This role is offered as a 12 month secondment or fixed term contract until 31st August 2021 to cover an existing secondment within the team. You will be based in Woking but covering schools within the Runnymede, Surrey Heath and Woking area.
About the role
Are you passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable children?
Do you have experience and skills you would like to share with colleagues in schools?
Would you like to work in a friendly, supportive team where reducing barriers to learning for pupils with SEND is key?
The role of Specialist Teacher for Inclusive Practice will present a unique opportunity for the right individual to use their knowledge, skills and experience to support local schools in the delivery of a curriculum that will extend the learning of pupils with SEND across the key stages.
Working as part of a dedicated and passionate team across Key Stages 1 – 4, no two days will be the same! Whether you are developing a school’s capacity to meet the needs of pupils with SEND through systemic work, delivering quality training, supporting the SEN department, modelling group work or following a consultation model around a pupil with complex needs; each new location gives you an opportunity to build effective working relationships which help schools to “narrow the gap”.
As a centrally employed teacher working for Surrey County Council, you will work in partnership with schools, families and other professionals delivering a quality service which impacts positively on outcomes for pupils.
You will be a qualified teacher with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and recent experience of working in, or with, mainstream schools. An additional qualification in SEND or more specifically in the needs of pupils with communication and interaction, cognition and learning or SEMH difficulties would be to your advantage. You will need to have a sound knowledge of current educational issues and the SEND Code of Practice, as well as a clean driving license and use of a car for business purposes.
To be shortlisted for interview to this post, your application and personal statement will clearly evidence:
- Your recent prior experience in identifying and teaching pupils with SEND in mainstream schools
- Your understanding of current educational issues and the communication, learning and SEMH difficulties that might impact upon a pupil’s ability to make progress in their learning
- Examples of how you have facilitated developments within a curriculum area to improve learning opportunities for pupils
- How you have supported the professional development of other teachers or teaching assistants
- The ways in which you promote active and purposeful links with parents and carers
- That you have a driving license and use of a car for business purposes
For more information, please find the full job description attached at the bottom of this advert.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sally Wade, Area Lead Specialist Teacher for Inclusive Practice (NW) on 07989 697962 or Sally Phethean, Deputy Lead Specialist Teacher on 07870 993941.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 12th July 2020.
Interviews will be held on Monday 20th July 2020 and will be via Microsoft Teams.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
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