This role is working 38 weeks per year during school term time and INSET plus 6 weeks holiday to be taken during school closure periods.
At Kedleston Group, our vision is simple, every provision we operate will be recognised as ‘outstanding’ in every way.
We will never be the biggest, but we will lead, and others will follow.
About the role:
As Alternative Curriculum Instructor at Brookways School, you will be an integral part of our team who put the children and young people at the heart of everything we do. You will be teaching and assessing students; this will include instruction, problem solving and job seeking skills to prepare the students for progression in education and or work in industry. You will design and create an engaging and innovative teaching programme to inspire young people to engage in the assigned subject area.
Part of the role will involve establishing and maintain relationships with local employers to develop work place opportunities or possibly to place students at worksites and participate in arrangements for preparing for public examinations or accreditations, and in assessing pupils for the purposes of such examinations/accreditations; recording and reporting such assessments; participating in arrangements for pupils' presentation for, and supervision during examinations.
For this role, we are looking for someone who has experience of working within a SEN setting, a passion for supporting young people to learn and develop. You will hold a relevant teaching qualification or be willing to work towards one and will have the ability to inspire and engage young people. You will have knowledge of developing a vocational curriculum and the ability to display a calm approach when dealing with challenging behaviour. Ideally you will hold an Assessors award or equivalent and be a member of professional body or industry recognised organization.
Why work for us?
- a competitive salary and generous annual leave entitlement
- a comprehensive induction programme so you can hit the ground running
- continued professional development and training
- contributions to your pension
- a friendly, passionate team committed to getting the best outcomes for our young people
- £500 refer-a-friend bonus
- OFSTED bonuses
- life assurance
- cycle to work scheme and laptop loans
- discounts on cinema trips, electronics, fashion, home and garden, travel, groceries, gifts, utilities, health and fitness
- birthday treats
- long service and employee of the month awards
- employee assistance and counselling service, wellbeing support and advice
Brookways School, part of Kedleston Group, is an independent specialist day school in North Cheam, for children and young people aged between the ages of 7 and 16. We provide a safe learning environment for pupils living with autism (ASC), mainly Asperger’s Syndrome and higher functioning autism, who also face other challenges such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia and pathological demand avoidance (PDA).
We look for people to join our staff team who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people.
Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. You will be expected to engage in annual safeguarding training, be familiar with key policies and ensure you know the steps to take should you be made aware of a safeguarding or child protection concern. You will remain vigilant and act swiftly if you have concerns about a child and be an appropriate role model for both children and colleagues at all times.
The successful candidate is required to provide references and will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We will ask you to complete a criminal self-declaration form, and we will conduct online searches for information that is publicly available. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES:
We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you! Any unsolicited CV’s will be sent at the recruitment agency’s own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’ and we have no liability to you for any fee or otherwise. We reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your terms and conditions for this vacancy. By submitting an unsolicited CV to us, or to any member of our staff, you accept these terms as the default position. If we require your assistance with any vacancy we will contact you.