The Wenlock is a new independent special educational needs day school for 76 young people aged 5-19. We have developed a custom-built site with leading vocational facilities in the Wrens Nest National Nature Reserve close to Dudley.
The Wenlock will be a nurturing and therapeutic environment for pupils to ensure improvements in behaviour, confidence and self-belief, which can then be transferred into appropriate and accelerated learning inside the classroom and beyond. The curriculum is being designed to meet a range of needs including social, emotional, behavioural, communication and learning difficulties.
The Wenlock School is part of Acorn Care and Education, the second largest private sector provider of special needs education in the country operating 17 schools for children and young people who have a range of social, emotional and mental health needs and also pupils who have been diagnosed with autism or demonstrate behaviours associated with autism.
The Wenlock School
£20,000 - £24,000
We are looking for an Instructor to help start up and grow a new independent special educational needs day school for 90 young people aged 7-19. We are developing a custom-built site with leading vocational facilities in the Wrens Nest National Nature Reserve close to Dudley. You will help to deliver the curriculum and help nurture a therapeutic environment to meet a range of needs including social, emotional, behavioural, communication and learning difficulties. Your new school will be outstanding and a leading light for our young people and their families.
About the role
Working as an Instructor at The Wenlock School you will teach a range of subjects, planning and delivering the curriculum in accordance with the individual needs of our pupils to promote personal development and well-being for all. You will set specific targets for pupils, ensure curriculum coverage, brief all relevant staff and create a stimulating learning environment. It is essential you are aware of pupil progress and able to address or flag potential concerns. Safeguarding the welfare of the young people in our care will be your primary responsibility.
Who are we looking for?
The successful candidate will have experience of working with young people with a range of complex learning needs. You will be able to demonstrate a working understanding of how these needs impact upon learning and behaviour in the classroom. You may have specialist knowledge and experience of working with autistic spectrum disorder or children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Or you may have experience of working across both specialisms. Applications are invited from colleagues offering SEMH experience, from mainstream schools and other educational settings. Experience of delivering vocational subjects would be an advantage.
The ability to contribute to the development of our new school is essential and we believe that energy, passion and a commitment to high standards are key characteristics required. We are looking for a special individual who is able to help inspire and engage the young people that we serve. This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their skills and experience in a challenging, motivating and highly rewarding environment.
This position is due to commence in September 2018 (subject to approved reference/DBS checks). Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website www.acorncare.co.uk If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact the HR Team on 01204 558 058 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Monday 18th June 2018
Interviews Commencing: Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd June
Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.