Our experienced Head teacher and her supportive senior
leadership team are looking to recruit an experienced teacher, with a passion
for and experience of teaching pupils with SEND. This is a brand new role to
work in our new Enhanced Learning Provision for children with SEND working
alongside SEND teaching assistants. This is a full time role.
The Crescent Primary School is a large,
three-form entry school in the Selhurst area of Croydon, with a modern building
and fantastic grounds, but more importantly, amazing pupils. Our school is part of The Pioneer Academy
Trust. We have a large team of staff who work together to ensure that everyone
is equipped with the skills they need to succeed. We believe that everyone has the right to
learn, whoever they are, whatever they can and can't yet do, and that together,
we are stronger.
Crescent Primary School we are opening a MLD ELP for children with Mild
Learning Difficulties. Croydon 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 Croydon’s continuum of provision
and services which The Council makes 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
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
- Excellent CPD opportunities
- 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 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 email to the Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2022,
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 2022 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.
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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