Meadowbank Special School
Belong, Inspire, Flourish
Post Title: Class Teacher
Post Ref No: ED2028
Salary: MPS plus 1 SEN point
Contract Type: Permanent
Start Date: September 2021
The Governing Body are seeking to appoint an experienced and inspirational class teacher who will continue to build on the existing excellent standards at Meadowbank Special School.
Meadowbank is a small, friendly special school for pupils aged 4-11 supporting pupils with a wide range of complex learning needs including autism, global delay, general learning difficulties, physical / medical needs and developmental language disorder. This role is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing school with a focus on a total communication approach.
Applications are welcome from candidates who have proven SEN teaching experience especially within the special school sector:
The successful candidate will have:
• the ability to inspire and work with the whole school team to raise standards;
• the ability to lead and contribute to the school’s ethos of care and support for every
• the capacity to listen and communicate effectively with all partners, further developing our close relationships with parents, carers and the community.
• have significant experience supporting pupils working within the Foundation Phase who have Additional Learning Needs (ALN), especially those with DLD and social communication needs.
In return, the school can offer:
• Children who are a delight to work with and who make the most of every opportunity;
• A team of professionals who are mutually supportive and who always go the extra
mile for the pupils, each other and the school;
• An enthusiastic and supportive Governing Body who strive for excellence.
If you would like to discuss this exciting opportunity please contact the Headteacher, Claire Hardy At Meadowbank School .
This vacancy is suitable for post share
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
Please download or print off the application form by selecting the “Apply Now” button.
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 Claire Hrdy for a discussion.
Due to our current interim working arrangements, we are unable to provide recruitment packs through the post. Completed application forms should be returned direct to the school by the closing date.
Claire Hardy (Headteacher)
Closing date: Friday 5th March 2021 at 12 noon.
Shortlisting: Monday 8th March 2021
Interview/Assessment dates: Monday 15th March 2021
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.
Application forms should be completed in full and returned to;