10 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    30 October 2023

  • Closing date

    10 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Teacher Pay scales M1 – 6 (Outer London)

Additional allowances

+ SEND Allowance £2539 - £5009pa

What skills and experience we're looking for

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. Experience with children with ASD or in a small specialist provision is preferred. We ideally looking for somebody who is available to start after half term, but we can be flexible with the start date depending on the successful candidate’s availability.

At The 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 particular needs.

What the school offers its staff

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
  • 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.

Commitment to safeguarding

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@thepioneeracademy.co.uk

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About The Crescent Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
402 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
020 8684 8283

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 are committed to children's excellence, being the best they can be and learning the skills they need to succeed. We know that the key to this is developing self confidence in learning and we do that through learning that is engaging, relevant and ensures enjoyment. 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.

Arranging a visit to The Crescent Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@thecrescent.croydon.sch.uk.

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