The Role: SEMH Key Stage 1 and 2 Teacher
You will be a qualified teacher with the ability to plan and teach to Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils. There will be significant gaps in the pupils’ knowledge and understanding which will need to be addressed and planned for. There is a real onus on teaching life skills which help to enhance their values, learning and interests as well as specialist 1:1 support. As a Class Teacher, you will be working closely with a range of support staff both inside and outside of the classroom. (Max class size: 8 pupils with support).
- Teaching all areas of the primary curriculum;
- Taking responsibility for the progress of a class of primary-age pupils.
- Organising the classroom and resources to encourage a positive learning environment.
- Planning, preparing and teaching lessons that cater for a range of needs within the class.
- Motivating pupils with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation.
- Maintaining discipline.
- Preparing and marking work to facilitate positive pupil development.
- Meeting requirements for the assessment and recording of pupils' development.
- Providing regular feedback to parents/carers on a pupil's progress.
- Leading on a specific area of the curriculum which impacts the whole school.
- Working with others to plan and coordinate work.
- Keeping up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum.
- Organising and taking part in school events, outings and activities.
- Liaising with colleagues and working flexibly.
- Working with parents/carers and school governors to maximise their involvement in the school.
- Meeting with other professionals (e.g. education welfare officers, educational psychologists etc).
- Carry out any other tasks as agreed by the SLT.
Wandle Valley Academy is an SEMH school in Carshalton dedicated to pupils across all Key Stages with Social Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH) and part of the Parallel Learning Trust. Some pupils have associated difficulties and can express severe and complex social and behavioural needs. A background and interest in working with SEMH children and young people is essential.
Our school recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where pupils are respected and valued.
The offer of the post is subject to statutory clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service and a successful induction/probationary period. The appointment will be subject to two satisfactory references, one of which must be from the candidate’s most recent employer. Although the post may be offered, the appointment cannot be confirmed until references are received.
Wandle Valley 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.