Secondary Teacher for The Grove - A Specialist Autism School
Salary: MPS + SEN 1
Contract: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
Start Date: September 2019
➢ Are you looking for a new career challenge?
➢ Do you relish at being able to transform lives for young people with autism?
➢ Do you want to be part of a newly established SEN school?
➢ Are you able or willing to teach across subjects up to GCSE level in one or more of the following?
○ Expressive Arts (Art, Drama and Music)
○ Humanities (Geography, History, RE)
If the answer is yes, then read on……...
We wish to appoint 3 teachers with outstanding track records who are ambitious and ready for an exciting new challenge.
The Grove is a brand new special school for for young people with autism, opened in September 2018. As our school moves into its second year, we transfer to our newly refurbished site near Turnpike Lane and expand our intake of pupils.
We are opening, in September, two new KS3 classes for 8 academically able autistic pupils. We will provide an alternative to mainstream education for these youngsters who, for many reasons, have not been successful in the mainstream setting.
This provision will expand to include KS2 and KS4 pupils reaching a capacity of 16-20 pupils over two years.
The school, which is currently based on a split site has 45 students on roll with complex autism across primary, secondary and post 16. The addition of a new department will create 4 distinct departments as we grow to full capacity of 104 by 2021, 88 of those places for young people with complex autism between the ages of 5-19 and 16 places for those who are academically able between the ages of 7-16.
We are looking for teachers who are resilient, flexible and demonstrate good subject knowledge as the curriculum will mirror the KS3 and KS4 curriculums of our partner mainstream school Heartlands High School.
As the key subject lead for your areas of expertise you will have the opportunity to adapt and develop a rich and appropriate curriculum that will meet and challenge the academic needs of our learners but also be tailored and delivered to meet the needs and challenges presented by their autism.
The post holders will play a significant role in mentoring and tutoring pupils alongside a supportive class team ensuring there are high quality and effective learning opportunities for all students. Class sizes will be very small and you will be expected to work closely with our multi-disciplinary teams and other staff across the school, sharing practice, knowledge and skills.
We can provide a rich programme of in house professional development, building on current expertise in Autism within the school and curriculum development through our partner school Heartlands HIgh School.
This is a rare opportunity to be involved in the early stages of a new school; as a member of our team you will be part of the ongoing development and planning process. If you relish in being able to make your mark with innovative and creative practice and you are excited about making a real difference then this role will provide you with the scope to achieve this.
The successful candidate will be required to:
● Have previous experience of working within an Inclusive team and be committed to promoting inclusive education;
● Demonstrate strong subject knowledge of the national curriculum at KS3 and KS4;
● Have had some previous experience of teaching young people with autism;
● Work closely within the school team;
● Have a passion for Autism Education and the Inclusion Agenda;
● Have experience of completing SEN assessments and differentiated plans;
● Be able to undertake specialist teaching on a 1:1, small group and whole-class basis;
● Be a motivational teacher for all abilities ensuring learning is engaging and inclusive;
● Work within and contribute to the school community;
● Have a commitment to an integrated, therapeutic approach and ethos;
● Be very flexible, resilient and adapt quickly to change
Please contact our Office Manager, Lorraine Bellot on 0208 340 4898 and choose option 3 or send an email to email@example.com if you require any further information or wish to visit the school prior to application.
Application packs can be downloaded from TES online or the school website: www.thegroveschool.co.uk
Closing date by 5 pm. on Wednesday 24th April.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 1st May, Friday 3rd May and Thursday 9th May.
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the School.
The Grove, part of the Heartlands community Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and young people. The successful applicant will therefore be required to complete a DBS check.
We encourage applications from all sectors of the community to reflect our diverse student population
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