  • A self-reflective approach to diagnosing and evaluating pupils learning, including recognition of the effects on that learning relating to teachers expectations.

A readiness to promote the moral and spiritual well-being of pupils

Facts and Figures

  • The school caters for students with a statement of moderate learning difficulties and an additional need, such as ASD, SEMH, Language and Communication Difficulties.
  • Teachers are responsible for managing small budgets related to their class and areas of responsibility.

• Contractual hours are as agreed nationally

Commitment to safeguarding

NB: Fairmead School is committed to safeguarding the school community. All job applications must contain the disclosure of any spent convictions and cautions. The school will carry out pre-employment vetting procedures, which include the successful outcome of an enhanced DBS.

Applying for the job

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About Fairmead School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
School size
143 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Phone number
01935 421295

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