At Catch22, we are proud of our reputation as a modern and progressive employer. Our 1,300 colleagues and 300 volunteers work at every stage of the social welfare cycle, supporting over 60,000 individuals from cradle to career.
Catch22 schools help vulnerable young people with challenging behaviours to realise their full potential.
Our schools offer a range of tailored support programmes targeted at young people who fall into high-risk groups in all key stages, including those who are excluded or at risk of exclusion from mainstream schools or Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), and those with social, emotional and/or mental health needs (SEMH) or special educational needs (SEN).
We are looking for a QTS Secondary Science Specialist for the Everitt Academy to provide Education for our students between 9-16 years old.
You will be teaching students who have emotional and behavioural difficulties. The work is intensive requiring flexibility, sensitivity, patience and resilience. An ability to work with and engage all students with creativity and passion towards all subjects is essential.
The Everitt Academy is a Special Education school that was proposed by Suffolk County Council and is part of Catch22 Multi Academies Trust.(MAT). The Academy offers full time education and therapeutic support to 50 vulnerable children in the Waveney district, aged 9 to 16-years-old with social, emotional and mental health needs that cannot be adequately supported in mainstream schools.
You will be part of an effective team where communication and professionalism is paramount. The work, whilst challenging, is extremely rewarding. Primarily you will be required to teach, produce schemes of work and lesson plans. Building rapport with students/families/carers is key to this role and you will need to liaise with a variety of agencies to problem-solve student issues and barriers to learning.
As a Teacher in our school, your main accountabilities will include:
Teaching and learning:
- Creating an inspirational learning environment with high expectations of learner achievement, success and progression.
- Planning, producing and updating schemes of work to meet curriculum, inspection, and accreditation requirements, taking into account guidance from the DfE and other regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with all current requirements.
- Developing learning resources and learning routes that meet learner needs and the requirements of Catch22 and commissioner requirements.
- Preparing lessons for off-site students for support staff to deliver
- Supporting and guiding learners so that they can reflect on their learning, identify the progress they have made and set positive targets for improvement.
- Maintaining good order and discipline among the students, safeguarding their wellbeing.
- Building effective and supporting relationships with students and families/carers; embedding that trust and support within the education process. Liaising with outside agencies as appropriate.
- Undertaking relevant administrative tasks associated with the teaching function including examination/accreditation entries for learners, register taking and invigilation.
- Acting as a role model; champion Catch22 and the Education directorate’s vision and values.
- Comply with Catch22 policies and procedures including safeguarding, child protection, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality.
- Undertake personal and professional development activities and liaise with other staff so knowledge and best practice can be shared.
- Experience of working with our cohort of young people including those with complex, high behaviour and additional learning needs.
- Extensive behaviour management experience with students who have complex needs and extreme behaviour.
- Previous experience in teaching K3 is desirable.
- A clear understanding of the National Curriculum and its application.
- A robust knowledge of behavioural techniques and theories and their application.
- Knowledge of the statutory requirements of equal opportunities, discrimination, health and safety, safeguarding and child protection.
- A sound knowledge of planning and assessment techniques.
- An extensive knowledge and understanding of how to use and adapt a range of teaching, learning and behaviour management strategies, including how to personalise learning to provide opportunities for all learners to achieve their potential.
Salary: £25,714.00- £36,597.00, depending on experience
Contract: Full Time, (Monday- Friday 8am-4pm)
Start date: As soon as possible (subject to clearances)
Please ensure you read the attached Skills and Abilities document for further details on the role.
The everitt academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.