Teacher - Life Chance Education Ltd

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • Main Pay Scale 3 - Upper Pay Scale 3

Required for January 2023.

Do you want to:
• Make a real difference to some of the most vulnerable students in our area?
• Express a passion for creative learning and teaching, being allowed the space to develop individuals with a more adaptive curriculum than mainstream?
• Work for a high-trust organisation that values relationships and collaboration?

School for Inspiring Talents (SfIT) is keen to appoint an experienced class teacher to nurture our unique cohort of students; engaging and inspiring them with exceptional learning and teaching that overcomes barriers and sets high expectations.

SfIT is an independent therapeutic day school for pupils aged 5-16 years who have experienced childhood trauma and/or adverse childhood experiences, exhibiting Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties making it difficult for them to flourish within a mainstream setting. We currently have two school sites in Devon (Newton Abbot and Ashburton) and, to ensure we build the very best team, we would work to accommodate candidate preferences on both geographical role location and Key Stage.

You will be proactive, resilient and committed to striving for excellence, putting our students first in every aspect of school life. Our ideal candidate is a middle leader who can coach other staff members, supporting a culture of outstanding provision and living our school motto - ‘Be the best we can be’. You will be happy to teach all subjects (as per a primary school model) taking on subject leadership for a curriculum area or leading an area for development within the school, championing our trauma informed approach, always aligning closely to our core vision. We are particularly interested in hearing from teachers who are passionate about leading in RE and SMSC, the Creative Arts and Science. However, this is not a deal-breaker - above all, we want the right people who share our beliefs and values.

This vacancy has come about due to one of our teachers being supported and developed to move into a new role within our organisation to fulfil their personal career aspirations and goals. This, therefore, is a fantastic opportunity to join motivated and dynamic colleagues within an expanding company, with the potential for further career opportunities and personal development. Working alongside our own Multi-Disciplinary Team, the role is ideal for an ambitious professional who constantly wants to progress their own and the wider team’s knowledge and practice.

Unfortunately, this role is not suitable for an Early Career Teacher, due to the element of middle leadership we ideally wish to seek. However, we welcome applications from teachers returning to the profession or who are earlier on in their career journey and feel they have the capability to do more and be a changemaker!

We are committed to transforming the lives of our students and their families, which is why we invest in the very best staff. As an organisation, we place a strong emphasis on staff wellbeing, having an excellent employee benefit scheme including private medical insurance, NEST pension, bespoke events and more.

Please visit www.sfit.org.uk and watch our film to see how we make a difference to young people’s lives.

Visits to our school to meet our team and students are actively encouraged; please email Scarlett Guest to arrange a tour or with any further queries you may have.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. This role requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.

To apply, please visit www.sfit.org.uk.
Your completed application form should be returned to Scarlett Guest, HR Officer, by emailing s.guest@sfit.org.uk.
Please apply by 9am on the closing date.

Interview Date: 13 October 2022

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationTeignbridgeDevon
  • Work Postcode


  • Reference

    KH3028


  • Occupational GroupTeaching - Primary & Early YearsTeaching - SecondaryTeaching - Special & Other


  • Salary Details

    Main Pay Scale 3 - Upper Pay Scale 3


  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull TimeTerm Time
  • Hours

  • Closing Date

    02/10/2022

  • DBS Check Required

    Yes