Teacher of Upper KS2 and/or KS3

NAS Church Lawton School, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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Job details

Subject Other
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Main pay range 6, £24,373 to £35,971

Job description

Help make an Everyday Breakthrough happen by joining our team.
A breakthrough can seem like the smallest thing, but it can make the world of difference to someone on the autism spectrum. By becoming a Teacher at The National Autistic Society you’ll help make Everyday Breakthroughs happen more often.

Who we are looking for
We are a forward thinking Autism Specific Specialist Free School with a new and exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic individual to join us as a qualified Teacher of Upper KS2/KS3

We were inspected in November 2017. The School was rated as Good overall, with outstanding in personal development, behaviour and welfare. The school was also Autism Accredited in January 2019.

Supported by the National Autistic Society Academies Trust and National Autistic Society, we cater for up to 64 students aged 4-19 with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. As a part of the NAS Academies Trust, we have developed significant professional and working partnerships with the already established Independent NAS schools and other NASAT Free Schools, drawing on knowledge and expertise through professional working relationships to ensure best practise is shared.

The post holder will work across upper KS2/KS3 in a range of subjects. Experience or knowledge of the humanities at KS2/KS3 would be advantageous along with experience of teaching upper KS2 and/or KS3.

We aim to deliver the highest level of education and experiences to ensure the best life chances become a sustainable reality for every young person (on an individual needs led basis). Together, we will create a safe, positive and structured environment in which every young person is respected and encouraged to achieve independence (through academic, employment and personal skills development).

To be considered for this role, you will need to be able to demonstrate a desire for improving pupil outcomes (including those of high aspiration and vision), as well as some specialist ASD knowledge (through experience and/or practice). The right candidate will have a passion for teaching and learning and the skills to engage, inspire and motivate our students to support the school in raising achievement. You will also offer a flexible approach to your role and be confident in delivering the curriculum to a small group and across various levels of academic ability.

What we are looking for:
• High expectations of pupils regarding achievement and behaviour
• Good team skills with self-motivation and the ability to inspire others
• Approachable and caring nature
• Passion for teaching and working with students and the ability to drive them to be outstanding
• Enthusiasm to ensure that students get the education which they rightly deserve
• Ability to communicate effectively with all staff, students and parents
• Raise aspirations, expectations and achievement of all students regardless of ability
• Willing to play as part of a team and go the extra mile to up keep the Church Lawton values
• Teaching Experience in upper KS2 and/or KS3 would be advantageous
• Committed to the safeguarding of students
• Focused on the learning and development of students and encouraging high achieving
• Enthusiastic, flexible and friendly approach
• Good understanding of assessing progress of students within a specialist SEN environment

Hours of work
200 days inclusive of 10 non pupil training days (1 week autism specific and 1 week INSET). Normal hours may be varied to meet the changing needs of the school. There may be occasions when additional hours are necessary to meet specific or special requirements.

Being a Teacher takes bravery, patience and commitment. But working with autistic people gives so much more in return.

We need you to be resilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of autistic people.

You may have a personal connection, a desire to work with or real life experiences working with autistic people. If you share our Values and are willing to make a difference to the lives of autistic people, we’d love to hear from you.

How to apply
To apply for this role, please visit https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/national_autistic_society/vms/e/careers/positions/aJzu5ar5rjwBQPYgyOGVVL to complete the online application form. Applications must be completed in full. Only complete applications will be considered. Should you experience any issues with the electronic application form, please contact the school. CVs will not be accepted under any circumstances.

For more information about this job prior to application, please contact Stacy Booth, stacy.booth@naschurchlawton.cheshire.sch.uk

Closing date: Monday, 20th April 2020 at 12 Noon
Interview date: Tuesday, 12th May 2020

Unfortunately, we cannot respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview on this occasion. We will not be accepting applications from previous applicants on this occasion.

The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, challenges perceptions and build a society that works for autistic people. Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do.

Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Employee benefits

Contract: Full Time, 37 hours per Week. Permanent
Salary: Main Scale Teacher, MS 1 – 6, £24,373- £35,971 plus SEN of £2,209

Along with a host of benefits – from shopping discounts to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme - we’ll make sure you get excellent autism-specific training to help further your career.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Not Applicable
School size 63 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website NAS Church Lawton School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email stacy.booth@naschurchlawton.cheshire.sch.uk

School location

Cherry Tree Avenue, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST7 3EL