This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative and inspirational teacher who is passionate about working with young people. Oak Wood Schools Academy is an expanding successful specialist setting for 261 children and young people aged 3 - 19, with a broad spectrum of special educational needs and learning disabilities. The schools share a site. There are 142 students within the Secondary school and 111 pupils in the Primary School with an additional 8 place nursery.
As a growing Multi Academy Trust we are looking for enthusiastic and skilled qualified teachers who are outstanding practitioners. We particularly welcome applications from teachers with experience of teaching in a primary school setting who have the ability to transfer their skills to working with young people who may have severe or complex learning difficulties, social and communication learning needs and /or ASD and associated behaviours. We would also welcome applications from teachers who have experience in teaching children with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and/or ASD or who have a particular interest in these areas.
The ideal candidates will play a key role in the development of an area of the curriculum and in improving learning and teaching across the schools
Positive and passionate about working with students with learning disabilities?
A good or outstanding practitioner with experience of teaching students with complex needs, autism and associated social and communication difficulties?
A reflective practitioner?
A team player who can work as part of the multi-disciplinary team?
Able to motivate and lead by example?
Knowledgeable about the learning needs of students with a range of barriers to overcome?
If you are, then we can offer:
A nurturing group of staff, who are committed to achieving high standards for our pupils and students.
A strong ethos and collaborative working.
Dedicated teaching assistants and pastoral support.
A rigorous induction programme.
Opportunities for quality professional development.
A holistic consultative approach to each young person.
Additional Information & How to Apply
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact Julie Walters on 024 76740901 to make the arrangements.
Further details and an application pack are available through the Warwickshire County Council vacancy web site, TES, the school website or alternatively contact Julie Walters at Oak Wood Secondary School Office, Morris Drive, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV11 4QH Tel 024 76740901 or email JWalters@oakwoodschools.co.uk
In addition to the application form, candidates are asked to complete a letter of application, maximum of 2 sides of A4. The letter should outline your experience and skills in relation to the areas described in the person specification.
Closing date: Friday 5th January 2018 (12 noon).
Oak Wood Schools are committed to safeguarding children, promoting the welfare of all pupils, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service will be undertaken for the successful candidates.