Secondary Teacher – Community School

Location: Hampshire, Dudley, Stoke and Cheshire
Salary: Up to £35,000 D.O.E
Hours: 37.5 per week (Term time only)
Closing Date: Ongoing

Compass Community School is a friendly, passionate and successful alternative education provision linked to a residential children’s home.

Compass Community School is a part of a national, well-respected and child focussed residential and fostering organisation.

Our school is a key element of an emotionally-literate and therapeutic community which provides a nurturing and robust education for pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, as well as a range of other associated learning and attachment-based barriers to learning.

You will be part of a small, specialised and dedicated team which is committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment where everyone is valued and encouraged to reach their full potential; from Functional Skills to GCSE.

The work we do is varied and challenging, and is fully integrated with both Care Staff and Programme Psychologists.

The ability and/or willing to teach Mathematics to GCSE level is desired but not necessary for the right candidate.

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

The right candidate will have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • A proven record of good or outstanding teaching practice.
  • 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.
  • Strong and consistent classroom and behaviour management skills and the ability to teach and work with challenging pupils with a wide range of emotional- and attachment-needs.
  • Emotional resilience and be motivated by challenge.
  • Experience or willingness to deliver vocational subjects such as BTEC, Functional Skills or ELC.
  • The desire to progress professionally within a nationally expanding child focused service.
  • The desire to be engaged in all aspects of school life from the academic to the pastoral.
  • A passion to make a real difference to the education and lives of young people.
  • A drive to facilitate progress and growth though the building and modelling of positive and supportive relationships.
  • The ability to be reflective, dynamic and creative in their practice and a willing to work within the Compass Community values and ethos.

Compass Community is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services.


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