Subject Specialist Teacher of English (KS3/4)
Full time maternity cover from April 20th 2020 (this includes a two week handover period)
MPS/UPS plus SEN 1 or 2 depending on qualification
Could this be the change you are seeking for 2020?
If you are…
• A subject specialist qualified English teacher either experienced in deaf education or new to deaf education and ready for a new challenge
• An excellent communicator
• Keen to learn about BSL and the deaf community and work with interpreters and Communication Support Workers teaching English to small groups of deaf students
• Able to adapt your practice with a flexible approach to teaching English at all levels from GCSE standard and be able to differentiate your practice to Entry Level
• Already a qualified Teacher of the Deaf looking for a change of provision and to contribute to our growing school
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed teacher to join our skilled team in our Secondary provision in our school for deaf children.
The successful candidate will:
Be an innovative and patient classroom teacher with good subject knowledge of the GCSE English curriculum
Have excellent planning and differentiation skills in English- ranging from GCSE to functional skills and entry levels
Be a BSL user or be prepared to learn British Sign Language to level 2 and 3 over time
Be committed to working within a bilingual approach in teaching Deaf children and possibly train to be a Teacher of the Deaf in the future (it is a mandatory qualification after three years)
Elmfield is a small special school for deaf children, situated on two sites, Primary is in Westbury-on–Trym and the secondary department is based in Fairfield Academy in Horfield, Bristol. We are working with Bristol City Council to refurbish our school and 2020 will see some positive changes.
We work in British Sign Language and spoken English within a ‘sign bilingual’ environment.
We work closely with our partner secondary school peers at Fairfield Academy.
We have an inclusive secondary department where students enrol into a mainstream class tutor group and gain access to a range of subjects.
We offer specialist English, Maths and Science teaching and students work separately in these subjects.
We offer strong induction, Continuing Professional Development and coaching support.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the school. Please contact us by telephone on 0117 9030 366 or email email@example.com to arrange a visit.
For an application form, job description and employee specification, please contact the school using the above details or check the vacancies page of the school website www.elmfield.bristol.sch.uk.
Closing date: Monday February 24th
Interviews: Thursday 5th March
‘We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful applicant’.
Essential educational requirements
Teaching Degree or PGCE
Essential skills and experience
English teaching experience to GCSE level
Teaching children of a varied cognitive ability
At least 1 of the following:
Secondary Special Needs experience
Experience of working with SEN in either a special or mainstream setting
High standard of behaviour management, communication and ICT skills
Experience of and commitment to team work in planning, delivery, review and development
Thorough knowledge of the English Secondary National Curriculum
Excellent teaching skills with knowledge/experience of and proven quality in English
Ability and willingness to teach some Humanities
Commitment to a team ethos/approach
Commitment to continued professional development
Positive attitude to working with parents, colleagues and Governors
Commitment to Safeguarding
Commitment to Inclusive Education and managing behaviour effectively
Physically fit and willing and able to use Team Teach (Physical Intervention, Restraint techniques when necessary)
SEN 1 or 2 depending on qualification
About Elmfield School for Deaf Children
Elmfield is a small special school for deaf and hearing impaired children, situated on two sites, Primary is in Westbury-on–Trym and the secondary department is based in Fairfield Academy in Horfield, Bristol.
- Greystoke Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS10 6AY
- Not Applicable
- Special School
- Elmfield School for Deaf Children website (opens in a new window)