Instructor (Potterspury Lodge School)

Cambian Group PlcTowcester

Instructor (Unqualified Teacher) (Full Time, 39 Weeks)

Salary up to £21,558 per annum

Start: ASAP

The expertise to offer the ability to teach Food Technology, Media, or ICT up to KS4 would be an advantage

Please contact the school directly for the Person Specification and Job Specification

Are you looking for the next challenge on your teaching and learning journey?

Would you like to work in a school experiencing rapid growth which secured a double “Good” Ofsted judgement (February 2020) for its education and residential provisions, and has just received certification with Ofsted (January 2021) for the residential provision to become a Children’s Home?

Would you like to work in a school which has just been awarded two prestigious awards for looking after the wellbeing of staff and safeguarding students through the COVID pandemic?

Would you like to work in a record breaking school where our students have gained the best GCSE results in the school`s 64 year history? In 2020 25% of our students were awarded Grades 9-5 in English and Mathematics against the national average of 1% for special schools (DfE 2018/19 data).

Do you want to make a significant difference to the lives of our fantastic children and work with a body of talented colleagues and group of supportive parents?

Would you like to be part of the team which delivers lasting impact and outcomes for our young people and the community we are proud to serve?

Would you like to work as part of a national network of schools which specialises in improving the educational outcomes of young people?

If the answer to each of the above questions is “yes” then you could be our new Instructor.

This is an exciting time for new staff to join Potterspury Lodge School. You will be instrumental as part of the continued rapid change and reinvigoration at Potterspury Lodge School. The post holder will be expected to work closely with the Leadership Team. The successful post holder will be well organised, energetic, and be willing to go the extra mile.

We are looking to appoint a high calibre, ambitious Instructor who is dedicated to both engaging our children, and is resolute to believing that all our children can achieve. The successful post holder will be well organised, energetic, and be willing to go the extra mile.

Our preferred candidate will already have a proven track record of successful teaching at Key Stages Two to Four, preferably will have a degree, and will be looking to move into Teacher Training in the future.

Benefits of Working at Potterspury Lodge School

- Small classes of up to 5 children on average

- The School owns three Minibuses and Two Pool Cars

- Full Time Clinical Team who work with students and staff on supporting students to fully access their learning alongside providing wellbeing opportunities.

- Lunch provided for staff every day as part of wellbeing offer (no cost to employees)

- Opportunity to develop as a practitioner in the Caretech group, a network of over thirty schools and work with both a team on site and regional partners

- Supportive Senior Leadership Team and Colleagues

- The School is situated in a Grade Two Listed Building set within spacious, picturesque grounds and surrounded by countryside while being situated between Milton Keynes and Towcester, Northamptonshire.

Cambian Potterspury Lodge School is a 38 and 52 week day and residential school for young people aged 8-18 who have a diagnosis of ASD, challenging behaviours and complex needs. The School prides itself on offering an inclusive environment geared towards allowing young people with ASD to accept themselves, tolerate others, develop confidence, and achieve academic and social outcomes to equip individuals to face the challenges of adulthood. You will be committed to creating a safe, successful and meaningful environment to ensure pupil wellbeing and safety.

If you are passionate about innovative education, have a commitment to personal excellence, and are ready for a new challenge we welcome your application.

At this time we invite potential candidates to contact the school for the Person and Job Specifications. Potential candidates are also invited to contact the Principal, Jenny Nimmo,

about the role for an informal conversation prior to making an application.

Both acquiring more information about the role and arranging a conversation with the Principal can be arranged through contacting Elaine Burns or Pam Eastabrook.

Both colleagues can also be contacted on 01908-542912.

Potterspury Lodge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed.

Closing Date: 9.00am, Friday, 26th February

Shortlisting: Afternoon of Friday, 26th February

(Successful Shortlisted Candidates will be notified on the evening of the 26th February and must be available for Interview during the week beginning the 1st March 2021)

Interviews: Week Beginning the 1st March 2021

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