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Secondary SEN Teacher for new SEND Base

Hurst Schools LimitedHampshire

We are seeking to employ experienced SEN Secondary teachers with expertise in supporting pupils with a range of additional needs.

The position is within our new specialist provision based within the mainstream school. The purpose of the centre is to provide bespoke support for pupils with Special educational Needs and Disabilities to enable them to access as much of the mainstream curriculum as possible and realise their full potential.  The classes within the new base have a maximum ratio of 6 students: 1 teacher and HLTA, although classes are often smaller when pupils are accessing mainstream lessons.

This is a full-time post and is required as soon as possible:

To be successful in this role, you must:

• Be suitably qualified and experienced in teaching children with SEND.

• Hold QTS and have experience of teaching KS3 and KS4.  Experience with KS5 would be advantageous.

  • Experience of delivering both GCSE and ASDAN would be desirable.

• Be passionate in using your knowledge of current theory and practice in teaching and learning, and SEND, to provide a highly effective curriculum delivery, in a stimulating and enjoyable way.

• Be ready to utilise the benefits of an independent curriculum that is innovative and flexible in terms of delivery and content; this is likely to include designing a bespoke curriculum that meets the needs of a variety of learners.

• Be an enthusiastic tam player, willing to go above a beyond to facilitate the learning and experience of the young people in your care.

• Be engaged with both the school and unit’s ethos, thinking creatively and reflectively within an open, honest and hardworking team, while keeping the needs of the young person firmly at the centre.

Job Purpose:

• To carry out the professional duties of a SEND Teacher in accordance with the school’s policies and under the direct of the unit Head.

• To be an effective professional who demonstrates thorough curriculum knowledge and can plan and deliver well-structured, multi-sensory lessons meeting the needs of all pupils.

• Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils and contribute positively to the life of the unit and of the school.

Teachers’ Standards

In addition to the School’s general requirements and key responsibilities set out below, Teaching Staff must also have regard for the Teacher’s Standards set out by the Department for Education.  As a minimum a teacher must:

1. Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils.

2. Promote good progress and outcome by pupils.

3. Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge.

4. Plan and teach well-structured lessons.

5. Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils.

6. Make accurate and productive use of assessment.

7. Manage behavior effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment.

8. Fulfil wider professional responsibilities.

Hurst Lodge is committed to safeguarding the young people in our care and as such and in line with our Safeguarding Policy all applications will be required to provide references and any successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and take part in relevant training.

Please note that we are unable to sponsor international applicants.

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