Job Description

Job Location


Type of Job


Salary / Rate

£25,000 to £28,000

Job Ref:

RP 323245

English Teacher

The increasing demand for pre-16 education provision has created an exciting new opportunity for a pragmatic, calm and compassionate individual who would like to make a real difference to the lives of local young people whilst maintaining a healthy and satisfying work-life balance.

We are looking for qualified teachers who want to work in a calm and supportive environment in which people really do come first. Our talented team of teachers include staff with mainstream school and healthcare experience who have sought a truly collaborative education setting that always places the needs of our learners at the heart of decision making.

With the wellbeing of staff and learners at the heart of everything we do, our teachers are given the autonomy they need to do a great job - in their way. You can expect to develop a positive and meaningful relationship with every one of our students with whom you will work closely - typically in settings of 2 8 students.

The successful applicant will also be responsible for designing and implementing the English curriculum for both key stages 3 (years 7 9 and 4 (years 10 & 11). You will have a passion both for your subject, for supporting the lifelong learning and wellbeing of the young people you will be working with and for dynamically meeting the needs of young people in your pursuit of fostering in them a love of learning.

Your main responsibilities

Teaching and learning

● Teach an engaging and enriching English curriculum across a range of abilities across years 7


● Teach on a 1 1 basis, or with small groups of learners, working with approximately 30 learners each year.

● Ensure that all lessons are planned with clear aims and objectives.

● Engage and encourage learners to participate in learning.

● To encourage and foster intellectual curiosity.

● Meets the learning needs of students and support the early identification of any previously unidentified areas.

● Differentiate tasks and strategies to provide bespoke support for a variety of needs.

● Support learners to progress towards personal and academic goals and targets.

● To check that all subject matter is effectively communicated and understood by all learners

● To set appropriate learning tasks and challenges and ensure that it is regularly marked with constructive feedback.

● Encourage all learners to be actively engaged in their own learning and in reviewing their progress against targets.

● Further Teaching and learning TLR development opportunities and responsibilities for the right candidate.

Wellbeing and other areas

● Develop positive relationships with learners in order to support their needs.

● Work as part of a team to incorporate agreed strategies in supporting mental health and SEND and meeting the individual needs of learners.

● Maintain registers, evaluations, academic and SEMH progress monitoring (and other records as necessary).

● Attend all session briefings and meetings with Head/Assistant Head and staff to keep up to date with individual learner progress.

● Attend all safeguarding and child protection training and be aware of our clients procedures at all times.

● To keep work and learning areas clean and tidy. ● Adhere to our clients policies.

Who we’re looking for

Experience and knowledge

● Qualified teacher, Level 4 or 5 in Education and Training

● Experience teaching learners with SEN, such as SEMH and ASC

● Experience of applying safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures and promoting the welfare of children

● Experience embedding research in education, mental health and young people in teaching

● Awareness of factors impacting on and issues facing vulnerable children and young people and families (e.g. disadvantage, poverty, SEND, mental health)

● Knowledge and/or experience of supporting mental health and other complex needs (e.g.

depression, anxiety, self-harm)

● Knowledge and/or experience of teaching SEND learners (e.g. SEMH, ASC

● Knowledge of learning strategies and behaviour management and experience in planning and implementing

Skills and abilities

● Ability to listen to and communicate effectively with children and young people

● Ability to build trusting relationships with young people conducive to a learning environment

● Ensuring outstanding outcomes for learners

● Motivating and engaging learners

● Working collaboratively within a knowledgeable and supportive teaching community

Why work for us?

● The chance to be part of an educational community that is built with its foundations in mental health and wellbeing

● An approachable leadership team that prioritises staff wellbeing by providing 1 1 supervision and support for all staff

● The opportunity to be part of a close-knit and supportive community of teachers, tutors and mental health specialists

● Extensive opportunities for professional development

● Awarded a Carnegie Gold Award for our commitment to mental health and wellbeing for our staff and learners

● A commitment to a healthy work/life balance as part of our Mental Health Strategy and ensuring work does not need to be completed at home or on weekends

● Enabling teachers and tutors to focus on teaching, planning and relationship building with learners to enable them to progress academically, socially and emotionally. ● Offering flexibility and adaptability

Additional information

● To undertake other duties as reasonably deemed appropriate by our client

● This document will form the focus for Performance Management and will be integral in any subsequent review

● Our client is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

● The post holder is responsible for ensuring that all our clients child protection policies are adhered to and concerns are raised in accordance with these policies.

● This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. As with all posts, the successful applicant will be required to provide proof of their right to work in the UK and, if they have lived abroad, overseas police clearance/s will need to be sought.

Job characteristics

● Term-time only

● Working with young people aged 11 years +

● Working with young people with special educational needs

● Working with young people with mental health needs

● Display Screen Equipment

● Laptop

● Transport

● You must be able to meet travel requirements of the post

Interested in this job? Call us on: 0118 981 1110