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SEN Class Teacher (Trainee Or NQT) - Full-time

Cherry Orchard Primary Academy, Swanscombe

  • Ref:KCC886-2076-38T
  • Posted:03/05/2019
  • Pay:£18,338 (in training) / MPS1 £24,859 (qualified)
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:20/05/2019 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Are you an experienced Teaching Assistant or Higher Level Teaching Assistant with a background of working in a Special Educational Needs environment? Are you keen to join an academy who can offer a salaried teacher training place, supporting you to gain Qualified Teacher Status?

Or perhaps you’re coming to the end of your training year and are looking to join a supportive academy in which to complete your NQT year and really develop your teaching career?

Cherry Orchard Primary Academy has a truly fantastic opportunity to appoint a Class Teacher who will work within the Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) from September 2019.  This is a brand new position as we continue to expand our teaching team and pupil numbers since opening in September 2017.  Our SRP, ‘The Oaks’, caters for children with speech, language and/or communication needs (SLCN) and is lead by our highly experienced and knowledgeable teacher, Mrs. Pinto.  Our successful candidate will work directly with Mrs. Pinto to plan a highly differentiated curriculum for both our pupils’ mainstream classes and the Resource Provision.  Pupils split their time between their mainstream year group class, where access to the curriculum is applicable and have 1:2 or very small group work when in the Oaks.  Cued articulation, visual resources, and signing are used extensively across the academy, in both mainstream and within the provision.  Wherever possible, students from the SRP are encouraged to join in all social and whole school activities; such as assemblies, singing practice, play/ lunch times and topic work. 

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status, or be eligible to enroll on a teacher training course for September 2019 
  • Evidence of excellent practice as a classroom teacher or member of support staff
  • Experience in teaching or supporting teaching across all stages of the primary sector and, in particular, demonstrate how they have been able to meet the needs of children with SEN/D
  • The highest expectations of pupils and themselves
  • Enthusiasm, imagination and a forward-thinking approach
  • An ability to inspire, motivate and engage children to achieve and succeed
  • The ability to form positive relationships with children, staff, parents and governors
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills

For more information on the role, please contact Olivia Couzins (Head of Recruitment) on 01634 412 240 / olivia.couzins@latrust.org.uk.  

Being part of the Leigh Academies Trust:  As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

Information about the school

What does the role involve?

The main aim of this role is to support our teachers to deliver academic excellence, day in, day out, with professionalism and enthusiasm. This will involve providing a comprehensive support service to the Academy including:

Assisting students with their educational and social development, on an individual and group basis Providing support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities Assisting teachers with the maintenance of student records Building and maintaining successful relationships with students, whilst treating them with respect and consideration Provide expertise to deliver a personalised curriculum for each pupil’s learning Work together with families and other agencies to ensure every pupil is valued, challenged and supported Have the highest expectation that every pupil will make sustained academic and personal progress Each and every member of staff, regardless of their position or seniority, is expected to participate in the overall running of the school and to act as a positive role model for our students. In and out of the classroom you will encourage and promote positive behaviour and effectively manage any situation that threatens to impact on the progress of other students.

We are looking for someone demonstrates the following:

Have high expectations of teaching and learning To be a positive role model To contribute to the positive ethos of the school Be able to work collaboratively with a range of children and adults Be keen to develop as a professional Previous, recent experience in a similar education setting Being independent and able to work under pressure At Cherry Orchard Primary Academy, we will: Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential Create a learning environment where children feel safe and happy so are confident and enthused to ‘have a go’ Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their success at every opportunity Provide learning experiences that include challenge for all, producing resilient and highly motivated learners Have a consistent, focused approach to managing behaviour, safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values across all year groups Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to others.

Working with Leigh Academies Trust: As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.

Diversity at our core: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins (Head of Recruitment - LAT)
  • Address:Cherry Orchard, Castle Hill, Ebbsfleet Valley, Swanscombe, Kent, DA10 1AD
  • Telephone: 01322 242011
  • Email: office@cherryorchardprimary.org.uk
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.