Corbets Tey School
Harwood Hall Lane, Upminster, Essex RM14 2YQ
Telephone: 01708 225888
Head Teacher: Emma Allen
SEN Class Teacher
Required for Spring Term 2018 or sooner if possible
Grade: MPS 1-6 or Expert Teacher (7-9) dependent on aptitude and expertise + SEN
Reports to: Head Teacher
Required: As soon as possible
Corbets Tey School caters for 139 students aged from 4-19 including a developing 16-19 provision with 26 students on roll. In our school, approximately 41% of students have Moderate Learning Disabilities, 57% have Severe Learning Disabilities and 2% have profound and Multiple Learning Disabilites. Also 53% of students have Autism and 84% have Speech, Language or Communication Needs. The school holds Specialist Status in Communication and Interaction and specialises in developing language and communication in students with severe language difficulties. The school was judged as 'Good' at the last Ofsted inspection in January 2013.
We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and highly motivated classroom practitioner to engage and inspire a class of SEN learners through high expectations and eclectic and accessible teaching methods. The successful applicant will work in specialist classes that utilise a variety of communication apporaches, supporting children with complex communciation and behaviour needs, and intensive interventions for pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder, communication difficulties and challenging behaviour.
The post holder will be required to carry out the professional duties of a teacher as set out in the current edition of the School Teacher's Pay and Conditions Document. The successful applicant will ideally be confident in teaching in Key Stages 1-5.
The successful appliant will have experience in developing the communication skills of young people with complex needs including Autism, utilising assessment and target setting within approaches such as Verbal Behaviour (VB), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS) and other communication and life-skill focused programmes. They should be willing to apply an analytical approach to monitoring progress of students through innovative teaching and learning. They should be excited and enthusiastic about developing individualised learning programmes to maximise motivation and engagement and to achieve positive outcomes for every single learner. We are willing to provide training in all approaches to the right candidate.
We are seeking team players, with outstanding staff management skills. They will aspire to outstanding practice and show that they are committed to making a positive contribution to continued high standards and school improvement.
Shortlisted candidates should expect to observe and lead a class as part of the interview process which will also include a planning and task interview.
Closing date: Midnight 15th October 2017
Interviews: Week commencing 16th October 2017
This post is exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and young people. Everybody who works for the school is expected to share and promote this commitment and to have, or acquire, the relevant abilities, skills and knowledge to carry it out. All posts are subject to DBS checks. We are committed to securing genuine equality of oppotunity in all aspects to our activities as an employer and education provider.