We currently have a vacancy for a Class Teacher.
Applicants must have a passion for meeting the needs of learners with SEND. We are seeking motivated, resilient practitioners, with a growth mindset who place learners at the heart of what they do, always seek to develop their practice and strive to ensure the best possible outcomes for all in our community.
Springside School is a generic special primary school which caters for 120 learners aged between 3-11 years of age. Springside is co- located with Hamer Primary School in a purpose, built setting which opened in 2007.
The Headteacher and her Leadership Team alongside the Governors of Springside School are seeking to appoint a teacher with at least 12 months experience of teaching in a Special School environment:
We believe in supporting our learners to be independent, to enjoy every element of their lives, to achieve more than they can imagine. We believe in challenging the ‘we have always done it this way’ mind-set, together as a community. We work with our learners to be as independent as they can be to ensure they have a feeling of self-worth.
We work together as a large family, because we all have occasions where we need support and help, accepting and seeking this is a sign of strength and we model this to create an ethos of tolerance and support.
We have a professional learning culture in which we utilise the latest research, experience of our existing excellent staff, internal and external CPDL to ensure we are constantly reflecting on our practice and enhancing our provision. We support our staff to seek to develop themselves on an ongoing basis. Opportunities for personal progression are regularly available, encouraged and supported. We actively encourage coaching as a support mechanism.
As a generic special school catering for 120 learners aged 4-11 years, we have 3 phases to ensure we provide a specialised and personalised curriculum.
Our Experiential Phase is predominantly for our learners with profound and multiple learning difficulties often alongside complex medical needs. In this phase activities and sessions are planned carefully to engage the learners so that areas of exploration, realisation, anticipation, persistence and initiation can be observed.
Our Exploratory Phase is predominantly where our learners with social communication difficulties learn, which can present as challenging behaviour at times. In this phase developing the use of functional expressive communication is central to learning. Independence is always encouraged through a tiered system of adult modelling, sabotage and reducing adult support.
Our Investigative Phase is predominantly where our learners who’s learning difficulty is their primary need. Developing understanding and expression of feelings and emotions is central to learning, we offer a needs-based curriculum, where appropriate, using elements of the National Curriculum in a carefully tailored approach. Each utilising and developing learner’s skills to encourage investigation, expression and independent learning. Each learners' capabilities are considered, and individual needs are fully met, educationally, socially, emotionally and physically.
We welcome applications from mainstream teachers or teachers with SEND experience.
Visits to the School are welcomed.
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If you have any further questions, please contact Jackie Anderson (School Business Manager) at Springside School 01706 764451.