Lead Teacher for Visual Impairment: Early Years 0-5 - Manchester.

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Lead Teacher for Visual Impairment – Manchester Sensory Support Service
Early Years 0-5

 Salary: Main Scale to Upper Scale + SEN2 and TLR2b - £34,976 - £50,866 per annum
 Location: Manchester
 Contract: Full Time Permanent
 Applications Close: 27/04/2021 12:00
 Start Date: 01/09/2021

Job details

Manchester Sensory Support Service wish to appoint a Teacher to lead on our work with
visually impaired children aged 0-5 years.

Our visually impaired team consists of specialist teachers,teaching assistants and other
specialist staff, all working peripatetically in a variety of settings ranging from pre-school to
further education as well as in the children's homes.

Your role will be to:

 Develop, deliver and embed practice to achieve the best progress and outcomes for
children (0-5) with visual impairment
 Promote partnership working with families, settings and other agencies
 Develop the skills and practice of staff within the Sensory Service, and our partners
 Promote and coordinate the safeguarding of young children
 The appointee may be required to work across the full age range of children and
young people

You will:
 Be a highly motivated and experienced practitioner in the field of visual impairment
and young children
 Be a qualified teacher and you will also hold the specialist qualification as a teacher of
the Visually Impaired.
 Have the ability to produce and implement strategies for young children with Visual
Impairment, and embed them across the team
 Have an up-to-date knowledge of educational practice particularly in relation to Visual
Impairment and early Years as well as an understanding of legislation and practice
relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
 Have a full current driving licence and access to own car for work will be required as
this is a peripatetic role. Alternative arrangements can be made for a disabled

Manchester Sensory Support Service works across the City of Manchester supporting
children and young people with Visual and or Hearing impairments.
If you wish to discuss this post prior to application please contact:

Amanda Burgess, Assistant Head, VI Team Lead on 07908 253011 or Tony Bowyer, Head
of Service on 07587 968968.

Safeguarding information
We are fully 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. The above post will be subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory
references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act

How to apply - information for applicants

Application form and further details here:


Email your application to: r.connolly@lancasterian.manchester.sch.uk

This post is 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.
Closing Date: 27 April 2021 12:00

Shortlisting: 28/04/2021
Interviews: 05/05/2021

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