Teacher In Charge, Orpington

Five Rivers Child Care - Clannad Education CentreOrpington
Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £35,000 - £38,000 FTE, (Pro-rata for Part-time)
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for a Teacher In Charge to lead our small school in Orpington.

We require an experienced primary teacher who is committed to fulfilling the potential of every one of our pupils academic and social and emotional needs.

Clannad School is a small independent school, registered for a maximum of 5 residential pupils, from the age of 8 to 17. The school works with extremely vulnerable children who have social, emotional and emerging mental health needs.

The school is attached to a small children's home, providing a safe and nurturing environment for anxious, vulnerable pupils unable to sustain a mainstream placement.

Our educational offer is a balance of academic studies, physical and outdoor education, and personal development programmes

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience of working in a SEMH environment
  • Fully qualified teacher status
  • Sound understanding of assessment processes, tracking and monitoring progress
  • Excellent understanding of complex education and behavioural needs of Primary and Secondary pupils
  • Ability to differentiate the curriculum in order to meet the needs of pupils within the school
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work within a multi professional setting
  • Leadership and management behaviours
  • Line management of teachers and teaching assistants including supervision, absence management, performance management and appraisal
  • Understanding of submission and delivery of national qualifications and accreditations


Job Description:

  • Represent the teaching team on the SLT of the school
  • Prepare learning and progress information for Annual reviews and Peps and chair as required
  • Leading and managing the operational elements of the provision
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of complex behavioural difficulties and the dynamic risk assessments required around those difficulties
  • Ensure the cost budgeting of the school is allocated to curriculum resources
  • Ensure teaching staff receive regular CPD 
  • Ensure that a system for monitoring and developing the quality of teaching and learning is in place
  • Ensure that a robust assessment process, tracking and monitoring of pupil progress is in place and support is consistent
  • Ensure consistent and high quality, short, medium and long-term planning across the school
  • To deliver learning activities to pupils, adjusting activities according to individual needs
  • Work in a cohesive way with the care and clinical staff for all planning for young people
  • Ensure the statutory requirements for the national Curriculum are met
  • Ensure that the curriculum of the school is appropriate to the children's differing experiences, interests, aptitudes and backgrounds and is clearly stated
  • Continue to develop innovative ways of providing education for the pupils within the school


Who are we?

Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children's lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

Employee benefits

We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

  • A generous annual leave allowance
  • On-going training and learning
  • Simply Health Cashback Scheme
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Long service and recognition scheme


Employment Type: Part-time with the option to go Full-time

Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer



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More about Five Rivers Child Care - Clannad Education Centre
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Address: 112 Chislehurst Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0DW, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1689 873608