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  • Start date details

    January 2023 (Or sooner if available)

  • Closing date

    3 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    12 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3

Working pattern

Full time: Teaching 0.9 of the week with 0.1 PPA time

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to UPS3

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance 1

What skills and experience we're looking for

The professional qualities we are looking for are:

  • Effective, qualified teacher

  • Excellent understanding of how people learn

  • Ability to differentiate and adapt teaching to meet individualised needs

  • Ability to build effective working relationships with pupils and colleagues

  • Skills in promoting high standards of behaviour amongst pupils and respect for others

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Competent ICT skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of developments in educational theory, practice and legislation

  • A willingness to acquire knowledge of the developmental nature of learning for pupils with SLD/PMLD is essential, and skills in teaching pupils across the special school ability range, including more profoundly disabled children, are desirable.

  • The personal qualities we are looking for are:

    • Energy, enthusiasm, warmth and a sense of humour

    • A commitment and positive attitudes towards the education of pupils with disabilities

    • Determination to make learning exciting, relevant and fun

    • Ability to motivate and work cooperatively within a relaxed, friendly, but hard working team

    • Good organisational skills

    • Good analytical skills combined with a flair for innovative, strategic thinking

    • Energetic approach to all aspects of the job

    • A passion for excellence and the capability to enjoy the challenges associated with a motivated school committed to high professional standards in all aspects of its work

    What the school offers its staff

    The school enjoys an excellent reputation for curriculum innovation. Through whole staff involvement, we have developed an exciting and evolving curriculum framework based on clear, skills-based teaching objectives achieved through careful task analysis and differentiation.All children are given full access to a broad and balanced curriculum, meticulously tailored to meet specific learning needs and interests.We feel this approach provides consistency throughout the school, but also offers scope for teachers to design and implement creative but highly structured teaching programmes to meet the very individualised educational needs of each child in their class.

    We consider ourselves a resource for other schools and pupils with special needs in the area and contribute to national projects and discussions.These links highlights exciting challenges and the need for applicants committed to an integrated approach to the education of children with learning disabilities. Courses and meetings are often held at the school, providing training across many areas of SEND, and we have historically provided professional advice and expertise to mainstream colleagues on an outreach basis, helping to support a range of children who remain in mainstream placements.The school is proud of its high profile within the local community and beyond.

    We strive to ensure that our students leave us with the skills and confidence to go on to leave fulfilling lives as an active member of their communities. It is our aim for an extraordinary education to lead to extraordinary lives.

    Commitment to safeguarding

    Frank Wise School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the best interests of our students.We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.All posts within the school are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and appointments are made subject to enhanced DBS and barred list checks.A minimum of two references will be sought and there will be a 6 month probationary period.

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    About Frank Wise School

    School type
    Special school, ages 2 to 19
    School size
    119 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    2 to 19
    Phone number
    01295 263520

    Frank Wise School caters for 120 students aged between 2 and 19 years with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties. We serve a growing community within a mixed catchment area extending over 15 miles across much of North Oxfordshire.

    Currently, the school has 12 broadly chronologically-based classes, including a Foundation class and a Post-16 class. Students are grouped by age to enable every child to develop within a socially diverse Family Group in which each child is valued as a unique individual. Each class of around 9 children is led by a teacher supported by three full-time Classroom Support Officers.

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

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