Closes 07.03.21

Team: Hearing Impairment Team, SEN Support Services (SENSS)
Salary range: MPS/UPS + relevant SEN Allowance + TLR 2(1)
Work location: New Marston Primary School, Oxford City
Hours per week: 1.0 FTE (32.5 hours)
Contract type: Permanent (Teachers’ Pay and Conditions)
Start date of post: 01 September 2021
Closing date: 07 March 2021
Interview date: W/B 22 March 2021

This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The post holder has individual responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people s/he is responsible for or comes into contact with in line with local authority (LA) safeguarding procedures.

About us
The Hearing Impairment Team is part of the wider Special Educational Needs Support Services (SENSS) in Oxfordshire. You’ll join a well-established team that is highly regarded by educational settings and other services and organisations.
Teachers of the Deaf work across Oxfordshire and with children and young people from 0 to 25, their families and settings. The SENSS Hearing Resource Base at New Marston Primary School in Oxford is part of the continuum of provision offered by the Hearing Impairment Team within Oxfordshire.

About the role
This post is based in the Central (City of Oxford) area team in the SENSS Hearing Resource Base at New Marston Primary School in Oxford.
An experienced teacher is sought to lead the specialist provision for deaf children in the SENSS Hearing Resource Base at New Marston Primary School in Oxford commencing September 2021. The resource base supports children in the school from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6. The wider SENSS service provides additional specialist support. The post holder leads a resource base team of teachers and support workers and works closely with colleagues from health and other services.

About you
You will be a skilled and experienced teacher with a good knowledge of how children and young people learn and how this can be facilitated in the classroom. You will have a broad and experience-based knowledge of special educational needs and disability. You will also have good people management skills and experience of leading a team.
Ideally you will be a Teacher of the Deaf holding the mandatory qualification or be training towards this, but we are also interested to hear from experienced teachers with team management skills who are willing to undertake the mandatory training for Teachers of the Deaf.
A clear commitment to inclusive education and an ability to work effectively as part of a multi-agency team is essential. Many of the children currently supported by the resource base use sign in their communication; knowledge and experience of using BSL and SSE would be an advantage.
You will have excellent communication, organisation and management skills and be creative, resilient, reflective and solution focussed.

How to apply

For a link to the full job information, selection criteria and online application form on the Oxfordshire County Council website, please click on the following link

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