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  • Job start date

    1 September 2022

  • Closing date

    4 July 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 18 months

Full-time equivalent salary


Teacher Apprentice (Unqualified) Level 6 job summary

Ivy House is a special school for children and young people aged 2-19 with a range of profound and severe learning disabilities. We offer a happy and supportive environment, where pupils are given the best opportunities through an individualised curriculum and pathway. We are seeking to appoint a Teacher Apprentice to join our magnificent team of staff. If you want to make a difference to our children and our school, and you have previous experience working with children with special education needs, then we would welcome your application. What we can offer… The successful applicant will have one-to-one support from both Ivy House School based staff and the University of Derby mentors. There are many exciting future career opportunities available once qualified teacher status (QTS) has been achieved at the end of the apprenticeship. This post will provide the successful applicant with rewarding opportunities to develop our children’s skills and development to the highest levels and will include one day a week CPD to become a fully qualified teacher. About the position… We are looking for candidates who display positivity and enthusiasm and have a real passion for workingwith children who have special educational needs and disabilities. This role will require you to deliver an individualised and engaging curriculum with a creative and caring approach. We want you to make a positive difference to the lives of our children and their families. You will be required to teach the school’s full curriculum within a specified class group and will be given support to assess their progress using our in-school assessment system. You will gain experience in working alongside a team of external professionals (including Health and Social Care) to support the holistic needs of every child and this will support you to have an excellent understanding of assessing pupil progress against Education, Health and Care outcomes. Additional Information… This role requires supporting children who have profound and multiple learning difficulties. As such, there will be a requirement to carry out manual handing activities, assisting personal care routines and supporting complex behaviour. The role involves working with and managing a team of up to 4 teaching assistants and liaising with external agencies in the best interest of the child. All applicants must be able to demonstrate the following requirements before applying: • A degree awarded by a UK higher education provider, or a recognised equivalent qualification • The equivalent to a grade 4 in GCSE English, Mathematics and Science. About the Apprenticeship… This apprenticeship is an employment-based route into teaching, for candidates with an honours degree who receive a salary while training. Consisting of 80% on-the-job training and 20% off the job training. The on-the-job training will involve of the apprentice being in a substantive role as an unqualified teacher working four days per working week. The 20% off the job training consists of a variety of activities, which will usually take place one day per working week. As part of the on-the-job training, apprentices must teach in two different school settings to ensure compliance with statutory Initial Teacher Training criteria and supporting advice as issued by the Department for Education. On completion of this apprenticeship, the individual will be confirmed to be a competent and qualified teacher, having already achieved QTS and entered the teaching profession. Having completed a programme of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and obtained QTS, at the start of their 2 Early Career Teacher (ECT) years the apprentice will complete the end-point assessment for recognition of the apprenticeship standard. Once the gateway has been reached, the end-point assessment must be completed within three months. Our school is part of The Shaw Education Trust (https://www.shaw-education.org.uk) who lead and manage academies in all phases, all sectors and in all communities. The Shaw Education Trust are a growing multi academy trust, which places high achievement at the heart of all we do. We are determined that no child attending a Shaw Education Trust should have their opportunities limited by their background or by their ability. We are able to provide high quality staff development and school-to-school support across all phases
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About Ivy House School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
83 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

Ivy House School is a day community special school for pupils aged 2-19. We offer a happy and supportive environment where pupils are praised for who they are.

The school provides a happy, supportive and purposeful environment where pupils are nurtured, praised and acknowledged for who they are, the skills they acquire and the tasks they accomplish.

We aspire to provide each child with a wide range of experiences, which will enrich their time with us and challenge them to succeed. We recognise that children learn and achieve at all levels and we celebrate this diversity throughout the year, with both families and friends of Ivy House.

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