Coxlease School, Clay Hill, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7DE
Hours: 37.5 per week - term time only
Coxlease School is an independent specialist day school, providing education, care, therapy, welfare and support for up to 90 boys and girls aged 5 to 19 years old who have difficulties regulating their emotional, social and mental health needs.
We are seeking to appoint an exceptional STEM teacher, who will be responsible for the development and implementation of a STEM curriculum. This is a new post at Coxlease School and the successful candidate will teach Computing, Engineering and Design Technology.
From September 2021, our pupils will have timetabled STEM lessons with the aim to develop student aspirations and skill-sets to enable access to STEM options and careers, and to prepare students to successfully study Computing, Engineering or other STEM subjects.
The STEM teacher will have responsibility for developing a coherent, effective and inspiring approach to the curricular and co-curricular provision of STEM lessons and clubs. The school plans to expand our GCSE and BTEC/Cambridge Nationals option provision from September 2021 to include Engineering and Computing skills and the alignment/modification of the D&T curriculum to support this.
The ideal candidate:
- Has a sound, or an increasingly growing, subject knowledge in computing/engineering/D&T.
- Be able to motivate and inspire other colleagues from different disciplines.
- Have an interest/experience in developing a high-quality curriculum with innovative and engaging teaching resources.
- Enthusiastic about working with technology to promote learning outcomes for students.
- Passionate about removing barriers to accessing STEM careers and promoting gender equality in this field.
- Work across the school to develop a curriculum, which supports the key skills needed to pursue STEM opportunities at GCSE level and equivalent and beyond.
- Align the development of the Technology curriculum to support STEM lessons and curriculum.
- Oversee the STEM curriculum and support within relevant subjects areas.
- To ensure that the curriculum offer will be supported by a vibrant programme of extracurricular and STEM enrichment activities.
- Inspire and engage staff, with a clear vision for the future direction of STEM provision.
- Undertake regular audits and quality assurance checks within STEM lessons to ensure that the highest standards are being achieved
- Ensure that teaching and learning meets the needs of all students
- Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of new initiatives and incorporate elements into the STEM curriculum.
- With the subject specialists, incorporate assessment of STEM into all aspects of curriculum planning.
- Responsibility for the creation of the STEM Development Plan that will set a clear, strategic vision.
- Set high standards and expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge students.
- Lead in the delivery of the STEM curriculum and D&T options subjects.
- Promote good progress and outcomes for students.
- Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge, including examination specifications.
- Promote a love of learning and children’s intellectual curiosity
- Teach students according to their educational and therapeutic needs.
- Assess record and report on the progress, development and attainment of students in line with our monitoring systems.
- Provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments including reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students.
- Ensure that ICT, Reading, Writing, Communication and Maths, and Social, Moral, Cultural and Spiritual developments are reflected in the teaching and learning experience of students.
- Ensure a high quality learning experience for students, which meets internal and external quality standards.
- Prepare and update subject materials.
- Use a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning appropriate to student needs.
- Play a full part in the life of the school community, supporting its distinctive mission and ethos while encouraging staff and students to follow this example.
- Actively promote the company’s Priory Values
- Comply with the school’s health and safety policy and undertake risk assessments as appropriate and demands of the syllabus.
- Maintain discipline in accordance with the school’s procedures, and encourage good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour and standards of work.
- Undertake assessment of students as requested by external examination bodies, departmental and school procedures, including marking of classwork.
- Outstanding subject knowledge
- Recognised qualifications in Design Technology, Computer Science and/or Engineering disciplines
- Understanding of national and examination curricular requirements of the subject
- Up to date with professional developments in the subject and other aspects of education
- Experience as a subject teacher covering KS2-4
- Experience of organising or participating in extra-curricular activities
- Experience of participating in or leading a whole school initiative
- Experience of delivering a variety of vocational qualifications
For all roles we require a minimum of two references. References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.
Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.
- Special needs with independent funding
- Students of mixed gender, age 9 - 19 years
Coxlease School is an independent specialist day school, located near Lyndhurst, Hampshire, The School enjoys a beautiful setting in the heart of the New Forest.
The school is well situated for easy access across to many areas of s...