Head of English
The Wenlock School
Up to £35,000
We are looking for a SEN Teacher with a specialism in English to help develop and drive English across the curriculum in a newly opened independent special educational needs day school for 90 young people aged 7-18. You will help deliver the curriculum as well as a nurturing and therapeutic environment to meet a range of needs including a range of social, emotional and mental health needs and also pupils who have been diagnosed with autism or demonstrate behaviours associated with autism. You will contribute to making Wenlock School an Outstanding provision and a leading light for our young people and their families.
About the role
We require an experienced and qualified teacher who has the ability to make a significant contribution to our new school. The successful candidate will be an innovative, reflective practitioner who can demonstrate the willingness to adapt and learn. We are looking for an individual with high expectations and standards who can offer excellent behavioural management skills. An additional strength would be a creative, engaging approach to curriculum design and planning both within the classroom and also in the wider outdoor learning environment.
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 specialist knowledge and experience of working with autistic spectrum condition or children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Or you may have experience of working across both specialisms. Applications are invited from colleagues offering SEMH experience, from mainstream schools and other educational settings. Experience of assessment, planning and delivery of English throughout KS3/KS4 is essential.
The ability to contribute to the development of our new school is essential and we believe that energy, passion and a commitment to high standards are key characteristics required. We are looking for a special individual who is able to help inspire and engage the young people that we serve. This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their skills and experience in a challenging, motivating and highly rewarding environment.
A few reasons we think it's a great place to work:
- Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
- We offer an auto enrolment pension scheme
- Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
- Be part of a fantastic team and contribute to the development of our new school
- No two days are ever the same
This position is due to commence September 2019 or earlier if possible (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).
Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website www.acorncare.co.uk If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact the Admin Team on 01384 884883 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews Commencing: To be confirmed.
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.