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  • Earliest start date

    3 June 2024

  • Latest start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    10 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Between £30,000 and £41,333

Pay scale

M1 to M6

What skills and experience we're looking for

Key Professional Responsibilities

Teaching Role

  • To be a fully qualified secondary or primary teacher with recent relevant teaching experience.
  • Experience working with pupils with EHCPs and SEND.
  • To teach challenging, well-organised lessons, making effective use of assessment strategies to promote independent learning and using the school marking policy.
  • You will need to be flexible, adaptable and able to work across our setting at the hospital, PRU and at pupils’ homes as needed.
  • You will have experience of using the graduated approach (plan, do, review, assess) to deliver impactful intervention for children with SEND.
  • To identify strategies and resources to support the agreed programme.
  • To maintain a calm, orderly learning environment with due regard for health and safety.
  • To provide care, guidance and support as appropriate or required.
  • To establish a positive and professional working relationship with pupils, parents, schools and outside agencies.
  • To support reintegration programmes for pupils returning to school or entering college, where appropriate.
  • To maintain a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of relevant curriculum developments for main subject.
  • To be accountable for the academic and social progress of the children in their care.
  • To participate in the LA Appraisal process and undertake professional development to meet needs identified in performance management objectives.
  • To make an active contribution to the policies and aspirations of MERIT.

Planning, Assessment and Record Keeping

  • To deliver well planned lessons within the designated subject area.
  • To maintain records of each lesson, identifying its objectives, strategies used and outcomes.
  • To keep appropriate records of pupils’ progress to inform parents, schools and representatives of other services as and when requested.
  • To complete reports for each pupil, which will be made available to parents/carers, schools and representatives of other services as appropriate.
  • To provide other relevant paperwork as requested.

Liaison

  • To liaise with representatives of the school where the pupil is on roll.
  • To liaise, when necessary, with representatives of support services.
  • To attend review meetings and case conferences.
  • To advise the Co-Teacher-in-Charge of any concerns over a pupil’s attendance, work or social circumstances.
  • To attend Staff meetings

What the school offers its staff

Merit is a small, local authority maintained school in Stoke on Trent for secondary school children with medical and mental health needs. We are also responsible for providing education at The University Hospitals of North Midlands.

The school offers a safe, secure and nurturing environment with skilled and experienced teachers and supportive, wrap-around care for all our pupils.

We are seeking an outstanding Peripatetic SEND Teacher with primary or secondary experience. In this unique role, you will lead the provision of SEND and Intervention across the school including our hospital classroom. Why Merit? Unlike most alternative provision, we mirror a mainstream curriculum with an academic focus and pupils studying for 7 GCSE in recognised EBacc subjects. Merit pupils go on to study at all levels, with many going on to University.

We are proud of our GCSE results which align with some of the best in the city. In the last year exams were taken, 50% of pupils gained a grade 4 or above in Maths.

Rated ‘good’ by Ofsted in 2019 under the new framework, the inspection team recognised:

“The pupils at Merit Pupil Referral Unit are very positive about the school, and they are right to be”

“Pupils and staff enjoy positive relationships with each other. Pupils encourage one another. They recognise that everyone is different and that all face challenges in life”

We strongly encourage prospective candidates to visit the school, to meet us and talk to anyone who works here to understand why Merit will be a transformative move for your career, please contact Mrs Whiteley by email: swhiteley4@meritpru-stoke.org.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

Merit is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This position is subject to appropriate vetting procedures in line with KCSIE including a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form

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About Merit Hospital School and Medical Pupil Referral Unit

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 18
School size
2 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18
Phone number
01782 928984

Merit is a small, local authority maintained school in Stoke on Trent for secondary school children with medical and mental health needs. We are also responsible for providing education at The University Hospitals of North Midlands.
The school offers a safe, secure and nurturing environment with skilled and experienced teachers and supportive, wrap-around care for all our pupils.

Arranging a visit to Merit Hospital School and Medical Pupil Referral Unit

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email swinrow@meritpru-stoke.org.uk.

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