Lead Teacher - Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) Resource Hub

The Yorkshire and the Humber Co-operative Learning Trust (YHCLT)Kingston upon Hull

Lead Teacher - Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) Resource Hub
Salary: L1-L4 Leadership Scale £42,194 - £45,433
Contract Type: Full-Time
Permanent
Start Date: September 2021


The Yorkshire and the Humber Co-operative Learning Trust (YHCLT) was formed in September 2016 and is now responsible for nine schools across Hull; two secondary and seven primary. We are committed to ensuring that all of our schools have access to high quality support services to underpin the excellent work the schools do in educating our pupils. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a teacher who has experience of working in a special school or has experience of leading SEND or SEND provision in a mainstream school or who has significant interest in this area with a proven track record of supporting pupils with SEND in the classroom.  This will be a new challenge, leading the first ASC Resource Hub in a YHCLT primary school. 

 

The purpose of any resource hub is to work with children with an ASC diagnosis and EHCP to:

  • Increase access to mainstream classes over time and at a pace appropriate to the pupil.
  • Support access to a curriculum that encourages joy, interest, curiosity and which promotes the development of  communication and interaction skills
  • Supports the development of skills and strategies to manage social, emotional and mental health issues such as anxiety e.g. by use of self-regulation  strategies
  • Promote participation in cognition and learning as well as sensory and physical activities    
  • Develop confidence, emotional well-being and enjoyment in learning.


We are looking for a highly skilled professional to lead our provision that is being set up with support from Hull City Council and Northcott Special School to meet the needs of pupils where ASC is the primary need. 

We wish to appoint a motivated, skilled, resilient professional to direct and support a small, skilled team to enable pupils’ learning in the ASC Hub and to access learning in the mainstream classroom. The role is to lead the ASC Hub to deliver individual programmes of work and ensure quality support for pupils. The role extends to working in collaboration with relevant agencies to ensure outstanding provision and outcomes.  

Ings Primary School was judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted and the school offers ongoing support, guidance and development for all staff.


We are looking for a candidate who:

  • Understands the needs of pupils with ASC and how they best learn in an environment that supports their wellbeing with an aim that the pupils can be successfully integrated  into mainstream lessons for some or all of the week. 
  • Has excellent communication skills to work effectively with colleagues in the Hub, the school more broadly, the LA, parents/carers and agencies.
  • Has, or is prepared to undertake, the SENDCo qualification within the first three years in post. 


The role also includes:

  • Leading and holding accountability for a small team working in the provision, delivering a quality and bespoke curriculum.
  • Contributing to the school’s commitment to inclusive education. 
  • Providing regular and effective communication to all stakeholders.
  • Organising and leading regular meetings with parents/carers and agencies.

 

Should you wish to discuss this post informally, please contact Mrs Helen Harrison at harrisonh@yhclt.net who will be happy to arrange this. 

Closing Date: Sunday 11th April 2021 at 5pm

Interviews: Wednesday 14th April 2021

Please note, should you be invited for an interview, you will be required to prepare and present a 10 minute presentation - ‘My Vision for the ASC Hub at Ings Primary School’. This presentation must not exceed 5 slides and can be presented on powerpoint or GSlide.


We do not accept CVs - applications must be submitted using our application form.


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YHCLT is committed to Safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers as well as with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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