Lead Teacher – Community School

Location: Stoke, Cheshire and Essex
Salary: £26,000-£38,000 D.O.E
Hours: 37.5 per week (Term time only)
Closing Date: Ongoing

Compass Community Schools are friendly and successful education provisions supporting vulnerable children aged 11 – 16 yrs living in residential care, educating a maximum of 15 students.

All our schools are Ofsted outstanding, and form part of a strong, multiagency and therapeutic approach which provides education for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties, and other associated learning and attachment-based needs.

You will be part of a team which is committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment where everyone is valued and encouraged to reach their full potential. The work we do is both varied and challenging. This would be the ideal opportunity for a candidate looking to develop within or progress towards a leadership role.

We offer:

  • A generous salary
  • Increased professional development and career opportunities including an extensive and specialised training package
  • The opportunity to be directly involved in the curricular and wider development of the school
  • The opportunity to develop and deliver a genuinely inventive, personalised and engaging curriculum
  • An excellent induction programme
  • Laptop and mobile phone
  • On-going mentoring and coaching sessions
  • A very supportive and widely experienced team
  • Opportunity for continuous development within a leadership role

The right candidate will have:

  • The ability to teach Maths and/or English to GCSE level.
  • A strong desire to work inclusively within an emotionally literate environment supporting children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences.
  • Experience or willingness to deliver vocational subjects such as BTEC, Functional Skills or ELC.
  • Ambition to progress professionally within a nationally expanding child focused service.
  • Proven experience of planning and delivering a creative and academically engaging curriculum which meets the needs of individual pupils whilst maintaining high standards of education throughout the school.
  • The desire to be engaged in all aspects of school life from academic to pastoral.
  • The ability to teach and work with pupils presenting with a wide range of emotional and attachment based needs.
  • Ambition to progress professionally within a nationally expanding child focused service.
  • The passion for making a difference to the education and lives of young people within the school and in building positive and supportive relationships.
  • Emotional resilience and be motivated by challenge.
  • The ability to be reflective, dynamic and creative in their practice and be willing to work within the Compass Community values and ethos.
  • The successful candidate will hold QTS and will have a proven record of good or outstanding teaching practice. They will have a broad experience in planning, delivery and classroom management with a dedication to ensuring the best outcomes for individuals. You will need to share our commitment to ensuring that all students are fully prepared and supported for life beyond school.

CVs will not be accepted for this role but an application pack can be requested via jobs@compasscommunity.co.uk

We have a strong safeguarding culture and expect applicants to be committed to the safeguarding of children and eager to continually develop their practice in this area. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate is required prior to commencement of this post.


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