Blackbird Leys Rd, Oxford OX4, UK
Service type: Education - Include
Salary: £27,400 - £31,000 (£23,245.04-£26,299.13 pro-rata)
Contractual type: Term time only – full time – permanent
At Catch22, we are proud of our reputation as a modern and progressive employer. Our 1,300 colleagues and 300 volunteers work at every stage of the social welfare cycle, supporting over 60,000 individuals from cradle to career. Our work spans education, social justice and rehabilitation, children's social care, family support, social action and getting people into work.
Catch22 Include schools helps vulnerable young people with challenging behaviours to realise their full potential. With extensive experience of delivering services to children and young people who have experienced difficulties in mainstream schools and whose education has irretrievably broken down, we support learners to achieve academic and vocational targets and progress into education, training and employment. This approach delivers significant long-term benefits to learners, parents and carers, communities and local authorities.
Our independent schools and a range of tailored support programmes are targeted at young people who fall into high-risk groups in all key stages, including those who are excluded or at risk of exclusion from mainstream schools or Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), and those with social, emotional and/or mental health needs (SEMH) or special educational needs (SEN).
Our Oxford Include school is situated on the Blackbird Leys Estate which is in an area of socio-economic deprivation. We currently have 15fte students on roll; many of whom have an Education, Health and Care Plan. In addition, a high number of students are either on the Child Protection register or are a Child in Need (CIN).
The strengths of the school are numerous including the ethos of the school, calm and positive learning environment for learning and dedicated staff who are kind an caring. There are strong relationships between staff, students and parent/carers.
Our Oxford Include school is looking for a new subject specialist Maths Teacher to inspire high expectations for learning, deliver quality teaching and learning and secure the best possible outcomes for our students.
You will be teaching 14-16-year-olds who have emotional, behavioural difficulties as well as complex needs in small groups. The work is intensive requiring flexibility, sensitivity, patience and resilience. An ability to work with and engage all students with creativity and passion towards the subject is essential.
You will become part of a small but effective team where communication and professionalism is paramount. As a Maths Teacher, you will be required to teach, and produce schemes of work and lesson plans whilst building rapport with students/families/carers. The latter is key to this role and you will be required to liaise with a variety of agencies to problem solve student issues and barriers to learning. The work is intensive, requiring flexibility, sensitivity, patience and resilience. Whilst challenging, it is also extremely rewarding.
Some of your responsibilities will include:
Creating an inspirational learning environment with high expectations of learner achievement, success and progression.
- Planning, producing and updating schemes of work to meet curriculum, inspection, and accreditation requirements.
- Developing learning resources and learning routes that meet learner needs and the requirements of Catch22 and commissioner requirements.
- Identifying clear teaching objectives, learning outcomes and IEPs.
- Supporting and guiding learners so that they can reflect on their learning, identify their own progress and set positive targets for improvement.
- Maintaining a regular system of monitoring, assessment, record-keeping and reporting of student's progress using targets, tracking and other school systems.
- Maintaining good order and discipline among the students, safeguarding their wellbeing. Setting high expectations for behaviour and be responsible for behaviour management within your classroom and aiding in behavioural management across the school.
To be successful in this role you will need:
A minimum of the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector/ PGCE/ Cert ED or equivalent. Ideally, you will also hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
- Experience teaching Maths up to GCSE level - particularly with disaffected young people in the KS3/4 age range.
- Knowledge of how to work and provide support to young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
- To develop lesson plans, learning resources and learning routes that meet learner needs and the requirements of Catch22 and clients.
- The ability to work alone and use own initiative as well as part of a small team when required.
For further details on the requirements for this job, please see the full job description.
No agencies please.
Catch 22 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.