Location
Wantage
Advertising Salary
£28,000 - £40,000 DOE

About The Role

JOB PURPOSE

To deliver nationally accredited courses to KS1 – KS2 students. To liaise with the Head of Education, other teachers, and mainstream providers and appropriate exam boards. To support Huckleberry House Independent Therapeutic School for NQT, and QTS teachers.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To support the Headteacher to establish, develop, monitor and evaluate the curriculum i.e. long, medium and short-term plans according to school improvement plan.
  • To liaise with other providers / teachers – e.g. mainstream schools, special schools to ensure that continuity and progression is taking place within Huckleberry House Independent Therapeutic School in line with local provision.
  • To deliver all our subjects and contribute to the monitoring of the curriculum through self-evaluation, peer observations, analysis of entry profiles/outcome results.
  • To contribute to the school improvement plan and contribute both in planning, and monitoring and evaluating.
  • To report on student progress as required by the Headteacher/ Huckleberry House Independent Therapeutic School systems.
  • To provide advice to the Headteacher on the use of existing materials and resources and to plan, identify and order new resources required to deliver the curriculum.
  • To organise the storage of resources and monitor the relevance and sufficiency of resources within Huckleberry House Independent Therapeutic School.
  • Attending relevant in-service training and review relevant educational journals and DofE initiatives and disseminate information as appropriate to ensure that continuity and progression is taking place within Huckleberry House Independent Therapeutic School in line with national guidelines.
  • Providing, where appropriate advice and training on delivery of the subject within KS1 – KS2.
  • Maintaining curriculum files for all the subjects on the curriculum
  • Identify any training needs that exist for development of the subject.
  • To provide information as required for the annual self-evaluation reports to Management within Huckleberry House Independent Therapeutic School.
  • To be aware of, and have due regard for the policies, procedures and guidance set out in the Calcot Services for Children Education Ltd Handbook.
  • To advise on and have due regard for Health and Safety issues and Risk Assessment procedures within the subject area, and to attend appropriate training.
  • To be aware of Child Protection/ Safeguarding procedures and attend appropriate training
  • Any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Headteacher.

About You

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION

 

ESSENTIAL

DESIRABLE

QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING

  • Qualified as a teacher
  • DBS (Enhanced level)
  • Commitment to further professional development
  • Special needs qualification
  • Non-certificated special needs/EBD courses

COMPETENCE SUMMARY (Knowledge, abilities, skills, experience)

  • Experience of working within or across a Key Stage/s
  • Knowledge and experience of the National Curriculum
  • Experience of working with children with a wide range of SEN
  • Have experience of working successfully and co-operating as a member of a team
  • Ability to plan individual learning programmes
  • Ability to keep and maintain detailed records
  • Ability to analyse the needs of learners.
  • Ability to use ICT
  • Teaching experience across different age ranges 8-18

PROFESSIONAL VALUES

The Teacher will have the ability to:

  • Establish and maintain good professional relationships with children, parents/carers and colleagues
  • Set high expectations of all children and be committed to raising educational achievement
  • Adopt a flexible approach to working
  • Understand the value of education and teaching
  • Maintain confidentiality

 

SKILLS

The Teacher will be able to:

  • Good communication skills
  • Learner management skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to build positive relationships with learners who have emotional difficulties
  • To work in partnership with schools and other agencies
  • Ability to be flexible when responding to the needs of the learners
  • Establish and develop a sound professional relationship with children, parents/carers and colleagues
  • Demonstrate excellent classroom skills
  • Develop sounds professional relationships within the team
  • Counselling skills
  • Self-reliance

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Committed to working with children and want the very best outcomes for them
  • Ability to address challenging issues with clarity of purpose and diplomacy
  • Knowledgeable and highly competent
  • Approachable and empathetic
  • Open minded and positive
  • Clear sighted and determined
  • Organised and resourceful
  • Committed and resilient

 

OTHER WORK REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to deal with stressful situations.
  • To be part of the units’ development programme for personal and professional development
  • Committed to providing equal opportunities
  • Driver

About Us

Huckleberry House Independent Therapeutic School is a nurturing and friendly school where each person is valued and respected as an individual. We provide pupils with a broad and balanced education through a calm, safe and understanding setting in order for them to progress and succeed. We restore confidence in pupils in an inspiring learning culture. All our pupils are provided with opportunities and experiences to be encouraged, supported and challenged, as they develop a love of learning. All pupils through the school have complex learning and behavioural needs and all have Education, Health and Care plans that are met through the careful planning and delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum.

 

Calcot Services for Children are committed to ensuring that all positions are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references. Calcot services for Children is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

 

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