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Teacher of the Visually Impaired

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 13 

Salary:TMS /UPS + SEN points - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, Leicester, LE3 8RA 


Closing date:27 October 2019 at midnight 

This post is 0.4 FTE / 13 hours per week (Teachers T&C's)
Salary is TMS / UPS + SEN points appropriate to experience and qualifications; in line with Teachers T&C's.

  • To have caseload responsibility for a number of pupils with visual impairment where appropriate.
  • To support families, settings, schools and FE colleges to include and make provisions for children and young people with a visual impairment, SEND.


  • Degree Level Qualification

  • Qualified Teacher Status with DfE number.
  • Evidence of further training and development in the field of special educational needs.
  • Appropriate specialist mandatory qualification- mandatory qualification for teachers of children and young people with vision impairment or equivalent
  • Experience working directly with pupils with a visual impairment and special educational needs and disabilities to improve outcomes and support inclusion.
  • Experience of involvement in team development and review.
  • Experience of working in partnership with settings, schools, other support services, statutory and voluntary agencies to improve outcomes for pupils with a visual impairment and SEND.
  • Knowledge of the local authority's statutory duties with regard to children and young people with SEND.
  • Knowledge of effective teaching and learning assessment, strategies and resources to support the attainment and inclusion of pupils with a visual impairment and SEND.
  • Knowledge of the needs of children and young people with a visual impairment and SEND and their families.
  • An understanding pf the responsibilities for safeguarding children and young people.
  • The ability to priorities and respond positively to potentially stressful and/or challenging situations.
  • Ability to manage own caseload effectively.
  • A commitment to improving outcomes for children and young people.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - able to relate positively to students, parents and other professionals and establish effective working relationships within a range of educational settings.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities and the ability to apply this to all situations.
  • Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the equality act 2010.
  • Ability to travel to temporary bases, such as schools, homes, touch-down bases etc.



This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check for regulated activity (includes a barred list check).
Please see the full Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page for more information.
For informal enquires please contact Kirsten Jansen, TEL: 0116 305 9400  EMAIL: kirsten.jansen@leics.gov.uk  OR Julie Grafton-Reed, TEL:  0116 305 9400 EMAIL:  julie.grafton-reed@leics.gov.uk

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.

If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk


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