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Teacher

Orion Academy, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 6DQ

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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    22 May 2022 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    11 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

MPR/UPR

Teacher job summary

If you are committed to enriching and improving the lives of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, if you would like to join a team which delivers an exciting and diverse curriculum, and if you want to work in a vibrant and dynamic Special Academy – we want to hear from you.

Students are taught through a differentiated and bespoke curriculum designed to enhance academic and social development, with a strong emphasis on independence skills. The curriculum delivers a thematic, cyclical approach to provide a meaningful and interesting context for the development of basic skills, knowledge and understanding while providing the relevant National Curriculum requirements.

The Academy provides support for the social, emotional and mental health needs of students through a qualified and skilled therapeutic team, underpinned by a pastoral support team. The offer to students is enhanced by additional specialist therapies and interventions.

Our focus is to recruit teachers who are keen to grasp the possibilities offered by the Academy where practice is based on SEN pedagogy and evidence: who would relish getting involved in exciting national professional development projects, and who want to work as part of a multidisciplinary and specialist team.

Teaching and support staff actively inform developments and collectively identifies the best ways to improve the school further. Our unique features include:

• A curriculum model which is designed around our children

• Individual learning pathways which teach the way our students learn and moves away from the “one size fits all” approach

• An ethos of Restorative Approaches, mutual respect, and social responsibility which creates an inclusive and nurturing community

• A flexible, innovative and student-centred approach, which supports not only excellent teaching and learning, but also the emotional and mental wellbeing of students and their individual needs.

Additional allowances

SEN allowance

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Supporting documents

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About Orion Academy

School type
Academy, ages 10 to 18
Education phase
School size
68 pupils enrolled
Age range
10 to 18
Contact phone number
01865771703

Orion Academy provides education for secondary aged students with a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs, and Cognition and Learning Needs on its site on the outskirts of Oxford. The Academy moved into new, state of the art, buildings in September 2021. The new facilities offer a wide range of exciting curriculum and vocational opportunities to learners, and a fantastic environment in which to work.

Orion Academy is part of The Gallery Trust’s growing community of special schools alongside Iffley Academy, Bardwell School, Mabel Prichard School, Northern House Academy, Springfield School and Bloxham Grove Academy. Bloxham Grove Academy is currently in the pre-opening stage and will open in 2023/2024. The Trust is also in the planning stage for an additional new free special school in the South or West of the county.

All students who attend Orion Academy have an Education, Health and Care Plan, which describes their special needs and drives their educational provision.

Orion Academy currently offers places to 88 students, and the roll of the school will rise steadily over the next three years to cater for 108 students, aged from 10 to 18 years. Students attend from throughout the county, and transfer from our SEND feeder school, Northern House Academy, and from mainstream primary and secondary schools.

Students are taught through a differentiated and bespoke curriculum designed to enhance academic and social development, with a strong emphasis on independence skills. The offer to students is enhanced by additional specialist therapies and interventions, managed by our Therapeutic Support Team, which includes Digby, our lovable therapy dog!

Arranging a visit to Orion Academy

To visit the school please phone 01865771703 or email recruitment@orionacademy.co.uk

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