Doucecroft School

Location: Doucecroft School, Eight Ash Green

Full time - term time only 35 hours per week

Job ref: D167

Starting Salary£22,244 - £32,831 plus 1 or 2 SEN points

Required for January 2019 (or sooner if available)

Autism Anglia’s Doucecroft School is a vibrant, dynamic and highly supportive independent day and boarding school for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition. Our school provides a bespoke, individualised education to children and young people with an autistic spectrum condition and has a proven track record of dramatically raising the outcomes for the students who have completed their education with us.  

Our school has a multidisciplinary approach at the heart of achieving outcomes for children and young people, with specialist therapists and professionals providing expertise in addition to the highly skilled education team. All staff within the school are committed to striving towards outstanding, led by an enthusiastic and dynamic senior management team.

Doucecroft School is an expanding school and we are looking for committed and excellent classroom practitioners. We are looking for someone that is passionate about working with our students within our primary department, where nurture and the development of students’ life and personal skills have equal status with their academic outcomes.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be passionate about making a difference to children’s lives
  • be a reflective practitioner
  • be creative in the delivery of the National Curriculum, enabling all students to overcome barriers to learning
  • be able to work collaboratively to secure the best outcomes for all students
  • have an understanding of behaviour management strategies to support pupils
  • be an excellent classroom manager, able to effectively lead a team of learning support assistants

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced teacher to develop their career in a school which offers excellent continued professional development, support and supervision. By its nature, Doucecroft School offers an excellent work/life balance reflected by small class sizes, high staffing ratios and a senior management team who are committed to reducing the administrative tasks of its teachers, in order to allow teaching staff to focus heavily on direct outcomes for the children.

Doucecroft School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work at the school is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check and references being received.

Visits to the school are highly recommended to fully appreciate the fantastic environment and ethos of our school. For an informal chat about the role or to organise a visit please contact Jane Smart; Head Teacher directly on 01206 772134.

Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Closing date for applications will be 21st September 2018 at Midday

Interviews will be held on 4th October 2018

If no response is received within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.

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