Job role: ICT Teacher
Location: Acorn Park School, Banham, Norwich.
Hours: Full Time (8.30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday)
Salary: Up to £30,000 dependent on experience
Contract: Permanent, Term Time only
About the Group
We are part of Acorn Education and Care, we can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.
We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.
Acorn Care and Education is part of the Outcomes First Group.
About the School
Acorn Park is unique. Set within a 30-acre private estate, young people across the breadth of the autistic spectrum live, learn and play in a holistic, happy and safe environment.
Our dedicated, knowledgeable team of onsite therapists are part of each student’s everyday life at home, at school and during leisure activities, which guarantees that each individual makes progress.
Our classrooms are well-resourced and class groups are small, with no more than 8 young people supported by a team of at least one qualified teacher, a higher level teaching assistant and a teaching assistant in every class. For some young people further, additional support is also provided.
Our autism-specific approach means that every young person’s learning needs, communication requirements and social interaction skills are met.
Our school includes primary, secondary and post-16 provision. For young people working within, or close to, age-related expectations our curriculum is based on the national curriculum. For our secondary pupils, we offer specialist teaching in almost all subjects and a wide range of optional subjects in key stage 4. For young people with moderate or severe learning difficulties, we offer a pre-formal and semi-formal curriculum using the EYFS framework or EQUALS.
About the Role
We are looking for an experienced teacher of ICT to join our team. We specialise in the education and care of young people with Autism, so experience of teaching young people with a diagnosis of Autism, or in teaching young people with moderate or severe learning difficulties is an advance but is not essential as the quality of training and support is exceptional.
The role will be challenging and rewarding. You will work in a dynamic multi-disciplinary team environment where you can make a difference daily. You will be encouraged to be creative in your approach, finding ways to personalise the curriculum to the needs and interests of every young person.
The ideal candidate will have high standards for themselves, their team and every young person. You will be confident, knowledgeable and have the expertise to plan, monitor and assess the academic and personal progress. You will be the lead teacher for ICT, and you will support and monitor the delivery of ICT in all other classes and phases.
Who we are looking for:
The successful candidate will be versatile in their teaching approach and be willing to teach across a variety of ages, including GCSE level classes in key stage 4 and 5. Having SEND experience will be an advantage but is not essential.
If you are passionate about this truly unique and rewarding sector and have the energy, drive and desire to motivate our pupils and ensure they achieve the best possible outcomes, then we look forward to your application.
Essential Criteria (for a full list see the job description)
- Hold Qualified Teacher Status
- Knowledge of current education issues in relation to terms of practice, process and curriculum
- The ability to motivate a team and individuals
- Experience of working with young people with Autism
- Hold a full UK driving licence and be willing to drive as part of the role
Why work for us?
- Continuous professional development & training for supported career progression
- Teachers’ Pension
- Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
- Be part of a fantastic multi-disciplinary team who work hard and support each other
- No two days are ever the same
- Free School Meals onsite
- “Your Wellbeing Matters”
- Employee Rewards Hub
- Be part of a growing national organisation
- Well-resourced provision
Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website www.acorncare.co.uk. If you have any further questions regarding how to apply or to arrange a visit please contact Katrina Carmen on Katrina.Carman@acornparkschool.co.uk
The Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults.
All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS and necessary checks. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted fo