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Primary Teacher

Hours of work: Full-time teachers' hours 
Working pattern: Full-time
Fixed term for: One year

Salary details: A SEN allowance of £2,270 has been attached to this role

Closing date:  Friday 16  September 2022, Midday

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

The Southfield Trust
Lindfield Road
Hampden Park
East Sussex
BN22 0BQ

Phone:     01323 502988
Email:      recruitment@thesouthfieldtrust.com
Website:  www.thesouthfieldtrust.com

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.  

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.  

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

The Southfield Trust is embarking on a new venture and we are offering exciting opportunities across our excellent special school multi-academy trust.  The Trust currently has three schools, located across five, distinct school sites. We are expanding that provision to include a new, purpose built special school, Summerdown School.  All of our schools are based in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Opening Summerdown School will create a wide range of interesting and motivating posts across every school in The Southfield Trust. We will recruit internally and externally to all teaching posts.

The Southfield Trust would like to appoint committed and inspirational classroom teachers with primary experience for South Downs and Summerdown School.  The Southfield Trust delivers high quality for pupils with a range of  significant complex needs including autism and medical needs.  This post is fixed term for one year from September 2022.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Consistently good, but ideally outstanding, practice 
  • A high level of skills, knowledge and experience of teaching pupils with a wide range of complex learning needs
  • Commitment to continued professional development 
  • A collaborative approach 
  • The ability to contribute towards supporting the wider work of the school and Trust
  • Energy, resilience and a positive outlook 

A permanent post is offered subject to a successful probationary year.

For more information about The Southfield Trust please visit our website:  www.thesouthfieldtrust.com

Visits are strongly encouraged - please email your contact details to the HR team at recruitment@thesouthfieldtrust.com from September  if you would like to arrange a visit or for more information.

Candidates should be prepared to work on any one of our school sites.  

Please complete a teaching application form for this post, which can be accessed via the vacancies tab at www.thesouthfieldtrust.com along with Job Description and Person Specification. 

We look forward to receiving your application.  We do not accept CVs. Your application will be accepted if sent by email to: recruitment@thesouthfieldtrust.com

The Southfield Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Employment will be subject to pre-employment checks including satisfactory DBS Enhanced clearance and references. This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/198429/25988

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne, East Sussex

  • Salary
  • £25,714 to £41,604

  • Closing date
  • 16 September 2022

  • Organisation
  • The Southfield Trust

  • Contract type
  • Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 32.5

  • Job type
  • Teaching and Leadership