If you really want to make a difference and improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable children and young people, we have an exciting opportunity for you!
We are looking for inspiring and innovative hair and beauty and construction instructors to help create and develop our brand new vocational provision at our specialist school. As an instructor, this is a truly unique and exciting opportunity to shape a new provision and really put your mark on helping us to become an envied vocational site.
Located in our recently developed upper school site, we have a variety of vocational units including:
• Hair & Beauty
• Bike Maintenance
Building on from this foundation of quality resources, you will be tasked with developing the school’s vocational provision by creating a practically based curriculum and support with the continual development the spaces and resources. This truly is a unique opportunity to develop subjects with learning and engagement at the core of everything we do. The only restriction is imagination.
Instructors at The Place Independent School are encouraged to take a creative approach, seeking ways to positively engage with and motivate pupils. You will be confident in directing and utilising support staff to create a fun and effective learning environment for our pupils.
The ideal candidate will successfully set a vision and targets for pupil success and be confident in using their knowledge and expertise to monitor progress, give regular feedback and encourage our young people to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study. Knowledge of exam boards would be advantageous.
The Place Independent School is more than just a school, we are a community of dedicated individuals all working together to provide the best possible life opportunities for any child, regardless of their needs or previous experiences. No two days are ever the same, so it is vital you have the flexibility and resilience to work in this truly rewarding sector.
About the School
The Place Independent School is a truly unique provision set within the stunning estate of Belvoir Castle. Situated across two sites, the school caters for pupils with a variety of needs including social, emotional and mental health needs and Autistic Spectrum Condition. We also have a high percentage of looked after and adopted children and we are specialists in working with children with attachment difficulties. The school is currently registered to work with an age range of 7–18 and has a capacity of 26. However, we are currently going through an exciting development to increase our capacity and enhance our secondary and vocational offer. The school is currently rated as Good in all areas by Ofsted.
What makes us different is the way we interact with our pupils and how we deliver our curriculum. Working on high staff ratios, pupils receive truly bespoke educational experiences, tailored to their individual needs. We also utilise our farm and woodland settings as a tool for engagement and to reignite our pupils love for learning. Through doing this, we remove barriers, develop self-esteem and provide children with the opportunity to achieve accreditation in a wide array of academic and vocational subjects. Qualifications range from Entry Level – GCSE.
We believe that no young person should be failed as a direct result of their past experiences and complex histories, and we are committed to helping them overcome adversity and provide a positive influence upon their current and future lives.
About Edison Education
Although The Place Independent School is its own school, it is part of Edison Education, a dedicated education and care company working with some of the UK’s most vulnerable children. Being part of a group means you will have access to peer Headteachers, strong and supportive Governance and the ability to share resources.
Edison believes that no young person should fail as a result of their experience and complex histories. That is why we are dedicated to the care and education of the most vulnerable children and young people in our society who, through no fault of their own, are often unable to be accommodated anywhere else.
As a group, we are dedicated to continuous professional development and we pride ourselves on supporting colleagues to realise their professional goals, develop skills, knowledge and expertise, and support career development.
Joining The Place Independent School
We benefit from a settled and supportive staff group and a fantastic cohort of young people.
As a member of The Place Independent School family, you will be able to access a variety of benefits:
• High quality CPD, both internal and external
• Access to a group of professionals with a variety of specialisms
• Potential career progression
• Company pension.
Perhaps the most exciting reason to join us, however, is the potential to help grow and develop our fantastic secondary school.
If you are excited by this opportunity and would like to discuss further, please contact Cate Tumman, Headteacher at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed applications should also be sent to Cate Tumman.
All successful candidates will be subject to our safer recruitment procedures which includes a DBS check, right to work and reference checks.
The Place Independent School
- Special needs with independent funding
- Students of mixed gender, age 7 - 14 years