Current Vacancies - Sept 18

Upper School SENDCo 0.8fte

An experienced, enthusiastic and suitably qualified teacher of Special Educational Needs is required. The role involves working one-to-one, with small groups and in class as required. Working with teachers, pupils, parents and external agencies are essential elements in this role.

While this is an Upper School (Class 9 to 13) post, the successful candidate will also contribute to the SEND co-ordination and input in Class 8.

Key Roles

  • Identify, assess and work one to one and in small groups with pupils who have specific learning needs
  • Accompany pupils with SEND in certain lessons providing support in synch with the differentiation in the class
  • Support and guide subject teachers with in-class differentiation and planning for these pupils
  • Work with the lower school learning support teachers and class teachers to facilitate transition into the upper school
  • Assess and interview, where necessary, new applicants to the middle/upper school
  • Lead and co-ordinate the creation of plans (EHC, My Plan and My Plan Plus)
  • Create and deliver individual learning programmes as described in My plan or My plan plus
  • Keep careful records of such pupils’ needs and support received, including, where necessary, the requirements for any pupil who has an EHC plan.
  • Maintain and update the School Learning Support List
  • Carry out annual screening and individual assessments
  • Lead all aspects of Access Arrangements for GCSE and ‘A’ level examinations
  • Liaise with parents and teachers to assess and review pupils’ progress

Qualifications and skills


  • Excellent listening, communication and organisational skills
  • A capable and confident user of Information Technology, with a good understanding of how it may be used to support SEN pupils, including word processing skills
  • The ability to support basic numeracy as well as literacy
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma in Teaching pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties, or equivalent qualification (or willingness to embark on completing it)
  • Be fully qualified to identify, assess and implement all Examination Access Arrangements (Or commitment to complete the relevant course)
  • Steiner education qualification / experience


  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Person profile

We are looking for someone who has great enthusiasm for supporting and developing those pupils who experience specific learning difficulties and will be an advocate for these pupils. We need someone who is both very organised and yet has a flexible approach to all aspects of their work. The successful candidate will have a solution based approach and a passion for maximising the opportunities for SEND pupils.


  • a commitment to ensuring the safeguarding and wellbeing of children.
  • the ability to inspire and relate to children;
  • excellent communication skills both orally and in writing;
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • enthusiasm
  • experience of teaching this age group in a school setting
  • an interest in and / or experience of Steiner Waldorf education.


  • experience as a SENDCo
  • experience in successful teaching
  • Steiner teacher qualification / BEd / PGCE

Salary £21,500 to £24,440 depending on experience. Attractive tuition fee discount, pension scheme and commitment to CPD.

Start date asap. Closing date for applications 12pm, 19 October 2018.


Teacher of English Language GCSE (Upper School) and Class 8 (Middle School) 0.6fte

Wynstones School is seeking a teacher of English Language; a person who is passionate about English language and literature, and someone who knows how to prepare students for the GCSE language examination. The successful candidate will work in parallel groups beside our current English teacher to prepare them for the GCSE language exams, as well as help pupils to communicate imaginatively and with versatility to a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

The ideal candidate will;

  • ensure English lessons are engaging and give the students the opportunity to debate, think and critically engage in a range of material in imaginative ways;
  • be passionate about their subject and strive to enthuse, engage and challenge each student they teach;
  • monitor, evaluate and review their teaching so that good practice is shared, and schemes of learning are kept lively and interesting for the students;
  • know how to prepare students effectively for the demands of external assessment.

The ideal candidate will have;

  • the ability to motivate and inspire students of all abilities, ensuring all pupils feel empowered in their writing, reading and use of language whilst stretching more able students to explore their ideas further;
  • a professional attitude and the ability to build good relationships with students, parents and colleagues;
    • the willingness to work with the Upper School English Teacher in developing a high quality school curriculum that embraces both the Steiner Waldorf English curriculum and the GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature curricula throughout Middle School
    • the willingness to work with the Learning Support Teams and the Upper School English Teacher to ensure that students with educational or developmental needs have co-ordinated and relevant support through Middle School (Class 8) and Upper School.


The ideal candidate will have;

  • an degree in English Literature or English Language
  • QTS or NQT and / or Steiner Waldorf qualification / experience / interest
  • experience of secondary school teaching in the state-maintained sector and / or Steiner Middle School / Upper School Class or subject teaching;

Start date asap. Closing date for applications 12pm, 19 October 2018.

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Wynstones School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including references from previous employers, and a DBS criminal record check at the enhanced level and compliance with Sections 15-25 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (eligibility to work in the UK).


Wynstones School

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Whaddon, Gloucester GL4 0UF


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