PMLD Teacher

Job type: Permanent
Salary: £MPS-UPS3 + SEN1
Contact name: John Chatwin

Contact email:
Job ref: 45189
Published: 9 months ago
Startdate: 29/09/2021

As the Exclusive Recruitment partner of the Cornwall Association of Primary Heads, Opus are currently working  with a school in Penzance to appoint a PMLD teacher on a long term basis  

Wel are seeking to recruit an exceptional and inspirational SEN Classroom Teacher with a specialism in PMLD to work with the school leadership team to drive school improvement and to provide students with an outstanding education.

In particular, we would love to hear from teachers with experience of working with students with complex needs[1]who are able to deliver a multisensory curriculum. You will need to possess the desire and motivation to make a difference to our students’ lives.

Our client has high aspirations for all their children and young people and believe that all students are capable of making outstanding progress;

For the right candidate, we also have an opportunity for a Teacher to work with the school leadership team to drive the improvement at the school and a skilled communicator with the drive to work collaboratively to achieve the whole school vision.

Our client offers excellent training and support along with an Employee Assistance Programme and other well-being benefits.


Person Spec


· Outstanding PMLD teacher who engages pupils and their families in high quality learning; mainstream teachers will be considered for this post alongside teachers with existing SEN and PMLD experience or qualifications.

· High aspirations for all children and young people, promoting the general progress and well-being of all pupils.

· A skilled communicator with the drive to work collaboratively to achieve the vision of the school

 · To teach the broad range of all curriculum subjects to a specified class group in line with the school’s curriculum offer. Curriculum delivery: Teachers supporting pupils with complex needs

· To teach the broad range of all curriculum subjects to a specified class group in line with the school’s broad and ambitious curriculum offer. Teachers supporting pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties

 · To teach, develop and lead all aspects of the sensory curriculum in line with the school’s broad and ambitious curriculum offer.

 Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• To be responsible for planning and delivering the appropriate and relevant curriculum and to ensure the curriculum offers breadth, depth, relevance and cross- curricular opportunities for all learners.

• To lead teams and deploy teaching assistants to support pupil learning, therapy and care needs.


 • To organise and maintain the classroom, resources and displays to ensure the environment meets pupils’ needs in order to provide an inspirational and stimulating learning environment.

• To assess and record pupil progress and to record assessment appropriately and collect evidence of progress made using school systems. •

 To write reports for Annual Review for all pupils taught

. • To maintain pupil information.

• To liaise with the multi-professional team in respect of the education of the pupils. To ensure that therapy programmes are incorporated in teaching and carried out in liaison with professionals and families.

• To write reports for other agencies on request as the need arises.

• To maintain clear effective communication with parents, carers, the school management team, colleagues, Governors and supporting agencies.

• To maintain positive relationships with families, communicating with them regularly via home/school diaries, telephone calls and meetings.

• To attend Reviews and Case Conferences when required, mainly during school hours, but sometimes out of school hours.

 • To keep up-to-date with developments in educational thinking.

• To support the Head teacher in the implementation of all school policies and procedures.

• To manage class and curriculum budgets (as appropriate) according to school policy and practice.

 • To carry out risk assessments with respect to activities both in and out of school.

• To participate in own professional development, working with a line manager to evaluate and develop own performance and co-operate with the school’s Performance Management Procedures.

• To attend training as identified in both the school development plan and the teachers own review plan.

• To take responsibility for the coordination of a particular subject area of learning as set within the school development plan.

 • To attend relevant courses, self-directed learning and research related to the subject and disseminate information to colleagues.

• To contribute to writing, reviewing, evaluating and updating school curriculum policies.

• To carry out any other reasonable duties that are requested by the Head teacher. General/Other:

 · To ensure that pupils needs are prioritised and to have a clear sight of how this role impacts on the academy’s and the Trust’s pupils at all times

 · To act as a Trust team member and provide support and cover for other staff where needs arise inclusive of occasional work at other sites within a reasonable travel distance

· To be aware of and adhere to all Trust policies and procedures

· To undertake other duties appropriate to the post as require Prerequisite Qualifications and experience:

• PMLD experience

• A relevant degree

• Experience teaching in a mainstream setting and/or experience teaching in a special school setting • A record of good and outstanding teaching

• Qualified Teacher Status


 Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

· A clear understanding of the needs of pupils with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties and autism.

· Ability to plan and implement good classroom practice and management.

· The ability to develop specific areas of the curriculum according to the needs of the school.

· The ability to work as a member of a class team and to direct support staff in such a way as to promote the efficiency of that team and achieve outstanding outcomes for young people.

· The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team (i.e. with members of the Health or Social Services team and other educational professionals).

· A commitment to working in partnership with parents.

 · An understanding of and a commitment to the Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy. Personal Qualities & Attributes

· Sense of humour, confident and resilient.

· Creative, engaging and outstanding communication skills

 · Dedicated and committed to providing the very best possible education and opportunities for the pupils in his/her care.

 · Well organised, calm and very positive, confident and assuring

 · Able to quickly engage and build appropriate relationships with children

· High levels of emotional literacy · Able to lead, encourage, inspire, motivate staff

· Dependable and reliable, with an excellent record of attendance.

· Willing to go the extra mile, have high levels of stamina, energy and determination

· Effective team leader/member and a model of professionalism

· Flexible, able to respond quickly to changes and think on your feet


Benefits include:

· A competitive salary

· You will be eligible to join the local government pension scheme/Teachers pension scheme

· 28 days annual leave per year (pro rata), plus bank holidays.

· Family friendly policies

· Local and national discount schemes and initiatives

 · Continued professional development support


If you would be interested in learning more please send an up to date CV detailing your skills and experiences or call the office on 01872 279810 and ask for John