Salary: £26,971.50 - £42,526.5 + SEN Allowance £2k p/a dependant on experience

Position: Full Time (37.49 hours per week)

Positions available: 1

Closing date: 30th June 2022

KS2/3 SEND (SEMH) Teacher

Job description

Responsible To: The Headteacher – The Sallygate School

We are seeking to recruit a KS2/3 SEND (SEMH) Class Teacher who is a great all-rounder- enthusiastic, innovative and highly motivated. A strong commitment to moving the school to ‘Outstanding’ and leading by example are of key importance. Applicants that have prior experience or training in the Primary or SEND sectors will be well prepared for teaching in our school. We are looking to strengthen our provision with a broader curriculum across the school including securing excellent outcomes for our pupils; therefore candidates with the experience or drive to lead on a specific curriculum area would have the opportunity and support to do so.

Job Summary

To take responsibility for the planning, implementation and assessment of a broad and balanced curriculum for a small class of pupils with Special Educational Needs and a history of attachment, trauma and SEMH difficulties. To ensure that all pupils with varying learning abilities make progress and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Successful candidates will be/have the:

  • An excellent practitioner with high expectations of teaching and learning, achievement and a commitment to building positive relationships with pupils.
  • Able to offer learners a high quality curriculum, giving them confidence to succeed
  • Able to inspire pupils through the delivery of engaging lessons and to reduce gaps in learning for our pupils
  • Able to support our pupils to reach their full potential
  • Possible TLR available for Science specialism/subject lead

We can offer:

  • The opportunity to work with our articulate, fun and ready to learn young people;
  • Support with Training & Development, including our own in-house training programmes;
  • Support from experienced staff in completing the NQT (ECT) program
  • A closely knit staff team dedicated to ensuring very positive outcomes for our pupils.

Information about the school

Channels and Choices was established in 2005. It was founded by a group of Qualified Social Workers who had become increasingly frustrated with the quality of children’s services when placing young people. From that time Channels & Choices has developed in to a Centre of excellence in therapeutic child care services. Channels and Choices Therapeutic Community comprises of 6 Children’s Residential Homes, a DFE Registered School, a Therapeutic Fostering Service and a Resident Therapy Team. In January 2020 we opened our Forest School provision at our new site.

In December 2011 Channels and Choices opened The Sallygate School. This is a school for children with SEMH (predominantly Attachment & Trauma) needs. The school curriculum caters for key stage 2, 3 and 4 pupils in classes, and has a high level of staff to pupil ratios to ensure that each individual child has the opportunity to reach their full potential. The school offers a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum informed by the National Curriculum.

The teaching is based around a sound knowledge and understanding of the needs of each pupil, and is shaped around the ways in which different pupils learn. This means that we take care to nurture the individual talent, and aim to respond to the learning needs of all. The curriculum is delivered in small class groups with qualified teachers, who are supported by one or more learning mentors depending on the needs of the group. The timetable places a daily emphasis on Maths, English and PSHE across all Key Stages. All classes take part in some form of learning outdoors during the week (eg Forest School or Land Based Studies)

The school works alongside the resident therapy team, to help young people work through difficult emotional and behavioural difficulties, which often present as extreme barriers to their learning.

Channels & Choices are committed to ensuring that we are always recruiting, retaining and promoting a diverse mix of colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our local community. We actively celebrate our staff’s different abilities, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith, and gender. Everyone is welcome to apply for a job with Channels & Choices and our staff are supported in their development at all stages in their journey with us.

The Sallygate School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to Enhanced Disclosure, via the DBS and are subject to qualification, reference and health checks. CV’s are not accepted in isolation

Visits to the school would be welcomed. If you would like to arrange a visit please contact the Head Office on 01304 361888.

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