5 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Sept 24

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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What skills and experience we're looking for

We are on the lookout for an outstanding primary or secondary teacher who has a real passion for teaching pupils with SEN. Ideally who has experience with working with pupils with a diagnosis of Autism and recognises the importance of life skills to support our pupils for the future.

At High Point we have two curriculum pathways “Connectors” and “Developers”. Students on our Developer pathway typically are working at least 3 years below age related expectations and their formal curriculum is focussed around developing independence life and functional skills. Our Students on our Connector pathway are working at 2 years below age related up to age related expectations.

Within this role you will be teaching pupils within the Developer pathway. You’ll be part of a growing pathway which currently has two classes. As our school grows you’ll be responsible for the third class which will be introduced in September. This is a really exciting opportunity to join our growing nurturing school.

You will respond to meet the individual needs of our students and help them to build strategies to minimise the barriers to their learning; enabling them to prepare for adult life both educationally and emotionally.

What the school offers its staff

Forward Education Trust is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest quality staff. To do this, we have an Employee Value Proposition offering a range of benefits to help our staff on a personal and professional level, which includes:

-Teacher Pension or Support Staff Local Government Pension – Employer Contribution

-FET HUB – information all in one place, access to a range of benefits

-Paid for Health Cash Plan – employee and dependent children benefit – option to add partner

-Employee Questionnaire – Consultation with staff on a range of issues and ideas

-Salary sacrifice scheme – Cycle to Work Scheme

-Access to the NHS approved Thrive App – to support mental health & well-being

-Comprehensive induction and probation support and an ongoing performance management & appraisal system

-Easy purchase scheme (salary deduction) – Smart Tech in association with Currys

-Enhanced Employee Assistance Programme – free, totally confidential advice, with face-to-face consultations

-Personal & professional learning & development – including FLICK online learning and other resources

-Access to discounts and offers from Reward Gateway and MyPerks

-Occupational Health Service – accessible to support the needs of individual staff

-Staff recognition – e-cards to celebrate success among colleagues

-Mental Health First Aiders

-Policies being developed to support positive health & well-being:Family Friendly Working, Special ----Leave of Absence, Flexible Working, Menopause

-Staff recognition – awards throughout the year, in line with Trust behaviours and values

-A commitment to develop new ideas to show we really value what you do for our children.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About High Point Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
School size
73 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Email address

High Point Academy opened in September 2021 for children and young people aged 11-16 years who all have an Education Health and Care Plan and a diagnosis of Autism. The school is part of Forward Education Trust, who specialise in SEN provision. We are increasing our pupil numbers in September 2023 which has allowed for this fantastic new role.

Arranging a visit to High Point Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@fet.ac.

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