PMLD / SLD Teacher

Teaching at Manchester Hospital School is incredibly rewarding. It’s also complex and sometimes challenging. But you can see the difference you make to young people and their families, on a daily basis.

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PMLD / SLD Teacher
(Main to Upper Pay Scales with SEN2 points) 
Start date: after October half term or January 2025

About the Role
You will deliver highly personalised teaching to SLD and PMLD learners within our hospital setting. You’ll be working with children who experience a wide range of learning disabilities, physical disabilities and/or complex medical conditions, communication difficulties and or sensory impairments (HI/VI), behaviour difficulties and ASD. Therefore, an adaptable and flexible approach will be an important attribute. With support from another specialist teacher as well as a committed and involved senior leadership team you will be asked to lead on assessing pupils’ needs and developing and evaluating bespoke learning programmes. You can also expect to work closely with our Assistant SENCO on all aspects of EHP plans. This may involve leading on all aspects of plans, undertaking a review process for students, supporting requests for statutory assessments, leading review meetings and providing updated educational advice. 

About you
We are looking for someone with considerable experience of working with children with additional needs. Already a skilled SLD and/or PMLD practitioner, you will be confident in your ability to work autonomously, managing your own workload while recognising where you need to draw on the expertise and advice of others. 

It’s important that you bring a flexible and practically-minded approach to your work. It’s likely that you will work across more than one of our sites in any given week and you can expect to teach in a range of settings e.g.  teaching in pupils’ homes, working with groups or on a one-to-one basis. This role is anticipated to be a full-time appointment, but we will consider part-time arrangements for the right candidate.

All our teaching roles are offered at Main to Upper Pay Scales with SEN2 points.

Because of the unique nature of our school we encourage applications from teachers working in a Mainstream or Special School setting: either of these would be a relevant professional background. However, staff need to be able to plan for SEND learners and plan bespoke timetables for individual pupils across all sites. This is why we offer SEND2 points as part of the remuneration package.

We follow the values in the ethical leadership framework at Manchester Hospital School.

Visit the apply page to register your details and access full details of the roles and the recruitment process.

Manchester Hospital School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, younger learners and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. We follow safer recruitment procedures and all posts will be subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

These posts are also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Key dates:

  • Closing date: Monday 29th July
  • Shortlisting: Friday 6th September
  • Interviews: Monday 16th September (from 10am)


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