Lead Teacher of Visual Impairment Resource Unit, Eltham

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Stationers' Crown Woods AcademyEltham

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + Inner London Allowance + TLR2d
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Stationers' Crown Woods Academy are looking to appoint a Lead Teacher of Visual Impairment Resource Unit. This role will suit a qualified teacher who is experienced in working with students with SEND in either mainstream or specialist provisions.  We are looking for an enthusiastic practitioner who is qualified to work with VI students, or willing to undertake a fully funded Masters level course. This role is suitable for those already trained within a VI capacity, or a strong secondary teacher willing to train as we can support our successful candidate with this.  Our appointed candidate will continually receive support from the central council VI service. 

The Faculty of SEND and Inclusion supports pupils by helping them to develop key skills required to access mainstream education. The Faculty works collaboratively across the Academy to ensure that all pupils are able to access and enjoy all aspects of Academy life. You will have to opportunity to be part of an amazing team that is committed to changing lives and positively transforming our local community.  This is an exciting time to consider joining us so please take a close look at the role details.  If you feel you have the necessary attitude and experience then we would love to hear from you.

About the role:  The successful candidate will be expected to work with students who have a visual impairment.  They will lead the designated specialist provision and support mainstream teachers to differentiate work to meet the needs of VI learners.  You will adopt a flexible approach and be a highly motivated and resilient practitioner.  You must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of legislation and guidance relating to SEND, and be able to effectively communicate information to staff.  Our successful candidate must have a truly positive approach to inclusion and have a clear understanding of the strategies used to develop inclusive practice in schools and settings for pupils with VI.  Please consult the Job Description by clicking here for further information. 

Working at Stationers' Crown Woods Academy:  Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy joined our Trust in 2014.  The campus incorporates nine buildings which include four home schools each serving 450 pupils and students, a Design, Technology and Creative and Performing Arts School, a Sport & Community Education Centre and an Inclusions Hub.  Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy is delighted be part of Leigh Academies Trust who, with the Stationers’ Company and Ravensbourne, will enable the new Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy to enhance our provision and develop a Digital Curriculum fit for the future.

Our objective is to be a flagship Academy where every pupil not only achieves their full potential but also feels an integral part of the organisation. An Academy where no child feels lost and no child is left behind. An Academy where the bonds between parent, teacher and child are so secure that failure is not an option. The unique community that we have built ensures that young people achieve their ambition in a caring environment where they are the centre of all that we do.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at Academy level 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 will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation. 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.  It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers.  For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages

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. 

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More about Stationers' Crown Woods Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: 145 Bexley Road, Eltham, London, SE9 2PT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8850 7678
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Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy is a 1,560-pupil secondary school with a sixth form. It is a non-denominational establishment that educates students aged between 11 and 18. The coeducational school is based in Eltham, London and was converted to acad...