Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    29th August 2024

  • Closing date

    22 July 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    3 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£38,219.00 - £46,001.00 Annually (Actual) Teachers Main Payscales + SEN Allowance Min £2,539 - Max £5,009

SEN Teacher job summary

*applications from suitable candidates who meet the person specification may be shortlisted and interviewed ahead of the closing date

We are looking to recruit an experienced teacher, with a passion for and experience of teaching pupils with SEND. This is a full time role to work in our brand new Enhanced Learning Provision for just 10 children with SEND working alongside SEND teaching assistants. The pupils will be from a variety of primary year groups and will work on a bespoke curriculum with a number of play based activities. The school also has a SENDCo and an Academy Head of SEND to provide support. Experience with children with ASC or in a small specialist provision is preferred. Visits to the school are encouraged and can be arranged via the school office on 01689 853916.

Downe Primary School is a small village school with a warm, family feel. We place great emphasis on positive and secure relationships built upon trust, respect and clear communication. This extends to every member of the school community, providing a supportive learning environment where everyone is valued and included, championed and challenged. Children develop the personal skills required for a happy and fulfilled life alongside the knowledge and skills required for the next stage of their education.

Downe Primary School is part of The Pioneer Academy Trust which is an academy trust with schools across London and the South East. At The Pioneer Academy, we put children first, pioneering excellence and championing each and every child. All our schools, ranging from small infant schools to large primary schools, work collaboratively, sharing resources and expertise. Find out more at: Downe Primary School and www.thepioneeracademy.co.uk

Visits to the school are encouraged and can be arranged via the school office on 01689 853916.

In partnership with Bromley Local Authority, Downe Primary School are opening an ASC ELP for children with Autistic Spectrum Condition. Bromley special schools and enhanced learning provisions offer appropriate placements for children and young people with the most significant needs, who require a curriculum which is wrapped around them so that they can engage in learning. Special School and ELPs form part of the local authority’s continuum of provision and services which is for children and young people with SEND. They offer a variety of provision through their different designations and distinctive areas of expertise. The ELP curriculum is topic based and is a blend of EYFS/KS1 learning, social communication skills, listening, speaking and attention. There is also a focus on sensory needs, behaviour and play. The children all have individual packages of support according to their own particular needs.

At The Pioneer Academy, we take the wellbeing and mental health of our staff seriously which is why we are committed to regular reviews of staff well-being and reducing staff workload. We have increased our PPA offer this year to up to 5 hours for full time teachers, and regular additional release time scheduled for all subject leaders across the school. We create bespoke career pathways for every member of staff, identifying and growing talent, with outstanding professional development opportunities at every stage of your career. We also have an Employee Assistance Programme with a range of resources to support wellbeing which is available to all employees and their immediate family members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

What we offer you:

  • A friendly, dedicated staff team who believe in teamwork and building positive relationships across the school, the Trust and in the local community.
  • High quality development programme with induction programmes for all new staff.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities, including and middle leadership training.
  • Annual conferences with keynote speakers.
  • Access to professional coaching.
  • A supportive and collaborative working ethos, including support from the Trust’s Central Executive Team and a range of experts, such as specialists in pupil welfare, SEND and behaviour.
  • Termly year group and subject leader forums to increase collaboration and reduce workload.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme including free counselling.
  • Access to discounted wrap around childcare for staff.
  • Free academy-wide social events throughout the year.

If you are interested in applying for the post, please see the Job Description/Person Specification. To apply for this vacancy, please complete the application form, completing a full education and employment history since leaving school and indicating how you satisfy the criteria set out in the Job Description/Person Specification. You will also be required to complete and return a self-disclosure declaration with your application. Applications should be submitted via My New Term.

Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted. References will be requested for those shortlisted only and prior to interview. In line with Keeping children safe in education 2023 online searches will be completed as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates, searching online content that is publicly available for inappropriate online content that may suggest that a shortlisted candidate may not be suitable to work with children, or that may harm the reputation of the school. If any issues of concern come up in online searches, shortlisted candidates will have an opportunity to address these at interview. An Enhanced DBS certificate will be required on provisional offer, including a check of the Children’s Barred List. Further vetting checks, in line with the requirements of Keeping children safe in education 2023 will be completed following a provisional offer of appointment. Where applicable, if an applicant with a provisional offer of employment has lived and/or worked outside the UK, they will be required to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct.

The Pioneer Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. Our school Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded and read from our website.

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Commitment to safeguarding

Vetting checks, in line with the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, will be completed following a provisional offer of appointment. Where applicable, if an applicant with a provisional offer of employment has lived and/or worked outside the UK, they will be required to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct.

The Pioneer Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. Our school Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded and read on our website.

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About Downe Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
62 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Downe Primary School is a small village school with a warm, family feel. We place great emphasis on positive and secure relationships built upon trust, respect and clear communication. This extends to every member of the school community, providing a supportive learning environment where everyone is valued and included, championed and challenged. Children develop the personal skills required for a happy and fulfilled life alongside the knowledge and skills required for the next stage of their education.

Downe Primary School is part of The Pioneer Academy Trust which is an academy trust with schools across London and the South East. At The Pioneer Academy, we put children first, pioneering excellence and championing each and every child. All our schools, ranging from small infant schools to large primary schools, work collaboratively, sharing resources and expertise. Find out more at: Downe Primary School and www.thepioneeracademy.co.uk

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