Location:        Doucecroft School, Eight Ash Green, Colchester

Salary:            M1-M6 dependant on experience, plus SEN allowance

Hours:             Full-time hours, term time, plus 3 training days

Job ref:           D251

Closing Date:  31st May 2022

Our School

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 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 multidisciplinary working 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.

We require a highly motivated and inspirational Science Teacher who is committed to improving the life chances of children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition. 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 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 students.

Your main duties will include:

  • To ensure each student is offered a curriculum relevant to his/her stage of development, age and ability and in line with the school’s curriculum policy
  • To plan individual student plan for each student within the school’s agreed curriculum, working with all areas of the schools multidisciplinary team, to ensure targets are match to each individual
  • To work with students who present challenging behaviour, participating in restrictive physical intervention training, staff training and the preparation and implementation of Individual Management Programmes
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day organisation and management of the classroom (which includes the students, the staff and the physical environment). This will include working with students at lunch time and supervising break times

Experience:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) – Essential
  • Undergraduate degree – Essential
  • GCSE’s at grade C/Level 4 or above in English, Maths and Science - Essential
  • Qualification/training in special education – Essential
  • Knowledge of S.E.N. and assessment across both P levels and National Curriculum levels - Essential
  • Relevant experience working with students with autism or learning disabilities in an educational setting – Essential
  • Training in the management of challenging behaviour - Essential
  • Experience working with students across the ability range and autistic spectrum - Desirable
  • Experience managing a team of learning support assistants – Essential

It is essential that the successful applicant holds a full driving license.

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 Louise Parkinson; Head Teacher directly on 01206 771234.

Working for us gives you access to a range of perks and benefits:

  • Fully paid induction programme
  • Learning & Development programmes, with nationally recognised qualifications;
  • Job-related qualifications obtained during employment paid for by Autism Anglia (subject to conditions)
  • Support & encouragement to progress and reach full potential within your chosen career
  • Free parking at most sites
  • Flexible working hours (where possible) for study and time off given for job-related exams
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Access to Spectrum Life Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing Tools, including counselling services & the Benefits Hub, which will give you access to lots of shopping and entertainment discounts, instant discounted gift cards and cashback
  • Occupational Sick Pay (after 12 mths)
  • Pension scheme

Autism Anglia is positive about inclusion and welcomes applications from individuals who are able to meet the requirements of the job position and may wish to request flexible working or reasonable adjustments to support them.

For all enhanced DBS roles, we are permitted to seek access to spent convictions under The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, Exceptions Order 1975 (as amended 2013)

When you receive your DBS certificate you are required to register it with the DBS Updating Service https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service which will ensure that the status of your certificate can be checked at any point, without the need for going through the application / disclosure of documentary evidence again.

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults or children and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

In the first instance please send your CV and application form to [email protected]

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