We now have a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring and creative Class Teacher to join our close-knit team at Darwin School.

About the School:

Darwin School is an independent school in the county of Shropshire, we provide education for students aged 8 to 18. We currently have capacity for up to 20 students.

Pupils are in long-term placements which are usually a duration of around 12-18 months and they all reside in one of our local specialist care homes. Teaching groups are currently a maximum of 4 pupils and staff have extensive knowledge of SEND.

At Darwin School we seek to Nurture, Evolve and Empower our young people.

Nurturing is extremely important for our young people. We believe that our values of kindness, respect and equity are key contributors to a positive learning environment. With our cemented vision and values, we enable our students to build their confidence and self-esteem.

It is also important for our young people to evolve and to become empowered, so that they can believe in themselves and aspire to become the very best that they can be.

All of our students benefit from personalised learning which will enthuse them and enhance their school experience. This enables them to achieve the necessary qualifications in order to open doors to future career paths.

About the Role:

The Headteacher is seeking to appoint a Class Teacher to join this thriving specialist CSE School. Reporting to the Headteacher, the Class Teacher will be responsible for the delivery of engaging and inspiring lessons, ensuring that the department and the school are successful in achieving its aims. You will be an enthusiastic, flexible and determined individual who shares our values and is looking to develop their career in this specialist area.

Who are we looking for?

While ideally, we are looking for a qualified Teacher, we will consider applicants who are experienced Instructors who have the right levels of ambition and desire. While experience within a specialist provision would be desirable, we will consider applications from those who are currently working in a mainstream or college setting.

Training and development will be provided for the successful candidate in line with the identified needs of the school, the skills of the individual and their prospective career progression.

Class Teacher Key Accountabilities :

Plan and teach well-structured lessons
Manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to students’ needs to motivate them
Manage student anxiety effectively to ensure an enjoyable and safe working environment
Know and understand how to assess the relevant subject and curriculum areas you teach, including statutory assessment requirements.

Essential Criteria:

  • The Class Teacher must have experience of teaching at KS3 or KS4 in a specialist or mainstream setting
  • A dedicated work ethic to ensure the needs of all students
  • Is passionate about making learning effective and enjoyable
  • Qualified in subject specialism
  • DBS cleared and satisfactory references
  • Ability to work on own initiative

Why work for us as a Class Teacher ?

A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
No two days are ever the same

Cambian is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks. Cambian is an equal opportunities employer.

Cambian will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination a person who will not on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

Shrewsbury, Shropshire Class Teacher [SYS-5624]



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