Teacher in Charge of the Hearing Impaired Resource

Qualified Teacher of the Deaf
KS1 & KS2
Full time – Required January 2020
MPS to UPS1 + TLR 1 + SEN 2 Allowance (depending on experience)
(UPS2/3 considered for the right applicant)

The Hearing Impaired Resource at Emmbrook Infant and Junior Schools are looking to appoint a Qualified Teacher of the Deaf to lead our Hearing Impaired Resource Base which runs across both schools as one provision. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of teachers of the deaf and specialist learning support assistants in a provision which uses total communication to meet the needs of young people, who are deaf, within a mainstream setting. Signing skills are therefore essential.

The role involves responsibility for the organisation and the delivery of support for hearing impaired pupils and the line management of the resource base team. The successful candidate will need to have the right skills and professional knowledge to support staff to improve outcomes for CYP who are deaf, and to work across two schools to build the schools’ capacity to meet the needs of learners who have a hearing loss. The role will involve leading the delivery of training and high-quality direct specialist teaching, assessment, support and audiological management.

The school has a successful record of inclusion and has close links with the Berkshire Sensory Consortium (BSCS) who lead the peripatetic service within Berkshire.

The successful candidate will need to have a thorough knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and the ability to work operationally and strategically with the school leadership team and with other professionals in an ever changing educational and technological landscape.

We would like to appoint a teacher in charge from January 2020 who has a good knowledge of the national curriculum and a genuine enthusiasm and commitment for working with hearing impaired children of all abilities, and to continue the excellent provision currently delivered within our hearing impaired resource unit. You will be joining and leading committed and enthusiastic teams at both schools who have considerable experience.

The ideal candidate:

  • will have a flexible approach to meeting the individual needs of each child
  • is highly motivated and would like to be part of our small, hardworking school family
  • has excellent communication and organisational skills
  • is committed to team work and maintaining high standards
  • has high expectations for pupils’ achievement, progress and behaviour

In return we offer:

  • welcoming and supportive schools
  • supportive and friendly teams of staff and governors
  • A strong ethos based on shared values and high expectations

Visits to the schools and informal conversations with the Head Teacher are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please call Emmbrook Infant School on 0118 978 4259.

For an application form and job description please visit https://emmbrookinfantschool.co.uk/category/vacancies/ or contact Mrs J Barrett, at finance@emmbrook-inf.wokingham.sch.uk

Applications will be considered on receipt and interviews can be arranged at short notice.

Our schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.