Job title: Head of Maths
Location: Westbourne School, Sutton in Ashfield
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000 dependent on experience
Hours: 40 hours per week; 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday
Contract: Permanent, Term Time only
We are looking for an inspiring and innovative Head of Maths to join our SEN provision based in Sutton-in-Ashfield. We want someone with a real passion to progress the learning of pupils and be an effective middle leader. The school is only recently opened and has a capacity for 49 secondary pupils aged 11-18 with a diagnosis of high functioning ASD or SEMH.
You will have the opportunity to create and tailor the curriculum as well as access high quality CPD to help pursue your own personal goals.
About the role
Westbourne School caters for children aged 11-18. You will be responsible for planning and delivering various subjects across the curriculum. Differentiation and individualised learning strategies are vital skills required to meet the needs of all our pupils who will have had varying degrees of success in their educational lives.
This truly is a unique opportunity to develop subjects with learning and engagement at the core of everything we do. With access to high quality teaching rooms and vocational facilities, the only restriction is imagination.
Teachers at Westbourne are encouraged to take a creative approach, seeking ways to positively engage with and motivate pupils. You will be confident in directing and utilising support staff within the classroom, in order to create a fun and effective learning environment for our pupils.
The ideal candidate will successfully set a vision and targets for pupil success and be confident in using their knowledge and expertise to monitor progress, give regular feedback and encourage our young people to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study. Experience of delivering phonics will also be advantageous
Who we are looking for?
Just as important as academic achievement is the social and 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.
This can be a challenging environment and therefore, determination and resiliency are key characteristics for the post. We are seeking a practitioner with an understanding of SEMH and ASD, 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.
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.
About the Group:
This is your chance to join a high achieving team at Acorn Education and Care, part of the Outcomes First Group, the Education division is growing strongly, both organically and by acquisition and is one of the largest providers in the country for the provision of care and education with positive regulatory outcomes.
Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.
Applications for this post are invited through the Acorn Education and Care website www.acorncare.co.uk. For any queries regarding this vacancy or a tour please contact the school on 01623 392430
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