Teachers’ Main Pay Scale (£25,714 to £36,961) & SEND Allowance (£2,270)
Permanent post from 1 September 2021
The Governing body are looking to appoint a passionate and dedicated teacher to be part of Lotus School which opened in September 2020. Lotus school caters for students ranging from Year 6 to Year 11 who have an EHCplan with a primary need of Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH).
At Lotus School we understand that for some children, their journey so far has been difficult, but this can change, and through resilience, care and the right support, every student can thrive and learn. The students are at the centre of all decisions regarding the school, and both the building and the curriculum offer have been carefully designed to take into account the specific needs of these vulnerable learners. Class sizes reflect the needs of the learners and have a high level of support. The successful teacher will deliver the full National Curriculum and a bespoke package of therapeutic interventions to their own class. The students within this class will need a highly differentiated curriculum offer that has a strong emphasis on creative activities and interventions to support students’ readiness to learn.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate their in depth knowledge of teaching and engaging SEND learners, particularly those with SEMH needs. They will also need to have enthusiasm, creativity and resilience. Lotus School will offer a thorough and supportive CPD programme which will include weekly planning and discussion sessions with all staff on Friday afternoons from 1.00pm – 2.45pm.
Lotus School is part of the Champion Education Trust, which currently has two secondary schools located in Blackburn. Both schools have been graded 'Good' in their latest OFSTED inspections and both are oversubscribed. The Champion Education Trust are passionate about all students achieving highly and going beyond what others thought possible, regardless of background, need or prior attainment, in a culture of high expectations and support. Although in the formative stages of setting up, this is an exciting time to join a developing Trust whose ethos and values are to support students to be “the best that they can be.”
Those with passion, enthusiasm and the determination to make a difference to student outcomes should apply. For more information regarding the school please contact the Headteacher, Rachel Kenworthy.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 17th March 2021 at noon
Interviews scheduled for: Week beginning 22nd March 2021
All applications to be returned to Mrs Marjorie Miller-Fieldhouse
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory check supplied by the Disclosure and Barring Service. The check will include any cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.
Lotus School 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.