Salary: Discussed at Interview
To our students, education is about so much more than qualifications. It’s all about nurturing young people with complex needs and challenging behaviour and it’s also about location liberation and removing limitations. As a teacher in our vibrant, energetic team, you’ll promote independence and enable students to achieve their personal best. Enthusiasm is as important as experience, as you’ll need to inspire as well as teach.
We are looking for a flexible and outstanding teacher of Science and Maths who is committed to the best possible outcomes for young people.
This is an excellent opportunity for candidates from mainstream, specialist education or community provision who are looking to move into the area of mental health and work alongside our own therapeutic team. We offer a comprehensive training focused on adolescent’s mental health to support staff to achieve the best outcomes for our students.
Home Tree School is an independent co-educational day school for young people aged 12 to 18 with mental health problems. Class sizes range from 1-5 with TA support. We are a student-centred school that respond quickly to the needs of each young person we teach.
Our team are collaborative and supportive and we aim to recruit a likeminded individual who would enjoy the opportunity to deliver subjects at Key stages 3, 4 and possibly 5. We set high standards for teaching and learning and our students have good levels of attendance and engagement.
The school delivers a full time education and covers both academic and vocational subjects in line with national benchmarks, with a focus on encouraging resilience and supporting holistic growth to aid in recovery.
Duties and Responsibilities:
To meet the needs of children through the use of effective teaching strategies and lesson structures to deliver the curriculum by:
•Being familiar with curriculum requirements and making full use of assessment information to develop, adapt and evaluate teaching strategies to give maximum benefit to students
•Identifying appropriate learning outcomes and developing a range of approaches which reduce barriers and help students to attain achievable targets.
•Thoroughly planning and preparing lessons and contributing to broader developments as requested
•Sequencing and structuring learning experiences and environments to develop organisational and problem solving skills to encourage independent learning
•Selecting and managing resources, using specialised materials including ICT, as appropriate, to enable maximum access to the curriculum and to promote independent living skills.
•Being aware of the effects of attachment behaviours on learning, adjusting targets and approaches accordingly.
•Working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams to make best use of expertise.
•To ensure a high standard of display to provide a stimulating and challenging environment.
•To recognise, value and raise the achievement of students.
•Working collaboratively with Teaching Assistants and other specialists to extend students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
•Understanding the relevance of National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies to the students being taught and using a variety of naturally occurring experiences to promote literacy, numeracy and IT skills
•To promote social and emotional development, positive behaviour and, where appropriate to the age group taught, to prepare for adulthood. To be demonstrated by working with parents/carers and other agencies to agree approaches to each student’s personal development
•To participate in the arrangements for performance management. This includes undertaking training and development to keep abreast of current developments and to meet identified needs. (There is a requirement to maintain the ability to demonstrate, when assessed, the TTA National Standards in relation to Qualified Teacher Status).
•In carrying out the tasks in this job description you have a duty (under Health & Safety legislation) to take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and that of others. This implies taking positive steps to understand the hazards in the workplace, to comply with safety rules and procedures and to ensure that nothing you do, or fail to do, puts yourself or others at risk. This includes managing a safe and secure environment for staff and students.
•To receive training appropriate to role and maintain an up to date training profile
•To maintain up to date knowledge of the statutory and procedural frame-work for residential care and communicate this to staff as appropriate.
•To hold Qualified Teacher status (NQTs welcome to apply)
•Experience of working effectively as part of a team
•Experience of planning, delivering and assessing learning activities appropriate to individuals’ needs and abilities
•Experience of working success
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