The Catch22 Multi Academies Trust is the vehicle for our sponsorship of an expanding number of academies focusing on learners who can benefit from small, supportive alternative education provision.
The Austen Academy is a Special Free school which will offer full time education and therapeutic support to 125 children aged 4 to 16 years old. Pupils will be referred to the school by the local authority as part of their duties to arrange SEN provision.
We are looking for a Teacher to work in our provision teaching students who have a diagnosis of Autism and SCN, 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 be part of a small but effective team where communication and professionalism is paramount. The work, whilst challenging, is extremely rewarding. Primarily you will be required to teach, produce schemes of work and lesson plans. Building rapport with students/families/carers is key to this role and you will need to liaise with a variety of agencies to problem-solve student issues and barriers to learning.
Main accountabilities will include:
- Creating an inspirational learning environment with high expectations of learner achievement, success and progression, respecting individual differences in culture and background and reflecting this in the environment of the classroom.
- Overseeing and co-ordinating the development of your subject(s) area.
- Planning, producing and updating schemes of work to meet curriculum, inspection, and accreditation requirements, taking into account guidance from the DfE and other regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with all current requirements.
- Preparing and delivering lessons/learning activities to individuals and groups of learners as required by the curriculum/timetable that:
- Are informed by relevant and up to date subject, curriculum and pedagogical knowledge.
- Reflect the wide range of needs of students within your classroom.
- Use a range of teaching and learning strategies and resources in line with the school’s teaching and learning policy adapted to learners’ individual needs.
- Developing learning resources and learning routes that meet learner needs and the requirements of Catch22 and commissioner requirements.
- Preparing lessons for off-site students for support staff to deliver
- Implementing and maintaining systems for monitoring and evaluating learning activities to ensure they are effective and worthwhile and best practice is maintained.
- Identifying clear teaching objectives, learning outcomes and Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
- Supporting and guiding learners so that they can reflect on their learning, identify the progress they have made 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.
- Providing management information and other statistical data
- Maintaining good order and discipline among the students, safeguarding their wellbeing. Setting high expectations for behaviour and being responsible for behaviour management within your classroom and aiding in behavioural management across the school.
- Building effective and supporting relationships with students and families/carers; embedding that trust and support within the education process. Liaising with outside agencies as appropriate.
- Working as part of a team to ensure effective pastoral support for learners.
- Ensuring the effective use of support staff within the classroom.
- Undertaking relevant administrative tasks associated with the teaching function including examination/accreditation entries for learners, register taking and invigilation.
Qualified Teacher Status
- Other relevant Degree Level Qualifications
Experience of working with our cohort of young people including those with complex behaviour and additional learning needs.
- Extensive behaviour management experience with students who have complex needs and challenging behaviour.
- Relevant classroom teaching experience.
Working Conditions include:
- Working with children 4 – 16 years old
- Children with special needs and/or who demonstrate challenging behaviours
- Verbal abuse and/or aggression
- Physical Behaviour Management Techniques
- Lone Working
Contract start date: January 2021
The Austen Academy 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.