Teacher of the Deaf

Full Time - Term Time Only
Firbeck Academy, Firbeck Rd, Wollaton, Nottingham NG8 2FB
MPS/UPS (£24,373 to £40,490 per annum), plus SEN allowance and TLR 2b for 2 days (£4,656 pro-rata per annum)

Are you a Teacher of the Deaf who is looking for a new challenge? 

Would you like this great opportunity to ‘dip your toes’ in being lead of the Focus Provision (2 days a week) with the support of an experienced Lead Teacher of the Deaf? (With the possibility in the future of leading the provision full time). 

Do you have high expectations and are you committed to improving outcomes for deaf young people? Would you welcome the opportunity to be working within a well-established Primary Focus Provision, working directly with deaf pupils and their families? 

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced teacher who can provide an outstanding education and promote the inclusion of deaf children within Firbeck Academy. Who is committed to continual professional development and exploring innovative ways of working? 

The focus provision has been identified by OFSTED as being’ a strength within the school’ and we are looking for a dynamic committed individual to build on its success. 

Applications are welcomed from qualified teachers of the deaf, with level 2 BSL. 

The Successful Candidate will: 

• be a qualified teacher who holds the mandatory qualification for a teacher of the deaf
• have proven experience of teaching deaf children preferably in the early years, KS1 and KS2
• have an up to date working knowledge of the SEND code of practice
• have up to date knowledge and understanding of curriculum and assessment expectation in early years and primary settings
• be able to model language, spoken and in BSL, appropriate to the needs of all the deaf children or be willing to learn BSL.

Focus Provision for Deaf Children 

Firbeck Academy Focus Provision for deaf children specifically caters for the needs of deaf children as an integral part of the mainstream school. It provides support from a range of specialist staff that ensures the needs of the deaf pupils are fully met within the daily life of the school. The culture and ethos of the school promotes the inclusion and achievement of deaf children. The Focus Provision is staffed with 2 teachers of the deaf and specialist teaching assistants and has dedicated spaces for teaching and learning. 

Ethos and Values 

We are very proud of our school. Firbeck is a special place where we seek to meet the best interests of the individual children in our care. By providing a caring ethos within a wide range of learning opportunities, staff aim to enthuse children to enjoy learning whilst developing the skills which will support them in growing up to be caring, independent, responsible people and lifelong learners. 

The Trust 

The Nova Trust is a large Multi Academy Trust based in Nottingham. Our Trust is committed to providing high quality education to all our students, regardless of their backgrounds with our core goal being achievement for every child. Our schools cover both secondary and primary phases.

Our values are central to the positive ethos that we develop within our schools. This approach is focused on securing success for all our learners and providing them with the very best life opportunities. We believe nothing is more important than making a difference to children.

For further information about the post, please contact: Louise Burrows or Debby Cowley, Joint Lead Teachers of Firbeck Focus Provision at lburrows@firbeck.org.uk or dcowley@firbeck.org.uk, or Helen Duffy, Executive Head of Firbeck Academy at hduffy@novaeducationtrust.net. 

To Apply 

Please visit the vacancies section of the Trust website, http://www.novaeducationtrust.net, and complete an online application form. Visits are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 0115 9155739. 

The Nova Education Trust is committed to promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The Nova Education Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation. An enhanced DBS is required for this post.

Closing Date: Friday 25th September 2020 at 9am.

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