Be amazing, be inspired, be you.
Our young people deserve the best possible future and we feel the same about our staff. You deserve to have the career you want, in an environment that allows you to be yourself. As a member of our team, you'll receive a sector-leading salary, extensive benefits, training, and a clear career pathway ahead of you.
If you want to join the UK's leading provider of specialist education and care, working passionately to bring the best possible outcomes for young people, you're in the right place.
An inspirational environment, where you can be yourself
The greatest achievements often don't come easy but Hall Cliffe has earned a reputation as a school that can help turn young people's lives around. The school is housed in a stunning listed building at the centre of which is a tranquil courtyard that is used for both recreational and therapeutic activities. However, the true centre of everything at Hall Cliffe School are the pupils, which is evident in the unwavering commitment and support that the staff team offer to each young person.
The staff team has worked tirelessly to create a learning environment that truly nurtures and a culture of family and togetherness.
The result - young people who are equipped with the confidence, self-belief and skills to succeed in whatever they put their minds to.
Be the inspiration that changes the direction of a life
Our education and teaching teams work to get the best outcomes for every child. For every pupil at one of our schools, the sky is literally the limit. Our highly dedicated, skilled and experienced team of teaching and education professionals work with parents and carers to deliver outstanding outcomes and inspire the future that every child and family deserves. If this sounds like you, we'd love for you to join our team.
The positive impact you can have on a young person's life is most likely the reason you got into teaching in the first place. At Hall Cliffe School , that impact will be greater than you could have imagined.
Hall Cliffe School is a day school catering for up to 104 boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 16. The school is located in a beautiful Grade 2 listed building, with state of the art facilities, which allow us to deliver a creative curriculum. Alongside our academic subjects, our young people have access to our brand new, off site Vocational Centre that opened in September 2018. We offer courses such as Motor Vehicle, Construction and Hair and Beauty, allowing our young people to grow and reach their full potential.
As part of the Witherslack Group, we provide outstanding schooling for young people with a range of complex educational needs. For instance, some function at an incredibly high level but may have ADHD, social communication difficulties or autism and struggle to maintain concentration, whilst others may need emotional support to help them achieve their potential. Each young person's set of needs requires a unique approach. Our teachers are there to channel their individual capabilities into academic success, as part of a holistic and uniquely attentive educational strategy - and all of this from a setting that is truly inspiring to both pupils and teachers.
Key to this role will be learning what each pupil is particularly interested in, how they learn and how they are motivated, then channeling those factors into the way you teach each of the subjects so every pupil gets the most out of them. You'll inspire your pupils to enjoy a range of subjects, bringing each lesson to life and keeping them engaged. Keeping subjects relevant and making them matter to our young people is a big part of the Witherslack Group philosophy. You'll put your passion into practice and use your own personal flair to make sure we reflect this idea in everything we do. Demanding a special kind of attentiveness and flexibility, it's not your average teaching role, but you'll always have the very best resources at your disposal, so you can focus on inspiring each and every one of your pupils.
You'll be working with young people until the end of Key Stage 4. It will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure, but whether you've given a particularly inspiring lesson or helped a pupil with a presentation or exam arrangements, you can expect to take home a sense of having done something amazing every single day. As all teachers know, some of those days may be harder than others but, at Witherslack Group, you're never alone. You'll work as part of a collaborative team, not just with other teachers in the school and across the Group but with our in-house psychologists, family liaison officers and therapy professionals. All pulling together to create the best possible outcomes for our pupils.
We're looking for a Teacher with a vision. The kind of person who wants to make a difference and knows the pathway that will allow them to do so. Someone who also wants to be part of the conversation when it comes to decisions on how we, as a Group, best meet the needs of each child with regard to training, support and annual reviews.
Aware of the standards that Ofsted look out for and always conscious to exceed them, you'll be the kind of teacher who is never anything but engaged and engaging. What's more, you'll be excited by the prospect of working in such a specialist environment and will seize this as an opportunity to tailor learning to individuals and build stronger, more insightful teacher/pupil relationships. Empathetic and passionate, you'll understand that our pupils' journeys aren't necessarily linear. If you haven't worked in SEN before, but are enthusiastic and motivated to make the move, we'll give you all the additional training and support you require.
We know you're going to do great things. For your hard work and commitment, we want to reward you with a salary and benefits package that's among the best in our sector. You'll receive a competitive salary, Teacher Pension Scheme/ Pension Scheme matched up to 5% or a range of flexible pension options to suit personal circumstances(where applicable) and comprehensive induction and ongoing training, as well as extensive Group staff benefits such as Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance and Cycle to Work Scheme. Witherslack Group conducts DBS Enhanced checks and covers the costs for all new employees.
We strongly believe that people should have choice and flexibility when it comes to saving for future. As such we offer membership of the Teachers Pensions Scheme if you are eligible to join the scheme. We also offer a flexible alternative option to the Teachers Pension Scheme that allows you to opt out and receive an allowance of 15% of your base salary and free life insurance. If you take this option you are also able to join our Scottish Widows Group Pension Scheme where your employee contributions are matched up to 5%.
To find out more please contact Becky Watson - Senior Administrator on (phone number removed).
The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.
For a full job description and person specification, please see the attached document