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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    5 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 36.5 hours

Contract type


Pay scale

Inner London Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale + SEN (dependent on experience and qualifications)

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Qualified Teacher Status (or QTS anticipated)
  • Recent successful experience of working with and/or teaching learners with special educational needs within a school setting
  • Proven ability to demonstrate excellent classroom practice.
  • Proven ability in working successfully as part of a staff team
  • Evidence of knowing how to evaluate one’s own strengths and weaknesses
  • Evidence of effective partnership working with parents and carers
  • Knowledge and experience of current good practice and curriculum developments in special and mainstream primary education provision
  • Knowledge of how the National Curriculum Programmes of Study can guide curriculum planning
  • Knowledge of child development
  • More extensive knowledge of and/or interest in at least one curriculum area
  • Knowledge of successful practice in teaching learners on the autistic spectrum or social, emotional mental health including the ability to promote appropriate behaviour
  • Firm commitment to one’s own continuing professional development
  • Generate enthusiasm for new ideas in both learners and staff and inspire others with confidence
  • Communicate effectively to groups and individuals, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach to a variety of issues and a willingness to actively listen to others
  • Analyse situations, to prioritise and to help to implement realistic solutions
  • Provide advice and guidance to parents in a positive and clear manner
  • Remain calm when working under pressure
  • Commitment to the safeguarding of children and young people.

What the school offers its staff

Staff at Nightingale Community Academy take pride in the development of young people in a safe and stimulating environment and are offered a rewarding and varied career in return.

Further details about the role

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Primary teacher who will be able to work with learners in KS1 & KS2 and other learners across the school.This is an ideal opportunity for either a Primary specialist or a teacher experienced in special educational needs who is confident in supporting learners with additional needs. Class sizes are small, up to 8 students in Primary group with two Learning Support Professionals. Learners are expected to achieve standard for SATS at the end of KS2.

Commitment to safeguarding

Nightingale Community Academy and Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

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About Nightingale Community Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 19
School size
120 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19
Phone number

Nightingale Community Academy is a school for boys aged between 5 and 19 who have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or Statement of SEN for social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs.

Some learners also have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or other learning difficulties. At Nightingale Community Academy we are committed to raising the expectations of our learner group, removing barriers to learning and delivering attainment at the highest level.

“Since the start of the school in September 2016, the principal and his leadership team have shown a tireless determination to improve the education it offers. Their ‘no excuses’ approach means that nothing other than the highest quality of education is good enough”. (Ofsted February 2019) – (The full Ofsted Report, is now available on our website).

Nightingale Community Academy is committed to a multi-disciplinary approach to meeting learners’ needs, and promotes high quality professional development for all staff.

Arranging a visit to Nightingale Community Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email info@nightingaleca.org.

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