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Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s work/life balance. We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).
4DWW will be rolled out within our school, when we have a full complement of staff, and within the next year – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join us #teamOFG!
Job Title: Class Teacher - Primary
Location: Heath Farm School, Charing Heath, Ashford
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 per annum dependent on experience
Hours: 32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm
Contract: Permanent, Term Time Only
About the role
As the Class Teacher, you will be delivering inclusive, responsive and innovative teaching and learning to one of our Primary Classes. You will constantly strive to produce outstanding/good teaching and learning at all times to ensure that all learners succeed. You will also have responsibility for overseeing a subject area of the school curriculum. Under the reasonable direction of the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team, you will carry out the professional duties of a schoolteacher as set out in the current School policies.
- Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent
- A deeply held conviction that every pupil can achieve and reach their potential
- The belief that all pupils deserve a life of choice and opportunity
- Ability to be adaptable in a fast-paced extremely environment
- Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils
- Ability to support colleagues in developing their practice in relation to the subjects you lead
- Excellent classroom practitioner and team player
- Ability to work successfully with pupils with challenging behaviour
- High expectations of others
- Ability to work on own initiative
- Willing to undertake training
It is an exciting time to join Heath Farm School. Under the leadership of the forward-thinking head teacher, the school and its team have recently redesigned and created a purposeful and unique ‘Heath Farm Curriculum’ that fully meets the holistic needs of our students. We are now in the stage of fully embedding this across the school.
We are an independent SEN school that offers a unique and stimulating environment where every pupil is able to make outstanding progress in their personal development and enjoy success in their education. Our students present with a wide range of needs, including social and emotional issues, learning difficulties, mental health problems and associated conditions. However, they are able to enjoy extraordinary outcomes and be happy at school. All classes have excellent ratios of at least 2:1 student to adults. Typically, classes have between 6-8 students.
As an independent SEN school, we are far removed from the bureaucracy found in so many other schools and we are able to abandon ineffective and traditional methods in favour of new, highly effective and tailored initiatives – essentially, we do what we know is right for the students in our care. Information about the school Heath Farm School offers a unique and stimulating environment where every pupil is able to make outstanding progress in their personal development and enjoy success in their education.
With modern, well-resourced classroom pods, the expertise of the dedicated staff team ensures that each pupil can put past failures behind them in a calm and settled atmosphere. Each student is motivated through a personalised curriculum and clear targets. Heath Farm lies in a spacious rural setting near Ashford, and attracts pupils from across Kent, neighbouring counties and parts of London, because of its growing reputation for success.
Pupils with a wide range of needs, including social and emotional issues, learning difficulties, mental health problems and associated conditions, are able to enjoy extraordinary outcomes and be happy at school. From its nurturing approach for primary pupils through to the relaxed working environment of the specialist 6th Form Centre, all students are encouraged to reach high standards in every aspect of their lives. Students move on from Heath Farm to college courses, apprenticeships and jobs, confident they can lead happy and meaningful adult lives. What can we offer you? A commitment to support you in developing new skills through a wide range of professional development opportunities and experiences.
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. Acorn Education and Care is part of the Outcomes First Group.
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 pupils 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 pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.
*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy.