Teacher of Visually Impaired
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 1443
  • Published: Wed 21/09/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/10/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Greater London

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Teacher of Visually Impaired

Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired. Full Time, Permanent, MPS + SEN 2

Post available from January 2022 or as soon as possible

The Sensory Service is a well-established and highly effective specialist team within a unified Specialist Education Support Service. They work with children and young people from birth to 25. We work with families in the home, with settings, schools and colleges to promote effective inclusion.

We are looking for someone who is a committed and enthusiastic qualified teacher of the Visually Impaired to join a developing team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing direct and advisory services for students with visual impairment in mainstream and special schools. They will need to have excellent oral and written communication skills and understand the barriers to access arrangements and learning that children and young people with a vision impairment face and how these barriers may be overcome. Specialist knowledge and experience in SEND and vision impairment is essential. The post holder will need to have an ability to challenge, motivate and inspire teachers, teaching assistants, parents/carers and professionals across the Children and Young People’s Service. A commitment to inclusive education for all students with visual impairment is required.

A commitment to Newham’s inclusive education policy and furthering equal opportunities for people disadvantaged in terms of race, gender and disability are essential.

The successful candidate will be offered:

  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of our developing team as we build our service to best meet the needs of our children and young people to allow them to reach their full potential .
  • A rich and rewarding environment in which to work
  • A qualified teacher of the visually impaired will be awarded SEN allowance 1 or 2

Should you wish to discuss the post further please contact Raj Mistry, Group Manager by email on raj.mistry@newham.gov.uk or Amanda Coles,Head of Vision Support, mobile number (07773668291) or amanda.coles@newham.gov.uk Specialist Education Support Service , Sensory Service, London Borough of Newham E13 9NB

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Closing date for applications: 16th October 2022

Interviews: 17th  October 2022

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