Post Title: Class Teacher - Temporary
Post Ref No: ED50253182
Salary: MPS plus 1 or 2 SEN points (depending on experience)
Contract Type: Temporary (Maternity leave)
Start Date: November 2020
temporary until Whitsun 2021
The Governing Body are seeking to appoint an experienced and inspirational class teacher for the temporary maternity cover of the permanent post holder. It will continue until July 2020 or the resumption/resignation of the permanent post holder, whichever is soonest. The Governing Body reserves the right to prematurely end your employment (or to withdraw the offer of appointment if your commencement date has not passed), where circumstances determine it necessary to do so. If the original post holder decides to return to work earlier than originally stated, then the temporary post will finish earlier than originally planned”.
Meadowbank is a small, friendly special school for pupils aged 4-1. We support pupils with Developmental Language Disorder and have recently widened our admission criteria to also accept pupils with a range of complex learning needs. The role is within a small mixed class (Years 2/3/4) for pupils who have speech, language and communication difficulties.
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 Foundation Phase pupils 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.
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 Hardy for a discussion.
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.
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.
This vacancy is suitable for post share
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
Application forms should be completed in full and returned to;
Claire Hardy (Headteacher)
Closing date: Wednesday 7th October at 12 noon.
Shortlisting: Thursday 8th October (afternoon)
Interview/Assessment dates: Monday 19th October 2020
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.