With an ethos based on enjoyment, achievement and wellbeing for all, Whitefield Academy Trust seeks to open up the world for children and young people with SEND. Located in Waltham Forest, the Trust comprises Joseph Clarke School (for children with vision impairment and /or additional needs), Whitefield School (for pupils with complex needs including autism, learning difficulties and sensory and physical impairments), Professional Development Services and the highly successful Project SEARCH East London.
We are expert in serving children and young people with SEND and giving them the tools, skills and confidence to move on to the next stages of their education and lives.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, Qualified Teacher of the Deaf.
You will join our multidisciplinary outreach service, , which is commissioned by the London Borough of Waltham Forest. This is a chance to work in a joined-up service that promotes inclusion for EY settings, mainstream school staff, children and their families in the borough.
As an outreach teacher you will support multi-agency settings, schools and parents by:
- offering tailored advice and support for staff working with hearing-impaired students
- providing whole school training and individual staff training covering best practice and the latest ideas and guidance
- working directly with students
- supporting parents and carers including some home visiting
- working in partnership with other agencies
- helping with the creation of online training and guidance materials and videos
The work will be with pupils across the Primary and Secondary age range. Own transport is a necessity.
Why join Whitefield Academy Trust?
Just as we seek to give our pupils an outstanding school experience, we want every member of our team to find being part of Whitefield Academy Trust a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. Whatever their role, we are committed to supporting each team member and giving them every opportunity to progress their careers across our schools and services.
We are proud to offer:
- A wide-ranging and high-quality CPD programme which can be tailored around each team member’s unique skills and career aspirations;
- A welcoming and inspiring working environment in which colleagues look out for and support one another;
- Opportunities to share best practice and ideas with colleagues across the Trust;
- Wellbeing support mechanisms including practical and emotional support and a Staff Wellbeing Group;
- A strong mentoring scheme;
- A competitive local government or teachers’ pension scheme, with defined benefits;
- Very generous annual leave allowances;
- Recognition of continuous service with Local Authorities and other academy trusts for various employment entitlements;
- Interest free loans for bicycle purchase;
- Childcare voucher scheme;
- Flexible working.
But, above all, working at Whitefield Academy Trust is a highly rewarding and satisfying experience. Thanks to the commitment, energy and determination of our staff, all of our children and young people make fantastic progress during their time with us. Watching their progress and working alongside families is immensely satisfying and, as a Trust, we take every opportunity to recognise and celebrate the important role our staff play in transforming the lives of our children and young people.
Find out more
For an informal conversation about the role please make an appointment with – contact Jo Fitzsimons Head of PDS on 0208 531 3426 - ext 5001
Closing date: 18 February 2022
Interview date: 4 March 2022
Whitefield Academy Trust is uncompromising in its commitment to safeguarding children and young people.
The Trust is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit, ensuring best practice in our recruitment process is essential to our commitment.