Applications are welcome for the position of Maths Teacher (part time – hours to be negotiated but no less than 24 hours a week) at Knole Development Centre (part of Cygnet Hospital, Godden Green) for an April 2020 start.
Knole Development Centre is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Maths teacher who is interested in working with a specialist cohort of young people. Knole Development Centre (KDC) is a small Ofsted registered school based in Cygnet Hospital Godden Green. The hospital caters for young people who have been admitted to hospital under CAMHS tier 4.
The successful applicant will enjoy the challenge of teaching a cohort of young people aged 12 – 18 with a wide range of ability. Classes are split into KS3/KS4 and KS5 groups, staff to pupil ratios are favourable and support our students to do well. You do not need to have specific experience of teaching young people with mental health needs but a sympathetic approach and general understanding of how this may impact upon their attitudes to education is essential. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic teacher to have real impact with a cohort of vulnerable young people.
We are looking for an outstanding teacher with a passion for Maths, who can plan differentiated work to meet the needs of individuals and groups promoting progression and engagement. You will have a positive attitude and a passion for inclusive education. You will have excellent knowledge of the curriculum and experience of delivering lessons to a range of abilities and needs. You will have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and have successful experience of supporting young people with SEN in either a mainstream or special setting. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching on a small group basis, designing and implementing a learning programme for each student, establishing coherent academic plans, recording achievement and liaising with other teachers to plan and organise teaching.
In return we offer a calm and supportive working environment, an opportunity to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary hospital team and to enhance your knowledge of young people and mental health in this very rewarding role. All staff have regular 1:1 supervision with their line manager and are entitled to a free lunch. Due to the hospital setting education staff are required to work 3 weeks (or the pro rata equivalent) during the normal school holidays. Cygnet Healthcare has a company pension scheme and additional benefits including employee reward scheme and cycle to work scheme.
Safeguarding is of the utmost importance at Cygnet and we are committed to promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be requested for the successful candidate and references will be requested after shortlisting and before interviewing.
Cygnet Healthcare has a proven commitment to equality of opportunity.
Visits to see our unique educational environment are encouraged, for an informal discussion about this role or to arrange a visit please contact Wendy Day (Headteacher) at WendyDay@cygnethealth.co.uk. Please send completed application forms to the headteacher at WendyDay@cygnethealth.co.uk.
Applications will be considered on receipt and we reserve the right to appoint before the closing date.