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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Fixed term up to 31st August 2025

Pay scale

Main Scale

Additional allowances

SEN allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for people who-

  • Understanding of the needs and challenges faced by pupils with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and/or school anxiety or phobia
  • Some understanding of the potential triggers for pupils with ASC and an understanding of ways to help individuals to self-regulate and manage their responses
  • Used to working as part of a small, dedicated team together with experience of working with individual pupils and with small groups
  • The ability to respond to the individual learning needs of pupils, adapting times and resources as required
  • Responsive and reflective practitioner
  • To be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the pupils and the unit
  • Ability to maintain accurate records of pupil progress, behaviour and interaction
  • Participate in and contribute to whole team planning sessions
  • Plan and lead some practical sessions in support of the pupil’s learning
  • Support pupils during regular off-site trips and visits
  • Support pupils to develop life skills, linked to their learning (handling money; shopping etc)
  • Ability to respond calmly and positively to potentially challenging behaviour
  • To maintain high expectations in terms of behaviour and social interaction
  • To maintain high expectations for learning potential and attainment
  • To adhere to behaviour policy guidelines
  • Sense of humour
  • Commitment to supporting all pupils to achieve and thrive to the best of their ability
  • Willingness to undertake training linked to supporting the needs of pupils at The Link
  • Ability to interact with parents and families and develop positive working relationships in support of pupils

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:-

  • Highly professional training and support to ensure excellent career development
  • Supportive colleagues
  • Recruitment and retention incentives to outstanding applicants
  • Hugely supportive parents
  • A genuine commitment to reducing Teacherworkload and achieving a work life balance
  • Eligibility to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Free access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Further details about the role

Broadstone Middle School is part of the Castleman Academy Trust - a Trust which prides itself on putting children first, always and puts its values of Respect, Independence, Creativity and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do.  

It’s the staff in our academies who make our schools vibrant places of learning - who do all they can to make sure our children become confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens. Our staff want to make a real difference to the lives of the children they work with and are learners themselves who relish professional development opportunities.   Working in a Castleman Academy Trust school you'll be working with other forward thinkers, who see possibilities and are optimistic. You'll have the support of like-minded colleagues and together we'll ensure everyone has a great work life balance. Being part of the Castleman Academy Trust means there are a whole host of opportunities for you to develop and flourish. 

The Link is a Special Educational Needs (SEN) Unit based at Broadstone Middle School.

Broadstone Middle School believes our purpose is to ‘prepare children for a life well lived’.The philosophy of the Link is to prepare our students to work independently and ultimately, for them to be able to access mainstream provision at some level.

Pupils are taught in age related groups however, groups are combined by 'stage not age’, where appropriate.

Pupils have average or above average cognitive ability and work within 2 years of the Age-Related Expectation (ARE) for their school year.

Working in a self-contained unit with the staff to pupil ratio of 1 to 2.5,we are now looking to complement our existing team and are looking to recruit a teacher with experience of working with children in one or more of the key stages (EYFS through to KS4) to start September 2024

Experience of working with children with a primary diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and/or school phobia and who may have co-morbid conditions such as speech and language communication needs (SLCN) is required.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Broadstone Middle School

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 13
Education phase
View all Middlejobs
School size
686 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 13
Phone number
01202 696121

Middle deemed Secondary School

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