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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


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

Working for the Academy: Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is a new two-form entry primary academy for students between the ages of 3 to 11 that opened in September 2017. The academy admits a maximum of 60 children into each year between Reception and Year 6, having initially opened with places available in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. For September 2018, we will expand into Year 3 also.

The academy enjoys brand new facilities, a nursery for 26 pre-school age children, and a small centre for children with speech, communication and language needs. At the heart of Ebbsfleet Garden City, Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is the focal point of this brand new community, providing local families with an outstanding educational facility.

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.

Being part of the Leigh Academies Trust: Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other schools in the local area. As part of the cluster structure all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins
  • Address:Cherry Orchard, Castle Hill, Ebbsfleet Valley, Swanscombe, Kent, DA10 1AD
  • Telephone: 01322 242011
  • Email: talent@latrust.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.