Teacher of the Deaf – PSD/PSHE – Blanche Nevile School for Deaf Children, North London

Closes 21.06.24

Phase: Secondary age range, although experience of working in the primary sector is welcomed and some teaching will be at the primary site.
Salary: MPS/UPS + Inner London Allowance + 1 SEN point
F/T or P/T: The role is currently 0.9 although full time is also acceptable.

Blanche Nevile School for Deaf Children, North London
We are an exciting, innovative and successful provision for deaf children aged 3 – 16. The Secondary school is co-located with Fortismere School, Muswell Hill. The Primary school is co-located with Highgate Primary School.

The school is on a journey to ‘Outstanding’ following a ‘Good’ Ofsted (February 2023).
“Pupils enjoy coming to this special school. They feel safe and they are happy. All pupils learn British Sign Language (BSL) as well as English. Communication threads through everything at the school. BSL is a vital and vibrant aspect of school life. Pupils and adults communicate throughout the day with humour and warmth.” (Ofsted 2023).

Teaching
We are looking for an excellent PSD/PSHE Teacher to join our skilled team of deaf and hearing staff. Other teaching specialisms are also valued by the school and could be considered within the successful applicant’s timetable.

Approach
We offer the best of both worlds through quality inclusion and small class specialist teaching with a commitment to a child centred, sign bilingual approach

The successful candidate will:
• have experience of teaching in the secondary phase
• have experience of working with children with SEND
• have high expectations and excellent planning and differentiation skills
• have knowledge of British Sign Language or a commitment to work towards a minimum of BSL Level 3
• have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

A Teacher of Deaf Children and Young People (ToD) qualification is desirable but not essential. However, the successful applicant would be supported to undergo training in due course to gain this mandatory qualification if they did not already hold it. This would be funded by the school. Additional support and training will be given as required.

How to apply

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss the role with interested candidates. Informal visits are warmly welcomed by appointment – please email [email protected]

For further information and an application pack please visit www.blanchenevile.org.uk

Completed applications should be returned to [email protected]

Closing date: 21st June 2024 at noon
Interviews: Week Commencing 24th June