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Class Teacher

Sheiling School (Thornbury)South Gloucestershire

Following the creation of a new class, we are recruiting for a Class teacher/Leader to join us at Sheiling School, to plan and deliver an appropriate curriculum. To work with our students with complex learning difficulties including autism.

Set in a lovely 30-acre rural setting in Thornbury, close to Bristol, on-site accommodation may be available if required.

What we offer

  • 39.4 weeks worked, 12.6 weeks paid holiday inc. Bank Holiday allowance
  • Perkbox benefits package and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Team Teach training for all staff
  • Pension scheme
  • Free onsite parking, subject to availability

About the job

  • To plan and deliver an appropriate curriculum including functional skills, life skills, craft and enterprise.
  • To identify individual needs, to provide effective teaching and be responsible for creating a therapeutic, safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment that enables pupils to succeed in their learning. 
  • To identify and meet the individual needs of students with demand avoidance and challenging Behaviour.

About you

  • You will have a Degree and enrolled on the relevant teaching qualification.
  • Experience in delivering functional and life skills to students with additional needs.
  • Experience in horticulture, green woodwork or related crafts.
  • Experience in Team management.
  • Experience of working with SEN pupils and/or pupils with challenging behaviour.
  • You are committed to ensuring pupils achieve their full educational potential.
  • You have high expectations for all pupils and will not let disability, disadvantage or challenging behaviour distract you from these high expectations.

Hours and working patters

The salary is £22,140.00 to £36,285.00 per annum, dependent on relevant experience and qualifications

37.5 hours a week working 8:30 to 16:30, Monday to Friday

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