Are you a qualified secondary teacher looking for a new challenge? The Falkland Islands offers teachers a unique opportunity to live and work overseas in a beautiful and vibrant island community, teaching within an English school system.
Our well established and fully inclusive Secondary School is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, creative and experienced Behaviour Intervention Teacher to start in September 2019. The successful candidate will join a dedicated and enthusiastic team supporting a small number of students with behavioural needs. Applicants for the posts will have up-to-date knowledge and experience within SEND / personalised curriculum provision. The successful candidate will work in our 160 student school, situated in the capital, Stanley and teach in a well-resourced inclusive SEND facility ‘the Hub’. The successful candidate will work with the SENCo and a team of learning support assistants to design and deliver a bespoke curriculum to a small number of students with behavioural needs.
We are seeking to recruit a Behaviour Intervention Teacher who:
- is a graduate secondary teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (recognisable in UK) who has completed the statutory induction year as an NQT and has 2 or more years post NQT experience
- is focussed on teaching and learning to help students achieve high levels of progress in a positive and effective learning environment.
- has experience in teaching students with a variety of behavioural needs and is able to design and deliver bespoke courses matched to student’s needs, as well as supporting them to access and reengage with mainstream subject lessons.
- can demonstrate recent experience of teaching students with behavioural needs within the National Curriculum for England and an up to date knowledge of developments within the area.
- can work effectively with colleagues in the school and feeder primary to ensure smooth transition of students.
- can work with the SENCo to plan effective alternative curriculums.
- is able to oversee the day to day running of the Hub including supervision of the learning support team.
- is committed to assisting in the further development of differentiation and SEND inclusive practice across the school.
- can effectively monitor, assess, record and report on student progress.
- is familiar with, and able to use, EQUALS and PIVATS or similar.
- has taught students who have difficulties within the 4 broad areas of need as defined in the special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0-25.
- can work within, and contribute to, a coaching and mentoring environment.
- has good interpersonal skills and works well in teams.
- possesses secure IT skills and have good IWB knowledge.
- is able to contribute to the development of PSHE, pastoral life and extra curriculum opportunities.
- Experience of Team Teach or similar training may be an advantage.
- A stimulating and supportive working environment with enthusiastic children who are keen to learn
- Basic starting salary up to £38,740 per annum depending on experience
- Initial Fixed Term Contract of 1 year
- Eligibility for a 25% gratuity payable upon satisfactory completion of the contract
- Flights to and from the Falkland Islands for you and recognised dependents.
- Relocation allowance to help with moving costs.
- Accommodation to rent and a starter pack to help you settle in.
- Free education locally for dependent children to GCSE level
- Favourable rates of income tax
How to Apply
Interested teachers can download the job description and further information from our online vacancy page.
To apply, please complete our online application form from our vacancy page, by clicking on 'Apply Now' and completing the form. Alternatively, download an offline form from the same page and email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date.
Applications will be open until 23.00 UK Time on Sunday 31 March 2019.
Interviews will take place in early April.
If you have any further questions about this vacancy and how to apply, you can contact our HR team on email@example.com
The Working Environment
Falkland Islands Community School
Falkland Islands Community School provides fully inclusive secondary education for children aged 11-16, following the English National Curriculum up to Key Stage 4. The school's aim is to develop well-balanced young adults, ready if they chose to go out into the wider world, to lead happy and fulfilling lives and to contribute, positively and generously.
Learn more at our School Website: https://falklandics.schoolzineplus.com
The Education Directorate is responsible for the provision of education throughout the islands. Great value is placed on education by Government, parents, students and the community as a whole. Primary and secondary education follows the English National Curriculum, from Early Years Foundation Stage to the end of Key Stage 4 (including SATs and GCSEs). Post-16 provision includes sponsorship of academic or vocational studies overseas (usually in the UK) or students may choose to further their skills through vocational learning provided locally by the Falkland Islands Training Centre.
Falkland Islands Government (FIG)
The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government.
As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, we offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.
For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite: www.jobs.gov.fk
The Falkland Islands
Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!
The Falkland Islands’ stunning natural environment provides an unspoiled landscape and amazing wildlife to observe and explore, including penguins, whales and dolphins, all seen from the shore.
For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.