Lead Teacher - Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) Resource Hub
The Thrive Co-operative Learning Trust is responsible for nine schools across Hull; two secondary and seven primary. A Thrive school is one that is a dynamic community of staff, pupils and their families all focussed on one thing - inspiring pupils to thrive in life.
Ings Primary School is seeking to appoint a teacher who has experience of working in a special school or has experience of leading SEND or SEND provision in a mainstream school or who has significant interest in this area with a proven track record of supporting pupils with SEND in the classroom.
The purpose of any resource hub is to work with children with an ASC diagnosis and EHCP to:
- Increase access to mainstream classes over time and at a pace appropriate to the pupil.
- Support access to a curriculum that encourages joy, interest, curiosity and which promotes the development of communication and interaction skills
- Supports the development of skills and strategies to manage social, emotional and mental health issues such as anxiety e.g. by use of self-regulation strategies
- Promote participation in cognition and learning as well as sensory and physical activities
- Develop confidence, emotional well-being and enjoyment in learning.
We wish to appoint a motivated, skilled, resilient professional to direct and support a small, skilled team to enable pupils’ learning in the ASC Hub and to access learning in the mainstream classroom.
The role is to lead the ASC Hub to deliver individual programmes of work and ensure quality support for pupils. The role extends to working in collaboration with relevant agencies to ensure outstanding provision and outcomes.
We are looking for a candidate who:
- Understands the needs of pupils with ASC and how they best learn in an environment that supports their wellbeing with an aim that the pupils can be successfully integrated into mainstream lessons for some or all of the week.
- Has excellent communication skills to work effectively with colleagues in the Hub, the school more broadly, the LA, parents/carers and agencies.
- Has, or is prepared to undertake, the SENDCo qualification within the first three years in post.
The role also includes:
- Leading and holding accountability for a small team working in the provision, delivering a quality and bespoke curriculum.
- Contributing to the school’s commitment to inclusive education.
- Providing regular and effective communication to all stakeholders.
- Organising and leading regular meetings with parents/carers and agencies.
Should you wish to discuss this post informally, please contact Dawn Evans at the School office.
Previous applicants are welcome to apply
Closing Date: 7th October 2022, 3pm
Interviews: 12th October 2022
Please note, should you be invited for an interview, you will be required to prepare and present a 10 minute presentation.
As part of Thrive Co-operative Learning Trust commitment to safer recruitment processes and in accordance with statutory guidance: KCSiE (2022) an online search will be carried out on all shortlisted candidates.
Please note, we do not accept CVs, applications must be submitted using our application form.
Our commitment to Safeguarding: Thrive Co-operative Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each school has a robust Safeguarding Policy and all staff receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout their employment.
A candidate’s suitability to work with children will be explored at all stages of the recruitment process. The successful applicant will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive pre-employment checking process including receipt of a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), a Children's Barred List check, a Section 128 Management Check if relevant, Prohibition check and overseas checks as applicable, identity check, medical clearance, proof of qualifications, satisfactory references and a check regarding their eligibility to work in the UK.
This role involves contact with children and provides regular access to children, therefore it is ‘regulated activity’. As such, this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act - 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
Our commitment to equality and diversity: Thrive Co-operative Learning Trust recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging.
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