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Teacher - Maternity Cover

  • Employer: Merefield
  • Reference: MERE/24/281135
  • Published: Thu 16/05/2024, 13:56 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 12/06/2024, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: MPS / UPR Plus 1 SEN Point
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Merefield School, Merseyside

Merefield School

Westminster Drive, Southport, Merseyside.  PR8 2QZ

Tel:  01704 577163

Email:  recruitment@merefieldschool.co.uk

Headteacher: Miss J Sharpe

 

Teacher  Full Time

Maternity Cover

(MPS/UPR) Plus 1 SEN Point

Required for September 2024 - 30th June 2025

 

Merefield School is seeking to appoint a creative and inspirational teacher to join our team.  If you want to make a difference to young people’s lives, you have a child centred approach, are highly motivated and hard working, we look forward to receiving your application.  The successful candidate will join a workforce with shared values that puts our pupils at the heart of everything we do. We provide excellent CPD opportunities to our staff that help them meet the varied needs of our children.

Merefield School is a maintained special school in Ainsdale, a small village located between Formby and Southport. The local area and village are a welcoming community with a range of shops, transport links and amenities close by.  Within walking distance are beautiful beaches and a nature reserve.  These all provide fantastic learning opportunities for our pupils.

Merefield School has 104 pupils currently on roll between the age of 3-19 years with severe learning difficulties including autism, profound and multiple learning difficulties and complex physical and health needs.

The Merefield curriculum is unique to the school and written for the pupils based on research and DfE policy.  It is innovative, exciting and provides a broad range of exciting learning opportunities to enable all pupils to achieve success. All pupils have personalised learning intentions based on aspirational outcomes. We also value the holistic and personal development of all pupils which provide them with the skills to be able to communicate effectively, be confident and as independent as they can be into adulthood. 

The ideal candidate will:

 

  • Be an outstanding classroom practitioner with recent experience teaching pupils with special educational needs.
  • Be dedicated to the welfare, safeguarding and achievements of every child
  • Be able to inspire, challenge and motivate all students and lead by example
  • Be creative, innovative and have a passion for school improvement
  • Be forward thinking and committed to raising standards
  • Be organised and have highly developed communication skills
  • Demonstrate they can deliver educational progress and outcomes for SEND children.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, families and other professionals
  • Have knowledge and experience of a range of learning needs and strategies to remove any barriers to learning.
  • Be a reflective practitioner who is committed to personal development and willing to learn
  • Be able to demonstrate their commitment to child centred values

 

This is a challenging but rewarding role, and we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, ambitious, and committed to making a difference in the lives of our pupils.

In June 2019 during a full inspection, Ofsted rated Merefield as an Outstanding school. Candidates are encouraged to visit our website to learn more about the school www.merefieldschool.co.uk

Informal visits to the school are strongly encouraged. To arrange a visit, or for more information, please email Gemma Parker, Clerk to the Governors at recruitment@merefieldschool.co.uk

Completed applications should be sent to recruitment@merefieldschool.co.uk and marked for the attention of Miss Jo Sharpe

Closing Date – 12th June 2024 at 9am

Shortlisting - 12th June 2024

Interviews -  20th June 2024

Enhanced Disclosure:

Merefield school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

 

The post is registered as exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

 

Merefield School and Sefton is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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  • Merefield Teacher Job Description & Person Specification
  • Merefield Teacher Application Form

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  • Employer: Merefield
  • Reference: MERE/24/281135
  • Published: Thu 16/05/2024, 13:56 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 12/06/2024, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: MPS / UPR Plus 1 SEN Point
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Merefield School, Merseyside

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