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SEMH Unit Class Teacher

Our Governors wish to appoint
2 class teachers 

In the new Kennet Valley Unit for children with Autism/SEMH
Teachers Pay Scale +SEND allowance

We are seeking to appoint 2 enthusiastic and outstanding class teachers to teach full-time from September 2024, working with children and young people with complex needs. Please see the full Job Description and Person Specification for more information.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be able to build a warm, respectful ethos with pupils, where every child’s efforts and achievements are valued, and take pride in these.
  • Be a good teacher who is reflective and always striving to improve and move forward.
  • Be enthusiastic, approachable and have an open and positive attitude.
  • Be both able and willing to share their own good practice and be open to developing this through implementing the advice of colleagues.

We are offering you:

  • The opportunity to work in a ‘good’ school
  • An experienced, friendly and supportive staff team.
  • A positive and caring ethos with children at the heart of all we do.
  • Enthusiastic children who enjoy learning.

Kennet Valley Primary School is an effective and inclusive school, with high expectations of all its children. We have a strong staff team, good relationships with parents and the local community, extremely supportive governors, and positive links with our Local Authority. There are good facilities as well as extensive grounds that provide a wide range of outdoor learning opportunities. This is a great opportunity for a hard-working individual, who is committed to the progress of every child.

The new unit will cater for small classes of children with Autism/Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. Teachers will work closely with the Unit Lead whilst still being part of the Kennet Valley Team. Applications are welcome from teachers already in special education as well as teachers in a mainstream setting with a desire to support children with complex SEND and an understanding of what this involves.

We are looking for one KS1 teacher and one KS2 teacher.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed, at the end of the day, by appointment. Please contact the office to make an appointment or request an application pack.

Kennet Valley Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment and is in line with the guidance in KCSIE. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-disclosure form. Successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks including online searches. We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery.

Closing date for applications Monday 11th March at 12 pm
Shortlisting on Tuesday 12th March
Interviews on Tuesday 19th March

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