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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    9 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£31,350.00 - £46,179.00 Annually (Actual) SEN Allowance £2,539. UPS scale for the right candidate

SEN Teacher job summary

Main purpose


  • Be responsible for the quality of the teaching and learning of all pupils who are assigned to the post holder.
  • Plan and teach well-structured lessons to assigned classes, following the school’s plans and curriculum.
  • Assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils.
  • Participate in arrangements for preparing pupils for statutory and non-statutory assessments.

The Teacher will also:

  • Lead, manage and oversee their class teaching team.
  • Fulfil the professional responsibilities of a teacher, as set out in the School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).
  • Meet the expectations set out in the Teacher’s Standards.
  • Fulfil duties reasonably directed by the Headteacher.

N.B. The duties listed are not an exhaustive list of requirements. The specific nature and balance of these responsibilities will vary according to the needs of the school.

Key responsibilities

In addition to core teaching responsibilities set out above, you will be required to undertake the following:

  • Take overall responsibility for the coordination of teaching, planning, learning and assessment within a curriculum area.
  • Take overall responsibility for the quality and standards of teaching and learning in a curriculum area.
  • Encourage good working practices and provide leadership, direction and support to the class team.
  • Oversee all aspects of the class organisation and management including the preparation and chairing of meetings.
  • Ensure the effective transition of pupils from class to class and school to school and if necessary, communicate with stakeholders to ensure continuity and progression.
  • Make a significant contribution to the schools’ development.
  • Evaluate achievement, attainment and pupils’ progress data and provide this information and reports to the senior leadership team, governors and other stakeholders as required. This will include but not limited to: EHCP reviews, CLA reviews, ePEPs and school reports to parents.
  • Implement and monitor the school Behaviour Policy and Charter.
  • Manage and facilitate the induction process of new members of staff to your class, which includes making sure they have read all the key documentation for each child and understand the key teaching processes and routines for each individual.

Whole-school organisation, strategy and development:

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies, practices and procedures, so as to support the school’s values and vision.
  • Make a positive contribution to the school’s vision and values.
  • Work with others on curriculum and pupil development to secure coordinated outcomes.

Health and Safety:

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, confidentiality, security, data protection; and report all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils.
  • Maintain good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment.

Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals:

  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school.
  • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues.

Management of staff and resources:

  • Direct, supervise and provide support to support staff assigned to them and, where appropriate, other teachers
  • Contribute to the recruitment, selection, appointment and professional development of other teachers and support staff, where required.
  • Monitor quality and standards of resources delegated to them.

Professional development:

  • Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures.
  • Take part in further training and development in order to improve own teaching and overall performance.
  • Where appropriate, take part in the appraisal and professional development of others.


  • Communicate effectively with pupils, parents/carers, colleagues, governors and other stakeholders.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Southfield School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 11
School size
85 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Dear Applicant,

Looking for a challenge? Have a desire to work in an environment where you can make a ‘real’ difference to the lives of young

people? If so, Southfield School could be the place for you.

We are a family where no two pupils are alike, and no two members of staff are alike. Our pupils all have challenging

communication difficulties/ASD and associated conditions.

Our school vision is to support all children, so they thrive during their time at Southfield School and are prepared socially,

emotionally, and academically for their next steps in education. Collaboration with parents and carers and the entire multidisciplinary

team who support our pupils is vital and key to our success.

Everyone plays a part in the future of our pupils with staff skills being utilised in order that we have a huge range of expertise, to

support our pupils and families.

We are looking for like-minded, resilient staff who are passionate and who can work in a team. See more about Southfield in

our School Video here: https://southfield-school.secure-primarysite.net/our-school/

Come and join us and make a difference to the lives of children every day.

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