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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    30 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 September 2022


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Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£27,186 - £42,192

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance (From £2,242 dependent on experience)

Inclusion Teacher job summary

Inclusion Teacher - Rainbow Fish Inclusion Unit

Salary: £27,186 - £42,192 + SEN Allowance (From £2,242 dependent on experience)

Contract: Permanent, full time

Start date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 30/10/2022

Interview Date: TBC

We are seeking to appoint a qualified primary teacher to work within our brand-new inclusion centre,Rainbow Fish at Penbridge School. Class sizes are up to 8 pupils.

Rainbow Fish provides state-of-the-art facilities for children with complex cognition and learning difficulties aged between four and nine, who have an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP). The children work towards being able to integrate into mainstream for some learning, with a high level of support to meet their specific needs from the provision staff. Our curriculum centres on each child as an individual, looking at their starting points and next steps.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school and join our Trust!

What you will need to succeed:

  • Please note that this role is not suitable for Early Career Teachers (ECTs).
  • Be a qualified primary teacher
  • Have recent KS1 teaching experience
  • Experience teaching within an SEN/ Inclusion setting would be advantageous
  • Have experience/understanding of working with students who have Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)
  • Passionate about teaching and learning and have a positive outlook and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good or Outstanding classroom practice, being able to plan and deliver a creative, adaptive and stimulating curriculum
  • Provide a differentiated, balanced, progressive, varied and stimulating curriculum in line with statutory and school requirements while taking into account each pupils’ special educational needs.
  • You will be dedicated to ensure that all of our children achieve their very best
  • An aspiring leader of learning and happy to grasp exciting CPD opportunities
  • Contribute to the values, ethos and the development of our schools.

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

Think about their Thinking

Be their Best self

Shape their Success

In this way we transform life chances

What our Trust will offer you:

  • Minimum starting salary £27,186 for all ECTs
  • Revised Teacher Pay scale to retain and reward excellent teachers
  • The opportunity to work with and support happy children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos.
  • Vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits.
  • Regular opportunities to meet and share best practice with the relevant year group teachers of the other Portsmouth Primary Schools within our trust
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice
  • Excellent CPD opportunities including our Early career, Middle and Senior Leadership programmes
  • As an accredited Chartered Teacher organisation you can become a recognised Charted Teacher
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at our friendly school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

Visits to our school are very welcome and strongly encouraged. Please contact Sarah Arthur on sarah.arthur@penbridge.tsat.uk to arrange a suitable time.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk
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About the schools

Multi-academy trust

At Penbridge Primary School we are a united as a single community- children, parents and carers, staff governors- under six core values which reflect a passionate commitment to learning and recognition of the uniqueness of individual learners.

Our six core values are:

Show respect.
Be kind.
Aim high.
Be resilient.
Be independent.
Work well with others.

Our Ethos

High Aspiration for all children:
We have an ethos of high expectations, where every child flourishes intellectually, personally and morally. We teach our children to be successful, independent learners who concentrate, persevere, take risks and have a willingness to make mistakes and learn from them. We want all our children to make accelerated progress and achieve well.

Making Learning Irresistible:
We want to make learning irresistible so that your child comes to school every day happy and eager to learn. We know that children are naturally inquisitive and we aim to develop this curiosity by providing a curriculum that engages and excites but also provides challenge at the correct level.

As a Thinking School, we teach our children to become creative, analytical, adaptable and resilient thinkers which we believe is a vital skill needed for life in the rapidly changing 21st Century.

Above all, we want to give even the youngest children the behaviours that will enable them to become successful lifelong learners.

A Nurturing and Safe Environment:
Children learn best when they are in an environment which makes them feel happy and safe. We pride ourselves on our high quality learning environment which is calm, purposeful and promotes children’s independence.

There are high expectations of behaviour and everyone in the school community has a responsibility for maintaining a relaxed, calm and happy atmosphere. We recognise that all behaviour is communication and that sometimes children need support to make the right choices.

Throughout the school, we will nurture your child’s social development, to support them to recognise and deal effectively with the different emotions that they experience. Through our school values we will equip our children with the skills which will enable them to be polite, confident, hardworking members of society.

Penbridge Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Staff work hard to maintain an environment where children feel safe and secure. The curriculum is designed to ensure opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse.

School Details

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
443 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

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