How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*?
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!
Do you want to work in a dynamic and innovative environment?
Do you have a passion for supporting pupils to achieve their full potential?
Do you want a great work life balance?
Then join our close-knit team at Baston House School, a specialist ASC provision in Bromley, Kent.
Job Title: SEN Complex Needs Lead/Teacher
Location: Baston House School, Bromley, Kent
Salary: Competitive salary
Hours: 37.5 hours per week; Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm
Contract: Permanent; Term time only
Due to growth in service, we now have a fantastic opportunity for an outstanding SEN Complex Needs Lead/Teacher to join us at Baston House School Join a growing, motivated and highly dedicated team.
Baston House School is proud to offer support to a broad range of pupils with complex needs. With a high ratio of staff to pupils we have the time to build real relationships with our young people and offer a welcoming and nurturing environment.
About the role
As a dynamic and motivated qualified SEN Lead/Teacher, you already have a passion for making a difference in the lives of pupils and young people. In this role, you will be motivated by your belief that every pupil can achieve and reach their potential. Whilst previous experience of working in an SEN environment would be desirable, excellent teaching skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important. Experience of continuous provision and experiential learning would also be of real interest.
To help enhance learning opportunities for our pupils, we now have an opportunity for a teacher to join our close-knit team. You will be delivering inclusive, responsive and innovative teaching and learning in a nurturing environment. You will constantly strive to produce outstanding/good teaching and always learning to ensure that all learners succeed. Under the reasonable direction of the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team, carry out the professional duties of a schoolteacher as set out in the current School policies and uphold the professional code of the GTC.
You will teach in accordance with the ethos, organisation and policies of the school as a fully committed member of the teaching team and as detailed in the specific duties and core standards below.
Applicants must have a UK QTS or equivalent.
Who we are looking for
You will be a passionate teacher and a great communicator, as comfortable talking to pupils and young people with autism, learning difficulties and complex needs as you are with contributing to the school’s vision and direction.
Our schools are unique environments, each one having its own special atmosphere and range of opportunities and resources. Our Teachers enjoy becoming part of their school’s ‘family’, exploring the potential of the building and environment and getting to know the brilliant pupils and young people in our care.
You will enjoy building these caring relationships as well as liaising with fellow professionals, whether they are colleagues in the same school or they work in the pupils’ s previous educational establishments.
Baston House School is an independent day specialist provider of education in Bromley, Kent for pupils and young people aged from 5 to 19 years who have been diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC).
For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to pupils, 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 Options Autism?
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 pupil 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.