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.
English Lead – Visionary cross-phase curriculum development opportunity
As an Independent School we are looking for an inspiring English Lead who can support the development of a revised and updated specialist curriculum to engage, inspire and enable our students to achieve aspirational outcomes through English.
Working alongside our Key Stage 2 Lead you will create an English curriculum for students to develop their speaking, listening and literacy skills in order to support their achievements in their wider linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, human and social, physical, aesthetic and creative education.
You will need to be able to demonstrate that you have the skills to work students with a wide range of abilities and starting points, including the need to be able to teach and support phonics for older learners. You will be working with students in class sizes of 4 to 6 students with TA support and all our students require you have an understanding SEMH and trauma informed practice.
If you have a vision for how English could be taught in an effective, contemporary, developmental way that engages students through learning outside the classroom, cross-curricular thinking, and the inclusion of new technologies we would like to hear from you.
You must be a qualified teacher and must be able to demonstrate a significant interest, commitment to, or experience of working in a Special Educational Needs, additional needs, or other specialist setting. This is a developmental opportunity for the right candidate and additional specialist training will be provided to enhance your skill set where required.
• 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/death in service 2 x salary
• 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
Wings School Notts, part of Kedleston Group Limited, is an independent specialist day school and children’s home in Newark for children and young people aged between the ages of 9 and 17. Children who have social and emotional needs (SEMH), autism (ASC), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attachment needs, childhood trauma or other specific learning difficulties thrive at Wings School Notts and we have received four 'Outstanding' Ofsted Social Care gradings in a row, with Ofsted saying "The children’s home provides highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good."
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 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 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.