Churchfield Primary School, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S72 8JR

15 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    12 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 September 2022

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Key stage 1

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Teacher job summary

Waterton Academy Trust are delighted to be looking to appoint a motivated, skilled and resilient teacher with experience in supporting children with Social Communication and Interaction Needs/Autism. The successful candidate will lead our Assessment Resource Provision (ARP) for children with ASD and/or communication and interaction needs from January 2023 and will work with a small team presenting and promoting commitment to inclusive education.

This is an exciting opportunity for a teacher who has experience of working with children presenting additional/high needs in a mainstream school or experience of leading SEND in a mainstream school, and is looking for a new challenge.

The Waterton Academy Trust Assessment Resource Provision is a purpose built independent ten place ASD unit based on the site of Churchfield Primary School. It will provide an environment, which will empower pupils to make progress providing the support required to develop according to their personal needs as identified in their Education Health and Care Plan.

In the first instance, the role will involve planning and delivering bespoke programmes of work and support to pupils, and working in collaboration with outside agencies to ensure the highest of outcomes and provision.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a strong and dedicated staff team who are committed to high standards and creating an inclusive learning environment for all children.

This post is not suitable for early career teachers.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is an outstanding practitioner
  • Will be positive and confident in using their knowledge of current theory and practice in teaching and learning, and SEND
  • Will be ready to utilise the benefits of a curriculum that is innovative and flexible in terms of delivery and content; this is likely to include designing a bespoke curriculum that meets the needs of a variety of the pupils
  • Will have high expectations of the children’s learning and behaviour and is committed to raising standards
  • Will be engaged with the provision’s ethos, thinking creatively and reflectively within an open and honest team, whilst keeping the needs of the pupils firmly at the centre
  • Is able to lead and share best practice, be flexible and compassionate
  • Will develop positive relationships with pupils and able to use a variety of strategies to meet individual needs
  • Will be an enthusiastic team player, willing to go above a beyond to facilitate the learning and experience of the children
  • Play a full part in the life of the assessment unit and be committed to working in partnership with staff and parents
  • Relish opportunities for continuing professional development.

In return, Waterton Academy Trust can offer:

  • Friendly and supportive colleagues with a forward-thinking leadership team
  • A commitment to your professional development
  • Fantastic opportunities for collaboration with colleagues across the Waterton family of schools.
  • A health and wellbeing package
  • A cycle to work scheme
  • An excellent pension package

Applying for the job

Applicants are requested to submit a completed application form which can be downloaded from the recruitment page on the trust’s website. www.watertonacademytrust.org

Completed applications are to be returned to hr@watertonacademytrust.org or to the school address by the closing date.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Churchfield Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
423 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11

Waterton Academy Trust is extremely proud to have opened its first Assessment Resource Provision on the site of Churchfield Primary School in Barnsley. We are looking for an outstanding and experienced practitioner to join us on our journey offering unique and exciting opportunities to develop innovative ways of working and are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to appoint a Teacher from January 2023 on a permanent contract.

Inclusion is a key priority for the Trust and we are excited to be opening another provision site for Key Stage 2 children shortly in Athersley North.

Our Resource Provision provides an excellent learning environment for an additional 10 children who have complex communication and interaction difficulties and who have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan).

This vibrant assessment unit is child centred and innovative in its approach. This is an exciting opportunity for candidates who would like to become part of a dedicated multi professional team developing a creative engaging curriculum and a safe secure and happy environment for all.
As an assessment provision we pride ourselves on our passion for nurturing the whole child. We have a caring ethos, and are very pupil-focused and inclusive, going above and beyond. Children will be with us for up to 6 terms during which time staff will determine if the child is able to return to a mainstream setting or will require a specialist provision.

We are very proud of our diverse and highly inclusive community. Candidates need to be committed to delivering the best learning opportunities for every child and remove the learning challenges some of our children face so that every child succeeds.

Our aim is to create a happy and inspiring environment with highly skilled and trained staff that help to support children to thrive and achieve their true potential in an environment that is best suited to their needs.

You will become an integral part of a team of highly skilled staff who work tirelessly to ensure successful outcomes and enjoyable learning experience for our children.

The team will include 3 Teaching Assistants, a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and an Assessment Resource Lead. You will also be supported by the wider Trust Central team.

Arranging a visit to Churchfield Primary School

Visits are strongly encouraged. For further information or to arrange a visit please contact Lyn Dixon, Assessment Resource Lead by email l.dixon@watertonacademytrust.org, or by telephone on 01226 710 523.

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