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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    24 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 June 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

English

Working pattern

Term time: 32.5 hours

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

Additional allowances

SEN Point

What skills and experience we're looking for

Come and work at an exceptional school!

Working in a school can be one of the most rewarding, exhilarating and exciting experiences. We also recognise that it can be frustrating and hard work! We spend a considerable amount of time at work, so it is vital that we are in a place where we feel supported, fulfilled and can enjoy our working life. We believe we have this at Cleeve Meadow.

Cleeve Meadow School is an ambitious and dynamic SEND school providing a highly specialised education for 135 students between 11 and 19 years of age, who have moderate learning difficulties and may have associated additional needs. Our school is a place where traditional values meet innovation. Our staff are passionate about the very best education for our young people. We aim to inspire learners to seek out what they do not yet know and our curriculum is broad and aspirational. You will find our school has an ambitious approach to the education of our young people and our purpose is to equip them for independent and successful lives. Together, working in partnership with parents and carers, we successfully foster and develop a positive attitude in our young people and a belief in achieving beyond their expectations.

The school is particularly distinctive from existing local provisions as it works in dual partnership with its co-located mainstream school, Cleeve Park, wherever possible to maximise inclusivity of SEN students to mainstream education and providing access to mainstream teaching and shared facilities. Staff also benefit from partnership working, shared professional development and career development opportunities.

Cleeve Meadow aims to ensure that all students have the maximum opportunity to participate fully in society to enhance their life chances. We offer the same curriculum opportunities as a mainstream setting with an extended focus on life skills and career opportunities. The support and guidance students receive from staff will give them the confidence to learn independently and strive to achieve. The school aims to be a centre of excellence for its students, parents/carers, staff, local authorities and the wider community.

We are looking for an experienced English teacher who has the flexibility to teach across a range of subjects in line with our broad curriculum. As a classroom teacher, you will be joining an experienced staff body and a highly motivated team. Subjects to be delivered will be negotiated for the successful candidate.

As a teacher of English you will be instrumental in the continued development of classroom practice and curriculum delivery. You will have a flexible approach to delivering the English curriculum, assisting the school in delivering discreet lessons and topic based work focusing on subject skills and personal development. You will work as a member of a staff body which is continually reflecting on lesson quality, removing barriers to learning and developing innovative resources and approaches

You do not need previous experience of working in a SEND specialist setting and we are happy to accept applications from both Primary and Secondary settings in recognition of the wide ranging teacher skill set that developed in both.

If you are seeking to be an inspirational and innovative teacher who can motivate and inspire students and really make a difference, then Cleeve Meadow is for you. We require someone who will share our passion and ambition to provide an excellent education to our students who are highly engaging and rewarding to work with.

We believe in fostering a supportive approach and have an open door policy for all staff. We have a strong commitment to staff wellbeing and see work/life balance as a vital element to a fulfilling career. You will receive ongoing support and CPD opportunities across the school and wider TKAT family. Cleeve Meadow is an exceptionally happy place to work.

Safeguarding

TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check and KCSiE online internet search.

Equal Opportunities

TKAT is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full time, part time or on a flexible basis.


What the school offers its staff

Working for TKAT:

In return, as an employee of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), you will benefit from:

  • A wide variety of opportunities for professional development, including the potential to develop your career at more than one TKAT academy;
  • Opportunities to work flexibly, where possible;
  • Our support for your wellbeing at work; and
  • The rewards of working to improve the life chances of our pupils.

Commitment to safeguarding

TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Our Commitment - Equal, Inclusive, Diverse

TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic; this includes applicants wishing to work flexibly.

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About Cleeve Meadow School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
School size
133 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
02082696523

Cleeve Meadow School is an ambitious and dynamic SEND school providing a highly specialised education for 120 students between 11 and 19 years of age, who have moderate learning difficulties and may have associated additional needs. Our school is a place where traditional values meet innovation. We have staff who are passionate about the very best education for our young people. We aim to inspire learners to seek what they do not yet know. You will find our school has a thoroughly inclusive approach to all we do, celebrating varied successes of individuals and groups regularly. Together, working in partnership with parents and carers, we successfully foster and develop a positive attitude in our young people and a belief in achieving beyond their expectations.

Arranging a visit to Cleeve Meadow School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jo.flockhart@cleevemeadow-tkat.org.

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