Maths Teacher, Wakefield

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Meadowcroft SchoolWakefield

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £24,000 - £32,000 dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

SALARY:  £24000 to £32000 dependent on experience

REGION: Wakefield, West Yorkshire

HOURS: 8.00am – 3.30pm & 1 hour for weekly staff meeting


Meadowcroft is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 19, catering for children with a wide range of needs in 3 sites across Wakefield. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.


We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build confidence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.


About the Group

We are part of the Acorn Care and Education Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.


About the Role

As part of our continued growth, we now have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Teacher to join our close-knit team teaching Maths.

The ideal candidate will successfully set a vision and targets for pupil success and be confident in using their knowledge and expertise to monitor progress, give regular feedback and encouraging our young people to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.

The teachers at Meadowcroft are encouraged to take a creative approach, seeking ways to positively engage with and motivate pupils through lessons that promote learning and raise levels of attainment.

Meadowcroft is part of the Acorn Care and Education Group. We can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.


Who we are looking for?

We are looking for a Qualified Teacher who wants to spend less time on paperwork and more time developing creative learning opportunities for the most reluctant and troubles learners.

No two days are the same at Meadowcroft so we want Teachers who can work at pace to turn ‘can’t do’ into ‘want to’ and are motivated by working with children with complex needs. You will be motivated by your belief that every child can achieve and reach their potential.  The ideal candidate will enjoy working with children in a calm and engaging demeanour, whilst being resilient using an innovative style of teaching motivated by your belief that every child can achieve and reach their potential.

Whilst previous experience of working in an SEN environment would be desirable, excellent teaching skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Establish and maintain good working relationships in order to promote the development and effective delivery of the school curriculum and maximise children’s achievement.
  • Teaching pupils Maths according to their educational needs and acknowledging that every lesson counts.
  • Creating a well-ordered and secure environment that will ensure the educational well-being of individual children within the group.
  • Ensuring careful and ongoing assessment of the pupils learning to inform further planning.
  • Ensuring that tasks and activities are matched to the ability of the children- allowing them to make progress at the right pace and level
  • Working with school leaders to complete and teach individual pupil plans where pupils have specific needs.
  • Contributing and cooperating with other staff and professional agencies as appropriate to the needs of the children.


 The successful candidate will also be required to contribute to the school’s in service delivery by:

  • Enactment of Health & Safety requirements and initiatives as directed
  • Ensuring compliance with Data Protection legislation.
  • At all times operating within the school’s Equal Opportunities framework
  • Commitment and contribution to improving standards for pupils as appropriate
  • Acknowledging Customer Care and Quality initiatives
  • Contributing to the maintenance of a caring and stimulating environment for pupils


A Meadowcroft Person will aspire to live our core behaviours: 

  • Take personal responsibility for yourself, colleagues and children
  • Work well and “get stuck in” with the team
  • Excellent communication skills Demonstrate determination and resilience
  • Plan and organise workloadCommitment to developing your own expertise
  • Positive “can do” approach to work


Essential Criteria

  • Must be educated to degree level or be of Qualified Teacher Status
  • Equivalent to A Level in Maths
  • Must have experience in teaching Key Stage 1 or 2
  • Ability to use ICT for teaching
  • Resilience
  • Understanding of the curriculum in order for successful planning and delivery
  • The ability to manage challenging behaviour effectively


 Why work for us?

  • A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:
  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other


No two days are ever the same

An open day for potential candidates is being held w/c 01.04.19.  To book an appointment please contact info@meadowcroftschool.com or ring and speak to Louise on 01924368736 or Andrea on 01924 366242.

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.

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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 19 years
Address: 24 Bar Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 4AD, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1924 366242
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Meadowcroft School is a unique special educational needs provision dedicated to ensuring successful outcomes for the most reluctant & troubled learners. The dedicated staff team work tirelessly with pupils who arrive with a distorted view of...