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Specialist Teachers for Hearing Impaired (2 posts)

UPR plus SEN allowance
Ref: SCC01106

Post 1: 32.5 hpw.
Based at Bungay High School, Suffolk. This is a new teacher of the deaf role hosted by a school with a strong inclusion philosophy. Your daily base will be at the school however there will be occasional travel to the Riverside SCC building in Lowestoft.

Post 2: 37 hpw. This is a countywide post. The corporate base to be negotiated dependent on home location.

You will be employed by the local authority and be part of the CYP Sensory and Communication Service. The service provides education and social care services to children and young people with a sensory impairment or communication need across Suffolk. It consists of a multi-disciplinary team that includes education consultants, teachers, social workers, and a variety of support staff. The team provides specialist support for 0-25 years of age for children and young people with hearing, visual or multi-sensory impairments as well as those with speech and language difficulties.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for qualified teachers of the deaf to support deaf and hearing impaired learners in Suffolk. Qualified teachers who are deemed to have the relevant experience and skills and who are prepared to undertake the necessary training may be considered. This is a varied role and you could be providing support and advice across the key stages to children and young people with significant hearing loss as well as monitor the effectiveness of the provision made by schools including those with a Statement of Special Educational Needs / EHC plan plus provide specialist teaching advice to both specialist and mainstream schools.

You will develop fully inclusive approaches for deaf children and young people and you may manage some staff that could include: a BSL/English Interpreter, communication support staff, and Sensory Support Practitioners. You will monitor individual deaf learner progress in-line with school based systems, conduct relevant language assessments and you could take a lead role in training.

If you would like any further information and an informal discussion, please contact Sheila Hackett, Education Consultant for Hearing Impaired Children and Young People on 07894 599110 or Sara Brierton, Education Consultant for Hearing Impaired Children and Young People on 07912 596976.

Apply online at or call 0345 601 4412 quoting the job ref. SCC01106.

Closing date: 1pm, 14 May 2017
Warner interview date: 23 May 2017
Interview date: 23 May 2017

Appointments will be made allowing notice by 26 May 2017 in order to start the appointment September 2017.

This authority 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. DBS checks required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council – welcoming diversity.