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SEN Teacher - Old Town Infant School and Nursery

Job Introduction

Fixed Term September 2024 until August 2025, initially

Hours: Full-time,  Monday-Friday

Old Town Infant School & Nursery has a busy, thriving and positive atmosphere with impressive facilities and resources. We are looking for enthusiastic, responsible candidates, who enjoy working with children, possess good inter-personal skills and have a desire to support pupils to progress with their learning. We can offer you access to high quality CPD and the opportunity to join a large, creative team. The school is part of the Coastal Learning Partnership Multi Academy Trust; a vibrant, collaborative Trust of twenty schools working together around shared goals, values and aspirations. 

We have a unique opportunity to recruit a SEN Teacher to work in a specially designated resource provision with small groups of pupils who have complex needs including challenging behaviour.

The purpose of this role is to plan, oversee and review SEN provision for vulnerable learners across the EYFS/KS1. The successful candidate will work closely with the Headteacher and SENCo. 

The successful applicants will be:

    Experienced in SEN provisions. 

    Experienced in Infant School Setting or EYFS.

    Passionate about meeting the needs of vulnerable learners.

    Able to inspire, motivate and support pupils and staff and achieve outstanding outcomes.

    Able to bring energy, vision and enthusiasm to the post but also be a calm, empathetic, approachable character.

    Ambitious and keen to seek further development.

This post is not suitable for ECTs.

For further details about these bespoke roles or to arrange a visit, please contact the Operations Manager, Martine Whittle on 01202 673966. Candidates are also encouraged to visit our website: for further information about the school. 

External Candidates: Please send a completed application form to:  

Closing Date:    Sunday 30th June

Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 8th July 2024 

To comply with our statutory safer recruitment practices and obligations, we are unable to shortlist incomplete applications. Please ensure you include a full employment and education history, details of two referees and explain any gaps in employment. CVs will not be accepted from external applicants.

Coastal Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate that they meet the essential elements of the person specification and will be subject to pre-employment checks including a health check, and Enhanced DBS check, Child Barred List check and satisfactory references. We will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination a person who will not on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern. Applicants are advised that it is an offense to apply for the role if they are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

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