Instructor – Children’s Education SEMH, Berkshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Hillcrest New Barn SchoolBerkshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,500 - £24,000 per annum, depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Service Overview

Hillcrest New Barn is an Ofsted ‘Good’ rated School. It offers a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum to boys and girls, aged 6 – 16 years who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health complexities. New Barn School takes full advantage of its beautiful settings and fosters a love for using the outdoor curriculum including forest school, farm experiences and horse riding.  The School is within a commutable distance of Swindon, Oxford, Andover, Basingstoke and Reading and other surrounding towns and villages.  

Job Summary and Duties

Working as an Instructor for New Barn School, you will deliver fun educational based learning which is tailored around Numeracy, Literacy and Functional Skills for both individual pupils and small groups of students. You will be working in partnership with the teaching staff to ensure that behaviours are managed and students work to clear and relevant objectives to ensure they reach their full potential.

This role is offered on a permanent basis working 40 hours per week (term time only).

In brief this role will involve:

  • Effectively managing and teaching a group of students in line with the school mission statement
  • Planning lessons for a wide range of ability, creating a calm environment which is stimulating and purposeful
  • Organising a learning environment which enables students to take ownership of their learning
  • Setting clear learning objectives for each lesson, monitoring student progress and performance
  • Effectively communicating with teaching and residential staff, parents and external multi-agencies

Key Skills Required

  • Hold a relevant Teaching Diploma or QCF in PTLLS or equivalent
  • A sound understanding of the complexity of special education needs (SEN)
  • Experience of working and teaching children and young people with emotional and behaviour difficulties who may have challenging behaviour preferred               
  • A caring, positive and sensitive attitude towards pupils which values all individuals
  • Full UK Driving Licence

Please apply online now or call the Recruitment team 0330 998 0441 

Please also note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications. 

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.



More about Hillcrest New Barn School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 6 - 16 years
Address: Long Barn, The Row, Welford, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG20 8HZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 3458 727477