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Forster Park Primary School

ASD Resource Base Teacher: closing date: 17 05 2024

Our children need outstanding, creative, fair, challenging and motivated professional teachers.

The Role

This is a unique opportunity to join our amazing Resource Base at Forster Park Primary School. Our provision which is an integral part of our mainstream school specialises in children with a diagnosis of ASD and may also have a secondary need of SEMH. Our provision has been open for a year and we currently have 7 children. The provision is due to grow to classes for September 2024, with 14 children in the provision. Each class will have 7 children and 3 members of staff when full. Our children are expected to integrate into the mainstream school and will progress to this as they progress. Some children will access some mainstream lessons almost immediately, whilst others will take much longer in the resource base, to build the skills to enable them to do this. It is our aim that all children in the resource base will be accessing the mainstream school by Year 6 to enable them to be part of a mainstream secondary school, having been equipped with the skills required to support their needs.

Our staff team are dedicated and amazing! This is a rare opportunity to be a part of and those professionals who are dedicated to meeting the needs of children with a diagnosis of ASD. We take great pride in the dedication our staff team have and the progress that the children our resource base have made is astounding.

We are two primary schools within Oakbridge Federation, Rangefield Primary School and Forster Park Primary School. Forster Park hosts our Resource Base and Rangefield Primary hosts our cross federation Nursery. Both schools are maintained and within Lewisham Local Authority. Oakbridge serves a diverse community that embraces varying cultural backgrounds, which supports our children in becoming lifelong learners. Our children are friendly and keen to learn and thrive on challenge; they have good relationships with each other and enjoy the whole learning experience that we offer at both schools.   

What we’re looking for 

You will join our dedicated staff who adopt a nurturing approach to all of our children throughout the school. You will be creative in your approach to teaching, well organised and have high aspirations for all pupils. As a Class Teacher at Forster Park Primary School, employed by Oakbridge Federation, we can offer you a supportive environment. 

If you wish to be part of this team and make a difference to our amazing children, please call to book a time to come and have a look around, or for an informal conversation. The resources that we have are second to none and the children have such great opportunities.

We can offer the successful candidates;

- dedicated and professional staff who work as an excellent, closely supportive team

- professional development

- enjoyment of being part of a successful and committed team

- flexibility for enjoyment in teaching the curriculum

It is essential that you feel we are the school for you, therefore would welcome visits to our Federation prior to application. 

For any queries or to arrange a visit please contact Mrs M Fenniche on 07535216584 or email

Salary Details 

MPS 1 - 6, £36,745 - £47,666 (current)

How to Apply

Please complete the following application form to apply for this role: Teaching Staff Application Form

Job Description:  Class Teacher Job Description

Closing date: Friday 17th May 2024

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 20th May 2024

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Further information 

Oakbridge Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Oakbridge Federation is an equal opportunities employer.  We welcome applications from all members of the community, regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, ethnicity, religion, belief or sexual orientation.