Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Connor Education Centre, Connor Road, West Bromwich, B71 3DJ
Upper Pay Scale, UPS1 - UPS3 (£38,690 - £41,604 per annum) + TLR2c
23 Mar 2021
17 Apr 2021
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Sandwell Sensory Support Team has a vacancy for a full time Qualified Teacher of Vision Impaired Children and Young People, from 1st September 2021.

This is a peripatetic teaching post working in Sandwell, in the West Midlands. Applications are also welcome from teachers who are willing to undertake the required QTVI training.

This role requires Qualified Teacher Status along with QTVI (Qualified Teach of the Vison Impaired) or a willingness to obtain QTVI. The salary is TMS + TLR2c (TLR2b until qualification is confirmed). 

The Vision Impairment Team is part of the Sensory Support Service. We have a successful record of inclusion of children and young people with visual impairment within mainstream schools, also supporting those in specialist provisions.

Team members work closely with staff from the other SEN Support Services, working collaboratively with support settings to deliver positive outcomes for children and young people in Sandwell.

Working with children and young people from birth to twenty-five years, the Team has good working relationships with a wide range of external agencies also.

The job will provide challenging and stimulating work across the age range and in a range of settings. The role is varied and will include direct teaching of pupils with vision impairment, assessment of their needs and advice sharing with settings.

We are seeking applicants who can demonstrate:

  • Extensive knowledge of child development.
  • Outstanding teaching of children with SEND, particularly in the Early Years.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A clear understanding of best practice in SEND.
  • The ability to inspire staff to attain the highest standards of teaching and learning.
  • The ability to develop strong partnerships with parents, colleagues and the community.
  • The ability to communicate and model Sandwell’s vision and values.
  • A clear understanding of and commitment to the highest standards of pupil care and safeguarding.
  • An ability work collaboratively and flexibly with others to meet the needs of pupils.

Interviews for this post may take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check will be required for this role.

Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.


27.5 hours per week

This advert will close as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to: hr_resourcing@sandwell.gov.uk

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