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SEN Teacher and/or possible Faculty Leader for PSEW - Castle Wood School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

What is the job role?

SEN Teacher and / or possible Faculty Leader for PSEW

TMS/UPS with SEN allowance and / or TLR for leading a faculty

Permanent starting Easter 2023 or September 2023

Castle Wood is an outstanding special school.  We have 160 primary aged pupils with a broad spectrum of need - PMLD, SLD, ASD, social and communication difficulties, and some complex behaviour challenges.  We are passionate about teaching and learning and making a difference in children’s lives.  Our vision is “Together, children first” as we recognise that everyone has a part to play in our pupils fulfilling their potential.  Ofsted have judged us ‘outstanding’ in our last two inspections, recognising the warm relationships and the progress children in our school are making.

Our Governing Body is seeking to appoint highly motivated, enthusiastic, positive and inspirational SEN Teacher with a “can do” attitude who has a drive to work with children with complex learning needs. The successful candidates will have experience of working with special needs children, ideally with Autism and be keen to demonstrate innovation and excellence in their classroom practice.  They will have high expectations of themselves and their pupils, being someone who can engage and challenge students with complex learning needs to develop a lifelong love of learning and fulfil their potential.  An understanding of Early Years principles would be beneficial as we use these across all ages in our school.   You will be teaching children who have complex needs including ASD and sensory difficulties. 

In addition to the role of Teacher, for the right person and experience we currently have the opportunity to lead the PSEW (Personal, Social, Emotional and Wellbeing) faculty across the school.  For further information on this additional responsibility, please contact the school on 024 7670 9060 and ask for the Headteacher or Deputy Head.

We are looking for enthusiastic dynamic Teacher with:

• vision and a thirst to deepen knowledge and practice.

• personal skills and qualities required to form positive relationships with colleagues, parents, and carers.

• ambition for themselves and their pupils

• resilience and flexibility

The successful candidate will:

• have an appreciation of the importance of Safeguarding children.

• have evidence of a commitment to continuing professional development

• have knowledge of current educational developments in teaching and learning, particularly in relation to pupils with special educational needs including Autism

• have knowledge of Planning, Assessment, Recording, and Reporting for pupils with a broad spectrum of need

• have the ability to work in partnership with outside agencies in order to meet pupils’ needs.

• have knowledge and understanding of behaviour management skills and strategies, both theoretical and practical, required by staff to manage challenging behaviour effectively.  Experience of working in a special school is desired. 

• have knowledge of effective assessment and target setting for pupils with learning difficulties

• have current training in team teach / safer handling skills

In return, we will provide:

• Fabulous, warm and enthusiastic children

• A happy school with a welcoming and supportive team

• Personalised continuing professional learning

• Choice to take PPA and or leadership time off site

• Staff workwear

• Free tea and coffee and water facilities,

• Free on site car parking

• Opportunities to work with experts from a range of disciplines

• Supportive governors and parents.

School visits are available upon request, please contact Sandra Docherty to arrange on

Please see below an application pack available to download.  Completed applications should be returned direct to the school at

Closing date: Tuesday 21st March 2023 – 12.00 noon

Interview date: Thursday 23rd March 2023

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share.  this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake. an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.

Who are we looking for?

Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

Coventry City Council

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