2 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    10 May 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    13 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, SEN specialist
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPR / UPR + SEN Allowance

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated class teacher.

Required from September 2021.

The age range is 2 ½ to 19 years and you may be required to work with pupils of any age and ability.

You will:
• have high levels of professionalism and uphold the values of the school at all times
• conduct yourself in accordance with the Teachers’ Standards
• put the needs and wellbeing of the pupils at the forefront of everything you do
• have a truly positive attitude
• be structured and methodical in your approach
• have outstanding organisation skills
• understand the importance of meeting deadlines
• be tactful, conscientious and discreet when dealing with challenging situations
• be flexible, adaptable and able to multitask
• demonstrate a commitment to maintaining outstanding levels of safeguarding
• have patience and the ability to stay calm and positive in challenging situations
• be driven and have a commitment to continuous personal development and school improvement
• be emotionally and physically resilient
• have skills and experience in teaching pupils with Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and Autism (ASD)
• have excellent communication skills, work co-operatively and develop positive relationships with pupils, families and staff at all levels
• have knowledge and have undertaken training in using strategies used to successfully teach pupils with PMLD, SLD and/or Autism
• be confident with leading a team of support assistants
• work with a team to deliver outstanding Teaching and Learning to our pupils
• be confident in the use of IT
• have a good sense of humour

Employee benefits

Includes Special Educational Needs (SEN) Allowance

Applying for the job

If you think you have the qualities to fulfil this role and you want to make a real contribution to our school, we would welcome an application from you. Full details, an application pack and how to apply, can also be found on the school website: www.hillsidespecial.org.uk/about_us/vacancies

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Special school
Education phase
School size
91 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01787 372808

About Hillside Special School

Hillside is a very successful school for pupils with a wide range of complex needs including Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and Autism (ASD). The age range is 2 ½ to 19 years. We place the pupils at the heart of everything and are aspirational for pupils’ outcomes.

Hillside has been consistently rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted since 2004.

The staff are friendly and supportive and as a school, we are committed to equality and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role.

Arranging a visit to Hillside Special School

We actively encourage applicants to see our school in action before applying for vacancies.

If this post is of interest to you and you would like to know more, please contact Lizzi Murphy, Headteacher, via email to: admin@hillside.suffolk.sch.uk

Include your full name and ‘Teacher Vacancy’ in the subject line.

Please also include your phone number in the body of your email and we will arrange a mutually convenient time to have an informal chat and arrange a visit.

School location

Hitchcock Place, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1NN

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