An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Teacher within North Star Outreach, a joint project between Woodstock School and Bristol City Council which aims to reduce the number of permanent exclusions within the primary sector. The project is concentrating on providing an outreach service for individuals and groups of children who are experiencing pronounced Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties to help keep them in mainstream school.
Key aims of the project are to build a shared understanding of SEMH difficulties within mainstream schools and develop effective strategies in the school community to meet the needs of individual children who have SEMH difficulties.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Teacher in Charge to develop and implement interventions, working in collaboration with colleagues in mainstream schools in a supportive and non-judgmental way to help children in developing positive relationships, promote self-esteem and provide pastoral support. Central to this role is a passion for inclusion and supportive practice.
This role could be the next step for a teacher who has been working in a mainstream school and wishes to gain further expertise in working with SEMH children. You will be joining a small, friendly and experienced team who have had a significant impact on reducing exclusions in North Bristol.
The successful applicants will have:
• Qualified Teacher Status.
• A thorough understanding of the EYFS, KS1 and / or KS2 curriculum requirements.
• Performance assessed as Good or Outstanding.
• A desire to work with vulnerable children and support their needs in a holistic approach.
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to listen, show empathy and respond to unexpressed need.
• The ability to work flexibly and with a positive attitude and be a good team player.
• Good organisational skills and be able to prioritise effectively.
• The ability to use your initiative and drive interventions forward.
In return, we offer a competitive salary, a pension, comprehensive training and development and the potential for career progression for the right person.
The Governing Body and staff of the Federation are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share in this commitment. This appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and positive references.
The job description and person specification are attached.
If you would like to arrange a visit to North Star Outreach please telephone Woodstock school office.
Closing date: 7 February 2020.
The Woodway Federation 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. This appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and positive references.