Job Title:         Design Technology and Art Lead Teacher (KS3-5)

Location:         The Tower School, Epping

Salary:              up to £35,000

Hours:              Monday-Friday 8am-4pm 37.5 hours per week

Contract:          Permanent

Are you a Design Technoology committed to improving the lives of children and young people ?

This is an exciting new role to deliver inclusive, responsive and innovative teaching and learning within the curriculum areas of Art, Design Technology and Food Technology (two of which to be taught up to BTEC Level 2 and one up to BTEC Level 3) to pupils with autiam.  All 3 subjects are taught across KS3.  In KS4, the subjects become optional as qualifications but Food Technolgy is embedded in our KS4 and 5 Asdan qualifications linked into life skills. It is also hoped that the succesful applicant can incorporate an element of entreprise into the subjects such as creating greetings cards or having a regular bake sale etc.  Engaging with the local community is key to what we do here at The Tower School.

This is a great opportunity for aTeacher who wants to spend less time on paperwork and more time developing creative learning opportunities for children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a school where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

Whilst previous experience of working in an SEN/ASC environment would be desirable, excellent teaching skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.

Educated to degree level and have Qualified Teacher Status, you will be calm, engaging, resilient, and have an innovative style of teaching, motivated by helping every child to reach their potential.

About us:

The Tower School is a brand new, independent special day School for pupils aged 11-18 who have a primary diagnosis of Autism. Our dedicated team, work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who will often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

The Tower School site is currently going through significant refurbishment and is scheduled to open in early February 2021. It is based in Epping, Essex and is located on Epping High Road within easy access of J26 of the M25 and Junction 5 of the M11.  Epping is a lovely market town in Essex and just 17 miles (30 km) from the centre of London.  It is surrounded by Epping Forest and the River Roding and River Lea valleys. The school is just a 10-minute walk from Epping station on the London Underground’s central line which will have you in London’s West End in under 50 minutes.

For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

Application process & dates

Interview to be held from week commencing 3rd May 2021 onwards

Options Autism is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.

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