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INSTRUCTOR (1:1 Student Support / Specialism in SLCN)

  • Salary: Unqualified Teacher Scale (£16,790 – £26,555) – Salary dependent on experience
  • Hours: Full time (37 hours per week – 39 weeks per year, 195 days per year).
  • Contact Type: 1 year fixed term contract (possibility of extension)

Coppice Spring School is based in Basingstoke, Hampshire and supports young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs. The students all have Education, Health and Care Plans in order to support their specific needs. We are currently looking to employ an Instructor (Unqualified Teacher) to help support an individual student and to enhance our current school provision.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about improving the life chances for vulnerable students. Ideally you will have a specialist knowledge and the teaching skills required to further develop provision of Speech, Language and Communication. You will need to demonstrate that you have a proven track record in delivering specific interventions with measured outcomes.

The majority of your timetable will be arranged to provide a named student with an intensive support package (delivered individually or as part of a larger group). This will develop both academic and the essential life skills to enable the student to function successfully both within school and the wider community.

As part of your role you will be required to lead on delivering a social skills programme and to support the development of Communication across the school. Ideally you will have specialist training, knowledge and experience in developing and delivering packages across a whole school. You should be able to demonstrate your expertise in areas such as: assessing and teaching social skills and ELKLAN.

Coppice Spring School takes great care to recruit the very best people so that the services we provide are first class. We believe that the best work gets done in an environment that’s enjoyable and which values, supports and encourages the development of its employees. In return we expect our employees to work hard and be committed to help us achieve our vision and share our values.

The successful applicant will be a highly motivated and flexible individual who can form positive relationships with students with a wide range of special needs in order to make a difference for some of the most vulnerable students. You must be able to demonstrate previous successful work within an educational setting or similar, preferably with students with special educational needs and disabilities. You will need to have at least GCSE level English and Maths in order to ensure you are able to adequately support students in class. Flexibility, professionalism, the ability to use your initiative and a desire to see young people reach their potential are vital.

Visits to the school are welcomed, please contact David O’Neill (Assistant Head of School) on 01256 336601 to arrange an appointment. Please contact Karin Rutter on 01256 336601 or for an application pack.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Please ensure a full work history is completed in your application form including any gaps of employment. Applicants to this post will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Check.

Closing Date: TBA

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