SEN Teacher - Maternity Cover

Brookfields Special School, Reading, Berkshire


Job details

Subject Other
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,372 to £40,490

Job summary

To promote equality as an integral part of the role and to treat everyone with fairness and dignity.

To recognise health and safety is a responsibility of every employee, to take reasonable care of self and others and to comply with the Schools Health and Safety policy and any school-specific procedures / rules that apply to this role.

To promote the welfare of children and to support the school in safeguarding children though relevant policies and procedures.

The day to day responsibilities required of a Class Teacher in relation to the pupils in his / her care

You will be required to:

Organise the day to day running and management of class timetabling and relevant activities
Support the Head of Key Stage in all matters of Key Stage policy
Ensure on-going assessment of pupils’ work and abilities through comprehensive and detailed record keeping based on the school’s agreed format
Provide suitably differentiated work to meet the individual needs of pupils
Write annual reports, annual reviews and any other reports required by the Headteacher
Attend report evenings, annual review meetings and Key Stage evenings
Attend weekly meetings outside school hours relating to the work of the Key Stage
Establish and maintain contact and good working links with parents
Maintain and keep up to date a daily register of pupil’s attendance
Maintain good discipline within the parameters set down within school and Key Stage guidelines
Establish and maintain good relationships with support staff working in the classroom
Work, as required, in close co-operation with other staff in the Key Stage
Contribute to the decision making process within Key Stage and be actively involved in the implementation of Key Stage action plans
Contribute to, where appropriate, the display and presentation of pupils’ work
Wider responsibilities relating to whole school issues and procedures

You will be required to:

Be an active and involved member of the school
Support the Headteacher in all matters of school policy
Work for the advancement and development of the whole school being particularly aware of those problems, both organisational and administrative, which might affect the daily routine
Show a sense of responsibility for all pupils within the school in all matters of welfare and discipline
Attend staff meetings outside school hours or any other meetings, which the Headteacher considers to be important
Contribute to the decision making process within the school and be actively involved in the implementation of school action plans
Work, where appropriate, in close co-operation with staff from other Key Stages
Qualifications & Experience

Qualified teacher with a strong background in working with pupils with special needs
Additional Qualification in Special Educational Needs
Experience / training in working with pupils in either the primary or secondary phases
Successful experience of working with other specialisms and agencies

Knowledge of current methodology in the education of pupils with special needs
Awareness of the role and importance of multi-professional working arrangements
Skills and Abilities

Ability to work as part of a team and manage the deployment of other adults working in the class.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team and plan jointly
Commitment to undertaking a detailed induction programme
Commitment to undertake additional training relevant to the post
Firm understanding of the subject in relation to pupils with special needs
Ability to compose clear written reports
Ability to support on teaching and learning , curriculum developments and training across the school
Able to construct an individualised curriculum / timetable for specific pupils
Ability to form constructive relationships with parents
Work-related Personal Qualities

Flexible and adaptable
Confident in a variety of situations
Able to work independently and as part of a team
Effective communicator
Commitment to supporting the work of the consultancy service and training offered to parents and agencies beyond the school

Other Work-related Requirements

Suitability to work with Children
DBS Check
Patient and resilient
Willing to attend evening meetings as required
Willing to attend training, including intervention training, and implement actions
Able to manage the physical aspects of working with children with SEN

Employee benefits

SEN Allowance of £2,209

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Special School
Education phase Not Applicable
School size 220 pupils enrolled
Age range 2 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Brookfields Special School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Brookfields Special School

SEN School catering for 3 to 19 year olds

School location

Sage Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG31 6SW