Teacher : Post-16: Mathematics
Blossom House is an Ofsted-rated “Outstanding” specialist school for children aged 3 - 19 years of age with speech, language and communication difficulties. Although many of the children have some associated difficulties such as fine motor problems or poor organisational skills, they are all within the average range of cognitive abilities.
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Post-16 Mathematics Teacher to join our Teaching Team, supporting children who have speech and language and communication difficulties.
The role involves teaching and delivering Maths lessons to children in KS 5 students.
There may also be an opportunity to deliver a limited number of lessons to KS 4 pupils. We have a maximum class size of approximately six pupils working alongside an experienced team of Teaching Assistants, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists. You will be required to deliver lessons to students attempting Level 1/Level 2 Functional Skills, GCSE and A-Level qualifications. A-Level classes will be restricted to a maximum of three students and currently only contains one pupil.
Applications from Newly Qualified Teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) will be considered and support will be provided.
• A supportive working environment in a newly refurbished building.
• Close to a good transport network and on-site free parking is available.
• Small class sizes and the opportunity to work 1-1 with children where possible.
• Support from an enthusiastic and dedicated team of Therapy staff and Teachers who will work alongside you in the classroom. Our Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Art Therapists, Music Therapists, and Student Counsellors aim to maximise each child’s potential in a nurturing and supportive environment.
• Opportunities for continued professional development-staff are actively encouraged to attend two external CPD events per academic year
• Competitive salaries, generous staff benefits and a friendly nurturing environment.
The ideal candidate will have:
• Confidence, enthusiasm and a passion for learning.
• A relevant teaching qualification.
• The ability to teach Mathematics up to and including A Level is essential. .
• The ability to build good working relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers.
• Experience of working with children with Special Education Needs (SEN), particularly children on the Autism Spectrum.
• Experience of working with children and the ability to manage groups of children.
• The ability to manage a small group of children with complex social communication needs.
• The ability to promote positive behaviour in a nurturing environment.
The role is a Permanent, Full-Time role
Monday to Friday (08:30 – 17:00)
Annual salary: Competitive Market Rate Salary
To start: January 2021
Early applications are encouraged
Interviews may be scheduled before the closing date
Applicants will need to complete an application form detailing how they meet the requirements of the person specification, along with the recruitment activity detailed below.
If you wish to apply for the post, please download the application form and email your completed application from to the Recruitment Team.
This role is subject to the relevant Safeguarding checks, which will include an Enhanced DBS check and right to work in the UK checks.
Blossom House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; successful applicants must be suitable to work with children and will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Certificate with barred list information.