We are an exciting, innovative and successful provision for deaf children aged 3 – 16. The Primary school is co-located with Highgate Primary School and the Secondary school is co-located with Fortismere School, Muswell Hill. We offer the best of both worlds through quality inclusion and small class specialist teaching. We are looking for an excellent primary practitioner to join our skilled team of deaf and hearing staff with a commitment to a child centred, sign bilingual approach.

The school is on a journey to ‘Outstanding’ following a ‘Good’ Ofsted (November 2017). “Pupils are well-rounded individuals because they are taught to develop their understanding of deaf issues and their place in the wider community. They learn the importance of being tolerant of others, and are keen to help the pupils they join for inclusion lessons understand what being deaf means” (Ofsted 2017).

Skills and Experiences

The successful candidate will:

  • promote effective inclusive education for deaf pupils
  • have high expectations and excellent planning and differentiation skills
  • knowledge of British Sign Language or a commitment to work towards a minimum BSL Level 3
  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • be flexible with a commitment to work in partnership with a mainstream team

Teacher of the Deaf qualification is desirable but not essential.  However, the successful applicant would be expected to undergo training to gain this mandatory qualification, which will be funded by the school.  Experience across the primary age range is desirable as is experience of teaching children with SEND.  Additional support and training will be given as required.

Informal virtual visits via Zoom to the Primary Department are warmly welcomed by appointment.  Please call/text:  07840 288192

For further information and an application pack please visit www.blanchenevile.org.uk

Completed applications should be returned to sbm@blanchenevile.org.uk

Closing date: Wednesday 17th February 2021 at noon

Interviews:  Week beginning Monday 22nd February 2021

Safeguarding:  Blanche Nevile School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed following the validation of two relevant references for the post applied for.  The successful candidate will be required to obtain an enhanced DBS Certificate prior to starting work.

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