Teacher, Primary / Secondary - Humanities

New Malden
10 Mar 2019
24 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you want to be part of a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated friendly Teachers, Therapists and Teaching Assistants helping children with social and communication difficulties to blossom and thrive?

If you have a passion for learning with excellent inter-personal skills and are confident, enthusiastic, calm, supportive, resilient and adaptable with experience in supporting children with social and communication difficulties and would like to help support our KS3 Humanities Curriculum, we welcome you to apply to join our team.

About us:

Blossom House is an Ofsted-rated “Outstanding” specialist school for children aged 3 - 19 years of age with speech, language and communication difficulties. We provide a nurturing environment for children from Foundation Stage, Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Post-16.

What the role involves:

The role involves teaching and delivering Humanities subjects (Geography, History and Citizenship from Year 7 and Year 9). We have a maximum class size of approximately 8 pupils working alongside an experienced team of Teaching Assistants, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists.

Newly Qualified Teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Primary Trained teachers will also be considered for the role, and support will be provided.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Confidence, enthusiasm and a passion for learning.
  • A relevant teaching qualification.
  • Experience of delivering Humanities Subjects at Primary or Secondary level.
  • Excellent English skills (clear written and spoken English) along with good reading, writing and numeracy skills.
  • The ability to build good working relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers.
  • Experience of working with children with Special Education Needs (SEN), particularly children on the Autism Spectrum.
  • Experience of working with children and the ability to manage groups of children and cope with challenging behaviour are desirable for the role.
  • The ability to manage a small group of children with complex social communication needs.
  • The ability to promote positive behaviour in a nurturing environment is essential.

We offer:

  • A supportive working environment in a newly refurbished building.
  • Support from an enthusiastic and dedicated team of Therapy staff and Teachers who will work alongside you in the classroom. Our Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Art Therapists, and Music Therapists aim to maximise each child’s potential in a nurturing and supportive environment.
  • Continued professional development and training.
  • We also deliver the Elklan course which is an accredited speech and language training programme aimed at professionals working in schools.
  • Competitive salaries, generous staff benefits and a friendly nurturing environment.
  • Close to a good transport network and on-site free parking is available.

The role is a Maternity Cover, Fixed-Term (6-12 months), Full-Time role

Monday to Friday (08:30 – 17:00)

  • Annual salary: Salary dependent on experience, 9 weeks holiday pa
  • Closing Date: Friday 22nd March 2019 - early applications are welcome
  • To start: April 2019

If you wish to apply for the post, please download the application form from attached or from the school website. Please send the completed application form detailing how you meet the requirements of the person specification along with the recruitment activity (on the last page of this document) via the button below by the closing date.

This role is subject to the relevant Safeguarding checks, which will include an Enhanced DBS check, Teachers Services Checks, and right to work in the UK checks and references.

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