Job Role: English Teacher at Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH) School
Location: Redhill, Surrey
Start Date: January 2020
Salary: (FTE £25,543-£37,152) and Upper Pay Scale (FTE £38,797-£41,635)
Hours: Full or Part Time
Contract Term: Permanent Contract
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I am currently working with a specialist day/boarding school for boys aged 9 to 16 years who have social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH). Some students also have co-existing conditions, such as a specific learning difficulty or a diagnosis of ASD. Staff: student ratios are favourable and support their students to achieve well. The school is undergoing development with a committed refurbishment and relocation to a site in Dorking, planned for September 2020.
• The school are looking for people with drive, creativity and a passion for teaching to join their team and contribute to their fast-improving school.
You will be responsible for:
• Planning and preparing lessons
• Teaching, according to students’ educational needs, the assigned pupils
• Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of pupils
• Having regard to the curriculum and policies for the school, and with a view to promoting the development of the abilities and aptitudes of the pupils in any class
• To manage a team of teaching assistants and liaise with therapists and other professionals who work with the pupils.
What you will need:
• You should hold Qualified Teacher Status (or QTS anticipated or prepared to study/achieve QTS or equivalent) and have successful experience of working with pupils with SEN in either a mainstream or special setting
• A clear enhanced DBS
• Evidence of knowing how to evaluate one’s own strengths and weaknesses.
• Evidence of effective partnership working with parents and carers.
• Knowledge and experience of current good practice and curriculum developments in special and mainstream education provision
• Knowledge of how the National Curriculum Programmes of Study can guide curriculum planning
• Communicate effectively to groups and individuals, both orally and in writing
• Demonstrate a flexible approach to a variety of issues and a willingness to actively listen to others
• Analyse situations, to prioritise and to help to implement realistic solutions
• Provide advice and guidance to parents in a positive and clear manner
• Remain calm when working under pressure.
• Class sizes are small with no more than six pupils in each teaching group. Lessons are carefully planned and take into account the needs, interests and abilities of all pupils so that learning is more purposeful and engaging.
• Additional support in the classroom is provided by way of classroom assistants who work with pupils to build their confidence and self-esteem whilst also supporting their academic, social and developmental needs.
• Pupils have access to Trusted Adults and Speech, Language and Communication Therapy. Additionally, the school has a full time Home School Link Worker who supports families in the management of behaviour.
• The new school build is underway, and the school are due to move to the Dorking campus in September 2020.
If this sounds like a role that you would like, please forward us your most up to date CV by clicking ‘Apply Now’. If you have any questions, then don’t hesitate to contact Zoe Skelton on 01483 529905 or email Zoe.Skelton@reed.com