SEN Teacher (Subjects Negotiable) (Maternity Cover), Chobham

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Wishmore Cross AcademyChobham

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Start date: March 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers’ MPS £24,018 to £34,934 plus £2,106 SEN allowance
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Wishmore Cross Academy, part of the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), is a residential special school in Chobham, Surrey, for boys aged 9 to 16 years who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties. We can admit up to 80 boys and can offer up to 14 residential places (including extended days) on a flexible basis for up to 4 nights per week. 

We provide a highly effective and individual package of education, care and pastoral support to young people who may have had only negative experiences of school. A safe, caring environment supported by high levels of staffing ensures each pupil has the opportunity to make progress and achieve their full potential.  We are a good school with outstanding features and we invest, not only in our students, but also our staff by providing regular CPD opportunities.  The academy is situated within easy reach of the M25 and M3 and, although in Surrey, is very close to Berkshire and Hampshire.

We are looking for a passionate, motivated and dedicated Teacher with Special Educational Needs experience (SEN) to join our teaching team.  You will work with our young people and help them achieve the best possible outcomes within KS3 and KS4. We are passionate about Restorative Justice Practices and deliver a curriculum designed to re-build relationships.  The successful candidate will have passion for SEN and will have a creative, inspirational approach to delivering the curriculum in a number of subjects.  You should have the ability to teach both KS3 and KS4.  We have experience of supporting staff through their NQT year and we would be happy to consider applications from NQTs. We would also welcome applications from graduates looking for work experience prior to training to teach and we have a well-established Schools Direct programme.

The successful candidate will have a good degree and some knowledge of behaviour management strategies to support children, however, detailed training will be provided for the successful candidate.  

This is a fixed term post to cover maternity from March 2018 

All applicants are encouraged to visit the academy prior to making an application.  Please contact Greg Moss at to organise.

As  the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme and childcare vouchers.

This position is required from March 2018. Interviews will take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

Closing date: Monday 29 January 2018.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

For further information on this position and to make an application please click apply on the TES advert.

Each of the academies within the AET is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts.

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More about Wishmore Cross Academy
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Alpha Road, Chobham, Woking, Surrey, GU24 8NE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1276 857 555
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Welcome to Wishmore Cross Academy and thank you for your interest in our Academy. Wishmore Cross Academy is based in Chobham, located close to both the M3 and M25 Motorways, in the north-west corner of Surrey.  The Academy draws pupils from a ra...