Hackney Education provides a range of services to support the education of children, young people and adults in our inner London borough. Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. Within our diverse borough we serve a wide range of children and young people. We have a particular focus on supporting less advantaged families: Hackney figures in the 10% most deprived boroughs in England on a number of measures.
Hackney Education’s key priority is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner: making Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK, where schools, settings and partners provide an exciting environment which ensures inclusion and success for everyone. We see our borough as being one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve – and one of the best places for colleagues to work and thrive in our education system.
Job title Medical Needs Tuition Service Teacher
Salary MPS/UPS inner London SEND 1
Terms and Conditions Teachers’ pay and conditions of employment, permanent role
Two positions are available
The Medical Needs Tuition Service is a team of specialised teachers who work with children of statutory school age who are too unwell to attend school onsite. We work in one to one capacity, either with the child in their home, in a public space (such as a library) or when the child is transitioning back to their school, in school. Our teachers teach children of any statutory school age (so from Early Years to KS4) the core subjects, and full training will be provided for this, however wide ranging experience would be advantageous.
We expect our teachers to be highly organised, creative in delivering learning and also committed to working within a wider team of professionals (usually health professionals, school colleagues and at times social workers) to be part of improving outcomes for some of our most pushed out children. Our teachers must be highly IT literate and able to work off of their own initiative.
Our children have mental and/or physical health needs, and some have undiagnosed SEND needs as well. We expect our teachers to be curious, open and sensitive to the needs of our children.
Our team is committed to the children we serve, and we are highly supportive of each other - it is an exciting place to work and no day is ever the same!
We are particularly interested in applicants who are Maths or Science teachers in secondary settings currently, but please don’t be put off applying if your specialism falls outside of this.
Closing date: Monday 5th September
Interviews: 19th-23rd September
Hackney Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. As this role involves regulated activity, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and additional pre-employment checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from a black and ethnic minority background as these groups are currently under represented in our workforce.