Subject Specialist Teacher of English (KS3/4)

Elmfield School for Deaf Children, Bristol, Bristol


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject English
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

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 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

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 qualifications


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)

Employee benefits

SEN 1 or 2 depending on qualification

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Special School
Education phase Not Applicable
School size 41 pupils enrolled
Age range 2 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Elmfield School for Deaf Children website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

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.

School location

Greystoke Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS10 6AY