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Complex Learning Needs Resource Base Teacher




Castle Mead School

Closing date:

Monday 14th October 2019 at 9.00am

Interview date:




Role overview:

The Mead Academy Trust is a family of schools within Trowbridge and Melksham area, with a reputation for excellence and disciplined innovation. Castle Mead School is a mainstream school with a nursery and opened in September 2014.

We are seeking to appoint a Resource Base Teacher at Castle Mead due to the expansion of our Resource Base.   The Resource Base offers provision for children with Complex Learning needs who have Educational Health Care plans.  For the successful candidate, this exciting role offers the opportunity to be part of a high performing collaborative team working to ensure outstanding practice is achieved.

We believe that children only get one chance to experience childhood, and that they have an absolute right to the highest quality of education.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a track record of shaping practice around the following principles;

  • Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured;
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments
  • There is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers; and
  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates

We are seeking applicants who are:

  • Confident practitioners, demonstrating high expectations of achievement and behaviour
  • Has a good understanding of Special Learning Needs, including ASD, ADHD, Global Delay, Attachment, Physical and Speech and Language needs
  • Committed to Inclusion
  • Passionate about providing memorable learning opportunities for all children within a creative, inspiring curriculum
  • A sound understanding of the importance of creating an engaging environment which supports continuous and enriching provision to enhance teaching and learning
  • Flexible, with a strong commitment to teamwork
  • Keen to share and develop leadership skills and expertise
  • Experience in teaching across the primary age range including Early Years
  • Committed to the highest standards of learning, teaching, planning and assessment
  • Able to support children to become independent learners who take a lead in their own learning
  • Experienced in working alongside multi-agency professionals
  • Developing a communication rich environment including knowledge about alternative communication systems such as Makaton and PECS
  • Able to use ICT to support special needs
  • Energetic, warm and caring

Successful applicants will be committed to The Mead Academy Trusts vision, purpose and values and keen to continue their professional learning.

About the Mead Academy Trust