English Teacher (Medical and Exceptional Needs Outreach), Kirklees

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Ethos CollegeKirklees

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS / UPS plus SEN 1 Point (possibly 2 points depending upon experience)
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding English teacher, dedicated to helping our young people reach their full potential. The successful applicant will have experience of developing and delivering English Language and English Literature up to GCSE level.

As a suitably qualified teacher, the successful candidate will prepare and deliver high-quality and effective lessons and interventions that foster academic progress, alongside supporting the development of learners’ essential skills and emotional resilience in a stimulating and supportive environment. He/she will work in line with the SEN Code of Practice and have the ability to motivate and inspire young people experiencing social, emotional and mental or physical health difficulties operating between Entry Level and Level 2. The role will mainly involve teaching students with medical and exceptional needs on a 1:1 or small group basis in different settings.

Applicants must be able to evidence:

  • Recent experience of English Language teaching with secondary-aged students who exhibit social, emotional and mental health difficulties; 
  • Recent experience of teaching a wide range of texts for English Literature with secondary-aged students who exhibit social, emotional and mental health difficulties; 
  • Their ability to successfully motivate and teach disaffected students within mainstream secondary education and/or other settings;
  • Their ability to support young people in achieving appropriate English qualifications through a curriculum that embraces nurturing principles; 
  • Their ability to ensure the College meets the statutory requirements of the SEN Code of Practice;
  • Their ability to lead and manage personalised learning programmes for pupils;
  • Their experience of and ability to develop, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the English curriculum in terms of progress and outcomes for pupils.


The person appointed must be flexible in all aspects of their work, as they may be required to teach in both specialist and mainstream settings as the needs of learners change.

Essential qualities for all applicants include:

  • The ability to use a flexible approach and a variety of techniques to enable disaffected students to access a personalised curriculum to meet their needs;
  • Effective communication skills;
  • The ability to be understanding, calm and supportive;
  • Energy, patience, enthusiasm and a sense of humour;
  • The ability to work flexibly and respond to change;
  • A commitment to inclusive practices and the emotional resilience to manage a wide-range of student-related needs;
  • A commitment to working in partnership with parents, mainstream teachers and outside agencies.

In return, we can offer you:

  • A strong, dedicated team who work exceptionally well together;  
  • The opportunity to work in an outstanding Pupil Referral Unit;
  • A commitment  to continuous professional development;  
  • A well informed and supportive Management Committee / Board of Trustees who reflect the enthusiasm of the school; 
  • Strong and effective multi-agency approaches.


For further details or an informal chat, please contact Mandeep Little (Associate Assistant Head Teacher) on 01484 543328.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

Visits are encouraged.

If you require further information about the role or to arrange a visit, please contact the school on telephone: 01484 543328 or you can visit the school website at http://www.pupilreferralservice.co.uk/about-ethos

To apply for this job, please download and complete the application form attached.

Application forms should be returned to the Headteacher either by e-mail to ethos@pupilreferral.uk or by post to the address at the top of the page, by 12pm on Wednesday 18th April 2018.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 24th April 2018.

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More about Ethos College
Type: Pupil Referral Unit(PRU)
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Knowles Hill Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 4QS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1924 469170