Pennine View Academy – Old Road, Conisbrough, Doncaster DN12 3LR
The Governing Body is looking to appoint an inspirational and energetic Teacher to work alongside our wonderful staff and even more impressive pupils during an exciting time of growth and change.
We are looking for a strong teacher who is a team player with a good sense of humour and enjoys a challenge. We want someone who is an experienced DT teacher and who has the ability and passion to create an ‘Outdoor Learning Curriculum’ which is a new development for us.
Pennine View School provides learning for 120 pupils across the Doncaster area and from our neighbouring local authorities. Each pupils needs are carefully and sensitively addressed, within the context of a well-developed curriculum.
We are designated as a specialist provision for pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties. Pupils at Pennine View have a range of difficulties, including physical, communication, specific and general learning difficulties, ASD, ADHD, moderate learning difficulties and associated emotional and behavioural and difficulties which impact on their ability to learn and make progress.
We look forward to meeting you.
Nexus Multi Academy Trust was founded in 2016 and we have the highest ambitions possible for anyone and everyone we work with.
The vision for Nexus is that we are constantly “Learning together; to be the best we can be.”
This vision is what we aspire for and is as relatable to every employee and partner of our Trust as it is to our children, young adults and their families.
Pennine View is one of four specialist schools in the Trust within Rotherham and Doncaster.
The curriculum at Pennine View incorporates all parts of the school day including break and lunch times for example. All these times are important opportunities for all our staff to teach our pupils the skills that they need to be successful when they leave Pennine View.
Our Pennine View Curriculum is based on the National Curriculum but at a level and pace appropriate to the needs of our pupils and is underpinned by recognition of the importance of other skills too, such as independence, social skills, communication, employability, SMSC. Planning approaches ensure that all pupils can take part in lessons fully and effectively.
Our technology curriculum
We have developed a Technology curriculum based on the National Curriculum but tailored for the needs of our pupils. The system in Lower School (Year 3 to Year 8) enables our pupils to have rich experiences of different technological and craft areas. DT is taught on a carousel rotation, half termly.
At Upper School we are continually adapting the curriculum to meet the needs of pupils. We use technology as an enrichment activity and also offer accreditation courses through NCFE and AQA Units.
We believe that the subject must ‘enable’ our pupils and foster the development of their skills and creativity whilst improving their self-esteem. We are keen that it moves with the times so that we help our pupils ‘access’ the emerging world out there.
We try to augment the relevant traditional aspects with what may be termed 21st Century Technologies such as a laser engraving machine, DMX stage lighting systems and have recently acquired a 3D printer and scanner. These technologies help develop pupil’s knowledge and understanding of control systems and provide greater potential for pupils to easily produce artefacts of high quality that motivate them and foster high self–esteem.
Our Outdoor Learning Curriculum
This is a new area of curriculum development at Pennine View. We recognise that our pupils learn best in hands-on, practical activities and we want to facilitate personalised learning opportunities outside the confines of the classroom. We aim to:
- develop personal, social and emotional skills
- develop levels of communication, social interaction and independence
- encourage and inspire individuals to engage with the ‘outdoors’
- provide engaging and motivating achievable activities over a period of time
- promote an increased sense of responsibility and understanding of the world
- foster healthy connections with nature
- provide a multi-sensory and inclusive ethos
Come join our team
Aside from the opportunity to work with pupils whose energy, creativity and enthusiasm never fail to inspire, at Pennine View we:
- provide a culture that places the individual child at its heart
- a “high energy” and rewarding place to work and our staff make daily positive impact upon our pupils
- are committed to teacher development through our own CPD programme and also through professional learning programmes in partnership with Learners First
- value the importance of working with families and outside agencies to ensure the best outcomes for our pupils
- place wellbeing at the centre of our work and we strive to ensure that children and adults learn in a safe, supported, nurturing environment, where they feel confident, worthy, enthusiastic and valued.
Interested? Please come and visit us to find out why we are the best next step in your career! If you are unable to visit, we strongly recommend that you have a telephone conversation with our Curriculum Deputy, Heather.
Visits to school: Thursday 6th December 1.30pm, Friday 7th December 9.00am, Tuesday 11th December 2018 4.00pm
Closing date: 13th December 2018 noon
Short-listing: 14th December 2018
Interview: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Application packs are available to download from the right-hand side of this advert, from our website http://pennineviewschool.co.uk/vacancies/, by contacting the school on 01709 864978 or by sending an email to email@example.com
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