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 Secondary Teacher to join our Teaching Team, supporting children who have speech and language and communication difficulties.
The role involves teaching and delivering Science lessons to children in KS3 and KS4. We have a maximum class size of approximately 6 pupils working alongside an experienced team of Teaching Assistants, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists.
Newly Qualified Teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) will also be considered for the role, and support will be provided.
Secondary Science Teacher (Maternity Cover) to start Sept 2019
• 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 Play Therapists aim to maximise each child’s potential in a nurturing and supportive environment.
• Opportunities for continued professional development.
• 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.
• Excellent English skills (clear written and spoken English) along with good reading, writing and numeracy skills.
• 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 Autistic Spectrum.
• Experience of working with children and the ability to manage groups of children and cope with challenging behaviour are desirable for the role.
• The ability to manage a small group of children with complex social communication needs.
• The ability to promote positive behaviour in a nurturing environment
• Knowledge or experience of delivering KS3 & KS4 lessons at Entry Level Certificate level as well as GCSE
The role is a Fixed Term Maternity Cover (6-12 months), Full-Time role
Monday to Friday (08:30 – 17:00)
Annual salary: Competitive Market Rate Salary
Closing date: Friday ,16th August 2019, 10am
To start: September 2019
Early applications are encouraged.
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 from the school website and email completed forms to the recruitment email address.
For further information please contact Natalie Taylor via email.
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.