The Grange Primary School
Tel: 0151 924 7919
The governors are seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher to fill a maternity leave vacancy from Monday 22nd April 2019. The successful applicant will have a record of proven success in enthusing children and inspiring them to reach the highest possible standards. The successful applicant will be a graduate with QTS who has experience of teaching children with Autistic Spectrum Condition. It is obviously not possible to state how long the maternity cover will be required for but it is likely to extend well into the academic year 2019 – 2020.
The Grange Primary School is proud of its approach to inclusion. Uniquely in Sefton, the school comprises a full one-form-entry mainstream school and six inclusion bases (comprising approximately 60 children.) The children in these six classes are integrated into many of the routines and organisation of the school. Some children integrate into mainstream classes towards the end of Key Stage Two for areas of the curriculum where, it is deemed, they will prosper and others are taught exclusively in a small class environment.
The successful candidate will teach a class of nine Key Stage Two children with an EHCP for Autistic Spectrum Condition. It is common for children in the school’s SEN Unit classes to have additional needs (e.g. around speech and language and behaviour and learning.) The class will be supported by four Teaching Assistants.
The teacher appointed will need to demonstrate dynamic, flexible and supportive teaching. A desire and a passion for teaching children with special educational needs is essential and, while experience of working with autistic children is essential, it may not have been within a resourced provision/special setting. Excellent and highly appropriate behaviour management is crucial as is the ability to work co-operatively within the context of the school’s inclusive ethos and the standards agenda.
You should be an excellent communicator who can express yourself clearly in professional meetings, meetings with parents/carers and in written reports.
Safer recruitment practices will be employed throughout the appointment process. The teachers appointed will be required to work with children under the age of 18 in a position of trust and will, therefore, not receive protection from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The successful candidate must, therefore, be able to obtain a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.
Potential applicants are welcome to arrange a visit to the school.
Application forms and further details are available, on or before the closing date which is Monday 18th March 2019 at 12 noon
Due to the nature of work the above post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and relevant care/safeguarding legislation and appointment will only be confirmed if a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure is obtained from the Criminal Records Bureau.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.