Head of Faculty - English and Reading Intervention

Job title:              Head of Faculty – English and Reading Intervention

Location:             Red Moor School, Bodmin

Salary:                 Up to £40,000 per annum depending on experience and qualifications

Hours:                  42.5 hours per week; Monday to Friday

Contract:             Permanent, Term Time only

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of our pupils, we have the role for you!

We’re looking for a Head of Faculty – English and Reading Intervention to join our team at Red Moor School in Bodmin. Someone who is organised, self-motivated and keen to make a difference would be perfect for this role.

About the School

Red Moor School is a specialist provision located in Lanlivery near Bodmin in mid Cornwall. The school provides full-time specialist co-education for children and young people aged 5 to 16 who have social, emotional, mental health and communication difficulties or associated behaviours that challenge.

Unable to achieve in a mainstream environment, our aim is to help pupils excel by providing a structured, nurturing approach, with students accessing a broad, balanced, engaging and extraordinarily rich curriculum.

With its large building and extensive grounds, Red Moor School is an environment where children learn to thrive both in the classroom and outdoors, helping them to be the best.

Red Moor School is a small, but growing, staff team, including strong links with local therapists to enrich the curriculum further.

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Education and Care and 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 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 schools and 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.

 About the Role

The successful applicant will have specific responsibilities in this role:

  • to ensure there are accreditation opportunities for English across all key stages at the school, to incorporate Unit Award Schemes, ASDAN, Functional Skills, Entry Level, GCSE and other appropriate accreditation opportunities
  • to oversee the coordination and implementation of the whole school Literacy Across the Curriculum Policy
  • to complete regular evaluations of online learning platforms for school use and homework, e.g. Literacy Planet and Rapid Reading

Please see job description for additional duties. 

Why join Acorn Education & Care? 


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

 If you would like to arrange to come for a school tour, or have an informal conversation about this vacancy, please do not hesitate to contact the Headteacher at the school, on 01726 219 472.

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