Be the Outdoor Education Instructor you’ve always wanted to be.
As part of our continued growth, we now have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Outdoor Education Instructor to join our close-knit team at The Grange Therapeutic 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
The Grange is an 8-18 mixed gender SEMH SEN school on the Rutland / Leicestershire border with a strong emphasis on the care and welfare of its pupils. The school has a varied curriculum designed to meet the needs of the pupils, many of whom have secondary needs of ASD and ADHD. This curriculum includes GCSEs, BTECs and Entry Level qualifications as well as a full vocational programme. At the last Ofsted the school was rated “Good” overall with “Outstanding” ratings for behaviour / welfare and leadership / management.
About the Group
We are part of the Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through relentless focus on caring and learning.
About the Role
Joining our team of dedicated staff, you will be responsible for planning, delivering and monitoring the outdoor education curriculum, including Forest Schools and programmes such as Bikeability. Training will be offered to support this. You will be required train as an EVC (Educational Visits Co-Ordinator) to assist in risk assessing activities. Help support the Duke of Edinburgh activities under the direction of the DfE lead. Support pupils in achieving, inspire, motivate and challenge pupils in the delivery of the curriculum across year groups.
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 an Instructor who wants to help pupils achieve qualifications in outdoor education.
No two days are the same at The Grange so we want staff who can work at pace to turn ‘can’t do’ into ‘want to’ and are motivated by working with children with special 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 children.
Whilst previous experience of working in within a SEN environment would be desirable, the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.
We offer a competitive salary including Staff Pension Scheme, a fantastic working environment and very supportive staff group.
- 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.