Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of Moor End Academy.
START DATE: ASAP
The successful candidate will join a large team of staff working at this Outstanding Academy in our Additionally Resourced Provision team who provide dedicated support for children and young people with Visual Impairments, their families and designated local mainstream schools.
Experience within Visual Impairment is not essential, as all training can be provided. We are looking for someone with experience of working in schools and the desire to develop their skills in the field of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Due to an increase in the numbers of students with visual impairment wanting to join our Additionally Resourced Provision we have a number of ETA positions available. We have full and part time positions available (term time only).
Students with VI within the Provision and from across the Authority are taught and supported by a combination of Qualified Teacher’s of Visual Impairment (QTVIs), specialist VI ETAs, braille and large print technicians, habilitation specialists and family support workers.
Students in the Provision are educated with a person-centred and proactive approach to inclusion and are part of the whole Academy community. The Provision offers bespoke curriculum approaches, individually matched to student needs. Students follow one of two pathways – mainstream alongside sighted peers or the achieve pathway, where students follow a primary based curriculum. ETAs are a key part of promoting access for students on both pathways.
Alongside the mainstream curriculum, all students with VI learn and develop through the additional curriculum that gives them skills to compensate for the barriers that their VI creates. There is a clear focus on preparation for adulthood and comprehensive support for transition to the next phase of education and life. This can include: habilitation, braille, specialist IT skills, independent living, advocacy and curriculum support in areas of need. Students also have access to adapted extra-curricular and leisure opportunities.
The successful candidate will join a large team of staff working at this Outstanding Academy in our Additionally Provision team who provide support for children and young people with Visual Impairments, their families both within Moor End Academy and local mainstream schools.
Moor End Academy is a very exciting school where the Resourced Provision is embedded into Academy life. If you want to develop your skills and knowledge of visual impairment and be part of highly rewarding, vibrant, successful and creative team who are not afraid to take risks, then we’d love to hear from you!
To apply for this role please follow the links below:-
Why join Moor End Academy?
Here at Moor End Academy we are committed to developing all staff within their roles and creating opportunities for further career progression.
The Academy uses Smartclinic as our cover insurer and included in this is a number of wellbeing benefits for all members of staff. These benefits include a stress counselling service, physiotherapy service, cancer support service and a 24 hour GP Helpline. Wellbeing Benefits including annual flu vaccinations, fresh fruit for staff, staff exercise classes and much more!
Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check via the DBS. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.