We are a Federation of two Outstanding schools for pupils with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, some with associated autistic spectrum disorder. Manor Mead is our Primary School in Shepperton for 4-11 year olds; our Secondary School, Walton Leigh, for 11-19 year olds is in
Walton-on-Thames. Successful candidates will enjoy the benefits of The Federation of Manor Mead and Walton Leigh Schools, which provides valuable opportunities for sharing of best practice, excellent professional development support and career progression.
We have a unique opportunity for an experienced PMLD teacher to head up two classes of our more complex students at our Secondary School, Walton Leigh. The successful candidate will have a strong and detailed understanding in this area and will coordinate the lesson planning and preparation, teaching and assessment of the classes. You will also be responsible for line managing support staff and ensuring that all the necessary specialised training is in place.
You will be supported by a senior teaching assistant and a team of teaching assistants and more widely by a senior management team with many years’ experience and an excellent understanding of the rewards and challenges of teaching in a special school. You will also be collaborating with therapists, specialist teachers and other professionals to support our pupils’ diverse needs and enable them to learn and make progress. You will have responsibility for a curriculum area which will be agreed on appointment, as well as holding a TLR.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Following the procedures recommended to safeguard children, we will be taking up references if you are shortlisted for an interview. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check.
To arrange a visit please telephone the School Office.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Application Closing date * : Wednesday 18th March 2020 at 9am
Interviews : Monday 30th March 2020 (or earlier by mutual agreement)
Starting Date: 1st September 2020
Salary: MPR/UPS + Fringe + SEN1 allowance (£2,209 pa) + TLR (£2,757 pa)
Walton Leigh School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to demonstrably share this commitment.
Walton Leigh School believes that it is always unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children.
We will provide staff and volunteers with guidance to follow when they suspect a child may be experiencing abuse or may be at risk of harm. We will work co-operatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Annie Paget (Head of Secondary School).
The Deputy DSL is Neil French (Deputy Head of School).
The Governor with responsibility for child protection is Elizabeth Wood-Dow.