Specialist Teacher for Inclusive Practice
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/16898
  • Published: Tue 07/09/2021, 9:28 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/09/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £26,948 - £42,780 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

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Specialist Teacher for Inclusive Practice

The starting salary for this role is £26,948 per annum.

Specialist Teacher for Inclusive Practice – NW Surrey

We are looking for an experienced teacher to join our friendly, dynamic and forward-thinking team.

We are a welcoming, supportive service, ready to nurture your professional progression and continued development. Each day brings a fresh challenge, with the opportunity to work alongside colleagues who share a passion for improving the learning outcomes for pupils with SEND, value each other’s ideas and who problem solve together. 

Job Details

One full time permanent post (part-time may be considered), based at Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7QQ. We support schools in Runnymede, Surrey Heath and Woking.  Much of our time is spent in schools with some element of office and home working.

Teachers’ Pay Scale TMS/UPS (£26,948-£42,780) plus 1 SEN Point (£2270)

About the Role

Are you passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable children?

Are you a qualified teacher with current experience of working with students on a mainstream SEND register who have additional needs? Do you have specific experience of working with pupils who have communication and interaction needs? Do you hold an additional qualification in this area?

Do you have experience and skills you would like to share with colleagues in schools?

Would you like to work with colleagues for whom reducing barriers to learning for pupils with SEND is a priority?

The role of Specialist Teacher for Inclusive Practice will present a unique opportunity for the right individual to use their knowledge, skills and experience to support local schools in the delivery of a curriculum that will extend the learning of pupils with SEND, across the key stages. 

As part of a team working with pupils from Early Years to Key Stage 4, no two days will be the same. Whether you are developing a school’s capacity to meet the needs of pupils with SEND through systemic work, delivering quality training, supporting the SEN department, modelling group work or following a consultation model around a pupil with complex needs, each new location gives you an opportunity to build effective working relationships which help schools to “narrow the gap”.  As a centrally employed teacher working for Surrey County Council, you will work in partnership with schools, families and other professionals delivering a quality service which impacts positively on outcomes for pupils.

You will be a qualified teacher with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Experience of working within a language unit attached to a mainstream school and/or an additional qualification in the needs of pupils with language and communication difficulties or SEND would be to your advantage. You will need to have a sound knowledge of current educational issues, the SEND Code of Practice as well as a clean driving license and use of a car for business purposes.

Next steps

To be shortlisted for interview to this post, your application and personal statement will clearly evidence:

  • That you have qualified teacher status, enabling you to teach in the UK.
  • Your prior experience in identifying and teaching pupils with SEND, in particular those with language and learning needs, within mainstream schools.
  • How your experience with SEND, within a mainstream school. will enable you to provide support to teachers on a range of additional needs.
  • Your understanding of current educational issues and the language, learning and SEMH difficulties that might impact upon a pupil’s ability to make progress in their learning.
  • Your current experience, skills and knowledge of supporting pupils with additional needs in language, communication and learning in mainstream schools.
  • Examples of how you have facilitated developments within a curriculum area to improve learning opportunities for pupils.
  • How you have supported the professional development of other teachers or teaching assistants.
  • The ways in which you promote active and purposeful links with parents and carers.
  • That you have a driving license and use of a car for business purposes.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 26th September 2021.

Shortlisting of applications will take place during the week beginning 27th September 2021, with interviews on Monday 8th October.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

If invited to interview you will be asked to deliver a presentation which addresses the following question: “A mainstream primary school has concerns that a pupil is not making progress and wonders if there are underlying language and communication difficulties. As a Specialist Teacher for Inclusive Practice, how would you identify the pupil’s barriers to learning? What adaptations and strategies would you recommend could be implemented within school to support the pupil’s access to the curriculum and improve their progress?”

Contact Details

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sally Wade (NW Surrey Lead Specialist Teacher) or Sally Phethean (NW Surrey Deputy Lead Specialist Teacher) on 01483 518130.  We look forward to receiving your application. 

Benefits

A mobile phone and laptop is provided.  Additional benefits are available for more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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