Qualified Teacher of the Deaf Royal Cross Primary School, Preston, Lancashire

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the staff of this vibrant, high achieving Lancashire specialist school for deaf children aged 2 -11 from September 2020, graded Outstanding by OFSTED for the third consecutive inspection.
Royal Cross is a small and lively school, enthusiastic about learning through enjoyment and dedicated to meeting the individual needs of pupils, particularly the ability to communicate in whatever way works best. We believe that by working in active partnership with families and the community we are able to achieve the best outcomes for all our children.
We are seeking to appoint a full time enthusiastic and ambitious Teacher of the Deaf with Stage 2 signing skills. The successful applicant will be joining a hard working team of committed professionals working in Lancashire’s school for deaf children.
This is a position for a Teacher of the Deaf with primary experiences across all key stages and a commitment to contribute towards curriculum development and subject leadership.
If you can offer our children challenge, commitment and can make learning interesting and fun, we can offer you a friendly and supportive environment and the opportunity to further your career as part of an outstanding team.
Benefits will include, laptops for all teachers, extensive staff development programmes including the opportunity for in house sign language training and curriculum development, access to whole school well-being and supervision provided by school and appropriate professional support from the Senior Leadership Team.
Applications are welcomed from experienced professionals with the Mandatory Qualification as a Teacher of the Deaf looking to further their career.
In addition, Newly Qualified Teachers of the Deaf are also encouraged to apply and will be provided with support as required to begin their careers in an outstanding school.
For our Attendance Policy, Child Protection Policy and further information please see the school website: www.royalcross.lancs.sch.uk
Visits to the school are encouraged and welcomed and can be arranged by telephoning the Headteacher, Bev Hennefer on 01772 729705.
Closing date: Monday 24th February 2020 @ 12:00
Shortlisting for interview: 25/02/2020
Invitation to tour the school: Thursday 12th March @10:00 am
Interview date: Thursday 19th March 2020 @ 09:30 am
Application forms can be downloaded on the school’s or LCC website.
Completed applications must be submitted electronically to: bursar@royalcross.lancs.sch.uk.

Royal Cross is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is therefore subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and references will be taken up before a job offer is confirmed.
This post is you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Act 1975

Lancashire is a smoke-free employer.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Mandatory Qualification for Teacher of the Deaf (TOD).

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Mandatory Qualification for Teacher of the Deaf (TOD).
British Sign Language Stage 2

Essential skills and experience

Teaching deaf children/SEND.
An understanding of the needs of primary age children with SEND including children with a range of hearing impairments
To work collaboratively as part of a team
To possess good interpersonal skills
Good signing skills (BSL/SSE) and deaf awareness
To have experience in planning, organising and monitoring the school curriculum at primary level.
To have experience of working alongside other teaching colleagues and support staff
To be able to differentiate the curriculum according to a child’s individual needs.
Willingness to participate in performance management and with a commitment to continuing professional development
To have an up to date knowledge of issues related to deaf pupils.
Willingness to undertake additional CPD.
Evidence of high motivation and commitment to further the needs of deaf pupils.
A commitment to safeguarding, protection and the welfare of children at Royal Cross in line with Safeguarding policies and practice.

Employee benefits

SEN Level 2


About Royal Cross Primary School

Royal Cross is the Lancashire school for deaf children, based in Preston with pupils from across the region.

Address
Elswick Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 1NT
Phase
Not Applicable
Type
Special School
Website
Royal Cross Primary School website (opens in a new window)