Advisory Teacher of Visual Impairment - Exeter

Contact Information
Contact Lian Badcock
01392 287239
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Position: SF42958 - Advisory Teacher of Visual Impairment
Location: Exeter
Salary: £ 37,034.08
Hours: 37hrs a week – 41 weeks (Term Time Only)

Closing date: 26.04.22
Interviews: Week beginning 2nd May

Babcock LDP is part of Babcock Education, providing integrated education improvement and
specialist intervention services. We work with academies, schools and settings, Devon County
Council, other Local Authorities and with a range of regional and national bodies. Babcock LDP
provides a single integrated service, which enables us to understand more fully the needs of
customers and to deliver the best services to meet those needs in a coherent way. Our mission is to
improve the life chances of all children and young people.

Babcock Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people
and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

About the role
Here at Babcock Education we have a fantastic opportunity and we’re looking to recruit either:
 An experienced, Qualified Teacher of Visual Impairment (QTVI)
 An outstanding teacher, with recent classroom teaching experience, who is willing to commit
to the 2 year Mandatory Qualification in Visual Impairment training (Course fees paid for by
Babcock LDP)

The main purpose of your role will be to work as a member of the Sensory & Physical Team,
consisting of Advisory Teachers, Advisory Deaf Inclusion Worker & Senior Sensory Advisor.
You be responsible for monitoring and teaching a case-load of children and young people aged 0-25
years who are deaf or have a hearing loss, across a range of different educational settings, including
working in the home with parents/careers.

You need to be enthusiastic, motivated, forward thinking, flexible and have the ability to work
independently and as part of the wider team

Key Tasks and Activities:
 Promote the successful inclusion and learning opportunities of CYP with VI in mainstream
schools and settings
 Provide advice and training to schools to facilitate teachers addressing the particular
educational needs of CYP who have VI
 Teaching & modelling good practice
 Building capacity within schools through training and awareness raising.
 Work closely with class teachers, special needs co-ordinators and teaching assistants in
schools to develop effective teaching strategies, adaptations and successful inclusion in
relation to individuals and groups of CYP who are VI

What do I need to do the role?
You’ll need:
 Qualified to Degree level or above with QTS
 Qualified Teacher of Visual impairment (QTVI) or willingness to undertake training if not
 Unified English Braille (UEB) – grade 2 or the willingness to undertake the course within the
first 6 months of starting the role

 Minimum three years’ experience of recent class teaching in a mainstream and/or special
 High quality teaching skills across a range of key stages & experience of working/teaching

We would also like you to have relevant experience and understanding of the following:
 Statutory assessment process and Education Health & Care plans
 Code of Practice (2014) & Disability Discrimination Act
 Competent with IT – Word, Excel, Microsoft Teams
What else do I need to know?
• The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this
role – Enhanced DBS with Children’s and Adults’ Barred List check]; [Teaching Regulation Agency
• The role is mobile and you will be required to hold a Full driving licence and provide a vehicle for
business use.

Apply online here:

For more information contact: Lian Badcock
01392 287239 & 0786611756

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