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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    28 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: The agreed working hours are in line with Teachers’ pay and conditions.

Contract type

Fixed term - until 31st August 2025 with a view to extend or make permanent

Pay scale

M1 - UPS3 depending on experience

Additional allowances

Qualified teachers will also receive an SEN allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Knowledge of assessment and teaching strategies appropriate to children with Special Educational Needs
  • Knowledge of the current legislative framework within which teachers operate, including the SEN Code of Practice, Curriculum 2000 and the Literacy and Numeracy Strategies
  • Knowledge and understanding of KS4 and KS5 Secondary curriculum
  • Knowledge and understanding of ASD/SEMH issues, including the emotional and physical challenges presented by regular involvement in physical intervention
  • The ability to relate to and empathise with children who may have complex and severe emotional social and behavioural difficulties
  • Effective group management skills of children with severe emotional, social and behavioural difficulties
  • Ability to plan and teach to meet the individual needs of the children
  • An ability to empathise with the children and to provide a structure that facilitates emotional social and behavioural development
  • Sensitivity to and concern for the needs of children and their families
  • Ability to establish and sustain good relationships with both children and adults
  • Commitment to work as a supportive member of a team within LA guidelines
  • Capacity to take responsibility and work relatively independently in relation to his her class
  • Insight into the emotional social and behavioural development of the children who attend a special school

What the school offers its staff

  • Great pension scheme
  • CPD for Career progression
  • Teacher training programme
  • Staff discount scheme

Commitment to safeguarding

The Beckmead Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people so expect all staff, volunteers and contractors, to share this commitment. As part of our safeguarding commitment, appointment to any post is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, medical clearance (including the ability to participate in Physical Intervention), satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check as well as evidence of the right to live and work in the United Kingdom. We will also carry out an online search on shortlisted candidates to help identify any incidents/issues which are publicly available online.

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About Beckmead Park Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
School size
108 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

SEN SCHOOL: Beckmead Family of Schools was rated Outstanding by Ofsted in January 2017 and became the Beckmead (Academy) Trust in April 2019. The Family of Schools is an expanding learning and nurturing community for young people, with Educational Health Care Plans, based over a number of sites.
The Monks Orchard Road site is for 60 KS2-3 boys with social, emotional and mental health needs (Beckmead) and 40 KS3-4 boys who have ASD and associated challenging behaviour (Chaffinch Brook Upper).
The Morland Road site, Chaffinch Brook Lower, is for 39 primary age pupils who have a diagnosis of autism and present with challenging behaviour.
Bramley Bank, Rainbow class at Aerodrome Primary and The Beck at Forest Academy provide education for 36 children referred from mainstream schools who have not been able to meet their needs.
Tharreo House is a small, therapeutic provision for vulnerable secondary age pupils with complex needs.
Beckmead College and The Community Learning Team, offer a variety of individualised vocational and learning pathways for up to 100 KS4 and KS5 students.

Arranging a visit to Beckmead Park Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@beckmeadtrust.org.

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