Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum
Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: Term-time only, Full-time
Closing date: Friday 10 December 2021
About the role
Are you passionate about making creative and engaging lessons? Have you worked with students with complex learning difficulties? Do you have or would like to gain experience working with SEN? Would you like to work with classes of 5 pupils with TA support? Take your teaching outside in our stunning settings and teach hands on.
Our fantastic SEN school in East Sussex is looking for experienced Teachers to work with students with learning difficulties and additional needs. Class sizes are small. Career and professional development is supported. Experience of teaching students with special educational needs is desirable but not essential.
Headstart School is an independent special needs school which was established in 1999. It has a proven track record of success with learners on the Autistic Spectrum including those with complex needs. We have students from age 5 to 16 and following onto our Post 16 courses up to the age of 21.
Headstart School has the benefit of two sites: both situated in the East Sussex countryside, one on the outskirts of the village of Ninfield and the other at Golden Cross. The school admits up to fifty students across both sites complemented by a large qualified experienced staff team. This high ratio of qualified staff to student and our unique approach is what we believe to be our strength and the main reason for our success with students who have struggled in other academic environments.
Headstart School is committed to providing considered and carefully developed individual and personalised education to students who have found conventional learning a challenge. Headstart School uses innovative methods of teaching across a wide range of subjects with an emphasis on outdoor learning enabling students to identify and work to their own potential with enthusiasm, in a safe and happy learning environment.
Suitable candidates will be interviewed on receipt of their application as part of an ongoing recruitment programme, therefore prompt application is advised. Should the post be filled earlier than expected, this advert will be removed.
Salary: £30 000 to £40 000
Please note, only application forms will be taken into consideration for shortlisting.
This is a rolling recruitment process and early application is advisable.
Headstart School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment is subject to enhanced DBS check and a barred list check along other procedures and checks as part of our safeguarding procedures. This post comes under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations. References with specific safeguarding questions will be requested. We are committed to ensuring the very highest possible standards of care to our young people and as such require all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school is an equal opportunities employer.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.