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Class Teacher (SEN)

Easton Hill Road, Thornbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS35 2JU
New Siblands School
Full Time
Main Scale or Upper Pay Scale plus SEN Allowance
31st March 2023
Start Date
1st September 2023
24th April 2023 09:05 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
1st September 2023
  • Contract type: Temporary
  • Contract length: 12 months
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1323744

Class Teacher (SEND) temporary contract to cover maternity leave 01.09.23 to 31.08.24 (or the earlier return of the post holder)

We are seeking an enthusiastic, committed and creative Class Teacher who enjoys teaching pupils with profound and multiple learning disabilities and a range of other special education needs. We are looking for a teacher who:

- Has passion and commitment for our vision and values

- Is an excellent classroom practitioner with high aspirations for pupils

- Has a deep understanding of the needs of pupils with SEND

- Is organised, resourceful and positive

- Enjoys working as part of a team and leading the class team

- Has resilience in an exciting and dynamic environment

About our school

New Siblands is a joyful and exceptional special school with a strong, caring and committed team. We cater for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Learning is holistic, creative and engaging, designed to bring out the best in every pupil and support them to be as independent as they can possibly be, by exploring concepts and developing skills in a range of contexts. Our pupils tell us that they enjoy coming to school and love learning here. We are part of Enable Trust; please visit our website for more details about our exciting vision of promoting the special school voice within the system, and for raising standards for pupils with learning difficulties.


- Competitive salary and generous pension

- Working in small classes as part of a strong and supportive team

- A well equipped and resourced school in a nurturing and vibrant environment

- Free employee assistance programme

- Excellent training, development and career opportunities

- Dedicated central trust support team

Essential criteria

- Proven track record of very strong teaching

- Understanding of the needs of pupils with a range of SEND

- Highly skilled at differentiating teaching for learners with a range of needs

- Experience of a variety of assessment to inform pupil progress

- A team player with a collaborative ethos

- Experience of working with children of different ages and learning needs

- A good communicator

- Has the skills and attributes of nurturing, tolerance, acceptance, creativity, adaptability and integrity

- Able to use a range of IT to support teaching assessment and planning

- Experience of working with a range of class support staff

Desirable criteria

- Qualifications related to working with pupils with SEND

- Experience of working in a specialist setting, e.g. special school, resource base, alternative provision

- Experience of leading a subject or area in a school

- Experience of working closely with parents/carers

- Experience of working with other professionals, e.g. social workers

Tours of the school are strongly encouraged. Please contact the School Office.


Safeguarding Statement:

New Siblands School 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.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
New Siblands School

New Siblands School

Part of Enable Trust

Enable Trust