SEND - Creative Arts Practitioner - The Cedars

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/04/2021 23:59
Fixed term for 1 year linked to Fluctuating Pupil Numbers Part- time approximately 8 sessions per weeks MPS1 - MPS6 £25,714 - £36,961 per annum + SEN £2,270 per annum paid pro rata to part-time hours
Hours per week:
8 Sessions
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
The Cedars Academy
Number of posts:
Closing date:
16 Apr
Further Information

Cedars School is part of Cedars Academy Trust, we educate children with complex needs from EYFS to Year 9. We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic teacher to lead Creativity sessions in our new, purpose-built Therapeutic Centre.

The successful candidate will work with classes and students from across the school and will be responsible for planning, teaching and assessing a creative curriculum, designed to give children the opportunity to explore and experience a therapeutic approach to Creativity, to include Music, Art, Movement and Drama. They will deliver regular, timetabled sessions alongside class teaching teams within a specialist environment so that pupils can enjoy exploring and experiencing Creative Arts through a wide range of media. Our curriculum approach means that we will seek to develop creative skills wherever possible, however, the focus is very much on enjoyment, communication, independence, wellbeing and emotional regulation.

This post would be best suited to an Early Years or Primary Practitioner as experience of, and expertise in, child development is essential. The ability to play a musical instrument confidently is also crucial to this role.

The successful candidate will work well in a team and will be flexible. You will enjoy the challenge of delivering an innovative and inclusive curriculum. Experience of, or a willingness to learn how to support learning with symbol software and other communication packages is essential. You will be committed to working with children who have learning difficulties and/or physical disabilities and will be understanding of their academic and emotional needs. The role requires you to be an organised and reflective practitioner who will be able to work closely with other professionals and develop effective relationships with parents and carers.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the Head of School at michelleoreilly@cedarstrust.org.uk to arrange a visit to the school (within COVID restriction guidelines) or a telephone call on 0191 4874595 to discuss the role further.

If successful you will be required to apply for an enhanced Disclosure

Online applications only from www.gateshead.gov.uk

Closing Midnight 16th April 2021

Please note
This job is closed for applications.