Job Details

Vacancy Title: Instructor

Location:         Longdon Hall School, Longdon Green, Nr Lichfield

Hours:             37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Salary:             Up to £20,000 dependent on experience

Contract:         Permanent, term time only


If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We now have a fantastic opportunity for an Instructor with SEN/ASC experience to join our close-knit team at Longdon Hall School, Lichfield. Someone who takes a more creative approach to teaching and leadership would be perfect for this role.


About the School:

Longdon Hall School is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 18, catering for children with a wide range of social, emotional and mental health needs. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build confidence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.


About the Group:

We are part of Acorn Education and Care and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Acorn Education and Care is part of the Outcomes First Group.


About the Role:

We are looking to appoint a dynamic, passionate and committed Instructor to join our educational team and to help deliver an outstanding curriculum, motivate the pupils and achieve positive outcomes for our young people. To work with schools, parents, key agencies and the young people with varying needs and to ensure effective and successful inclusion of pupils with an additional diagnosis of ASC within Longdon Hall School.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with young people with a range of complex learning needs. You will be able to demonstrate a working understanding of how these needs impact upon learning and behaviour in the classroom. You may have specialist knowledge and experience of working with autistic spectrum disorder or children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Or you may have experience of working across both specialisms.


Who we are looking for?

We are looking to hear from dynamic and passionate individuals with experience of working with young people with a range of complex learning needs. We are looking for someone who knows how to bring a creative and innovative approach to improving performance and support for our pupils and their families.

An excellent communicator, you will act as an ambassador for Longdon Hall School. If you are a truly inspirational, highly motivated and forward-thinking with the energy and passion to change lives coupled with proven experience of whole school development and improvement, this could be an excellent opportunity for you.

In return for your experience and commitment we offer outstanding career opportunities, access to a network of great senior colleagues within the Acorn Education and Care Group and the chance to shape the future and ongoing development of the school.


Essential Criteria:

  • Resilience and Leadership
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of the National curriculum Experience with working with and teaching children with complex needs


Why work for us? A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Company Pension (not Teacher's pension)
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Free School Meals onsite
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Employee Rewards Hub

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Dan Pallett, Head teacher on 01543 491051.

This position is due to commence in September 2020 (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).

Acorn Education and Care are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check