Teacher of Science (Maternity Cover), Excel and Exceed Centre, Bury

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Cygnet Hospital BuryExcel and Exceed Centre, Bury

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: MPS M1 – M6 (£22,917 - £33,824). Actual salary (£13,750 – £20,294)
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Excel and Exceed Centre is the education provision within Cygnet Hospital Bury, a Tier 4 CAMHS unit.

There are 42 beds for adolescents admitted to the hospital, offering individualised care for young people aged between 12 and 19 who are experiencing a mental health crisis or whose needs mean they cannot be supported in community settings.

The diverse educational programme offered by Excel and Exceed Centre means that young people can continue their education at the same time as receiving treatment. The safe, educational and therapeutic environment offered by all services provided by the hospital, including Excel and Exceed Centre focuses on helping the young person stabilise so that hospital treatment is no longer required.

Teaching at Excel and Exceed Centre happens within a well-resourced school unit, comprising of four separate classrooms. Excel and Exceed Centre had its first Ofsted inspection in June 2017, in which the school received a ‘good’ rating, with the inspector commenting:

“The school’s caring culture is echoed by all. Teams of skilled and committed education and hospital staff work collaboratively to support pupils. This strong partnership ensures that pupils make a good recovery.”

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching on a small group basis, designing and implementing a learning programme for each student, establishing coherent academic plans, recording achievement and liaising with other teachers to plan and organise teaching. 

High expectations of what students can achieve, effective communications with schools and good quality teaching ensure that students continue to make academic progress during their stay in hospital.

Excel and Exceed Centre would like to appoint an outstanding qualified teacher of Science to cover maternity leave, who can inspire and motivate students, effectively personalise learning and contribute to a consistent, positive environment. Providing evidence of student progress is an important element of the role. Additional duties include attending multidisciplinary meetings and progress report writing.

This is a part time role, working on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.30am until 5.00pm. 

For the right individual this will be a unique and rewarding position within a forward thinking department and an opportunity to work within a specialist field. If you have the skills and experience we require and you are looking for a new challenge please request an application form today.

For further information please email Jennifer Almond, Headteacher, jenniferalmond@cygnethealth.co.uk

To request an application pack, please email Sylvie Jordan, Recruitment Administrator, sylviejordan@cygnethealth.co.uk

Further details of Excel and Exceed Centre can be found at https://www.cygnethealth.co.uk/locations/cygnet-hospital-bury/excel-exceed-school/

Closing date: Friday 13th October 2017 

Interview date: Thursday 19th October 2017  

Safeguarding is of the utmost importance at Cygnet and we follow safer recruitment practice including taking up references after shortlisting and before interviewing.

Cygnet Health Care has a proven commitment to “Equality of Opportunity” and actively promotes the welfare and safeguarding of young people.

Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).



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Excel and Exceed Centre is the specialist provider of education for all young people admitted to Cygnet Hospital Bury. Teaching happens within a school unit, equipped with an ICT suite and an interactive whiteboard. The school also has access to a ki...