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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    31 July 2024 at 1:14pm

  • Date listed

    10 July 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£31350 - £42689 per annum

Teacher of English job summary

Main Pay Range / Upper Pay Range (Fringe Weighting) + SEN Allowance + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Car Scheme + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Relocation Package

Permanent, Full Time

September 2024

Do you believe in the power of language to empower and inspire?

Wishmore Cross Academy seeks a passionate English teacher to join our supportive team. You'll play a vital role in fostering a love of literature and communication in our students across Key Stages 3 and 4, with occasional opportunities to support in Key Stage 2.

If you're:

* A champion of inclusion, creating a space where all voices can be heard.
* A believer in high standards, helping students reach their full potential.
* Dedicated to excellence, fostering a dynamic and engaging learning environment

Wishmore Cross Academy, part of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), is a special school in Chobham, Surrey, for boys aged 7 to 16 years who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties. We can admit up to 82 pupils which means that class sizes are small and we work very closely with our pupils to ensure they get the most out of each day with us. Set in beautiful grounds, we provide high quality CPD to all staff routed through the instructional excellence model.

Wishmore Cross Academy has extensive facilities:

These include the school field and orchard, which we have used for the 'Tree for Life' project. The school also has a therapy suite with input from a play therapist, speech and language therapist and occupational therapist. Students have access to a soft play area, climbing wall and sensory to support their regulation and support then to access learning. To view our brochure: Click here.

The academy has 7 subsidised flats onsite which staff have access to subject to availability.

We always enjoy visits so do come and see what makes Wishmore Cross so special! Call the office on 01276 857555 to arrange a time to pop in for a visit.

We are part of a national and regional network of schools at AET, brought together by the belief that each and every pupil has an entitlement to an excellent education in every classroom, every day. An excellent education transforms lives and every pupil who attends one of our schools should be given the support, care and opportunity they need to flourish. We leverage our scale to support all our teachers, leaders and young people to be the best they can be.

The role is due to commence September 2024

Closing date: Wednesday 31st July 2024

Interviews are scheduled to take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. Apply today.

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Commitment to safeguarding

Prior to employment all staff (paid or voluntary) are DBS checked for their suitability to work with children and young people. For more information on the Disclosure Barring Service, please click the link below.

Once the member of staff joins our school, they complete online Safeguarding training provided by Educare and sign an online AET Code of Conduct. Refresher training is provided every academic year by either one of the safeguarding team or an outside provider.

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About Wishmore Cross Academy

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 16
School size
65 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 16

Wishmore Cross is a school for boys aged 7 - 16, and all of our pupils have EHCPs (Educational Health and Care Plans) which detail their Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH).

We work as a school to understand our pupils, their diagnosed and hidden needs, educate ourselves and them around these needs; and support our pupils to find their best, stable selves so that they can function independently and achieve in the world.

Our pupils may have histories of a difficult engagement with education, and our staff team works tirelessly to build secure, key worker relationships, so that we can change our pupils’ ideas of what their schooling can and should be like.

We are a school undergoing transformation and change, and are looking forward to a site that has been completely redecorated, a site that provides for our pupils sensory, occupational therapy and mental health needs, and a site that stimulates them to engage and learn in various ways.

We also work with our Local Authority to support the speech, language and communication needs that are associated with our pupils’ SEMH needs - hoping that we will teach our children to be able to tell us how they feel, understand others’ perspectives and relearn how to manage themselves and their actions when their emotions feel overwhelming.

A fair proportion of our school body joins us at Year 6 and stays with us till Year 11, but we also take in-year admissions in partnership with our Local Authority (Surrey County Council), working to make these transitions as smooth as can be.

We look forward to building more partnerships with our parents and families, within our local community and with borough and county educational services, so that our pupils can make the most of their school years.

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