Classroom Teacher

Castledon School, Wickford
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Job Ref No. ECC7045-250 Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: MPR/UPR (fringe school)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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Primary or Secondary Teacher at Castledon School (Primary/EYFS knowledge beneficial or subject specialism within Secondary)

Classroom Teacher - Primary or Secondary Required: September 2024

Full or part time hours considered

Teachers' Main/Upper Pay Range (fringe)

Would you like to be part of a community and progress your career within a school that is passionate about every individual child as well as their families?

Are you ready to embrace the opportunity to be part of a passionate leadership team, committed to unlocking potential through our core values of compassion, opportunity, achievement and recognition, connection and belonging, and hope?

We are a School dedicated to empowering young people with SEN to reach and unlock their potential. If you are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of young people with special educational needs, and thrive in a dynamic environment where you can help shape the future for young people, we invite you to be a part of our team and make a difference!

We are currently seeking a passionate and committed teacher to join our dynamic team. As a teacher at Castledon School, you will play a crucial role in helping pupils achieve their full potential from primary phase through to key stage 5.

Ideal candidates will have:
· A magic wardrobe - you possess a magical wardrobe filled with endless possibilities for engaging students. Just like selecting the perfect attire for an adventure, you skillfully choose from your repertoire of teaching methods, ensuring each lesson is captivating and memorable.

· A superhero suit - Picture yourself as a superhero, clad in a suit of resilience and adaptability. Like a true hero, you rise to any challenge, utilising your superpowers to overcome obstacles and inspire students to reach new heights

· A lightning rod - You can serve as a lightning rod, attracting and harnessing the sparks of innovation that drive progress in education.

· A treasure chest - Imagine yourself as a seasoned explorer, wielding a treasure chest brimming with an array of teaching wonders. From engaging games to interactive simulations, each treasure within your chest sparks curiosity and transforms mundane lessons into thrilling quests for knowledge

Why Castledon School?
Join a community dedicated to empowering young people with SEND, making a positive impact on their lives and shaping their future. As part of our team, you'll benefit from:

· Groups of learners between 10-14

· A dynamic and collaborative teaching environment

· Career progression opportunities within a passionate school community

· A commitment to professional development with excellent CPD opportunities

· Special Education Need (SEN) Allowance - currently £2539

· Involvement in a highly effective multi-academy trust

· A range of wellbeing initiatives


To apply for the role please download the application form from the vacancy page on, completed applications should be submitted to CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

You must complete the application form fully and give details of all employment, training and gaps in employment since leaving secondary school to the present day. Any additional information, which you wish to bring to the notice of the selection panel should be included in your letter of application (supporting statement). Please ensure you say why and how you meet the criteria from the person specification in your letter of application. Full job description and person specification can be found at the end of this pack.

Shortlisted applicants may be screened prior to interview by checking social media sites. The purpose of such screening will be to ascertain whether a candidate demonstrates appropriate conduct, behaviour and suitability for employment in a school environment.

Closing Date: 14th April 2024
If you have any queries, wish to discuss the role informally or undertake a visit to the Trust, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or telephone 01702 426707.

We look forward to receiving your application. You will be notified of your application status within two weeks of the vacancy closing date.

Safeguarding Children & Young People

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are therefore expected to behave in such a way that supports this commitment. Appointment to this post will be subject to the following satisfactory pre-employment checks:

· Health

· Identity

· Relevant work qualifications

· Right to work in the UK

· Barred List Check (previously List 99)

· Disclosure & Barring Service Check (for all staff and volunteers)

· References

· Childcare Disqualification Declaration Check (relevant Primary School posts only)

Information about the School

Castledon School is a Special School for pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties and additional complex needs from Year 1 - Year 14.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Juliet Winsor
Bromfords Drive, Wickford
Essex, SS12 0PW
Telephone: 01268 761252

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