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Specialist Teacher – Aberaeron Comprehensive School

Closing date: 04/03/2021

Reference: REQ102678

32.5 hours / Permanent

27,018 - 41,604 *


*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are currently seeking a Specialist Teacher to work in Canolfan y Mor and Canolfan Croeso at Aberaeron Comprehensive School. The Specialist Teacher will work under the direction of the Headteacher and ALNCo at the school.

Canolfan y Mor caters for pupils in Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 who have difficulties in interacting socially and who have associated behaviours. The majority of the pupils will experience difficulties in adjusting to the new routines and expectations of a secondary school.

CyM offers a caring location where children and young people receive a longer period in a small group without the pressure of having to integrate into the mainstream too hurriedly. The Centre offers full access to the National Curriculum, which will be suitable, differentiated to the individual needs of the pupils. Each pupil has access to individually tailored programmes to meet his/her needs. Where necessary the pupils will follow programmes of work, which will focus on the development of life skills to encourage the development of the necessary skills to improve independence. Pupils are integrated into mainstream education when appropriate.

Canolfan Croeso is an exciting development to the skills for life provision at Aberaeron Comprehensive School. Pupils at Canolfan Croeso study a range of subjects and have access to mainstream where appropriate. Canolfan Croeso is for pupils across the three key stages of secondary education who require additional support. The Canolfan will support pupils’ Skills for Life development.

We are seeking a Specialist Teacher who has proven teaching excellence and the ability to create meaningful relationships and inspire pupils with social communication difficulties and their associated behaviours. The successful applicant will be able to teach across a range of subject areas and have a commitment to promoting the development of social interaction and independence skills in the pupils at Canolfan y Mor and Canolfan Croeso.

The successful applicant will need to register with the Education Workforce Council in order to be appointed to this post.

For further discussion, please contact Mr Owain Jones, Headteacher on 01545 570217.

Job Description and Person Specification

Note: We reserve the right to extend the closing date.

Safeguarding and child protection are key priorities for us. We aim to support vulnerable children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We and our educational establishments acknowledge that children and young people have a right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Schools and Culture Service

We offer appropriate challenge and support to our schools, to help them deliver first class education to all pupils, across the age and ability range. Our primary functions are as follows: 

  • School Improvement: Leadership; Support and Challenge, Teaching and Learning; Digital Literacy; Literacy and Numeracy; Welsh in Education
  • Additional Learning Needs: Provision for pupils with Additional Learning Needs, Inclusion; Attendance; Educational Psychology
  • Pupil Wellbeing:Counselling; Welfare; Anti-Bullying, Pupil Voice
  • Education Governance: Data ; Governor Support, Policy support
  • School Admissions
  • Culture: Music Service; Cered; Felinfach Theatre; Museum
  • Infrastructure and Resources: Planning School Places; Modernisation and Twenty First Century Schools Programme; Buildings; Grants
  • Catering: Day Centres; Primary Schools; Residential homes.
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