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SEN Teacher (Maternity Cover)

The Grange Therapeutic SchoolLeicestershire

Job Title: Nurture / SEN Teacher (Maternity Cover)

Salary: Up to £25,000 dependent on experience

Location: The Grange Therapeutic School

Hours: 4 days a week – 8.30-4.30. Maternity cover until June 2022.


Term Time plus 5 training days


Be the teacher you always wanted to be! If you are very child focused and really want to make your mark improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!


We’re looking for a Nurture / SEN Teacher to join The Grange Therapeutic School team. This role would be suitable for a teacher trained in either primary or secondary education. Nurture training would be an advantage but not essential.


About the School


The Grange Therapeutic School is an independent special school for young people aged 8 -18 years with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Our school is based in a Victorian country house in Leicestershire with stunning views and fantastic facilities to develop not only the educational, but also the social and emotional needs of our pupils. With access to woods and lakes on site, the school has an ethos about delivering a personalised curriculum tailored to, and driven by, the individuals.


We offer the chance to teach in an environment where the emphasis is on excellent classroom practice with groups of up to 6 pupils and relationships are the key to success. Therefore we need hardworking, child centred staff who are resilient and willing to go the extra mile. In return we offer significant investment in your professional development, a supportive staff group and opportunities for progression for ambitious staff


About the Group:


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


We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.


We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.


Acorn Care and Education is part of the Outcomes First Group.


About the Role


Inspire, motivate and challenge pupils in the delivery of the curriculum across the year groups


Take responsibility and be accountable for the academic outcomes of pupils taught


Contribute to the pastoral care of pupils and support their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development


Monitor academic progress of the pupils in a form group


Maintain positive relationships with parents/carer of the pupils in an allocated form groups


Comply with the teaching and learning approaches adopted in the school Teaching and Learning policy, and contribute to the Teaching and Learning development in the school


Adhere to the data/record keeping systems across the school and use appropriate data to inform target setting for individual pupils and students


Plan lessons thoroughly in advance, to record outcomes and to compare and review the performance of pupils with colleagues as appropriate


Consider lesson planning and organisation as a tool in the behaviour management of your classroom and to provide a stimulating learning environment to increase the learning potential of pupils


Plan all lessons, differentiating work and materials to meet the educational needs of the pupils’ different abilities and social and emotional needs


Use ICT to enhance the delivery of the curriculum


Use the Principles of Assessment for Learning to inform lesson planning and ensure all pupils in your groups know their level/grade and how to improve it


Ensure work is marked, assessed and recorded appropriately


Support the effective use of Teaching Assistants assigned to work in your lessons


Follow up behavioural incidents with pupils and to seek advice and support if required


Make full use of the Ready to Learn policy and the credit system and reward at every opportunity


Provide reports for the pupils in your year group that are thoughtful and accurate, help the pupil progress and are delivered on time


Contribute to the Literacy and Numeracy policy across the whole curriculum


Work as a member of the school team and to assist at break and lunch times to supervise and manage behaviour, providing activities for the pupils at these times


Contribute to the extra curricula and additional activities offered by the school


To work as directed by the Headteacher, following reasonable requests.


Who we are looking for


We are looking for someone with drive and a willingness to go the extra mile to improve the lives of the young people in our care. Strong inter-personal skills, team working and a sense of humour are also vital. They would also be expected to contribute to the wider school curriculum – for example offsite trips and outdoor education


Essential Criteria


Have a teaching qualification


Have an understanding and interest in SEMH


Able to be perceptive in gauging mood and anxiety levels and be able to adapt your approach accordingly


Have high standards and expectation of yourself and pupils


Have a “can do” positive attitude with a willingness to go “the extra mile”


Commitment to developing work practices and a willingness to try new ways of working and thinking


Well developed communication and inter-personal skills – able to adapt style and approach to the needs of the different audiences


Committed to personal and professional development


Honest, trustworthy and reliable


Resilient, able to work under pressure and meet deadlines


Have a flexible approach and a willingness to contribute to the work of the overall school community


Interested in the young people and their effective development


Able to work as part of a team and be self-reliant.


Why work for us


  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Free School meals on site
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path



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