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  • Job start date

    22 August 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week, Part-time considered

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS salary scale depending on qualifications and experience

Additional allowances

SEN1 or SEN2 depending on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

The primary purpose of this role is to deliver high-quality Maths education, utilising effective resources and carefully chosen pedagogical strategies to enhance learning outcomes for all students with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities). The successful candidate will work with KS3 and KS4/5 students with cognition and learning needs. In collaboration with a team of dedicated support staff you will address barriers to learning and facilitate student progress towards their full potential.


  • Provide quality Maths instruction tailored to the needs of students with SEND
  • Collaborate with support staff to ensure effective support mechanisms for students
  • Inspire and motivate students, even in challenging circumstances
  • Foster a culture of high expectations and rapid progress for all students
  • Demonstrate commitment to the belief that every student can achieve and learn, regardless of their disabilities or needs
  • Utilise a flexible approach to working with colleagues and forming positive relationships with students


  • Strong subject knowledge
  • Dedication to bringing out the best in young people, including those with complex needs
  • Ability to thrive in a challenging educational environment and inspire accelerated progress
  • Experience and/or knowledge of working with children with Special Educational Needs
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport with students
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or relevant teaching qualifications

What the school offers its staff

  • That every day you will get the opportunity to inspire young people and use your skills to give something back.
  • Our students are amazing… that is a promise!
  • You will work alongside a team of highly motivated support staff
  • On-Site Parking available
  • Health and Wellbeing package

Commitment to safeguarding

Birch Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to a check being carried out at an Enhanced level by the Disclosure and Barring Service regarding any previous criminal record.

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About Birch Wood (Melton Area Special School)

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
School size
224 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Phone number

Birch Wood Area Special School consists of two successful and vibrant special schools- Birch Wood Grange Drive (age 4-19 years) and Birch Wood Vale (age 11-19 years) which includes Ashton House a secondary specialist autism provision and our newly formed Birch Wood College Post 16.

Across all our sites our ENABLES ethos underpins our teaching and learning to help develop confident and happy young adults ready for their next steps in learning and life.

E Empowering students for independent lives
N Nurture
A Aspire and Achieve
B Belonging
L Love of learning grows
E Engage and interact
S Safe and happy

All students who attend the school have a Statement of Special Educational Need. In order to address the pupils special educational needs. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum which is based on the National Curriculum and equals schemes of work.

We are an outward looking maintained school, committed to our community in Melton Mowbray and the surrounding areas in Leicestershire. Birch Wood provides a highly specialised and completely unique learning environment, which aims to meet our pupils at their point of need to enable their success. We share a culture which is ambitious without limits for our children and young people and aim to provide a high quality, relevant and balanced education that focuses on individual, personal and academic achievement.

At Birch Wood students are taught in smaller groups, with more than one member of staff in attendance so that we can nurture, challenge and inspire them through to success. We are a well-resourced school with many in house specialists including our own commissioned Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational Therapists. We also offer a range of other therapies and additional support services including Music Therapy, Rebound Therapy and School Councillor.

Grange Drive
At Grange Drive we offer a tailored curriculum that is designed to meet the individual needs of each pupil. We cater to students with a wide range of needs, including those with autism, ADHD, learning difficulties, and physical disabilities. More information can be found: https://birchwoodschool.co.uk/birch-wood

Birch Wood Vale
Birch Wood Vale caters for students aged 11-19 with learning and cognition needs including autism. We offer a mainstream style curriculum, which is broad and balanced providing students with the opportunity to take a range of qualifications including GCSEs. More information can be found:

Ashton House
Ashton House is integrated into Birch Wood Vale School, ensuring students have opportunities to develop positive relationships with peers and skilful staff alike, as well as benefit from a wide range of specialist facilities through the Birch Wood Schools. More information can be found:

Working for Us
Our teaching and support staff community has an unwavering passion and determination to continuously improve our school to provide the best outcomes for every pupil. In essence we are a reflective learning community, with the highest standards for our pupil’s care and education. We take great pride in our school and our ability to work together with parents and professionals to provide students with opportunities to progress and achieve, both academically and socially.

Arranging a visit to Birch Wood (Melton Area Special School)

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email fairchilda@birchwoodschool.co.uk.

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