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Lead Teacher (SENSS) OCC55490

Job details


Salary range:  £25,714 (+ allowances totalling £5,143) - £41,604 (+ allowances totalling £7,352) per annum

Work location: SENSS Hearing Resource Base, New Marston Primary School, Oxford

Hours per week: 1.0 FTE (32.5 hours)

Contract type: Permanent (Teachers’ Pay and Conditions)

Start date of post: 1st September 2021 (possibility of earlier start)

Closing date: Sunday 7th March 2021

Interview date: Tuesday 23rd March 2021



Vetting requirements:


  • This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
  • Please note that under safer recruitment requirements, references will be requested prior to interview.
  • The post holder has individual responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people s/he is responsible for or comes into contact with, in line with local authority (LA) safeguarding procedures.




About us


The Hearing Impairment Team is part of the wider Special Educational Needs Support Services (SENSS) in Oxfordshire. You’ll join a well-established team that is highly regarded by educational settings and other services and organisations. 


Teachers of the Deaf work across Oxfordshire and with children and young people from 0 to 25, their families and settings. The SENSS Hearing Resource Base at New Marston Primary School in Oxford is part of the continuum of provision offered by the Hearing Impairment Team within Oxfordshire.


About the role


This post is based in the Central (City of Oxford) area team in the SENSS Hearing Resource Base at New Marston Primary School in Oxford.


An experienced teacher is sought to lead the specialist provision for deaf children in the SENSS Hearing Resource Base at New Marston Primary School in Oxford commencing September 2021. The resource base supports children in the school from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6. The wider SENSS service provides additional specialist support. The post holder leads a resource base team of teachers and support workers and works closely with colleagues from health and other services.


About you


You will be a skilled and experienced teacher with a good knowledge of how children and young people learn and how this can be facilitated in the classroom. You will have a broad and experience-based knowledge of special educational needs and disability. You will also have good people management skills and experience of leading a team.


Ideally you will be a Teacher of the Deaf holding the mandatory qualification or be training towards this, but we are also interested to hear from experienced teachers with team management skills who are willing to undertake the mandatory training for teachers of the deaf.


A clear commitment to inclusive education and an ability to work effectively as part of a multi-agency team is essential. Many of the children currently supported by the resource base use sign in their communication; knowledge and experience of using BSL and SSE would be an advantage.


You will have excellent communication, organisation and management skills and be creative, resilient, reflective and solution focussed. 


Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description & Selection Criteria


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Tonia Harris, SENSS Specialist Team Manager, on email  tonia.harris@oxfordshire.gov.uk  or phone 07584 909522.   


Application Procedure


To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory. 


If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team using Recruitment Application Enquiry Form on the Home Page. 




Our Organisation 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.


As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 


All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to flexible working arrangements.


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