Teacher of English KS3/4 - SEN

The Aurora Group
Darwen, UK
Closing date
30 Oct 2020

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Teacher of English (KS3/4) - SENLocation: Darwen, Lancashire
Salary: £ Pay in line with teacher's pay scale M1 - M6/UPS (£25,714-£40,124) dependent on experience
Hours: 40 hours per week
Closing Date: 23rd October

The Aurora GroupThe Aurora Group is an innovative provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities.

We're currently looking for an experienced Teacher of English in Darwen, Blackburn where our Woodlands School supports boys aged 10-19 who have a range of needs associated with Social Emotional and Mental Health difficulties (SEMH).

We are seeking to appoint inspirational specialist subject teachers for KS3 - KS4 who are looking to work with our fantastic pupils. Aurora Woodlands school is an independent SEMH school where creativity and excellence in the classroom is our priority. Free from the restrictions of Progress 8 and EBacc, we aim to provide our students with a personalised curriculum that allows them to shine!

Small class sizes, a dynamic and supportive team, Perkbox membership, as well as career development opportunities are some of the great benefits to joining Aurora Woodlands.

The Role:To deliver high quality teaching and learning to young people with range of complex needs associated with SEMH. Students may also be on the autistic spectrum and have mental health and anxiety related conditions.

Key Responsibilities:
  • To carry out the professional duties of a Teacher as outlined in the Professional Standards for Teachers.
  • To take responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils according to the school's policies, including safeguarding and PREVENT.
  • To lead support and supervision sessions for Assistant Teachers and Higher Level Teaching Assistants including Professional Development Reviews.
  • To plan and deliver lessons following a broad and balanced curriculum according to DfE guidance and the school's policies including reflective practice.
  • To be responsible for the day to day running of the class and assist in other relevant aspects of the day to day running of the school.
  • To assess, record and report pupils' progress according the school's policy in order to monitor and foster pupils' progress in all areas of learning.
  • To attend and contribute to teachers' meetings, multi-disciplinary meetings and any other relevant staff meetings.
  • To ensure a high standard of personal care for the pupils, carefully monitoring the health and well-being of pupils informing the care staff, medical staff, behaviour support team and any other relevant professionals of any concerns.

  • PGCE, QTS, Cert Ed or equivalent teaching qualification and evidence of in-service training.
  • Relevant knowledge and experience of pupils with SEN, SLD/PMLD and ASD
  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures
  • Experience of managing a range of approaches to behaviour, including managing behaviours that challenge

Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate
  • Experience of working in a school environment, ideally in specialist education.
  • Experience of successfully delivering a differentiated curriculum to students with a wide range of needs.
  • Experience of working in a therapeutic environment

Apply:Please apply on-line. For more information please email

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check as well as demonstrate eligibility to work in the UK.
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