Teacher, Sutton in Ashfield

Closing date:

Westbourne SchoolSutton in Ashfield

Date posted:
Start date: This position is due to commence in September 2019 (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Westbourne School

£25,000 to £35,000 dependent on experience

Closing Date: Sunday 24th March

We are looking for an inspiring and innovative Teacher to help develop and grow a new specialist Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties provision based in Sutton-in-Ashfield. Located in an imposing, traditional building, with top class learning and vocational facilities, you will have access to high quality resources and equipment. 

As a teacher, this is a truly unique and exciting opportunity to help shape a brand new school and help create a truly exceptional learning environment, to support and develop our pupils. 

You will have the opportunity to create and tailor the curriculum as well as access high quality CPD to help pursue your own personal goals.

About the Group

This is your chance to join a high achieving team at Acorn Care and Education, part of the NFA Group, the Education division is growing strongly, both organically and by acquisition and is one of the largest providers in the country for the provision of care and education with positive regulatory outcomes.

Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.

About the Role

Westbourne School caters for children aged 11-18 and aims to achieve an occupancy of 49 pupils.  You will be responsible for planning and delivering various subjects across the curriculum. Differentiation and individualised learning strategies are vital skills required to meet the needs of all our pupils who will have had varying degrees of success in their educational lives.

Teachers at Westbourne are encouraged to take a creative approach, seeking ways to positively engage with and motivate pupils.  You will be confident in directing and utilising support staff within the classroom, in order to create a fun and effective learning environment for our pupils.

The teacher 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 encourage our young people to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.

Who we are looking for?

Just as important as academic achievement is the social & emotional development of our pupils. We want our pupils to be successful citizens and positively contribute to their local communities, it will therefore be imperative to provide opportunities to advance these skills. Along with this, the use of personalised curriculums and positive reinforcement will underpin your everyday practice.

The successful candidate will be versatile in their teaching approach and be willing to teach a number of subjects. Experience teaching Functional Skills and GCSE would be advantageous.

This can be a challenging environment and therefore, determination and resiliency are key characteristics for the post. We are seeking an experienced practitioner with an understanding of SEMH and ASD, allowing the successful candidate to immediately form positive relationships and adapt to the needs of the pupils. However, we invest heavily in teacher development and want staff who endeavour to achieve more.

If you are passionate about this truly unique and rewarding sector and have the energy, drive and desire to motivate our pupils and ensure they achieve the best possible outcomes, then we welcome your application.

This position is due to commence in September 2019 (subject to approved reference/DBS checks). Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website www.acorncare.co.uk If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please email recruitment@acorncare.co.uk

We will be holding a site visits at Westbourne School on Monday 11th and 18th March, to book onto an open day please email info@westbourneschool.org

Interview date: Wednesday 3rd and second stage Thursday 4th April

Due to the school not being open yet interviews will be held at Longdon Park School

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

Job location

More about Westbourne School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Huthwaite Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 2EL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1204 558038

Welcome to Westbourne School   

Westbourne School is a new Acorn Care and Education special educational needs school opening in late 2018. This will be a nurturing and therapeutic environment for initially 49 pupils aged 11 to 18.