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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    18 April 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Monday to Friday 32.5 hours per week.

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Fixed-term commencing 1st September 2024 covering a maternity leave which is expected to cease on 31st August 2025

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000 and £46,525 plus SEN Allowance 1 £2,539

Pay scale

M1 - UPS3 + SEN1

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance 1 £2,539

What skills and experience we're looking for

Sunnyside Academy, part of Ad Astra Academy Trust, and following the ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement, in November 2023, is entering into an exciting chapter in the development of the school.

The school is seeking to appoint an experienced, talented and dynamic SEN teacher to work in our Higher Needs Base, who is able to engage and excite team members and young learners within a diverse, inclusive setting. The post will commence on 1stSeptember 2024,

We are seeking to appoint a passionate, highly-skilled teacher to join our dedicated, caring team, and who, in turn, will benefit from access to a wide range of professional opportunities as an employee of Ad Astra Academy Trust.

What the school offers its staff

Applicants are asked to demonstrate their skills and experience that they will bring to the post and how they will meet the requirements of the Person Specification.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have substantial experience of working directly with children with special educational needs;
  • Have knowledge and an understanding of the National Curriculum and its implications for children with complex learning difficulties.
  • Demonstrate outstanding teaching skills.
  • Embrace and continue to uphold the caring, nurturing ethos of the school.
  • Demonstrate real enthusiasm and commitment towards raising standards within a diverse school community.
  • Be able to contribute to creative curriculum development.
  • Demonstrate excellent behaviour management and communication skills.
  • Have opportunity to further develop their skills through a variety of professional development opportunities within an inclusive and supportive environment.

The successful candidate will work in a designated Higher Needs Base classroom, teaching pupils with SEN which will require the exercise of a teacher’s professional skills and judgement in the teaching of children with SEN and for this a SEN Allowance 1 will be payable.

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 Sunnyside Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
295 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01642 596422

Arranging a visit to Sunnyside Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email julie.sutton@sunnyside.adastraschools.org.

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