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Teacher of Physical Education and Humanities for Ascend

Ormiston Park AcademyThurrock

Teacher – Physical Education and Humanities 

Start Date: January/Easter 2022  

Salary: TMS + SEN Allowance 

Location: Aveley, Essex 

Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent 

ASCEND is a centre for students who have specific Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties. The centre caters for 30 students ranging from years 7-11 and there is a high ratio of staff to students compared with mainstream schools. The high ratio allows for very small teaching groups of 6 and a percentage of one-to-one sessions where necessary. At ASCEND we believe that in order to create an environment of respect, trust and cooperation we have to work as a team. This must include the staff, students, parents and visitors to the centre. Our aim is to create students who can make a positive contribution to the wider community and are confident about themselves.  It is vital that we empower and support our students to make positive choices while at school and throughout their lives. To create an inclusive, happy, secure and stimulating learning environment, we encourage all members of the ASCEND community to grow in self-esteem, self-governance and develop their potential as human beings. 

A fantastic opportunity for an innovative, creative, courageous and resilient practitioner to lead and inspire young minds in a unique special school in an ethnically diverse borough. ASCEND which stands for A Specialist Centre for Education Nurture and Development is part of Ormiston Park Academy. We are rated a Good School by Ofsted. Below are a couple of quotations from our last Ofsted inspection: 

“Leaders have skilfully developed curriculum pathways that match pupils’ needs and enable them to make good progress.” 

“Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are supported very well in the school’s ASCEND centre. They make good progress.” 

The successful applicant will lead Physical Education and Humanities at key stages 3 and 4 and be an outstanding classroom practitioner with the vision to be creative, the passion to motivate, and the subject-knowledge to challenge and inspire. You will be a strong leader, be ambitious for the further development of the department, and be committed to wider ethos of the Ormiston Academy Trust. 

For further details of the post or to arrange a time to visit ASCEND contact Lynsey Padmore, Assistant Principal in charge on 01708-686785 or lpadmore@ormistonpark.org.uk. Alternatively, application forms and details are available in the information-vacancies section of the website. All applications are to be returned electronically. 

Closing date for receipt of Applications: Friday 10th December 2021, 12 o clock, although we reserve the right to invite strong candidates in prior to this date.  

If no-one has been appointed prior to the closing date, interviews will be held w/c 13th December 2021 

Ormiston Park Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Appointments will be subject to references and enhanced DBS checks. 

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