If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!
We now have a fantastic opportunity for an Outdoor Education Instructor to join Red Moor School. If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a challenging and rewarding environment, we would like to hear from you!
About the School
Red Moor School are looking for an Outdoor Ed Instructor to help start up and grow our new, independent special educational needs provision near Bodmin, Cornwall. The school will initially facilitate for up to 36 pupils aged 5-16 whose needs are predominantly SEMH and ASC related. The school has recently gone through significant refurbishment and this is a great opportunity for us in Cornwall to expand and fulfil demand in the region, where our other ‘Outstanding’ school Oak Tree, is at full capacity.
About the Group
We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.
We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.
About the role
Working as an Instructor at Red Moor you will teach Outdoor Education, planning and delivering the curriculum in accordance with the individual needs of our pupils to promote personal development and well-being for all. You will set specific targets for pupils, ensure curriculum coverage, brief all relevant staff and create a stimulating learning environment. It is essential you are aware of pupil progress and able to address or flag potential concerns. Safeguarding the welfare of the young people in our care will be your primary responsibility.
Who are we looking for?
The successful candidate will have experience of working with young people with a range of complex learning needs. You will be able to demonstrate a working understanding of how these needs impact upon learning and behaviour in the classroom. You may have knowledge and experience of working with autistic spectrum disorder or children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties..
We are looking for a special individual who is able to help inspire and engage the young people. This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their skills and experience in a challenging, motivating and highly rewarding environment.
- Qualified Teacher Status is preferred but not essential
- Have an understanding and interest in SEMHD
- Able to be perceptive in gauging mood and anxiety levels and be able to adapt your approach accordingly
- Able to work as part of a team and be self-reliant
Why work for us?
A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:
- Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
- Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
- Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
- No two days are ever the same
Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.