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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours a week

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

Additional allowances

SEN Point
TLR 2a

What skills and experience we're looking for

Essential

Is a qualified teacher with qualified teacher status

Evidence of relevant CPD

Has a clear philosophy for the education of young people

Possesses leadership and management skills and the personal qualities to build strong relationships with all stakeholders

Inspires confidence and trust, is approachable, shows integrity and care for others

Can demonstrate experience of:

Thinking strategically

Leading and bringing about effective school improvement

Implementing and managing change

Has strength of subject knowledge and expertise to be able to develop an excellent curriculum at KS3/4/5 for English

Has knowledge and expertise in effective assessment and tracking of all key skills in English

Has knowledge and expertise in leading literacy development for groups of students and across the school

Can demonstrate experience of:

Focusing on pupil’s achievement using data and benchmarking to monitor progress for every child

Monitoring, evaluating and improving teaching and learning

Can act as a role model and mentor to support the development of the most effective teaching and learning strategies

Has knowledge and experience of whole school quality assurance processes and systems

Can communicate well and explain ideas clearly

Has an understanding of the role progress data plays in school planning and the ability to develop the school use of data

Can demonstrate experience of:

Leading staff development and CPD on areas of expertise

Able to articulate core values of the school within the community

Able to set up an appropriate work/life balance and model it to staff

Can demonstrate experience of:

Working effectively with parents

Building effective relationships with the community and other schools

Desirable

Experience in a Special School Setting

Experience of building and communicating a coherent, compelling vision at a departmental level

Experience of teaching and learning strategies appropriate for special school setting

Ability and flexibility to offer teaching across other subjects and to contribute to whole school off timetable days

Previous experience of working with student progress data

Previous experience of development of whole school assessment and feedback procedures

Previous experience of overseeing external examination processes within subject or across school

Experience of special school wider community outreach


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.

Further details about the role

Working in a school can be one of the most rewarding, exhilarating and exciting careers. 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 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.

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 and shared professional development.

Cleeve Meadow aims to ensure that all students have the maximum opportunity to participate fully in society to enhance their life chances. 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.

As a subject lead, you will lead on subject, assessment and tracking, marking and feedback. You will also have the opportunity to play a role in the development of the school curriculum vision.

We are looking for an experienced English specialist who can work with us to ensure the best possible teaching in English through an inspiring and relevant curriculum and a focus on skills for life. We are also interested in hearing from leaders with an experience of planning a whole school approach to literacy including assessing, monitoring and tracking.


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
108 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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