Class Teacher - Chellow Heights Special School




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Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of Chellow Heights Special School.

Chellow Heights Special School would like to appoint a Class Teacher to join our expanding team to work in small classes of pupils in a special school setting. The successful candidate will be an outstanding practitioner with passion and commitment to make a difference.

We are looking to recruit teachers who are experienced in working with children with a range of special needs. The post will be based at our West site. You will work as part of a team of specialist staff to contribute to the effective and efficient teaching and learning of pupils with additional needs and will:

  • Teach and support pupils in a special school setting with reference to their education, social and emotional development liaising with colleagues, parents/carers and other professionals
  • Support the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people by adopting an attachment aware and trauma informed approach to all practice. Applying agreed strategies for managing wellbeing including classroom management that fosters a nurturing and Emotion Coaching approach

Please read the following notes before completing the Application Form. If you require assistance with this form please contact the school.

Please note: we do not accept CV’s.

As we follow Safeguarding regulations, all gaps in employed must be explained.

Read ALL enclosed information, particularly the Job Description and Personnel Specification before completing the form.

Give all the information you can about yourself and tell us why you think you are suitable for the job. Please indicate how you meet the requirements of the Personnel Specification in the specific sections provided on this form.

You must provide at least TWO referees, one of which must be your present or most recent employer. If you have not previously been employed, give the name of someone who knows you well. Please do not give the name of a relative.

The personnel specification describes the job requirements on which the short listing and selection decision will be based. To be selected for an appointment you must be able to show that you meet all the ‘essential’ requirements for the post. The very best candidates are most likely to also meet the ‘desirable’ criteria. To ensure that the short-listing panel can make a proper assessment of your suitability for the post, please ensure that the application shows how you meet the requirements set out in the personnel specification.

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Chellow Heights is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful staff will be requested to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check and where applicable a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants as part of our overall vetting checks.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974.  The amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (amended 2013 and 2020)) provides that when applying for certain jobs, certain spent convictions and cautions are protected and they do not need to be disclosed to employers. If they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website and further information about filtering offences can be found in DBS filtering guide

To apply, go to Prospects Online website.