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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 June 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term - Until 31st August 2025

Pay scale

M1 - M6

What skills and experience we're looking for

Knowledge & Experience

▪ Knowledge and experience in EYFS and Key Stage 1 as a teacher above and beyond that of a school placement

▪ Established and evidenced practice as a good / outstanding teacher

▪ Evidence of a commitment to own professional development

▪ Ability to contribute to the professional development/mentoring of colleagues, as required

▪ Evidence of high achievement in teaching across the age range

▪ Has strong working knowledge of good practice related to SEND and a willingness to keep this knowledge up to date with regular CPD

▪ Has experience teaching in a SEND Provision and/or in a SEND/AP provision within a mainstream school

▪ Has experience of working closely with SEND agencies and partners, contributing to Education, Health and Care Plans and liaising with parents

  • Is able to work closely with the school’s SENDCO

▪ Knowledge of Read, Write, Inc

  • Experience of personalised provision and intervention eg. School led tutoring
  • Experience and qualification in Forest Schools

Skills & Key Criteria

▪ Proven ability to raise standards in classrooms

▪ An understanding of the components which comprise outstanding teaching and learning

▪ Use of assessment information to improve own practice and raise standards

▪ Effective use of different strategies to promote good learning relationships and high rates of progress in an inclusive environment

▪ Use of intervention strategies to address identified issues for individual pupil development and progress

▪ Awareness of the latest developments and initiatives in education

▪ Developing high quality learning strategies and monitoring learner progress to raise attainment

▪ Effective use of Assessment for Learning to engage learners as active participants in their learning

▪ Ability to contribute to curriculum development

▪ Ability to plan and resource effective learning programmes and lessons to meet curricular objectives and individual pupils needs

▪ Ability and willingness to contribute to school and Academy wide planning activities

What the school offers its staff

The Trustees are seeking to appoint an SEN Class Teacher for Thomas Walling Primary Academy with effect from September 2024. The role will entail teaching a mixed-age class of children with complex SEND needs.

Thomas Walling Primary Academy, part of the Laidlaw Schools Trust, is a two form entry school with 470 pupils on roll. We provide two part time Nursery classes and in addition, a very successful provision for 2 year olds. Our children are happy and motivated to learn and are supported by a very dedicated team of staff.

We are looking for someone with drive, passion and a desire for nothing but the best for our pupils.

The successful candidate will join a successful MAT where all Academies support each other to the benefit of our pupils and their families. Our Academies also enjoy strong support from an experienced LST central team, based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Further details and an application pack can be downloaded from the Careers section on the Laidlaw Schools Trust website https://www.laidlawschoolstrust.co.uk/72/vacancies

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Thomas Walling Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
437 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
0191 2860333

Thomas Walling Primary Academy is part of the Laidlaw Schools Trust. We are an inclusive school, committed to developing the full academic, spiritual, social and individual potential of each child within our ‘Family of Learners’. We aim to foster good relationships between children, staff, parents and the wider community and are committed to protecting and safeguarding the welfare of every child.

Arranging a visit to Thomas Walling Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@thomaswallingacademy.com.

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