Brackenfield School is an area special school for the South of Derbyshire, providing an exciting and relevant education for young people with complex needs including Communication, Moderate and Severe Learning and associated social, emotional, mental health needs. The Governors wish to appoint an excellent classroom practitioner to teach young people aged 4 to 16, ranging in ability from approximately P3i to National Curriculum Level 2 to some Functional Skills qualifications (mainly at Level 1 C-G Grades) across all subject areas. Developmentally pupils operate between 6 months and 7 years. This is for a 0.4 post which will be 2 days a week; of which 1 day will be a Tuesday – the other day can be agreed with the successful applicant.
Pupils in Brackenfield school are not chronologically age grouped and instead are grouped by need (cognitive, sensory, communication and social emotional/mental health needs), for this reason we encourage both primary and secondary colleagues to apply.
The successful candidate will be someone who can create and deliver stimulating lessons, have excellent assessment for learning strategies and know how to support pupils’ next steps in learning. The successful applicant will also promote the school ethos through high levels of expectation, being an adaptable team player, being attachment aware and able to encourage pupil independence. Applicants who have experience in working with pre-verbal children and are skilled in the use of PECs; intensive interaction and attention autism are especially encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will also demonstrate the ability to use ICT in an innovative and imaginative manner throughout the curriculum.
Brackenfield School is part of the Derbyshire Federation of Special Schools and the East Midlands SCITT programme, the successful applicant may have the opportunity to work alongside colleagues in other schools to improve practice and also work with new entrants to the profession.
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the Headteacher on: 0115 973 3710 to arrange an appointment.
The closing date for applications is on Sunday 29th March with interview date Thursday 2nd April.
Applications should be completed on line through the Derbyshire website.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be expected to undertake a criminal record check via the Criminal Records Bureau.
Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided