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Job details
Employer Fir Tree Primary School and Nursery
Location West Berkshire
Salary TLR2 plus 1 SEN point
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts Required from Summer Term 2017

Fir Tree Primary School and Nursery wishes to appoint an inspiring teacher with extensive knowledge and experience of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) to manage our new local authority resourced provision for pupils on the Autistic spectrum. The post holder will take the operational lead within the unit, and work successfully with mainstream staff to promote the achievement and wellbeing of the pupils based in the resource.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development of a new ASD resource and you will be fully involved from the start to ensure high standards are set and achieved. You will need excellent leadership skills and the ability to create a clear vision for the unit as well as the skills to develop the pupils to their full potential.

The Unit will be complete by December 2017, the successful candidate will work with the Headteacher and the ASD Unit at our partner School, Trinity, to shape the provision for the new unit and gain an insight into the values and ethos of the Trust.

We invite applications from colleagues who:

  • Have the skills to develop and lead a successful specialist unit
  • Have a strong track record of outstanding teaching
  • Have high expectations of pupils and experience of raising achievement
  • Can contribute to all pupils in the continued growth of the Newbury Academy Trust

If you feel that you have the experience and drive for this role we would like to hear from you. Application is by letter to Mrs L Dove, Headteacher and application form, the latter including the names and addresses of two appropriate referees. The letter should outline your previous experience and your vision for establishing a successful ASD Unit within the school.

To discuss the post further, please contact Jane Seymour: tel: 01635 519783 or Rhian Ireland: tel: 01635 503646.

Application details can be obtained from Mrs Dougal on 01635 42129, by email to or visit the school’s website  

This School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Closing date: Monday 5th December 2016 - by mid-day
Interviews: Before the end of term

Fir Tree Primary School and Nursery,
Fir Tree Lane,
RG14 2RA
Tel: 01635 42129 Fax: 01635 230484

Locations and contacts

Fir Tree Lane
RG14 2RA
United Kingdom
+44 1635 230484