Teacher of Special Needs, Wakefield

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Ackworth SchoolWakefield

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Start date: April or September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS up to M5
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Ackworth is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic full-time Special Educational Needs Teacher within our Autism Resource. It is sited within a separate building with the school's site and offers a specialist resource to a number of pupils, some of whom are based solely within the resource and others that combine this with selected access to mainstream education. 

We require an experienced and qualified teacher who has the ability to make a significant contribution to our school. The successful candidate will be a nurturing, innovative, reflective practitioner who can demonstrate the willingness to adapt and learn. We are looking for an individual with high expectations and standards with a specialism in either Maths, Literacy/Communication and Interaction, Science, or ICT/ Computer Science, who can offer excellent behavioural management skills. An additional strength would be a creative, engaging approach to curriculum design and planning both within the classroom and also an ability to consider the wider outdoor learning environment.

You will help deliver the curriculum as well as a providing a nurturing and therapeutic environment to meet a range of needs including social, emotional, behavioural, communication and learning difficulties.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with children and young people with a range of learning needs. You will be able to demonstrate a working understanding of how these needs impact upon learning and behaviour in the classroom. You will have specialist knowledge and experience of working with pupils with autistic spectrum conditions.

Desirable Skills and Qualifications:

. QTS (Essential)

. Teaching experience (SEN/ASC)

. Evidence of outstanding teaching & learning with a focus on establishing and maintaining a nurturing environment. 

. Ability to teach across the curriculum up to GCSE/A Level with a desired specialism in either Maths, English, Science or ICT/ Computer Science. 

. Proven knowledge of the National Curriculum including Early Years model and the impact on pupils with autism

. Ability to lead and drive forward an area of the curriculum

. Passion for working with pupils of all ages who may present behaviour that challenges

. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with an ability to lead by example

. Excitement and enthusiasm about curriculum innovations and teaching and learning approaches

In return we offer:

  • a competitive salary and generous fee remission of up to 66% for the children of our staff.
  • a support and friendly environment based on the Quaker ethos of the school
  • a supportive and involved parent community that play an active part in the school
  • a beautiful working location in an ideal location within easy travelling distance of the main centres of Sheffield, Leeds, Doncaster and York.

Ackworth School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants should also be in sympathy with the Quaker Ethos. The successful applicant will be expected to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including the completion of an enhanced DBS / ISA disclosure and reference checks with former employers.

The School is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Further details can be obtained from the School website www.ackworthschool.com or by emailing  recruitment@ackworthschool.com  The School asks that all applications are submitted by e-mail. 

Interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed 

     Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF7 7LT
     Telephone: 01977 611401 Fax: 01977 616225
     BOARDING AND DAY, 11-18
     (CORAM HOUSE, 2-11; DAY ONLY)
     Head: Anton Maree

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More about Ackworth School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Denomination: Quaker
Address: Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7 7LT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1977 611401
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