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About Magdalen Court School
Magdalen Court School provides education for up to 80 pupils with special educational needs. The focus for the school is to support pupils with high levels of anxiety and specific learning difficulties including autism.
Magdalen Court School strives to create an environment where each pupil’s individual strengths, talents and aptitudes are nurtured and developed. It is an inclusive school which works to provide a first-class education that encourages pupils to think independently and to develop their full intellectual, creative and physical potential. Its success is the result of the recognition of the unique worth and importance of each child.
By knowing every pupil socially, emotionally and academically, Magdalen Court School can be sure that each pupil will flourish and acquire the confidence and self-belief to achieve a fulfilling and successful future and to become confident, accomplished and ambitious young adults.
We have a vacancy for a Teacher to start Autumn Term 2022 (if possible)/ January 2023:
We are seeking an excellent teacher who can inspire and motivate students and promote healthy active lifestyles. You will be able to demonstrate a passion for working with young people to prepare them for adulthood both academically as well as their personal development. The teacher will be based in KS2, KS3 or KS4 depending on the experience of the successful candidate. A primary practitioner will be just as welcome as a secondary practitioner.
The successful candidate will be a talented teacher; a creative thinker; a team player; student centred; and relate well to challenging students.
● Be a qualified teacher or with the ability to inspire young people with SEN.
● Be passionate about helping students who can sometimes find school life challenging.
● Be flexible, positive and have a ‘can do’ attitude.
● Be an excellent teacher with a successful track record of impacting positively upon student progress;
● Be a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with good interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Main Responsibilities of the Role
● To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced and relevant differentiated curriculum as appropriate to the needs of the learners, with a focus on academic achievements and developing life and social skills.
● To teach highly effective lessons, support students and monitor student’s progress in order to develop pupil achievements, develop life skills and prepare them for adulthood.
● To develop their own practice and work to the ‘Teachers’ standards’ DfE, alongside an ongoing drive to reinforce the vision and values of the school including the understanding of pupils' needs through the EHCPs.
Teaching and Learning
● Provide a high-quality learning experience for students.
● To ensure lessons are well resourced within the constraints of the budget.
● To plan differentiated lessons, which provide for the variety of special needs within the class.
● To plan and oversee the effective deployment of teacher assistants within the class.
● To be confident to teach across the range of subjects in the Secondary and Primary curriculums.
● To maintain and update student assessments in line with school policies and practice.
● To provide data in line with the QA and accountability matrix.
● To produce reports for students taught.
● To assist in the development of appropriate schemes of work.
● To assist in the ongoing development of the curriculum.
Staff Development and Quality Assurance
● To engage in the school’s professional development through engaging with the QA and Accountability Matrix.
● To actively engage in the school’s appraisal process.
● To maintain an up-to-date and relevant knowledge of SEND.
● To communicate effectively with parents on a regular basis including formal and informal events.
● To communicate with external agencies.
● To ensure the safeguarding of students as a priority, at all times following the school’s Safeguarding policies and practice.
● To ensure practice is in line with the school's Health and Safety policy.
● To undertake risk assessment of activities.
The above duties are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake tasks, roles and responsibilities as may be reasonably assigned to them by the Senior Leadership Team.
This job description will be kept under review and may be amended via consultation with the individual, Governing Body and/or Senior Leadership Team as required.
A full induction programme and opportunities for professional development will be provided.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please ensure you read and understand our Privacy Notice, which is attached with this pack, before applying. We make appointments in accordance with our Recruitment and Selection Policy.
This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.
How to apply:
Please complete the teacher’s application form which accompanies this advert and can also be found on our school website https://magdalencourtschool.co.uk/about-us/vacancies/.
When completing application forms, applicants are advised that submitting an incorrect or insufficiently completed application form will result in non-selection for an interview. Particular attention should be made to supplying a full career history since secondary education and referees meeting the required criteria
Please send completed applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org by midday on the closing date.
Please note: CVs will not be considered.
We reserve the right to conclude the application period before the closing date.