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SEN Teacher

Reddish Hall SchoolStockport

Job title: SEN Teacher

Salary: £20,000 - £30,000

Contract type: Full Time

Reporting to: SENCo

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing School that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We’re looking for a SEN Teacher to join the Reddish hall School team.

About the School

Reddish Hall School is a co-educational school catering for students aged 5-18 with complex educational needs, communication difficulties and challenging behaviours. The school accepts students with social and emotional difficulties, though our students may face additional challenges and diagnoses including ADHD, ASC, SpLD, MLD, OCD, Dyslexia, Attachment Disorder, Dyscalculia, Foetal Alcohol Syndrome and a variety of other conditions. Additionally, many of our students have serious social issues and very difficult home lives resulting in complex emotional difficulties.

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

About the Role

The teacher is responsible for high quality teaching to ensure the effective delivery of the school’s curriculum. The ideal candidate will successfully set a vision and targets for pupil success and be confident in using their knowledge and expertise to monitor progress, give regular feedback and encouraging our young people to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.

The teachers at Reddish Hall 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. Smaller class sizes mean you can focus on building a purposeful learning environment that meets individual educational needs of pupils. You will be joining a supportive and caring team who put a relentless focus on the outcomes of the children and young people in our care.

Please see the Job Description and Person specification for full details regarding this position.

Qualifications

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Degree
  • Successful primary or secondary or SEN teaching experience
  • Commitment to continuing professional development
  • Experience of co-ordinating the work of support staff and/or other members of staff.

Knowledge

  • A secure working knowledge of the National Curriculum/Pre-National Curriculum and its assessment, recording and reporting requirements.
  • An ability to use prior attainment and assessment data effectively to maximise progress.
  • A strong understanding of the nurture group principles.
  • A knowledge and experience of developing personalised learning to raise standards of attainment and achievement of every child.
  • A good working knowledge of how to effectively manage challenging behaviours.

Essential Criteria

  • To motivate students.
  • To work with other staff in a team.
  • Well-developed inter-personal skills.
  • Awareness of behavioural strategies.
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • ICT literate.
  • Able to consistently demonstrate successful and creative teaching including an ability to deliver good lessons
  • To have experience of working with KS2 pupils or low ability KS3

Qualifications and experience

  • Qualified teacher status or willing to work to QTLS in the first year
  • Degree or equivalent qualification
  • Successful primary or secondary or SEN teaching experience
  • Commitment to continuing professional development
  • Experience of co-ordinating the work of support staff and/or other members of staff.
  • Experience of working with children with challenging behaviour

Skills and knowledge

  • An excellent practitioner.
  • A secure working knowledge of the National Curriculum/Pre-National Curriculum and its assessment, recording and reporting requirements.
  • An ability to use prior attainment and assessment data effectively to maximise progress.
  • A strong understanding of the nurture group principles.
  • A knowledge and experience of developing personalised learning to raise standards of attainment and achievement of every child.
  • A good working knowledge of how to effectively manage challenging behaviours.
  • A knowledge and understanding of effective teaching and learning styles suitable for children with behaviour issues.
  • A consistent and effective approach to classroom management and discipline, in order to promote good behaviour.
  • A commitment to creating and sustaining a high-quality learning environment.
  • An ability to plan, record and assess for children’s progress in a variety of ways.
  • A knowledge of how to use ICT effectively as an integral part of teaching & learning.
  • A good working knowledge of the SEN Code of Practice.
  • A good working knowledge of possible reasons behind behaviours, including a range of diagnosis, e.g. ADHD, attachment, ASC etc.
  • A commitment to promote and safeguard the welfare of children.
  • A good understanding of how children learn
  • Ability to adapt teaching to meet pupils’ needs
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with pupils

Personal qualities

  • A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils and promoting the ethos and values of the school
  • High expectations for children’s attainment and progress
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Commitment to safeguarding and equality
  • The ability to work as part of a professional team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to build excellent professional relationships with the whole school community, including parents and governors.
  • Reliable, flexible, committed, self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Excellent organisational skills, including good time management.
  • A sense of humour and ‘can do attitude’.
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