• Location: Penarth / Llandough,
  • Subject: General Studies
  • Hours: Not Specified
  • Contract: Temporary
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £35,000.00 - £40,000.00
  • Language: English

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Primary Teacher - Ysgol Y Deri

Primary Teacher - Ysgol Y Deri

Vale of Glamorgan Council
About us
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 Council. Currently there are over 475 pupils on roll aged between 3 and 19 years. All pupils have statements of special educational needs for severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, moderate learning difficulties or autistic spectrum disorders.

Due to maternity leave, we are looking for a temporary teacher with a contract of up to 1 year.

Are you dedicated to making a difference but find yourself frustrated that often you are prevented from doing just that? Then we might have the job for you.

We are looking for a number of excellent primary practitioners who are willing and able to turn their hand to working with some of our youngest learners. Someone able to transform challenging curriculum content into engaging and life affirming experiences. Someone who recognises the importance of both high support and high challenge. Someone who values the importance of early skill development and play.

If you think that's you, please do get in touch.

Our dedicated primary 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 have several posts available - please note, these positions maybe be at our Penarth site or in temporary accommodation within the authority that we will occupy from September . 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

Hours of Work / Weeks per year / Working Pattern: Full Time (Monday- Friday 8.30pm - 3.30pm)

Main Place of Work: Ysgol y Deri (site tbc).

Temporary - maternity cover of up to one year.


This is an amazing opportunity for primary trained top-quality teachers who have the skills to adapt their teaching and 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 special needs is not essential, 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
You will need:

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 of our pupils.

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

DBS Check Required: Enhanced

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
How to apply
For further information, contact: Viv Burbidge-Smith -

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