One Temporary TEACHER - Well Being class
MPS & 1 SEN Point
Ref. ED 50051750
Closing Date: Friday 13 Nov 2020
Contract type: Temporary up to August 31, 2021 to start January 2021. (or ASAP)
Working hours: Teachers’ Pay and Conditions
School: Lakeside Primary School
Grade: MPS plus 1 SEN point.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Lakeside Primary School for an enthusiastic and committed teacher who has experience of working with pupils who have emotional and well being difficulties. This post will commence ASAP and will be based in the Wellbeing Class.
Lakeside is an inclusive school which provides excellent care, support and guidance for pupils between the ages of three and eleven. We host a Wellbeing Class for the local authority. The Wellbeing class provides small class provision, within a supportive and encouraging environment, for Foundation Phase pupils who have Emotional Health and Wellbeing (EHW) Needs. The pupils attending the Wellbeing class will be referred from other schools within the authority. During their time in the Wellbeing class, the pupils will integrate into mainstream classes and their home school as appropriate.
The Governing Body is seeking to appoint one teacher who has significant experience of working with pupils with Emotional Health and Wellbeing Needs in either specialist provision or mainstream primary schools.
The post requires a level of specialist expertise, together with excellent interpersonal skills. It would offer an excellent opportunity for individuals who wish to extend and enhance their professional development within the field of EHW.
Successful applicants will:
• be highly motivated, able to show initiative
• demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills
• be adaptable, resourceful with a good sense of humour
• be able to work as a part of a dedicated team
• improve the learning outcomes and wellbeing of pupils with Emotional Health and Wellbeing Needs
The successful applicant would be an integral part of Lakeside staff supporting the school in meeting their responsibilities to pupils with EHW in line with the Graduated Response. The role will also include working in collaboration and close partnership with the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Team in the Local Authority and with local schools. As part of the role, you will travel across the city to support pupils in their mainstream schools and attending meetings.
This post is subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Checks.
This vacancy is suitable for post share.
For an informal discussion or further information, please contact the Head teacher, Rachel Mitchell.
Please download or print off the application form by selecting the “Apply Now” button.
Due to our current interim working arrangements, we are unable to provide recruitment packs through the post.
Application forms should be completed in full and emailed:
Closing Date: Friday 13 Nov 2020
Interviews will be held on Monday 23 November.
We welcome applications in both English and Welsh.
Internal candidates who wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis must obtain approval prior to application using Form SEC1 (4.C.081). Requests may only be approved by the relevant Chief Officer or senior nominated officer graded no lower than OM2 or in the case of schools based staff the Headteacher / Governing Body.
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.