Lead Teacher, Blandford Forum, Dorset

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Priory Hospital Shottsford House CAMHSBlandford Forum, Dorset

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £39,374 - £41,368
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Priory Education and Children’s  Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural  care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality  schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting  difference for everyone we support.

Priory Hospital Shottsford House CAMHS education unit is a  satellite provision of Priory Lyndhurst.  The unit provides education to  young people aged 12-18 whilst they are inpatients of the Priory  Shottsford House CAMHS provision.  We offer quality education for young  people who are unable to access their own school for medical or  psychological reasons.

Young people join us following a referral supported by medical  evidence.  The CAMHS education unit at Shottsford wil work closely with  young people's mainstream schools and is committed to creating links to  promote educational inclusion.  Our role is to support, nurture, educate  and enable young people to return to their home school when, and if, it  is appropriate.

Each young person has a personalised timetable which includes access  to both core and foundation subjects.  We also offer a range of  accreditation and a therapeutic curriculum.  Individual tiemtables are  designed to meet young people's academic needs, whilst taking account of  health and emotional factors.

We work in consultation with the families / carers, medical and  nursing staff.  The school operates within a multi-disciplinary  framework; working closely with a range of professionals including  consultant doctors, mental health professionals, occupational  therapists, speech therapists, fitness instructors and other agencies.

High aspirations? Looking for an exciting new challenge? Ready to make a real difference?

Due to expansion Priory Lyndhurst are seeking to recruit a General  Teacher for our inpatient CAMHS unit based at Shottsford House in  Blandford Forum.

All of the young people aged 12-18 have mental health needs and  therefore they need teachers with up-to-date subject knowledge,  excellent teaching practices and above all the enthusiasm, positivity,  passion, energy and most importantly the resilience, to deliver engaging  and bespoke lessons on our "Return to Learn" programme.

We require an experienced Lead Teacher to join the CAMHS education  unit. This role requires excellent communications skills, high levels of  self-motivation and the necessary drive and commitment to support our  young people to achieve. In return we offer highly competitive packages,  professional support and opportunities to progress in a hard working,  thriving environment set in the heart of the Dorset countryside.

Are you:

  • A passionate and innovative teacher who can quickly and effectively engage their students?
  • A consistently 'good' or 'outstanding' teacher, with the results to prove it?
  • An outward looking and highly motivated teacher who can lead in their area and share best practice?
  • An enthusiastic and well-organised team player?
  • Particularly interested in how ASC / Attachment disorders impact learning at a range of ages?

We welcome applications from teachers of all specialisms with ideas,  enthusiasm and proven outstanding teaching ability, who can work within  the diverse demands of the School whilst developing its recognised  strengths and attributes. In return we offer a highly competitive  package working for one of largest specialist educational  providers in  the UK as part of The Priory Group and excellent induction and CPD.

For an application form visit jobs.priorygroup.com

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of  children and young people and expect all our employees to share in this  commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS  Enhanced Disclosure

Closing date for applications: 20th April 2018

Interviews held week beginning 30th April 2018


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References  provided must cover the last 3 years, or you are applying to work within  our Children’s Homes we will need to request all references from where  you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the  Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored,  multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex  educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental  healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to  safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must  be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post,  including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant  body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job location

More about Priory Hospital Shottsford House CAMHS
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 12 - 18 years
Address: Heddington Drive, Fairfield Bungalows, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7HX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1258 457520