Specialist SEN Teacher - Whipton Barton Federation

Thank you for taking the time to consider applying for the post of specialist SEND teacher in our federation. We are at an exciting period in our schools’ journey. We have been part of the values-driven Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust since March 2019 and are committed to delivering TWMAT’s main aim of “transforming lives through learning.”

Our federation is fast gaining a reputation as a place where pupils with additional needs are supported in an exemplary way. Led by an outstanding SENDCo, we have built a team of SEND professionals who work very effectively alongside children, teachers and parents to deliver the very best provision for those pupils with SEND. We are now expanding this provision, having been selected by DCC to provide an eight-space resource base for children with communication and interaction difficulties. We expect this to be operational from January 2022 but want to employ the teacher who will be leading this provision before this in order to fully prepare. The successful candidate will work alongside our SENDCo in the second half of the autumn term 2021 to do this.

The SEND Teacher will work under the guidance of the SENDCo to provide high quality education and personalised provision for pupils with specific leaning difficulties linked to communication and interaction. This will be a lead role with line management responsibility for a team of SEND teaching assistants operating from the resource base and within our personalised provision.

The recruitment process is as follows:

Visits to Whipton Barton Potential applicants are invited to visit our federation on the following dates. You will be able to meet our SENDCo, Executive Headteacher and some of our SEND teaching assistant team. Available visit dates are:

 Wednesday 23rd June at 4.30pm  Thursday 24th June at 4.30pm

If you would like to book a visit, please email our lead administrator, Andrea Gambie on recruitment@whiptonbarton.org stating which session you would like to attend.

In your supporting statement, we would like to get a sense of you as a teacher and what you would bring to our federation. We will look positively on applications that address how you would successfully develop our SEND provision, particularly in relation to communication and interaction. References to your experience and successes will also be welcome. We are not interested in generic job applications. We are looking for a teacher who wants to teach and lead at our schools out of choice.

Closing date and selection for interview The closing date for applications is midday on 30th June. Please email your application to recruitment@whiptonbarton.org Shortlisting will take place that afternoon and successful applicants will be notified by email on that day. This will be followed by written confirmation.

Interviews We will be holding interviews on Monday 5th July. We will send successful applicants details when invited to interview.

I hope we have provided you with enough information about our schools to enable you to make an informed decision to apply for this exciting post. If so, I look forward to receiving and reading you application.