Maternity Cover Class Teacher - SEN, Hertfordshire

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Watling View SchoolHertfordshire
Date posted:
Start date: Monday 24th February 2020 or ASAP after that
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS (Fringe Allowance) + SEN Allowance
Contract term: Maternity Cover

Watling View is a Good (Ofsted, 2016) maintained special school for children and young people aged 3-19 with severe and profound learning needs including autism such as complex physical disabilities, high health needs, and sensory impairments and associated communication and learning needs.

This position is for maternity cover only. The position will terminate when the existing post holder returns to work after their maternity leave of up to 12 months.  

We are looking for a class teacher who:

  • Has a passion for teaching and learning
  • Are outstanding practitioners
  • Has energy and drive, who can develop and deliver personalised learning for each child, lead a team of teaching assistants, lead in professional meetings and discussions and contribute to whole school developments.
  • Are committed to their own professional development
  • Have a positive attitude to their life, their work and their colleagues as well as the children and families they work with.
  • Are self-motivated, but collaborative, sharing and open, who look for solutions rather than problems
  • Has experience of working in an SEN setting

We are proud of our:

  • Extraordinary pupil
  • Innovative, dedicated staff
  • Excellent support and encouragement from Governors and the Senior Leadership Team
  • Varied and superb quality professional development (CPD)
  • School community that continually strives to improve
  • Ethos of focusing on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all pupils and staff

We can offer you

  • 91 amazing children and young people
  • Great teaching assistants
  • High quality CPD
  • A warm, positive environment
  • A supportive team
  • A school that continuously seeks opportunities to improve
  • Membership to Herts Rewards, our employee benefits scheme including discounts and cashback for high street shops and online shopping
  • Subscription to our comprehensive Healthcare and Wellbeing package
  • Generous pension provision
  • Optional Childcare Vouchers scheme
  • Annual Occasional Day
  • Various staff social events during the academic year
  • Free on-site car park

The Successful Candidate will:

  • Model outstanding classroom practice
  • Be passionate about ensuring that pupils get the very best education at all times
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Motivate and support colleagues and work collaboratively with professionals from a range of outside agencies
  • Have a range of people management skills and an ability to tackle issues and be accountable and responsible for decisions
  • Have some experience of working with pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)

Watling View is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to satisfactory clearance of enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, including the barred list, as well as all other pre-appointment checks in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (2019).

Please contact the school office for further information and to talk to the Head Teacher.

Applications can be made online at or you can contact the school office for an application pack.

Please do not send CV’s without a completed application pack as they will not be considered.

Visits to the school are highly recommended. Please call Jo Roberts on 01727 850560 to arrange a visit and you can visit our website

Watling View is a Good School (Ofsted June 2016) for children and young people aged 2-19 with severe and profound and multiple learning needs, including autism.

For more information and to apply online :

Closing Date: Monday 20th January 2020 at 12.00pm
Shortlisting Date: Monday 20th January 2020
Interview Date: Friday 24th January 2020

Watling View
St Albans
01727 850560

More about Watling View School
Address: Watling View, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 2NU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1727 850560