Acorn Park School is a Residential and Day Special School offering care and education for students aged 4-19 years with Autism and either Moderate or Severe Learning Difficulties. A post 19 provision is also situated on the same site for young adults with autism.
Our school is located in an attractive yet safe and secure setting amidst the rural peace of over 30 acres of parkland.
The class teacher will be responsible for teaching students with Autism and either moderate or severe learning difficulties, leading a team of support staff and working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
All teachers appointed at Acorn Park may be required to teach in a different class in subsequent years according to the needs of the students and school development.
- Carry out the professional duties of a teacher under the reasonable direction of the Principal and Head of Education
- Data responsibilities for tracking progress across the school
- Post 16 lead and next step transition
- Post 16 curriculum design
- Planning and delivering high quality lessons that match the specific learning needs of pupils
- Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of pupils including by way of oral and written assessments, reports and references
- Liaising with staff on the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching materials and programmes, teaching and assessment methods and pastoral arrangements
- Ensuring individual pupils make good progress relative to their ongoing individual needs in all areas of the whole curriculum
- Being responsible for curriculum areas/ Key Areas of Learning as agreed
- Promoting the general progress and well-being of pupils
- Maintaining supervision, good order and discipline amongst pupils
- Providing guidance and advice to pupils and making relevant records and reports
- Making records of the personal, social and academic needs of pupils
- Building and maintaining good links with parents
- Liaising with other staff as appropriate, working as a member of a multidisciplinary team
- Liaising with any necessary third parties
- Attend Annual and Looked after Child Reviews and participate in any other necessary meetings as and when required
- Undertake the professional duties of colleagues in the event of their absence
- Participating in the assessment and appraisal process for him/herself and that of other teachers
- Regularly reviewing methods of teaching and programmes of work
- Developing teaching approaches in the light of pupil need and staff training
- Attending staff meetings/taking an active role in school improvement issues
- Safeguarding the health and safety of him/herself, other staff and pupils
- Safeguarding School property including intellectual property
- Participating in the arrangement, assessment, recording and reporting of examinations where appropriate
- Participating in the selection for appointment and professional development of other staff
- Participating in the review, development and management of curriculum, organisation and pastoral functions of the School
- Engaging in INSET, taking part in further training and appropriate professional development, and keeping up to date with current developments in special needs and in mainstream teaching
- To work in partnership with colleagues and other professionals to meet the social, emotional, education, health and mental health needs of the children, young people and yourself
- Undertake such professional duties as may be reasonably delegated to you from time to time
- Undertake all necessary administrative and organisational tasks
- To follow policies, procedures and guidelines of Acorn Park School
All staff, except Senior Management will be expected to wear school uniform of a sweatshirt and/or a polo shirt. This uniform will be provided by the school.
Safeguarding is everybody’s business. The welfare and safeguarding of children and young people should be of paramount consideration, whatever your role or level of responsibility is within the organisation. All employees, panel members, independent workers and volunteers are required to ensure compliance with the company’s guidance and policy on safeguarding and are required to attend Safeguarding training appropriate to their level of responsibility.