Job Details

Job Title: Nurture / SEN Teacher (Maternity Cover)
Salary: Up to £22,500 dependent on experience
Location: The Grange Therapeutic School
Hours: Monday - Wednesday – 8.30 - 4.30 Friday 8.30 - 1.00 . Maternity cover until August 2021.

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing school that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We’re looking for a Nurture / SEN Teacher to join The Grange Therapeutic School team. This role would be suitable for a teacher trained in either primary or secondary education. Nurture training would be an advantage but not essential. Due to the short time before the resignation deadline interviews will take place on receipt of a suitable application.

About the School

The Grange Therapeutic School is an independent special school for young people aged 8 -18 years with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Our school is based in a Victorian country house in Leicestershire with stunning views and fantastic facilities to develop not only the educational, but also the social and emotional needs of our pupils. With access to woods and lakes on site, the school has an ethos about delivering a personalised curriculum tailored to, and driven by, the individuals.

We offer the chance to teach in an environment where the emphasis is on excellent classroom practice with groups of up to 6 pupils and relationships are the key to success. Therefore we need hardworking, child centred staff who are resilient and willing to go the extra mile. In return we offer significant investment in your professional development, a supportive staff group and opportunities for progression for ambitious staff

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

  • Inspire, motivate and challenge pupils in the delivery of the curriculum across the year groups

  • Take responsibility and be accountable for the academic outcomes of pupils taught

  • Contribute to the pastoral care of pupils and support their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

  • Monitor academic progress of the pupils in a form group

  • Maintain positive relationships with parents/carer of the pupils in an allocated form groups

  • Comply with the teaching and learning approaches adopted in the school Teaching and Learning policy, and contribute to the Teaching and Learning development in the school

  • Adhere to the data/record keeping systems across the school and use appropriate data to inform target setting for individual pupils and students

  • Plan lessons thoroughly in advance, to record outcomes and to compare and review the performance of pupils with colleagues as appropriate

  • Consider lesson planning and organisation as a tool in the behaviour management of your classroom and to provide a stimulating learning environment to increase the learning potential of pupils

  • Plan all lessons, differentiating work and materials to meet the educational needs of the pupils’ different abilities and social and emotional needs

  • Use ICT to enhance the delivery of the curriculum

  • Use the Principles of Assessment for Learning to inform lesson planning and ensure all pupils in your groups know their level/grade and how to improve it

  • Ensure work is marked, assessed and recorded appropriately

  • Support the effective use of Teaching Assistants assigned to work in your lessons

  • Follow up behavioural incidents with pupils and to seek advice and support if required

  • Make full use of the Ready to Learn policy and the credit system and reward at every opportunity

  • Provide reports for the pupils in your year group that are thoughtful and accurate, help the pupil progress and are delivered on time

  • Contribute to the Literacy and Numeracy policy across the whole curriculum

  • Work as a member of the school team and to assist at break and lunch times to supervise and manage behaviour, providing activities for the pupils at these times

  • Contribute to the extra curricula and additional activities offered by the school

  • To work as directed by the Headteacher, following reasonable requests.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for someone with drive and a willingness to go the extra mile to improve the lives of the young people in our care. Strong inter-personal skills, team working and a sense of humour are also vital. They would also be expected to contribute to the wider school curriculum – for example offsite trips and outdoor education

Essential Criteria

  • Have a teaching qualification

  • 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

  • Have high standards and expectation of yourself and pupils

  • Have a “can do” positive attitude with a willingness to go “the extra mile”

  • Commitment to developing work practices and a willingness to try new ways of working and thinking

  • Well developed communication and inter-personal skills – able to adapt style and approach to the needs of the different audiences

  • Committed to personal and professional development

  • Honest, trustworthy and reliable

  • Resilient, able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Have a flexible approach and a willingness to contribute to the work of the overall school community

  • Interested in the young people and their effective development

  • Able to work as part of a team and be self-reliant.

Why work for us

  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Free School meals on site
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

Applications are invited online though the Acorn Care and Education website www.acorncare.co.uk. If you have any further questions regarding how to apply or wish to visit please contact Stephanie Watt on swatt@knossington.rutland.sch.uk.

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 fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.