Teacher, Chorley

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Waterloo Lodge SchoolChorley

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £23,000 - £30,000
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Acorn Care and Education is the single largest private sector provider of specialist education and care services to local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales. The group has grown quickly since its creation in 2005 by both organic growth and through a series of acquisitions.

Acorn consists of 3 main divisions:

  • The education division is the second largest private sector provider of SEN schools in the country operating 15 special needs schools for children with behavioural and social difficulties or with autism and learning difficulties.
  • The fostering division is the third largest provider of foster care services in the UK and operates under the brands of Fostering Solutions and Pathway Care.
  • The residential care division operates registered care homes for looked after children with a range of special education and behavioural needs. 

Purpose of the Job

  • To work as part of ‘one team’ facilitate the everyday education and care of young people  
  • To plan, organise and deliver the curriculum relevant to key stage and specific subject area/s to best meet pupils’ individual special education needs.
  • To work in a trans-disciplinary capacity to facilitate the ‘One Team’ approach to support and link academic and social/ behavioural progress in line with pupils’ individual learning needs.
  • To practice with a high degree of competence with the aim of reducing barriers to learning and participation in the classroom, leading to all pupils achieving their learning potential.

Key Result Areas

The Teacher will:

  • Plan, prepare and deliver lessons and learning programmes (short, medium and long-term) based on the National Curriculum, and specific accreditation requirements, with consideration of individual pupils needs as outlined in their Statements of SEN.
  • Maintain stimulating learning environments through engaging teaching strategies and activities; display of pupil work, level descriptors and other materials; and any other in- or out-of-classroom activities that will encourage participation in learning.
  • Maintain relevant records and prepare reports to ensure that the school is able to monitor and manage individual and group progress and achievement in accordance with statutory and accreditation requirements.
  • Set and monitor targets for achievement and behaviour in conjunction with key staff members based on individual pupil needs and potential, and overall progression targets for the school.
  • Ensure all pupils make good progress in line with their individual needs and potential.

General Responsibilities

The Teacher will:

  • Work proactively and positively with pupils and staff, liaising with colleagues across a multi-disciplinary team to ensure individual pupil needs are met.
  • Effectively deploy, supervise and collaboratively plan and work with Teaching Assistants to optimise pupil behaviour, learning outcomes and progress.
  • Undertake training and continuing professional development to maintain a good knowledge of specific subject areas; teaching and assessment methods; accreditation routes and requirements; curriculum development and guidelines; and special educational needs.
  • Liaise with their year level or subject teams to ensure a moderated and coordinated approach to planning, assessment and pupil progress.
  • Liaise with Team Leader and Care Team members on a daily basis to ensure continuity of pupil support.
  • Ensure efficient and effective use of teaching materials and resources and the proper care and maintenance of equipment and the teaching environment.
  • Be a key point of contact and source of current information about the pupils in a form class and/or specific subject area for parents/carers, annual education reviews and other relevant agencies.
  • Communicate effectively and sensitively with young people, colleagues and parents/carers.
  • Encourage and facilitate student participation in planning, review and decision-making processes relevant to them.
  • Comply with professional codes of practice and standards.
  • Comply with health and safety and other appropriate statutory requirements to ensure the health, safety and well-being of self, staff and pupils.

Duties and Accountabilities

The Teacher will:

  • Adhere to the policies and procedures that guide practice and fulfil the Statement of Purpose
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across the school.
  • Ensure that Safeguarding, Child Protection and confidentiality legislation is adhered to.
  • Ensure that a broad and balanced National Curriculum is observed and demonstrated in practice.
  • Adhere to guidance outlined in the Employment Handbook.
  • Perform particular duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Deputy Headteacher or SLT.

Acorn Care and Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.



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More about Waterloo Lodge School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 173 Preston Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 7AX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1257 230894
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Waterloo Lodge offers a successful, therapeutic approach to re-engage pupils who’ve endured serious difficulties at their previous schools.

Judged by Ofsted (Jan 2015) to be outstanding in all areas, the specialist, dedicated and expertise of the sta...