Job Details

SEN Teacher

Location:          The Tower School

Salary:              £25,000 - £35,000 dependent on experience

Hours:              Full Time, Monday to Friday

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 a Teacher to join The Tower School. If you are looking to join a brand new team in a challenging and rewarding environment, we would like to hear from you!

 

About the School

The Tower School is a brand new, independent special day School for pupils aged 11-18 who have a primary diagnosis of Autism. Our dedicated team, work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who will often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

The Tower School site is currently going through significant refurbishment and is scheduled to open in early February 2021. It is based in Epping, Essex. It is located on Epping High Road within easy access of J26 of the M25 and Junction 5 of the M11.  Epping is a lovely market town in Essex and just 17 miles (30 km) from the centre of London.  It is surrounded by Epping Forest and the River Roding and River Lea valleys. The school is just a 10-minute walk from Epping station on the London Underground’s central line which will have you in London’s West End in under 50 minutes.

The Tower School is part of a divisional brand – Options Autism.

About the Group

Options Autism is part of the Outcomes First Group 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 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 schools and 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.

 

About the role

Initially, because the School will not be open by the time the successful candidate starts, focus will be on developing a curriculum and developing the School. When the first students start, the successful candidate will be expected to nurture the pupils through all subject areas, motivating and inspiring our pupils through individualised learning strategies. You will also create a positive and safe learning environment for the pupils and promote positive relationships between peers. Our aim is to change young people’s lives and we will always provide our pupils with the best possible opportunities to succeed beyond The Tower School.

The successful candidate would ideally be due to start January 2021 in order to support with the opening of the school although, an alternative start is possible for the right candidate.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join the school at the very start and see the team and pupils grow and develop.

Who are we looking for?

Just as important as academic achievement is the social & emotional development of our pupils. We want our pupils to be successful citizens and positively contribute to their local communities, it will therefore be imperative to provide opportunities to advance these skills. Along with this, the use of personalised curriculums and positive reinforcement will underpin your everyday practice.  The successful candidate will have the ability and confidence to teach across all curriculum areas.

This can be a challenging environment and therefore, determination and resiliency are key characteristics for the post. We are seeking an experienced teacher with an understanding of ASC, allowing the successful candidate to immediately form positive relationships and adapt to the needs of the pupils. However, we invest heavily in teacher development and want staff who endeavour to achieve more.  Applications are welcome from teachers with special needs or mainstream backgrounds for this role.

If you are passionate about this truly unique and rewarding sector and have the energy, drive and desire to motivate our pupils and ensure they achieve the best possible outcomes, then we welcome your application.

 

Why work for us

  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Pension
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

 

This role is due to start on the 4th January. If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact the recruitment team on 01204 558055 or email us at recruitment@acorncare.co.uk 

Options Autism 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. . We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.