20 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    10 May 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    26 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

M1 to UP 9

Additional allowances

SEN £2,539
TLR2 £5,347.82

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications and Experience

  • Qualified Teacher with a strong background in working with pupils with special educational needs
  • Experience / training in working with pupils in either the primary or secondary phases
  • Successful experience of working with other specialisms and agencies
  • Additional qualification in Special Educational Needs
  • Experience of teaching Maths to pupils with SEN
  • Additional qualification in Mathematics

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of current methodology in the education of pupils with special needs
  • Ability to compose clear written reports
  • Ability to support on teaching and learning, curriculum developments and training across the school
  • Able to construct an individualised curriculum / timetable for specific pupils
  • Ability to form constructive relationships with parents
  • Knowledge of the current National Curriculum for Maths. Subject-specific Mathematical knowledge. Knowledge of the different formal assessments for Maths
  • Ability to work as part of a team and manage the deployment of other adults working in the class
  • Ability to work with other Heads of Curriculum to make decisions and lead on the curriculum across the school
  • Awareness of the role and importance of multi-professional working arrangements
Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and plan jointly
  • Ability to work with other Heads of Maths from local schools (mainstream and special)
  • Commitment to undertaking a detailed induction programme
  • Commitment to undertake additional training relevant to the post
  • Firm understanding of the subject in relation to pupils with special needs
  • Sound literacy and numeracy skills
  • Ability to make use of ICT to support pupils’ learning
  • Able to confidently and competently apply knowledge and skills acquired from training into a practical context, in and outside formal classroom settings
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to motivate and encourage pupils


What the school offers its staff

What we offer you:

  • Training: A full induction and on the job training with a commitment to supporting and coaching you towards excellent practice
  • Wellbeing: a host of wellbeing tools and advice including employee assistance with a supportive whole staff team and governing body
  • A generous site in a well-established community location close to the river Thames and the beautiful surrounding countryside
  • an exciting and challenging role
  • a fantastic pupil population with supportive parents and families
  • a highly profession staff team
  • onsite parking

Further details about the role

To promote equality as an integral part of the role and to treat everyone with fairness and dignity.

To recognise health and safety is a responsibility of every employee, to take reasonable care of self and others and to comply with the Schools Health and Safety policy and any school-specific procedures / rules that apply to this role.

To promote the welfare of children and to support the school in safeguarding children though relevant policies and procedures.

a) Responsibilities required of a class teacher in relation to the teaching and learning of pupils with a range of special educational needs.

You will be required to:

  • Support the Head of Strand / Department in which you teach in all matters of Strand / Department policy
  • Ensure on-going assessment of pupils’ work and abilities through comprehensive and detailed record keeping and where required moderated work in line with school guidance
  • Provide suitably differentiated work to meet the individual needs of pupils in your teaching groups.
  • Write annual reports, annual reviews and any other reports required by the Headteacher
  • Attend report evenings, annual review meetings and Strand / Department evenings
  • Attend weekly meetings outside school hours relating to the work of the Strand / Department.
  • Establish and maintain contact and good working links with parents
  • Maintain good discipline within the parameters set down within school and Strand / Department guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with support staff working in the classroom
  • Work, as required, in close co-operation with other staff in the Strand / Department
  • Contribute to the decision-making process within Strand / Department and be actively involved in the implementation of Strand / Department action plans
  • Where required work in partnership with other professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary team

b) Wider School Responsibilities

You will be required to:

  • Be an active and involved member of the school
  • Support the Headteacher in all matters of school policy
  • Work for the advancement and development of the whole school being particularly aware of those problems, both organisational and administrative, which might affect the daily routine
  • Show a sense of responsibility for all pupils within the school in all matters of welfare and discipline
  • Attend staff meetings outside school hours or any other meetings, which the Headteacher considers to be important
  • Contribute to the decision-making process within the school and be actively involved in the implementation of school action plans
  • Work, where appropriate, in close co-operation with staff from other Strands / Departments
  • Support the school’s consultancy service in a way that is appropriate to your skills and abilities

c) Specific teaching and learning responsibilities agreed with the Headteacher.

Whole school responsibility for teaching and learning in Mathematics. This will include:

  • Development of subject policies and planning across the school in accordance with agreed practice and taking into account requirements of current national requirements. This will include how the subject contributes to pupils’ development in SMSC.
  • Ensuring, through monitoring of teaching, planning and recording in the subject across the school, that teachers regularly evaluate pupils’ achievements in the subject with a view to improving standards. This will include ensuring teachers monitor pupil progress using agreed school procedures, including moderation of pupils’ work.
  • On a regular basis co-ordinate whole school moderation in the subject, following agreed timetables. This will involve maintaining a moderation portfolio.
  • Ensuring the development and effective promotion of Numeracy in all subjects across the curriculum, through regular audits.
  • Identifying, in consultation with Strands / Departments, appropriate resources for use across the school and thus ensure that the budget available is used in an efficient and effective manner
  • Producing on an annual basis (Spring Term) a written evaluation of the year, which will identify strengths and areas for development. This will provide the basis for identified priorities for the next year and probable budget requirements. Consequently, an action plan will be written that feeds into the school development plan.
  • Using own subject expertise to develop teaching expertise across the school in the subject.
  • Making sure that every opportunity is taken to ensure that the subject contributes to the ECM agenda in a positive and effective way.
  • Ensuring that school responds to national initiatives / days in an appropriate and relevant manner.
  • Attending Inset in the subject and disseminating information as appropriate.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We are committed to securing genuine equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to hr@brookfields.w-berks.sch.uk

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About Brookfields Special School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
238 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number
0118 942 1382

SEN School catering for 3 to 19 year olds

Arranging a visit to Brookfields Special School

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