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Recruitment Federation of Westminster Special Schools
& Bi-borough Inclusion Service

Vacancies

Welcome to our recruitment page, where you will find details of our current vacancies and how to apply.

You can find out about our staff wellbeing activities by clicking the link below or to the right of this page. 

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Teaching Assistant Vacancies
 

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, inspiring and skilled Teaching Assistants at both of our Federation Schools, Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School (W9) and College Park School (W2).

The Federation of Westminster Special Schools are committed to developing staff as well as ensuring our pupils make excellent progress and enjoy their learning. You need to be flexible, energetic and committed to working with children with complex needs and/or autism and be ready for anything!

We have a strong team of committed staff in a happy supportive community. If you are up for a challenge and really want to help make a positive difference to the lives of pupils with special educational needs then one of our schools could be the place for you.

We will provide you with excellent staff induction, training and a commitment to continuing professional development.

This is an excellent opportunity to join our Federation!

Salary: Broadband Pay - Band 1 Steps 3 and 4 (£20,146.57 and £20,879.27 pro rata)

Working Hours: 36 hours a week, Term Time Only

We only accept WCC application forms and do not accept CVs.

For more details, please visit our website https://www.qe2cp.westminster.sch.uk/

For any questions or to submit your application, please email our HR team hr@qe2cp.westminster.sch.uk

This post will remain open until successfully filled, so please apply as soon as possible. The first round of interviews will be before the February half-term. Further, interviews will be arranged as applications are received. 

The Federation of Westminster Special Schools welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. Only applications submitted on the attached application form will be accepted. The Federation of Westminster Special Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Applicants will be interviewed as and when applications are received

Job Description & Person Specification

Support Staff Application Form
 

Qualified Teacher for Children with Vision Impairment (QTVI) 0.6FTE
 

Grade:           MPS/UPS SEN 2 Allowance £4,242, TLR2a £2,721 pro rata

To start:       January 2023 start or earlier

Responsible to: Bi-Borough Sensory Support Service Team Leader

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

The Federation of Westminster Special Schools comprises two special schools, Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School (QEII School) and College Park School, as well as our highly regarded Bi-borough Inclusion Service.

We are seeking to appoint a Qualified Teacher for Children with Vision Impairment (QTVI) to support the learning and development of pupils with vision impairment across schools predominantly within Westminster, and to support development of understanding of vision impairment through delivery of training to a range of professionals and families.

This post would be ideally suited for:

  • a QTVI  who is looking for an exciting  opportunity working within an experienced, multidisciplinary team (including autism advisory teachers, SEN OTs, SLCN advisory teacher, QToD)
  • a QTVI working in an additionally resourced provision who would like to gain skills across a wide variety of settings and to develop skills within a multidisciplinary service

The post will allow you to learn about quality assurance of remote provision (including publishing pre-recorded resources, effective delivery of training online). It will also enhance your skills regarding accessibility of online learning of pupils with vision impairment.

You will have access to a wide range of SEND training delivered by our service and external speakers.

As a Qualified Teacher for Children with Vision Impairment (QTVI)  you will keep well-ordered and efficient records that show impact of work undertaken and have knowledge and understanding of the Children’s and Families Act, the SEND Code of Practice, EHC plans and planning and other relevant educational initiatives.

Working in a team, you will be expected to demonstrate the following:

  • To support the learning and development of pupils with vision impairment
  • To support understanding of vision impairment through delivery of training to a range of professionals and families.
  • To develop practice that is inclusive of children with vision impairment in educational settings throughout the Bi-borough.
  • To assist the local authority in fulfilling its statutory obligations towards children with vision impairment.

We can offer you:

  • Ongoing professional development within this specialist field
  • Outstanding opportunities for the development of knowledge and skills across the SEN spectrum
  • Performance management related awards
  • Well-equipped classrooms: interactive white board, iPad, multi-sensory equipment
  • Employee assistant programme: free confidential support, information and advice for staff
  • Cycle scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme

For an informal discussion, please contact the Team Leader for Sensory Support Service Kathryn Gilgallon at kgilgallon@westminster.gov.uk

Job Description and Application form are attached in this pack. Completed applications and supporting statements to be sent to HR at: hr@qe2cp.westminster.sch.uk.

Closing date for applications: 4th July 2022

Interview date: 12th July 2022

The Federation of Westminster Special Schools is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are made subject to receipt of a completed application form, satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.

Teacher Application Form

Job Description & Person Specification

 

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