SEN Teacher

REACH, Hatfield Rd

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Job Ref No. ECC0-152 Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: £30,000 - 40,000
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 20/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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SEN Teacher

Contract type: Full time
Salary: Dependent on experience
Closing Date: 16/04/2024

Interview date to be confirmed. Interviews will be held during the school
day, this will include a formal interview and teaching observation.

At Woodend Farm School we believe every child deserves a quality first education,
regardless of background or need. We believe that school should be an environment
where a child feels safe, secure and is provided with nurture by professionals that are
invested in them. We believe in developing positive and trusting relationships.

Our values are grounded in a determination to be the change we want to see in the world, through
passion, commitment and integrity. We want to plant seeds of kindness and compassion
in a generation that will help them develop resilience and hope to fulfil their own destinies.
Our success therefore will be measured by the impact we have on the children we work

Job Description
At Woodend Farm School our vision is to develop a creative sensory curriculum that
enables children to flourish whilst providing them with opportunities in a safe and
structured environment to meet their unmet developmental needs surrounding their
social, emotional, and mental health. To take children from being Survivors to Strivers to
Thrivers. As a SEN Teacher you will be part of this exciting opportunity to work in a new
school specifically designed to support students' individual educational needs.

Teaching and Learning Responsibilities
1. Plan and teach inspirational, specialist and highly differentiated lessons
using a thematic curriculum approach
2. Make accurate and productive use of assessment to promote good
3. Provide a stimulating and well-structured learning environment suitable for
pupils with SEMH, ASD, communication difficulties
4. Develop a bespoke, topic-based curriculum that meets the academic,
special, and personal development needs of pupils in KS1 and KS2.
5. Keep abreast of developments in the National Curriculum and work with
colleagues to establish the overall curriculum for the school including
outdoor learning
6. Play a full and active role in the development of the school including
individual and whole school improvement
7. Participate in and take responsibility for your continuing personal
professional development
8. Support the school through developing consistent approach to behaviour
management, teaching, and learning, marking, assessment etc. following
relevant school policies
9. Promote pupil progress through the effective deployment and coordination
of support staff including mentors and learning facilitators

1. Contribute to the accurate and appropriate use and maintenance of up-todate recording systems including those related to attendance, behaviour,
progress and learning etc.
2. To undertake annual reviews and contribute information to students'
undergoing EHCP process
3. To communicate with parents about everyday issues and achievements
4. To be responsible for a specific class and the registration of students
5. Demonstrate a critical understanding of strategies, processes, and
developments within SEND and reflect this understanding in daily practice
6. Carry out any other duties appropriate to the level expected of a teacher
within a specialist provision
7. Take reasonable care of the health and safety of yourself, other persons,
and resources whilst at work
8. Co-operate with the leadership and management of the school as far as is
necessary to enable the responsibilities placed upon it under the Health and
Safety at Work Act to be performed e.g., operate safe working practices
9. To be responsible for carrying out the appropriate duties set out in your job
10.You will be expected to carry out your duties in line with our school's
policies, procedures, and relevant legislation. You will be made aware of
these in your appointment letter, statement of particulars, induction,
ongoing performance management and development
11.You are required to promote and actively support the school's
responsibilities towards safeguarding. Safeguarding is about keeping both
our students and yourself safe and protecting young people from harm,
neglect, abuse, and injury. It is about creating safe places, being vigilant
and doing something about any concerns you might have. It isn't just about
the very old and the very young, it is about everyone who may be

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of School
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Class Learning Facilitator

In order to be shortlisted for this post, you will need to demonstrate, using examples in
your personal statement, that you meet the criteria listed below. Competence may be
demonstrated through knowledge, experience, skills, abilities, education, training, work,
and other activities.

Employee Specification Criteria Essential/ Desirable - Identified

● Excellent classroom practitioner with a clear understanding
of how children learn - Essential
● Knowledge of effective curriculum development in EYFS process
KS1 and KS2 - Desireable
● Ability to work and plan as part of a team - Essential
● Ability to use a range of classroom management and
teaching strategies to engage pupils and promote progress - Essential
● Skilled in the use of nurture and outdoor learning or able and
committed to developing these skills in a shot amount of time - Desireable
● Excellent understanding of assessment and target setting -Essential
● Ability to differentiate teaching to support all pupils and their
SEN - Essential
● Knowledge of SEND - Essential
● Ability to mentor Teaching Assistants, ETC's and apprentices
and complete relevant paperwork - Essential

● Recent experience of teaching children in the primary phase - Desireable
● Experience of working with pupils who have social,
emotional, and mental health difficulties - Essential
● Experience of topic-based planning and assessment - Essential
● Experience of nurture provision and outdoor learning - Desireable
● Experience of planning and monitoring personal learning
package - Essential
● Experience of implementing intervention strategies to
support pupils - Essential
● Experience of liaison and co-operation with other
professional agencies - Desireable

● Qualified Teacher (QTS or equivalent) - Desireable
● Commitment to continue professional development - Essential
● Evidence of recent INSET - Desireable

● Ability to work flexibly and co-operatively as a member of the
school team - Essential
● To be positive, sensitive, resilient, enthusiastic, trustworthy, process
respectful of confidentiality and promote a good image of the
school in the wider community - Essential
● Willing to participate in additional school activity, and
involvement in the wider life of the school - Essential
● Good organisational skills yet flexible and motivated in
attitude to respond to the changing needs of the school - Essential
● A commitment to the whole school philosophy and a desire
to continually strive for improvement- Essential
● Have a full driving license and a vehicle available for work
purposes including the transportation of pupils - Desireable
● Willingness and ability to undertake Essex Steps training and
work within "good practice" guidelines using a range of
positive handling strategies, gradual and graded, involved in
holding, guiding and escorting safety, from least intrusive to
more restrictive holds - Essential
● Willingness to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring
Service check and an Asylum & Immigration check. Please
note that a conviction may not exclude candidates from
appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment
process - Essential
● Willingness to take on the core values of our school in every
aspect of their work and develop a Thrive Approach to
dealing with behaviour- Essential

NOTE TO APPLICANTS: You will only be shortlisted from the details in your personal
statement if you demonstrate that you meet all the essential criteria (marked Essential).

Information about the School

We believe in investing in people. As professionals in the helping profession, we believe and aspire to offer a better future to those children, young people and families we work with. Success for us means unleashing the potential of each individual we engage with, so they can grow and develop each day, to be better versions of themselves. Our values are grounded in our determination to be the change we want to see in the world, through passion, commitment and integrity. We want to plant a seed of kindness and compassion in a generation that will produce resilience & hope and enable them to fulfill their own destinies.

Our success therefore will be measured in the lives we changed through REACH.

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.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Kevin Quantrill
Unit 3 & 4
Josephs Barn
Woodend Farm, Hatfield Rd
Witham, CM8 1EH
Telephone: 01376526326

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