• Location: Penarth / Llandough,
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  • Hours: Not Specified
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £35,000.00 - £40,000.00
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 09 April, 2024 12:00 AM

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Teacher - ALN (Specialist Maths/Science Teacher) - Ysgol Y Deri

Teacher - ALN (Specialist Maths/Science Teacher) - Ysgol Y Deri

Vale of Glamorgan Council
About us
A unique opportunity for a qualified Mathematics or Science teacher to continue delivering within their specialist area up to GCSE level, but within the largest school in the UK catering for learners with additional learning needs.

Do you want to be part of an exciting period of growth in a forward thinking an innovative school? Ysgol Y Deri is a local authority day special school maintained by the Vale of Glamorgan local authority. Currently there are over 500 pupils on roll aged between 3 and 19 years. All pupils have Individual Development Plans for additional learning needs.

Ysgol Y Deri are looking to recruit a dynamic and energising Mathematics and/or Science teacher to join our amazing team. School should be unmissable and audacious, and it is our responsibility to ensure that happens.

At an exciting time in Welsh Education, this is a unique opportunity for an exceptional candidate to be part of an evolving curriculum for learners within a setting for learners that have additional learning needs. Crucially, the candidate should be able to transmit an enthusiasm and confidence for Mathematics and/or Science (preferably both) as they will work predominantly with our more able cohorts delivering subject specific content at E3, L1 and GCSE level.

Are you dedicated to making a difference but find yourself frustrated that often you are prevented from doing just that?
Would you like to continue teaching your subject but in a smaller class?
Then we might have the job for you!

Our dedicated team provides a broad, lively, and stimulating curriculum for our pupils, we focus on inspiring change within our pupils to ensure their successful future.

We ensure that there is high quality continuing professional development, which supports the growth of excellent practitioners and leaders, as well as creating opportunities for career development. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team who put pupils at the centre of everything we do.

About the Role
Pay Details: Teachers Mainscale +SEN allowance £2,585 - £5,098

Days / Hours per Week: Full Time (Monday- Friday 8.30pm - 3.30pm)

Permanent / Temporary: Permanent


This is an excellent and unique opportunity for secondary trained high-quality teachers who already have the skills to adapt their teaching, someone who is prepared and excited to take on something completely different. The successful candidates will be given the support but also freedom to design an engaging curriculum.

Whilst a background in additional needs is not essential (it is desirable), a strong understanding of the curriculum, how it might be adapted and how it can be developed to enthuse all learners will be high on the list of requirements.
About you
We are looking for someone who truly wants to make a difference to young people's lives; someone willing to be the difference. Someone who wants to help our students fulfil their potential by giving them a chance to change; someone humble, yet confident, enthusiastic yet understands the need for boundaries. Our values are happiness, acceptance, communication, friendship, kindness, confidence and fun, for both pupils and staff.
Can you be an extraordinary role model at Ysgol Y Deri?

The successful candidate will have excellent classroom practice, including use of ICT, high expectations of pupil engagement and achievements and a willingness to work as part of a dedicated team that is committed to providing the very best opportunities for all our pupils.

We offer specialist training and development from our therapy teams in areas such as communication, emotional regulation, attachment & trauma and Positive Behaviour Support.

You will be required to have an enhanced and barred DBS for both Child and Adult and
be registered with EWC.

EWC Registration Details: It is a statutory requirement that applicants for these posts have to be registered with the Education Workforce Council before they can start work in a school. If you are not already registered further information including how to register can be found at

Oes angen gwiriad y Gwasanaeth Datgelu a Gwahardd?: Manwl

Angen cofrestru gyda'r CGA: Mae'n ofyniad statudol bod yn rhaid i ymgeiswyr ar gyfer y swyddi hyn gael eu cofrestru gyda Chyngor y Gweithlu Addysg cyn y gallant ddechrau gweithio mewn ysgol. Os nad ydych eisoes wedi cofrestru, mae gwybodaeth bellach, gan gynnwys sut i gofrestru, ar gael yn
How to apply
For Further Information, contact: Viv Burbidge-Smith

Take a look at our website, and our social media pages Facebook - Ysgol Y Deri Special School

Twitter - @YsgolYDeri @yydsecondary

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