Hours of work: Full-time teachers' hours
Working pattern: Full-time
Fixed term for: One year
Salary details: Teachers Main & Upper Pay Scales, plus an SEN allowance of £2,270 per annum
Closing date: Friday 23 April 2021, noon
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
The South Downs School
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.
The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.
If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.
About the role
Class Teachers - The South Downs School, part of The Southfield Trust
The Governors are seeking to appoint committed and inspirational teachers for classes of pupils with a range of learning disabilities. The posts will commence in September, 2021. One of these posts will be to cover Maternity Leave.
South Downs School is an outstanding special school that educates children aged 3 to 11 with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities including autism, PMLD and complex needs. There are around 160 pupils on roll.
South Downs is part of the Southfield Multi-academy Special School Trust along with The Lindfield School and Hazel Court School. The Southfield Trust is currently in an exciting phase of development including the opening of a new Free School.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:
- Consistently good, but ideally outstanding, practice
- A high level of skills, knowledge and experience of teaching pupils with a wide range of complex learning needs
- commitment to continued professional development
- A collaborative approach
- The ability to contribute towards supporting the wider work of the school and academy
- Energy, resilience and a positive outlook
Applications are encouraged from applicants with experience of supporting pupils with a range of special educational needs; NQTs are welcome to apply.
Though visits are usually encouraged, due to present restrictions, please phone the school to speak to one of the Senior Leadership Team to find out about our school and the work we do.
The posts are initially required for The South Downs School, however, candidates should be aware they may be required to work on any one of the trust’s sites.
A teaching post application form, job description and person specification can be accessed via the Vacancies tab on our Trust Website at www.thesouthfieldtrust.com.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Your application will be accepted if sent by email to email@example.com.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).
For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.