Vacancy: Class Teacher (Complex Needs Resource Base)

River Mead School
Job reference
Closing date
9.00am on Friday 3 March 2023
Interview date
To be confirmed
Start date
17 April 2023 or 1 September 2023, depending on the availability of the successful candidate
Contract type
We will consider a temporary post for the summer term or a permanent position for the right candidate
MPS / UPS depending on experience
Applications for full and part time hours are welcomed
Lowbourne, Melksham SN12 7ED
Role overview
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic Class Teacher, who has an interest and passion for working with children with complex needs, to join our wonderful Resource Base team at River Mead School in Melksham. River Mead is a delightful school in Melksham, Wiltshire; and has an exceptional teaching team. This team, in conjunction with wonderful support staff, always aim to ensure children’s experiences are the very best they can be. Our children benefit from an exciting and engaging curriculum which has been developed to ensure that learning is sequenced in a logical and progressive way and is built upon a range of high quality children’s texts.

In order for the school to continue to grow and flourish, you will:
• Be inclusive, passionate, and principled. These are our Trust core principles, and everyone who works for us embodies these in their own unique way
• Demonstrate effective classroom practice, thorough planning and demanding expectations, including for children with SEND
• Have knowledge of the characteristics of effective teaching and learning for children with complex SEND
• Have experience of working with children with a range of SEND
• Be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the scope, structure and balance of the Primary Curriculum, including Early Years
• Have knowledge and experience of effective ways of working with parents/carers
• Have specific skills/interests that will add value to the school
• Have an understanding of the complexities of planning for personalised provision
• Be able to lead a subject throughout the school
• Work as an effective team member to ensure the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning throughout the school
• Promote consistent, positive behaviour for learning

You will need to be qualified to degree level and have either QTS, or a minimum of 2 years working on an UQT scale.

How to apply
Please refer to the candidate brief for details on how to apply for this role.
Other information
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. If you would like to arrange this, please call the school office on 01225 703428

What we offer

We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide:

  • An ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children in all of our schools
  • The rare opportunity to work and plan collaboratively with experienced colleagues across the Trust
  • A highly organised and very supportive team
  • High quality professional development opportunities from Day One, including a National College account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free
  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • Unlimited, free access to the Employee Assistance Programme which gives all our staff confidential support and guidance whenever they need it
  • Generous employer contributions to the Local Authority Pension Scheme 

Candidate Briefing Pack >

Application Form >
Equality & Diversity Form >

This role will involve contact with children and the post holder will be engaged in regulated activity relevant to children and will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed. 

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’.  These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

Please note that by submitting an application, you acknowledge that we reserve the right to view any publicly available information published online (including social media platforms) as part of our shortlisting process, in line with current KCSIE guidelines.

Child Protection Policy >
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