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Class Teacher – Booker Park School


Required from January 2022, we are looking to appoint enthusiastic, compassionate and resilient Class Teachers for permanent and maternity cover posts.

Are you passionate about teaching and learning within a special school? Do you have a positive approach that will promote learning to maximise the potential of all our pupils. Booker Park Primary Special School is looking for a Class Teacher to join our team. The right person for our school will have an insight into what is important to us to be able to support our ethos and values. You will bring creativity and enthusiasm to the role and have a willingness to be involved in the wider life of the school. The roles are based on the salary range Teacher Main Pay Ranger 1 to Upper Pay Range 3.


About the school

Booker Park is a member of the Vale Federation of Special Schools together with the secondary school, Stocklake Park, and it’s post-16 site Harding House. With 226 pupils on roll, Booker Park caters for primary aged children with a broad diversity of complex needs including profound and multiple, severe and moderate learning difficulties. Almost half of the pupils have an additional diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition. At Booker Park School we look for all our young people to be successful learners enabling them to achieve their potential in a caring and supportive environment. We are fortunate enough to have wonderful facilities including two large halls, a computer suite, hydrotherapy pool, soft play room, an observational mirror room, dark room and sensory theatre. We have purpose built outdoor spaces including a MUGA (multi use games area), climbing castle, pirate ship and sensory path which are available to all pupils.


About the role

Reporting to one of our Head of School the successful applicant will take responsibility for the education and welfare of a designated group of children, leading and managing additional adults within the classroom. In this busy, sometimes challenging, but rewarding role you will work closely with colleagues to plan and deliver appropriate schemes of work closely matching the learning experiences offered with the individual needs of the child. The role includes maintaining assessment records and reporting on pupils’ progress and attainment in accordance with school policy. We have other professionals; speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists, supporting teaching and learning with whom you will liaise and work with co-operatively.


About the candidate

We welcome applications from candidates who have Qualified Teacher Status, proven excellence as a classroom teacher and experience in working with children who have special educational needs. You will be an enthusiastic team member with the ability to work co-operatively and collaboratively with your colleagues. You will have good interpersonal and communication skills to be able to support your class team and show values and behaviours suitable for working with children and young people.


Safeguarding statement

The Vale Federation of Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children which will be reflected throughout recruitment and beyond. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks. Satisfactory references will be sought and successful candidates will need to have an enhanced DBS check and complete an online health check.


Closing date & interview

To find out more about the role please contact Lynne Worley on 01296 427221 or email office@bookerpark.bucks.sch.uk

Competed applications should be emailed to: recruitment@thevalefederation.com CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date:            12 noon, Friday 22nd October 2021.  Any applications received after this time may be rejected.

Interview date:          TBC. If you have not been contacted within three weeks of the closing date you must assume that your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful.


School address and website

School Address:       Stoke Leys Close, Aylesbury, Bucks HP21 9ET

Office Tel:                  01296 427221

Email:                         recruitment@thevalefederation.com

Website:                     www.thevalefederation.com

Class Teacher Job Description
Class Teacher Person Spec


Please download and complete the Application Form below. If you are unable to print the documents or have a disability that makes it difficult for you to complete the forms, please contact us so that we can post them to you or make alternative arrangements.

When completing the application form please account for all of your time since leaving full-time education including part-time and voluntary work. Any gaps in your employment history should be fully explained. Please also complete the section relating to previous criminal convictions and sign the application form.

The completed application form should be returned by email to recruitment@thevalefederation.com or by post to:

Lynne Worley
Booker Park School
Stoke Leys Close
HP21 9ET