Be the Teacher you’ve always wanted to be.
As part of our continued growth, we now have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Teacher to join our close-knit team at Waterloo Lodge School in Chorley. If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a school that will welcome your ideas and aim to engage the young people we teach, we would like to hear from you.
Waterloo Lodge is an Outstanding independent SEN school based in Chorley, catering for 11-16-year olds. We accommodate pupils with SEMH requirements, offering a broad and balanced curriculum which can be tailored to individual needs. The school offers a successful, therapeutic approach to re-engage pupils who’ve endured serious difficulties at their previous schools. We are committed to delivering a personalised curriculum, the derivation of which is based on thorough assessment of a pupil’s needs and preferences alongside their strengths and areas for development; pupils are provided with appropriate and challenging pathway
We are part of the Acorn Care and Education Group, the second largest private sector provider of special needs education in the country operating 19 schools for children and young people who have a range of social, emotional and mental health needs and also pupils who have been diagnosed with autism or demonstrate behaviours associated with autism.
About the Role
Joining our team of dedicated teachers, you will be responsible for providing high quality teaching of ICT, to ensure the effective delivery of the school’s curriculum. The teachers at Waterloo Lodge School are encouraged to take a creative approach, seeking ways to positively engage with and motivate pupils through lessons that promote learning and raise levels of attainment.
The ideal candidate will successfully set targets for pupil success and be confident in using their knowledge and expertise to monitor progress. Teachers give regular feedback and encourage our young people to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.
We are part of the Acorn Care and Education Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
Who we are looking for?
We are looking for a Teacher who wants to spend less time on paperwork and more time developing creative learning opportunities for the most reluctant and troubled learners.
No two days are the same here so we want Teachers who can work at pace to turn ‘can’t do’ into ‘want to’ and are motivated by working with children with complex needs. You will be motivated by your belief that every child can achieve and reach their potential. The ideal candidate will be resilient, have a calm and engaging demeanour and enjoy working with young people.
Whilst previous experience of working in within a SEN environment would be desirable, excellent teaching skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching ICT
· Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent
· Successful teaching experience of students with special education needs
· Experience of working with students who display challenging behaviour
· Ability to use ICT effectively for teaching
· Knowledge of guidance and requirements around safeguarding children.
· Knowledge & understanding of the National Curriculum in order for successful planning and delivery
· The ability to manage challenging behaviour effectively
· Resilience and perseverance
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
· Free meals
Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website www.acorncare.co.uk If you have any further queries about the role please contact the school on 01257230894
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.