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  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    1 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1 year

Full-time equivalent salary

Between £28,000 and £38,810

Pay scale

M1 to M6

Additional allowances

SEN 1 Allowance £2,384

What skills and experience we're looking for

Amongst others-
- Experience of teaching pupils with learning difficulties in Key stages 1 and 2
- Successful experience of training & supporting a wider group
- Knowledge of specific approaches to working with children with learning difficulties such as TEACCH, PECS, intensive interaction
- Experience of working in partnership with parents
- Ability to delegate
- Knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum, recent curriculum developments, and its relevance to children with needs
- Knowledge of current national frameworks for education and special educational needs
- Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of our children
- To be a positive role model and lead by example
- Have resilience, be reliable and self-reliant

What the school offers its staff

What can we offer you?

- Competitive salary with regular salary progression
- Opportunities for CPD
- Free on-site parking
- Pension Scheme
- Support and training
- Monday – Friday working pattern
- Excellent development opportunities to grow within a positive and supportive team
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Mental Health and Wellbeing Support
- Possibility of a permanent position on successful completion of the fixed term post

Further details about the role

Located on the edge of the city of Southampton, Springwell School is adesignated day special school for children aged from 4 - 11 years with complex learning difficulties including speech and language disorders, autism and challenging behaviours.

Our school encourages a supportive and positive learning ethos that enables both staff and pupils to work and learn together to develop their full potential, providing the highest possible standards of education and support to children, families and staff.

We are seeking to appoint a Maternity Cover Teacher to join us from April 2023 until the 28th March 2024, with the possibility of a permanent post following a successful fixed term position. You should have drive and enthusiasm and can make an immediate contribution to the way our pupils learn and engage. The pupils in our school have a diverse range of complex needs, so strong interpersonal skills and innovative techniques are a must!

The successful candidate will work with an excellent staff team who are both forward thinking and innovative, and who have high expectations of themselves and the pupils they support. A well-developed induction programme will provide in depth support and guidance.

Commitment to safeguarding

Springwell School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check. All shortlisted applicants will be subject to a full social media check.

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About Springwell School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 11
School size
270 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
02380 445981

Springwell is a designated day special school for pupils with complex learning difficulties aged from 4 – 11 years. Many pupils have associated disabilities including speech and language disorders, autism and challenging behaviour. We are located on the edge of the city in Thornhill, Southampton with an additional 4 off site provisions located at mainstream schools across the city.

Arranging a visit to Springwell School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@springwellschool.net.

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