Class Teacher

Jenrick Commercial
Loughton, UK
15 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The School The School work continuously to improve what they do in order to make every placement a success. The school opened in 1963 and is a family owned independent special school, registered and inspected by Ofsted and approved by the Department for Education. As a primary day school with a Key Stage 3 transition group, they are registered to take pupils up until the age of 13. General duties
  • The teacher will be required to:
  • safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people;
  • plan, prepare and deliver learning activities and teaching programmes for pupils with special educational needs. These programmes will be delivered to individuals and groups in accordance with local and national learning strategies and the School's curriculum and policies, both in school and off-site on organised outings;
  • monitor, assess, record and report on pupil's achievement, progress and development and for this to be fully incorporated into all future planning;
  • manage and deploy teams of class co-ordinators, teaching assistants, lunchtime assistants, students or volunteers including allocation and monitoring of work, appraisal and training both in school and off-site on organised outings;
  • undertake other reasonable duties as directed by the head teacher or senior staff - this may include cover for other members of staff.
Specific duties Support for pupils The teacher will be required to:
  • ensure pupils safety;
  • consistently support pupils learning, respond to their individual needs and set high expectations;
  • promote the inclusion, independence and self-esteem of all pupils;
  • establish positive relationships with pupils, acting as a good role model;
  • provide positive feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievements;
  • take responsibility for the development and implementation of Individual education plans and Behaviour support plans and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour;
  • take responsibility for the supervision of pupils outside of lesson times, including before and after teaching sessions and during lunch times;
  • contribute towards the pupil admission procedure and pupils' Inclusion programmes in consultation with members of the Inclusive learning team;
  • liaise with parents, in consultation with the head teacher.
Support for the curriculum The teacher will be responsible for the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum and will be required to:
  • deliver structured learning activities and teaching programmes and adjust activities according to pupils' responses;
  • follow programmes linked to local and national learning strategies, such as literacy, numeracy and early years;
  • support and develop pupils independent use of ICT;
  • prepare, maintain and use equipment and resources and assist pupils in their use;- advise staff on appropriate deployment and use of specialist aids and resources.
Support for the school The teacher will be required to:

  • show awareness of and comply with all of policies and procedures, but particularly those relating to child protection, confidentiality, data protection, equal opportunities, health and safety and security, and to report any concerns to an appropriate person;
  • contribute to the overall ethos, aims and work by establishing and supporting constructive professional relationships;
  • ensure staff deployment is managed according to school guidelines;
  • attend, represent staff you are responsible for, participate in and lead relevant meetings as required;
  • participate in training, other learning activities and professional development as required;
  • deliver and/or participate in off-site activities, visits and trips as required and take responsibility for pupils and staff as necessary;
  • support induction and mentoring training for managed staff; - undertake appraisals for managed staff.
Teacher person specification

Qualifications Essential
  • DfES number
  • training in relevant strategies, such as Language Builders
  • child protection training
  • basic first aid
  • health and safety training
Work experience Essential
  • at least five years of working with pupils with SEN
  • evidence of continuing professional development
  • evidence of having taken responsibility within an organisation
Knowledge Essential
  • a knowledge of child care and development
  • some knowledge of learning disabilities in particular autism and ADHD
  • a knowledge of Makaton sign language, PEC s, The Code of Practice and legislation relating to children
  • effective use of equipment and technology, such as video recorders and digital cameras
Essential skills
  • excellent literacy and numeracy skills
  • excellent recording and reporting skills
  • effective use of ICT to support learning and administration

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