• Location: Newport,
  • Subject: Teacher
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Language: English

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Teacher - Maternity Cover - Ysgol Bryn Derw

Newport City Council
Teacher - Maternity Cover - Ysgol Bryn Derw
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Post No. EDSCH02143.3 - Teacher - Maternity Cover - Ysgol Bryn Derw

Full Time Maternity Cover – up to 1 year

Required for: January 2024

Ysgol Bryn Derw are seeking to appoint an inspirational teacher in our growing school that received “Excellent” ratings in 4 out of 5 Estyn Inspection Areas in March 2020. As of September 2023 Ysgol Bryn Derw, across 2 sites, supports the provision of education for 112 children aged from 3 years to 19 years who have been diagnosed with ASD, also present with additional complex needs such as severe learning difficulties or highly challenging behaviour, and require a specialised environment.

The school aims to provide the highest possible standards of education and support for all its pupils regardless of their level of educational need, and is equipped with a range of specialised facilities including a Rebound Therapy room, 5 sensory rooms, a Touch Therapy room, 4 soft play rooms, 2 Independent Living Skills rooms and 2 allotment areas. The Governing Body is looking to appoint a teacher who has experience of working with pupils with ASD and a knowledge of strategies to support communication for people with ASD and of supporting challenging behaviour.

All staff at Ysgol Bryn Derw receive a significant CPD offer, recent training has included Team Teach, Intensive Interaction, Attention Autism and PECS. You will be someone who is passionate and highly motivated to achieve the best outcomes for the young people at the school and have the vision to create an outstanding educational environment. If you are looking for a new challenge within the SEN sector, and are committed to making a difference for young people with ASD then this opportunity could be for you!

The Governing Body are committed to appointing a teacher who:

- Has a genuine commitment and enthusiasm for teaching and learning
- Has a track record in delivering successful outcomes for students
- Has knowledge of ASD specific strategies including TEACCH and PECS
- Has confidence and determination along with excellent organisational skills
- Is forward thinking, imaginative and visionary, and able to develop a caring, nurturing learning environment
- Is able to build a relationship of mutual respect with the pupils, parents, staff and the Governing Body
- Will develop our commitment to working positively with parents, carers, the local authority and outside agencies
- Shares specialist best practice with other specialist and mainstream settings and outside agencies
- Demonstrates and promotes excellence, equality and high expectations for all
- Has excellent organisational and communication skills

We are legally obliged to ask you to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to provide appropriate documents such as your full birth certificate/passport/work permit in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on all applicants. This will include an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 25th September 2023
Shortlisting: Thursday 28th September 2023
Interviews: Tuesday 3rd October 2023

We welcome applications for all our jobs in either Welsh or English. An application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Newport City Council is committed to working towards its workforce being more representative of the population that we serve and particularly welcomes applications from people from the minority ethnic communities represented (or living) in the city. Selection will be made on ability and skills to undertake the role.

Our values – Courageous, Positive and Responsible
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