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Teacher (SEN) | Compass Schools

Location : Kidderminster, Worcester

Salary : £25,869 - £35,000

The Compass Community School Vicarage Park is an innovative new provider for 8-18-year-old pupils with Special Educational Needs located in Stottesdon. We are a small special school, which provides a personalised education for up to 12 pupils with severe complexity of needs, primarily learning disabilities but also associated health or physical disabilities, and other behaviours which challenge. We strive to deliver a holistic education experience which helps children develop personal qualities, which are valued in British society such as thoughtfulness, honesty, respect for difference, moral principles, independence, and self-respect.


We are currently seeking to recruit a Qualified SEN Teacher to join our team of professionals. It all starts with you!


About the role

As our SEN Teacher your role will be to provide high quality, challenging and personalised educational activities and sensory experiences through the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum to a small classroom of ASD and LD students, aged 8-18, to enable them to achieve their full potential in all areas of learning. To facilitate this, you’ll be expected to support the Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher to plan and deliver lessons following the curriculum that’s tailored to each student and assist with the day to day running of the school. Additionally, you’ll supervise and provide support and guidance to our Unqualified Teachers, Higher-Level Teaching Assistants and Teaching Assistants and play a key role in their Professional Development Reviews. Naturally, you will take responsibility for implementing school policies and practices, including those relating to safeguarding and equality of opportunity and will be expected to work in partnership with all school staff, parents, carers and other agencies in providing for the academic, spiritual, moral, social, emotional and cultural well-being of students and their families. Like many SEN environments; your duties are likely to vary and therefore candidates will need to be flexible and be able to lend a hand whenever required.


About you

The successful candidate will have:

  • Qualified Teacher status
  • Thorough working knowledge of the curriculum and how to adapt this for pupils with SEN
  • Experience of working with young people with LD, ASD and complex needs
  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures
  • Ability to create and maintain nurturing relationships with young people
  • Experience of managing a range of approaches to learning, to include the students with anxiety and ASD/SEMH
  • Knowledge of strategies and visual teaching methods to engage reluctant learners important.
  • A flexible approach and a high level of creativity


The rewards

  • Full training and continued support
  • Life assurance and flexible pension
  • Enhanced occupational sickness scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Employee benefit service with access to wellbeing services,
  • Salary sacrifice schemes,
  • High street vouchers,
  • Free parking