Job ID no. VR7332

Rowan Gate Primary School


Teachers Pay Scale + Special Needs Allowance 1

Rowan Gate is an inclusive school that, through challenging and fun opportunities and within a safe, secure and stimulating environment, aims to meet the education and care needs of pupils with a range of SEN, including those with complex and medical needs.  We work hard to ensure that everyone is treated with empathy, dignity, respect and care.  We firmly believe in entitlement and ensure access to the whole curriculum which is differentiated to meet the needs of individual children, working with patience and flexibility to ensure that all children reach their full potential.  We use a range of therapeutic interventions to support access to the curriculum, working alongside external providers such as Thrive, NMPAT  and JOGO.

We are a continually evolving and highly successful primary school for pupils with severe and complex learning difficulties with sites in Wellingborough and Rushden, Northamptonshire.  We have also recently opened our 3rd satellite class at a local infant school in Rushden.

Due to an anticipated increase in our roll, we have a vacancy for  an imaginative and creative teacher to start with effect from 1st September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications will be accepted from Early Years Practitioners and Early Career Teachers but this could also be an opportunity for experienced teachers who are considering developing their career within a special school environment.  Consideration will be given to applicants in search of a part-time appointment subject to the ability to create an informal ‘job-share’ to meet the needs of the school.

The successful candidate will be a high quality practitioner, with excellent class management skills and experience of working with pupils with a statement of educational needs.  Class structures are reviewed annually in the Summer, depending on the needs of the pupils and, occasionally staff may be asked to change their base site.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an excellent practitioner
  • Have at least two years’ experience of teaching or working as an Early Years Practitioner
  • Be enthusiastic and creative
  • Have a dedication to the achievement and welfare of every child.
  • Have experience of developing and adapting curriculum and schemes of work to meet the needs of pupils with barriers to learning.
  • Have knowledge of the SEN Code of Practice
  • Have experience of contributing and gathering evidence for an Annual Review
  • Have experience of tracking progress of SEN pupils through school-based assessment such as B-squared
  • Have knowledge of de-escalation techniques such as Norfolk Steps or Team Teach
  • Have knowledge of PECS

We can offer successful candidates:

  • Career progression opportunities
  • Excellent induction and mentoring
  • Reflective supervision

 The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

For further details and an application form, please contact Hayley Payne, HR Admin Assistant,.  Tel:  01933 351200  Email:

Further Information about the school can also be found on our website  Due to the nature of our school, candidates are urged  to visit the school prior to application.  Please contact the school if you would like to arrange a visit.

As there is no formal closing date, applicants will be notified whether they have been shortlised for interview and the interview dates, if relevant, as soon as possibleafter the application is received..

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