Specialist SEND teacher
‘Pace’, an innovative and ground breaking children’s charity and independent school, are seeking to appoint a Specialist SEND Teacher. The role presents the opportunity to work in a highly supportive specialist and child centred environment.
This position would suit someone who is passionate about meeting the needs for children with SEND who would like to develop their specialist skills whilst working as part of an incredibly skilled and supportive team.
Experience working with children with a physical disability such as cerebral palsy is preferable but not essential, due to the high quality induction training offered to all new Pace staff. Transferable skills such as experience working with children who have complex needs or PMLD would be an advantage.
The ideal candidate will be someone who prides themselves on their communication skills and their ability to work as part of a team.
What is Pace?
Pace is an independent organisation that provides first class education, therapy and support for children aged 0-18 with cerebral palsy, related sensory motor disorders and development delay, and support and guidance for their families. Our aim is to lead the way in the delivery of innovative and effective educational and developmental provision that focuses on the development of independence skills in all areas, while recognising that every child is different and has unique potential.
Our highly specialised child centred approach makes sure that each child, and each family, gets the support they need. We are also leading the way with our early intervention services for babies and infants.
Our work does not stop with the children and families. We aim to continue developing our collective expertise with colleagues and professionals in the field of disability, by participating in research, and by sharing our best practice through our first class training and outreach activities.
Pace School Services
At Pace we provide a nurturing, positive and dedicated environment that encourages our children to develop, progress and be the best that they can be. We also welcome Parents, children and staff into a supportive community that celebrates the child’s achievements and successes.
Our highly skilled transdisciplinary teams of therapists work in close collaboration with teachers to provide a fully integrated curriculum and a rich, individually tailored learning environment for every Pace child.
The Pace environment is one of ‘total communication’, whereby no child should ever be denied the opportunity to communicate or initiate communication whether verbally or via other means for non verbal children such as AAC (augmentative and alternative communication.)
To read more about the Pace approach, please click here.
About the role
The role of specialist teacher at PACE entails applying and adapting conventional teaching skills and pedagogical understanding in order to deliver a broad a balanced academic curriculum within the PACE integrated curriculum framework.
As a highly specialist setting, a teacher at PACE will need to be creative, flexible and innovative in their planning and delivery of the curriculum both through academic programmes and through transdisciplinary input into all programmes delivered throughout the day.
Unless decided otherwise by the senior management, the teacher will be the lead professional within class groups of children, with responsibility for team leadership and co-ordination of the day.
Teachers at Pace are offered the opportunity to take responsibility for the co-ordination of a curriculum area/areas, in agreement with the Lead Teacher and Headteacher.
Training and CPD
All Pace staff benefit from intensive high quality specialist induction training throughout their first year, accompanied by supporting mentoring and supervision.
Specialist induction training modules include:
- Integrated Curriculum training
- Manual handling / Posture and movement
- Sensory integration
- Cerebral palsy
- Conductive education
- AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)
- Safe eating and drinking
Pace offer a supportive mentoring and supervision system which invests in the individual and their continued professional learning journey.
Visits are welcomed and encouraged. Further information is available via our website www.thepacecentre.org
Tel: 01296 392739 / 01296 614287
A later start date could be considered for the right candidate to facilitate their notice period if necessary.