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Class Teacher

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Organisation:Oak Field School 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 28 

Salary:MPR/UPR + 1 SEN Point - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Oak Field School, Wigman Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 3HW 


Closing date:26 March 2020 at midnight 

Contract Type: Permanent
Salary Details: MPR/UPR + 1 SEN Point
Working Hours: 28 hours per week
Oak Field School is a Special School for 168 pupils aged 3 – 19 with a wide range of learning difficulties (SLD, PMLD, ASD and CLDD) and/or physical disabilities, including complex health needs, sensory needs, and some challenging behaviours linked to disability. This is a permanent, full-time post, and we are seeking to appoint for an Autumn Term 2020 start, or earlier, as appropriate.
This post would suit a teacher with a strongly evidenced interest in SEN. This could be an experienced teacher, a recently qualified teacher, or an NQT; please apply only if you have QTS, or will have achieved this by August 2020. Applications are welcome both from Primary and Secondary teachers - as an all-age school we have considerable flexibility. Key Stage/class placement is reviewed annually, and by consultation, both to meet the school’s need and to provide opportunities for CPD.
We are an extremely active, lively and welcoming school, committed to giving all our children and young people the best possible opportunity to engage in learning, achieve, make progress, and maximise their communication, choice-making and independence skills. We have high expectations of the children, young people and ourselves, and we appreciate and celebrate our achievements fully.    The school’s 3 OFSTED inspections (February 2018, March 2014, and February 2011) have all judged the school to be Outstanding. The school is a member of the Nottingham Schools Trust (NST), and holds a number of national awards and accreditations, including Basic Skills Quality Mark, Arts Mark Gold, Career Mark, the International School Award and Healthy Schools Award; we are also a Global Learning Programme Expert Centre.    We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, proactive and hard-working teacher who is an outstanding classroom practitioner and is committed to improving outcomes for children and young people with SEN and/or disability and their families. Each teacher has responsibility for leading a curriculum area across the school.
The successful candidate will be:
• Committed to developing personalised learning, curriculum and assessment for children and young people with SLD/PMLD/ASD/CLDD, using a wide range of teaching strategies, resources and assessment tools.
• Committed to developing subject leadership within an SEN setting
• Able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of how children and young people learn and develop, and of the pastoral role in this context.
• Highly motivated and flexible, and committed to developing own, and others’, CPD.
• Creative, innovative and quick to learn.
• Able to demonstrate excellent initiative and organisational skills.
• Keen to lead, and to join, a committed, hard-working and supportive team.
• Committed to partnership working, both within school and with outside agencies.
• Passionate about their role in improving outcomes and life chances for children and young people with disabilities.
An understanding of child development and experience of, or strongly evidenced interest in, teaching children and young people with SEN is essential - further training in aspects of Special Education will be provided, as appropriate. The school is organised in to 3 Phases (EYFS/KS1,
7-14, and 14-19), has particular strengths in the Arts, PE and Sport, PSHE and WREL, and a particular commitment to extra-curricular enrichment, including outdoor learning and adventure, and residential visits.
A commitment to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is essential, and the successful applicant will be required to have an enhanced DBS check carried out prior to commencing employment.    Since Oak Field is a unique specialised educational setting within the city of Nottingham, we strongly advise that before you apply for this post you arrange to spend some time at the school experiencing a couple of different classes – please allow at least 1 hour for this visit. This opportunity is available on most days in the weeks beginning Mon 09, Mon 16 and Mon 23rd March at 9.30am or 1.30pm.
Please telephone Alison Kane (Office Manager) on 0115 915 3265 to book your visit.
If you are unable to make one of these visits, we strongly suggest you book an informal conversation about this post with Laura Wyatt or Matthew Riley (Deputy Heads) before you apply; there might also be some flexibility about a visit during school hours at an alternative time.
To apply for this job role please visit our Eteach page – Eteach reference number: 1095870
Applications close on: Thursday 26th March 2020 at noon
Provisional interview date: Thursday 2nd April 2020

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