Western Learning Federation (WLF)
Cardiff CF5 5AQ
Executive Headteacher: Mr Wayne Murphy
Post Ref: ED50265211
Class Teacher – One Year Temporary, Maternity Cover,
Secondment Opportunity considered
(plus 1 or 2 SEN points depending on experience)
Required from September 2021
Western Learning Federation (WLF) is comprised of three special schools. The position will be primarily based at Woodlands School (Special School). However, the newly appointed member of staff would be employed by the Federation. Woodlands School is a special school which works with a broad range of pupils working from P4 to National Curriculum Level 2 between the ages of 11-19. Woodlands is seeing an increase in the numbers of pupils with complex needs and Autism.
We are seeking to appoint a self-motivated, self-disciplined colleague who is driven to do the best they can. In return, our school is a positive and energetic place that feels good about itself. Our pupils are taught in an encouraging atmosphere surrounded by the aspirations and opportunities that allows them to develop as highly competent, resilient and determined young people.
Woodlands is looking for a class teacher who values the success of their colleagues as much as their own and whilst setting high standards for behaviour, ensures that every pupil is treated with respect and feels included. Our team is supportive of each other and innovation is encouraged with talents and ideas nurtured. We create a safe learning environment for all who work here. Our Leadership Team strive to create a no-fear culture where open and honest self-reflection is expected for improvement and where excellence and going the extra mile is rewarded.
This is a role for visionary practitioners with interest and experience working with pupils with ALN, who are excited about the future of education in Wales and the development of our new school build with a state-of-the-art setting.
If you are excited about the possibilities and share our vision for an excellent school, then we very much welcome an application to join us.
The successful candidate will:
• Have knowledge and experience of working with children with Additional Learning Needs
• Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Contribute to the ethos and values of our school
• Have commitment, be highly motivated and be able to contribute to our dedicated and enthusiastic team
• Be an excellent classroom practitioner who inspires and leads children to reach their full potential through high quality learning experiences
• Have compassion
• Be adaptable, resourceful and innovative
• Be dynamic and inspirational
• Be committed to ensure that each child will succeed
• Be an excellent communicator who will inspire children, parents and staff alike
• Have sound knowledge of the Curriculum
• Be willing to lead a subject or an area of the Curriculum
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
This vacancy is suitable for post share.
Due to our current interim working arrangements, we are unable to provide recruitment packs through the post.
Completed application forms to be emailed or post to Chris Street, Admin Manager, c/o Woodlands School, Western Learning Federation, Vincent Road, Ely, Cardiff, CF5 5AQ.
Closing Date: Monday 19th April 2021 – 12 noon
Shortlisting: Tuesday 20th April 2021
Interview date: To be confirmed
Due to the current COVID -19 circumstances the interview process for this role maybe held on a virtual basis using an appropriate online platform. If you have any concerns around your ability to participate in a virtual interview process please contact the school for a discussion.
We are offering a question and answer session with our senior leaders via Teams on Monday 12th April at 4pm and Wednesday 14th April at 3pm. Please contact the school if you would like the link to participate. There are links on our YouTube channel and our website if you wish to look at our school via Minecraft or our Virtual tour.
Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.
As an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity. Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented individuals including those:
• aged under 25;
• not in employment, education or training;
• from our local communities including in particular disabled individuals, carers and those from the Cardiff BAME and LGBT+ communities;
• ability to communicate fluently in Welsh.
Woodlands High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.