Compass Community Schools are friendly and successful education provisions supporting vulnerable children aged 5 - 17yrs with SEMH and complex trauma. We are a small and specialist provision, educating a maximum of 50 students.
Our established Compass schools are graded as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and form part of a strong, multiagency and therapeutic approach which provides education for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties, challenging behaviours and other associated learning and attachment-based needs.
Our school is a key element of an emotionally-literate and therapeutic community which provides a nurturing and robust education for pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, as well as a range of other associated learning and attachment-based barriers to learning.
You will be part of a small, specialised and dedicated team which is committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment where everyone is valued and encouraged to reach their full potential; from Functional Skills to GCSE.
- Competitive rates of pay
- Increased professional development and career opportunities including an extensive and specialised training package
- An excellent induction programme
- On-going mentoring and coaching sessions
- A very supportive and widely experienced team
The right candidate will have:
- A GCSE or equivalent qualification in English and Mathematics
- Experience working with children with social, emotional and mental health needs
- Experience supporting children with wide range specific learning difficulties and other barriers to learning
- Experience of, and confidence with, dealing with a range of highly challenging behaviours
- Emotional resilience and be motivated by challenge
- The desire to progress professionally within a nationally expanding child focused service
- The desire to be engaged in all aspects of school life from the academic to the pastoral
- Experience and willingness to lead one-to-one and small group learning activities and sessions both in and out of the classroom
- Experience in assisting in the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEP/ILPs) for pupils and to help monitor their progress
- An enthusiastic, friendly and open attitude with a consistent and firm approach to classroom support
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong ICT skills
- A passion to make a real difference to the education and lives of young people
- The ability to be reflective, dynamic and creative in their practice and a willing to work within the Compass Community values and ethos
Qualifications such as NVQ L2/3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning or equivalent are desirable but not essential.
Compass Community School Hemsworth
- Alternative provision with independent funding
- Secondary with sixth form
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 17 years
Compass Community School Hemsworth is a secondary independent special school for boys and girls aged 11-17 years old in West Yorkshire.
Our highly trained and experienced education team work closely with parents, carers, multi-agency professionals, k...