Specialist Teacher for Complex Communication Needs Specialist Resourced Provision, Dorset

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

West Moors Middle SchoolDorset

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS plus SEN allowance
Contract term: Permanent

Can you celebrate all learning – where seemingly small steps are huge progress?

Can you motivate a student who finds social interaction a challenge?

Are you ready to take a risk and believe in a student?

Chameleon HQ is a Specialist Resourced Provision for 10 children, which is part of West Moors Middle School and is dedicated to improving the education of children with Complex Communication Needs. Children within the SRP access a suitably modified mainstream curriculum either working in the base or supported within a mainstream class. The base is supported by a specialist HLTA and a further team of support staff. The Specialist teacher will work in close collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team and SENDCO to review pupils’ EHCPs and other targets and liaise regarding the overall running of the SRP.

You should be able to demonstrate:

  • Previous experience of working with pupils with Communication Needs, Autism and ADHD in an educational setting.
  • Ability to develop strong professional relationships with the young people who have complex needs and have often experienced significant difficulties in previous education settings
  • Creativity, compassion and dedication to take on additional professional development
  • Skills in planning and preparing learning activities to support the development within the National Curriculum and improve Social Communication.
  • Willingness to work with a therapy team to deliver activities to meet communication, social, sensory, physical, emotional and behavioural needs
  • Ability to document young people’s progress using photographs and written reports
  • Expertise to react calmly to challenging situations and behaviour and demonstrate the resilience needed to support children with high levels of anxiety. Develop guidance to support others to manage behaviour in a positive way.
  • Experience in communicating frequently and effectively with colleagues and families about the needs of the children and regularly reviewing strategies and practice as their needs change.
  • Aptitude to use your own initiative to meet young people’s varying and complex needs.


Closing Date: Monday 20th May
Interview Date:  Thursday 23rd May

For an informal discussion about the post please contact the Assistant Head & Specialist Provision Leader.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and acceptable references.

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More about West Moors Middle School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 9 - 13 years
Address: Heathfield Way, West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 0DA, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1202 872474
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