Teacher - Hair & Beauty, Wakefield

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Meadowcroft SchoolWakefield

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £21,000 - £30,000
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

No two days are the same here at Meadowcroft, so if you want to be part of a great team that works at pace to turn “can’t do” in to “want to” and are flexible to meet the challenges of working with children with complex needs then we have the role for you!

We are an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 5 – 19 catering for children with a wide range of needs across two sites, Bar Lane and the newly opened Gallery located in the heart of Wakefield Town Centre.

Job Purpose

You will be delivering inclusive, responsive and innovative teaching and learning on a range of Hair & Beauty Therapy programmes within the curriculum area.  You will constantly strive to produce outstanding/good teaching and learning at all times to ensure that all learners succeed in their chosen programmes. Under the reasonable direction of the Deputy Head teacher and Senior Leadership Team, carry out the professional duties of a school teacher as set out in the current School policies.  Uphold the professional code of the GTC.

Teach in accordance with the ethos, organisation and policies of the school as a fully committed member of the teaching team and as detailed in the specific duties and core standards below.

Teaching & Learning

  • Be responsible for the learning and the achievement of all pupils in the class(es) ensuring equality of opportunity for all;
  • Planning and preparing schemes of work and lesson plans;
  • Knowledge of the relevant course content in a vocational setting;
  • Experience of delivering course content in a commercial environment;
  • Create a purposeful learning environment;
  • Teaching, according to individual educational needs, the pupils assigned to him/her, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the pupils in school and elsewhere;
  • Teach engaging and motivating lessons informed by well-grounded expectations of learners and designed to raise levels of attainment;
  • Know how to make effective personalised provision/effectively provide differentiated tasks for those they teach;
  • Have high expectations of young people including a commitment to ensuring that they can achieve their full educational potential and to establishing fair, respectful, trusting, supportive and constructive relationships with them;
  • Know how to use skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT to support their teaching and wider professional activities;
  • Use assessment as part of their teaching to diagnose learners’ needs, set realistic and challenging targets for improvement, and plan future teaching.
  • ensuring that employability, employer engagement activities and enterprise are embedded into the programmes, including ensuring that appropriate work experience is undertaken by learners
  • Deliver exciting and innovative learning and undertake assessment using a broad range of methods, taking full responsibility for the success of own learners, developing a personalised and holistic learning approach in all lessons.


  • A deeply held conviction that every child can achieve and reach their potential;
  • The belief that all children deserve a life of choice and opportunity;
  • Ability to be adaptable in a fast-paced extremely environment;
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all children;
  • Excellent classroom practitioner;
  • Excellent team player;
  • Ability to work successfully with pupils with challenging behaviour;
  • High expectations of others;
  • Resilience;
  • Ability to work on own initiative;
  • Willing to undertake training.


  • Qualified to degree level with QTS and above;
  • Experience of working with young people from challenging backgrounds;
  • Evidence of continually improving the outcomes of pupils;
  • The courage and conviction to make a difference;
  • The ability to listen and communicate effectively;
  • Constant deep reflection which leads to personal growth and better pupil outcomes;
  • Sustain energy, optimism and motivation in the face of pressure and setbacks;
  • Stay calm in difficult situations and maintain clarity of vision;
  • Support the team and be aware of others’ levels of resilience in different situations;
  • Driving Licence;
  • Commitment to on-going improvement and learning;
  • Evidence of ability to plan strategically. 

Acorn Care and Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.


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More about Meadowcroft School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 19 years
Address: 24 Bar Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 4AD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1924 366242
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Meadowcroft School is a unique special educational needs provision dedicated to ensuring successful outcomes for the most reluctant & troubled learners. The dedicated staff team work tirelessly with pupils who arrive with a distorted view of...