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Teacher (SEN) HCC14254

Job Details:

Salary Range: £23,720 - £35,008 pro-rata, per annum (Main Teacher’s Pay Range) + SEN Allowance (£2,149 per annum)
Work Location: The Aviary Nursery, Eastleigh
Hours per week: Full time, Term Time Only (100%)
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 20 January 2020
Interview date: 13 February 2020

Contact details for an informal discussion: Simon Francis, Senior Advisor for Early Years on 07849 606408 or simon.francis@hants.gov.uk
For visits to the Nursery please contact: Kathryn Ivil, Nursery Manager on 02380 653390 or Kathryn.ivil@hants.gov.uk

Join our Outstanding team at The Aviary

We are looking to appoint a talented, passionate and knowledgeable teacher to join our successful team at The Aviary Nursery. Our team provides full day care nursery provision as well as a number of Local Authority funded places for children identified with SEND. We are also currently judged as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.

In your role, you will help us improve the outcomes for all children, but particularly those with SEND and develop the confidence and professional expertise of all staff at the Nursery.
In return we can offer you a supportive and positive work environment, additional training, and the chance to shape the role to meet the ever increasing and changing needs of children and families.

For further information about The Aviary, please visit our website.

Your Responsibilities:
  • Improve the quality of provision and outcomes for children and in particular those with SEND.
  • Be the lead practitioner for SEND developing the outcomes for children.
  • Develop the knowledge and understanding of all staff to enable them to provide effective support to children with SEND.
  • Ensure the SEN Code of Practice is fully implemented where relevant across the Nursery.
  • Take the lead for, and ensure completion, maintenance and effective implementation of EHCPs.
  • Lead training for all staff and provide regular 1-1 development support.
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of current thinking and best practice around SEND.
  • Track data identifying strengths and weaknesses for children with SEND and develop support and intervention.
  • Ensure effective joint working and communication between other professionals, parents and children.
  • Support staff with the planning and provision of appropriate support for children.
  • Regularly review the quality of provision and support for all children and report any issues directly to line/nursery manager. Provide annual reports.
Perfect candidate will have:
  • Qualified Teacher Status.
  • Awareness of SEND legislation and process, including the Code of Practice.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the holistic nature of how young children learn and develop, and in particular the development of children’s self-esteem and sense of well-being.
  • Evidence of excellent inclusive teaching and assessment skills within the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Ability to provide good quality advice and support to colleagues concerning the planning and delivery of SEN provision across the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Accurate data analysis which can be used to improve the quality of provision and outcomes for children.
  • Evidence of further professional study and development.
  • Ability to work as part of an integrated, multi-disciplinary team and maintain effective relationships with colleagues.
  • Ability to support and empower practitioners in the change process including setting of clear goals, monitoring progress and evaluating outcomes.
  • Accurate and current knowledge of Child Protection and Safeguarding legislation.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills to a variety of audiences (including the use of IT systems).
  • Ability to work flexibly in a changing environment.
  • Must meet the travel requirements of the role.


  • SENCO accreditation.
  • Specific Early Years Qualification or higher degree.
  • Experience of working with children and families across a range of social backgrounds (including working with children with additional needs in an inclusive setting).
  • Experience of leading training for adults.
  • Knowledge of/experience of working within the Private, Voluntary and Independent Sector (PVI).
  • Knowledge of how to support the home learning environment.
Working Conditions:
  • Manual handling of objects 6-10kg (weekly requirement).
  • Display Screen Equipment (Laptop, Desktop PC).
  • Working with Children with special needs (under 8 years old).
  • Verbal abuse and /or aggression.
  • Lone Working.
Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check. As such, and as per safer recruitment requirements, please note we will take up references prior to interview. 



Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. 

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