3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    15 June 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    27 May 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

Main Job Elements
To carry out the professional duties of a teacher adhering closely to the professional teachers’ standards and as set out in the Schools Teachers Pay and Conditions Document

Main Responsibilities
To ensure the effective learning and teaching of pupils for whom the post holder has responsibilities.

Responsible to
The Headteacher and appropriate line managers as defined within the school leadership structure.

Learning and Teaching
• To undertake a full teaching commitment within a class and across the key stages as required.
• To plan, prepare and deliver lessons for pupils’ differentiated learning to a high standard, within the school’s planning framework using a variety of approaches and strategies.
• To organise the classroom and learning resources to create a positive and safe learning environment.
• To work with colleagues to devise and implement individual programmes with the aim of raising individual attainment /achievement
• To maintain good order and discipline and a positive approach to the management of behaviour in keeping with the ethos promoted in the schools policy on positive behaviour.
• To ensure that positive, trusting and supportive working relationships between pupils and colleagues are maintained.
• To manage, motivate, develop and support staff with the aim of effective delivery of the curriculum to pupils.
• To maintain an organised classroom environment suitable to the learning needs of the pupils and to contribute to display across the school with reference to the display policy.
• To maintain and develop appropriate and adequate resources for teaching.
• To ensure the health and safety of staff and pupils in accordance with school practice and policy.

To lead the development of an agreed curriculum area

To plan and deliver, within the context of the school’s curriculum framework and school improvement plan, an appropriate curriculum for the pupils of Watling View School which:

• is broad and balanced and meets the declared aims of the school.
• is appropriate to the individual learning needs of the pupils.
• takes account of the multi-cultural nature of the pupil population.
• is responsive to the equalities policies of the school.
• is within the timetable framework as planned by the leadership of the school, which will reflect national and local requirements.
• looks for inclusive opportunities as a means to develop children’s learning.
• promotes spiritual, moral, social, cultural and physical development
• prepares pupils for the transition into the next stage of their life, adolescence and adulthood

Parents and other agencies
• To have a positive approach to involving parents and carers in their child’s education.
• To provide parents and others with detailed information about their child’s progress as required.
• To engage parents in partnerships that will enhance the pupils’ cognitive, emotional and social development.
• To liaise with parents, carers and support services as appropriate and in consultation with the Headteacher.
• To actively work within the safeguarding policy and practice of the school
• To work in partnership with school based support services such as therapists, educational psychologist.

School Development
• To work within and towards the framework of the National Standards for Teachers and SEN Code of Practice
• To lead on an area of the curriculum to be agreed with the school and in line with school needs.
• To contribute actively in whole school and curriculum development within the context of the school improvement plan.
• To participate in continuing professional development.
• To keep abreast of general and national curriculum initiatives.
• To participate in working parties for the development, maintenance and evaluation of specific curriculum areas.
• To provide advice, support assistance and guidance for staff as required.
• To attend school based INSET
• To participate in agreed activities to encourage and develop parental, carers and community involvement in school life and developments.
• To keep staff and governors informed of developments.

Assessment, Reporting and Recording
• To provide ongoing assessment of pupil’s progress in line with the procedures and practice as described within the policy for Assessment, Reporting and Recording and other school guidance.
• To maintain a high quality of teaching by ensuring consistent monitoring and evaluation of own practice.
• To provide reports on pupil’s progress and as required by school leadership, which meet both statutory and school requirements

• To participate in the corporate life of the school.
• To participate in the school process of teacher appraisal.
• To manage the performance of identified support staff within the class team.
• To supervise and teach any pupils whose teacher is absent and for whom alternative cover has not been obtained.
• To work with and give appropriate guidance to students, volunteers etc and to contribute to the writing of progress reports etc on them.
• To carry out any other professional duties within the school that may be reasonably required by the Headteacher.
• To carry out duties as described within the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.
• To be responsible for the leadership of a class team.

Staff are expected to comply with any reasonable request from the Headteacher to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified within this job description. This job description is current at the date shown, but it will be reviewed regularly, to reflect changes in the job commensurate with the job title, purpose and grade and in response to school improvement priorities.

The appointment is subject to the current conditions of employment in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions as they relate to your position.

The Governing Body are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Essential skills and experience
• Some experience of working with children with special educational needs
• Experience of delivering a highly differentiated curriculum
• Experience of working within a multidisciplinary setting
• Experience of accurate use of formative and summative assessment, to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons
• Effective staff relationships to inspire and motivate others and to generate effective working relationships at all levels
• Some experience of working with children with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)
• Knowledge of the National Curriculum and its application to children with severe and complex learning difficulties including autism
• Understanding of safeguarding and child protection issues and the ability to create a safe environment in which children can thrive
• Understanding of the value of inclusive practice for the development of children with learning difficulties
• Use of target setting in raising pupils/students achievement

We can offer you
• 91 amazing children and young people
• Great teaching assistants
• High quality CPD
• A warm, positive environment
• A supportive team
• A school that continuously seeks opportunities to improve
• Membership to Herts Rewards, our employee benefits scheme including discounts and cashback for high street shops and online shopping
• Subscription to our comprehensive Healthcare and Wellbeing package
• Generous pension provision
• Optional Childcare Vouchers scheme
• Annual Occasional Day
• Various staff social events during the academic year
• Free on-site car park

Employee benefits

SEN allowance

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 19
Education phase
School size
91 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Contact phone number

About Watling View School

Watling View is a Good (Ofsted, 2016) maintained special school for children and young people aged 3-19 with severe and profound learning needs including autism, complex physical disabilities, high health needs, and sensory impairments and associated communication and learning needs.

Arranging a visit to Watling View School

Please call Jo Roberts on 01727 850560 #6

School location

Watling View, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 2NU

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