• Location: Ystrad Mynach,
  • Subject: Teacher
  • Hours: Part time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £30,000.00 - £35,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 05 October, 2023 12:00 AM

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Teacher - Trinity Fields

Caerphilly County Borough Council
Teacher - Trinity Fields
Job description
Class Teacher required as soon as possible subject to satisfactory HR recruitment and Safeguarding checks

Teachers Main Pay Scale plus SEN point(s) dependent upon experience and expertise

Trinity Fields is a special school for pupils aged between 3 and 19 years, with severe and complex needs. The school provides highly specialist provision on the main school site in Ystrad Mynach, as well as in its 8 satellite classes that are based in mainstream schools. We serve the County Borough of Caerphilly as well as having some pupils from neighbouring authorities. Trinity Fields is highly regarded by parents/carers and professionals alike. There are currently 269 children on roll.

This is a very exciting time for the school as we continue to develop formal partnerships with the local authority and mainstream schools with specialist resource bases (SRBs) in order to improve the outcomes for pupils with ALN across the County Borough. This post could either be at the main site or at one of our satellite bases.

We are committed to providing a highly individualised and inclusive education to all our pupils, with an emphasis upon meeting their individual needs and developing their strengths and interests within a highly supportive and engaging learning environment.

We are a Rights Respecting School. We are firmly committed to the United Nations Conventions of the Rights of the Child. We are also a Healthy School (we hold the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes National Quality Award), an Inclusive School (we hold the IQM Flagship School status), an Investors in Families School (we hold the Investors in Families Diamond Award) and an ECO School (we hold the ECO Schools Platinum Award).

Estyn (June 2019) judged us to be EXCELLENT in all 5 inspection areas.

Pupils are looking to appoint a teacher who is:

Fair, friendly and can help them learn in lots of different ways;

Able to help them gain further accreditation for their learning;

Fun and will listen to and act upon their views;

A positive role model and tells them when they are doing well.

Governors are looking to appoint a teacher who is:

Experienced, highly committed and enthusiastic;

Able to work effectively with pupils with a wide range of learning needs;

Flexible, well organised and be able to confidently lead a class team, with a proven track record.

The teacher appointed will need to have a wide range of experience working with pupils with severe and/or complex learning needs within specialist settings. This is an essential requirement for this post.

As part of your role, the successful candidates will be expected to lead/support an area(s) of learning and experience (AoLE), as part of the Curriculum for Wales developments. Candidates should clearly note their areas of strength in their letter of application.

Your letter of application MUST address ALL of the ESSENTIAL criteria, as detailed in the person specification.

Successful applicants will benefit from a full induction programme and ongoing support. You will also have access to our comprehensive continuing professional development programme.

For a detailed Job Description and person specification click here

After reading the Job Description and Person Specification, if you would like to have an informal discussion about the role please contact Dave Jenkins, Executive Head Teacher on 01443 866000 or email:

To receive an application form please send a large SAE with two 1st class stamps to Leanne Gibbs, Business Manager, Trinity Fields School & Resource Centre, Caerphilly Road, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, South Wales CF82 7XW. Telephone: 01443 866000 or via email

Completed application forms should be returned to Leanne Gibbs at the above postal address.

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.

Applicants may be submitted in Welsh. Any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.