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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    30 April 2024

Job details

Job role

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

For HLTA - Bucks Pay Range 4 £29,477 - £31,645 pro-rata (Actual Salary: £25,123 - £27,464)

Pay scale

For Teacher - MPS Salary Range (depending on experience)

Additional allowances

For Teacher - SEN allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Teacher or a HLTA with the relevant skill set, to join the supportive and dedicated team at our primary special school for children experiencing difficulties with Communication and Interaction (within the Moderate Learning difficulty range) in September 2024. This post would provide cover for class teachers’ PPA time on a timetabled basis across the whole school. You will be a key part of the team that ensures children reach their goals in a school that nurtures the progress of every individual.

We welcome applications from teachers or HLTAs who have a high level of professional curiosity and a willingness to try new things! Enjoyment of “blue sky” thinking and a willingness to try things out, even if they go wrong, is essential.

This post offers either a teacher or HLTA the opportunity to develop their professional expertise. We are looking for someone who is:

  • An intelligent and reflective practitioner seeking to extend their professional skills
  • Flexible in their approach to school life and positive in outlook
  • Well organised and calm with a systematic approach to learning
  • Able to work as a member of a team, providing motivation and support to colleagues
  • Able to teach within the national curriculum ensuring pupils make progress

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information.

What the school offers its staff

“Staff are happy and proud to work at the school. They feel highly valued by leaders and are highly motivated to help pupils achieve their best.” Ofsted Inspection Report February 2024.

The successful applicant will be an integral part of helping us to further develop our social and emotional and personal development curriculum, working with experienced Assistant Heads to review and extend our current successful curriculum to support our pupil’s development. The successful member of staff will be responsible for delivery for the majority of this part of the curriculum initially.

Westfield is a calm, friendly and exciting place to work with superb space and facilities, a committed and welcoming team of staff and governors and strong, supportive management. We can offer you:

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Innovative approaches to teaching and learning
  • A positive, caring and forward thinking environment
  • Frequent and regular bespoke training and support to fully develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of SEN

Please see the attached School Information and visit www.westfieldschoolbucks.org for more information

Further details about the role

If you would like to find out more about our school or arrange an informal discussion with Tara Deakes, Headteacher, please contact the school office by telephone 01628 533125 or email westfield@westfield.bucks.sch.uk.

An application pack is attached. You can also obtain one using the contact details above or by visiting our website www.westfieldschoolbucks.org.

Completed applications should be emailed to westfield@westfield.bucks.sch.uk. Only applications submitted on the current Buckinghamshire Council application form will be considered. Teachers should complete the BC Teaching Application Form and HLTAs should complete the BC Non-Teaching Application Form. Please note we do not accept CV’s.

Interview date: To be confirmed - Applications will be considered on receipt and we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. We reserve the right to interview candidates and withdraw the post if an appointment is made.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare:

  • All unspent convictions and conditional cautions
  • All spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020).

For further information on filtering please refer to Nacro guidance, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) guidance or Ministry of Justice (MOJ) guidance (see, in particular, the section titled ‘Exceptions Order’).

It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in a regulated activity relevant to children. All shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a self-disclosure form and return it prior to the interview.

Commitment to safeguarding

Westfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are made subject to satisfactory Enhanced DBS, Teaching Regulation Agency, Childcare Disqualification, Qualification and Reference checks.

As part of the shortlisting process, we will carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on the shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the school might want to explore with the applicant at interview.

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About Westfield School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 11
School size
78 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01628 533125

We are a coeducational primary special school for children who learn within the National Curriculum expectations at a MLd needs relevant level, and who experience difficulties arising from communication and interaction. The vast majority of our pupils also have a diagnosis of ASd. The school’s expansion allows us to build on our success.

Please visit www.westfieldschoolbucks.org for more information.

Arranging a visit to Westfield School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email westfield@westfield.bucks.sch.uk.

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