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PSHE Teacher

Bridgeway SchoolLancashire

The positive impact you can have on a young person’s life is most likely the reason you got into teaching in the first place. At Bridgeway school, that impact will be greater than you could have imagined.

Bridgeway School is a co-educational day school based in Bamber Bridge near Preston and provides for pupil aged 11-18 with special educational needs relating to ASD and associated complex needs.Many pupils present with additional co-existing conditions, such as ADHD, attachment disorder and speech and language difficulties, which impact significantly on their learning and progress.

As part of the Witherslack Group, we provide outstanding schooling for young people with a range of complex educational needs. For instance, some function at an incredibly high level but may have ADHD, social communication difficulties or autism and struggle to maintain concentration, whilst others may need emotional support to help them achieve their potential. Each young person’s set of needs requires a unique approach. Our teachers are there to channel their individual capabilities into academic success, as part of a holistic and uniquely attentive educational strategy – and all of this from a setting that is truly inspiring to both pupils and teachers.

The Role

The role is an exciting chance to shape the strategic direction of how PSHE and Personal Development is delivered at Bridgeway School.This is an opportunity to work closely with the Senior Leadership Team to develop a wider curriculum that develops pupils’ skills to live independent and informed lives.

You will work with other teaching staff to develop how all subjects support PSHE.You will put our pupils first and use your creativity and drive.This will be done through the support and guidance of an ambitious Senior Leadership Team to maintain and develop a unique and exciting curriculum.

Your ambition and drive will inspire, challenge and provide pupils with the support they need to succeed and flourish.

You will be working with young people aged 9 to 18, developing a curriculum that supports their individual needs.It will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure.You will be working as part of a close and hardworking team, that strives daily to deliver the best possible education to all of our pupils.

The Person

We are looking for a person with a clear vision and drive who wants to develop the wider skills of young people.You will want to make a difference to the lives of young people and look for new and creative ideas to do so.

You will:

  • Have an understanding of the new PSHE/RSE statuary requirements
  • Have experience/ be willing to work with pupils in keys stages 2-5
  • Have an understanding of how to prepare pupils for post-16 destinations
  • Have an understanding of the latest Ofsted framework
  • Be ambitious in supporting young people to achieve

The rewards

The benefit of doing a role like this is itfeelsgood. Every day brings a sense of hard-won achievement and progress. There are also some outstanding rewards – in fact, our salary and benefits package is one of the best in the sector. It includes:

  • A highly competitive salary
  • Full school holidays
  • Teacher pension scheme or a range of flexible pension options to suit personal circumstances (where applicable)
  • A comprehensive, market-leading induction and ongoing training
  • Extensive Group staff benefits, such as a Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance and Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free lunches
  • Free DBS Enhanced checks for all new employees

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Donna Rothwell – Office Manager on 01772 284435

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

For a full job description and person specification, please see the attached document.

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