Early Years SEN Teacher, Kirklees

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Southgate SchoolKirklees

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS + SEN1
Contract term: Maternity Cover

Early Years SEN Teacher (fixed term contract for 1 year to cover maternity)

To commence 3 September 2018 and is on a fixed term basis to cover the maternity leave of the current job holder.  It is not expected to go beyond 31 August 2019.

Southgate School are looking to recruit an Inspirational Early Years SEN Teacher for a nurturing special school. We recently relocated into a newly refurbished school and are set to expand, this is an exciting time to join us, we can offer a range of opportunities for development. 

Our Y1-3 provision requires a nursery setting approach using continuous provision in a very personalised way to meet the needs of pupils with developmental ages ranging from 18 months to 3 years.

The successful candidate will:

  • be committed to our whole school nurture approach
  • need a strong grasp of a wide-range of communication strategies, including signing, visuals, PECs, AAC and autism aware approaches
  • have a passion for children's learning and wellbeing
  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to work as part of a team
  • be positive, calm, sensitive and tenacious
  • deliver learning, especially for vulnerable learners, in an imaginative variety of ways that promote fun and enjoyment
  • have Team Teach training or the equivalent, and be calmly confident about managing behaviour, focusing on the use of de-escalation and emotional support
  • be committed to the safeguarding of children.

Having the ability to offer a specialist lead in Numeracy or Literacy would be an advantage.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

Applicants who would like to visit the school, please contact our Business Support Office.

Tel: 01484 504544 or email office@southgateschool.co.uk

Visits will be available Thursday 19th and Friday 20th April.

To apply for this job, please download and complete the application form attached.

Application forms should be returned to Josephine Hallas, Business Manager at office@southgateschool.co.uk or to Southgate School, Southfield Road, Almondbury, Huddersfield, HD5 8TG by Friday 20th April 2018.
Shortlisting will be Friday 27th April 2018 

(Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the School).

Interviews will be held on 11th May 2018



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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Southfield Road, Almondbury, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 8TG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1484 504544
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