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KS2/KS3 Class Teacher – Special Educational Needs - Fern House (Ref: FH1219)

KS2/KS3 Class Teacher – Special Educational Needs  (Ref: FH1219)

Apply by: Friday 1 February 2019, 12 noon

Interviews: w/c 4 February 2019

Salary Scale: MPS/UPS (Outer London) + SEN (£4,242) per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract Term: Permanent

Job Start: April or September 2019

Are you a class teacher with a passion for supporting pupils with SEMH needs? Are you nurturing, understanding and resilient? Do you want to feel valued, supported and part of a strong team?

Fern House School is a new special school for pupils aged 7 – 16. We promote and adopt approaches based on attachment theories and neurobiological research to provide our pupils with a supportive framework, which allows them to be heard and understood safely. Our highly adapted curriculum ensures that all pupils can engage in learning and achieve something to feel proud of. We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working, class-based teacher who is open to learning a modern approach to teaching pupils with social, emotional, mental health needs. At Fern House School, pupils are engaged with a creative curriculum, taught by trusted teaching staff who are able to be flexible in their approach to meet the needs of the pupils and offer integrated sensory breaks for pupils when required. We have a shared, consistent whole school approach to behaviour management, which is clear, easy-to-follow and fair.

We understand the importance of building meaningful relationships with pupils and families to nurture growth and development of relational milestones such as, building trust and sharing enjoyment. Care and making connections are at the heart of our ethos and we work hard to ensure that all staff feel cared for too.

We are part of the Enfield Learning Trust, a partnership of successful primary schools in Enfield who have a shared motto, ‘be included.’

As part of Enfield Learning Trust we are strongly committed to providing high quality professional development and career progression for all staff. We are able to offer significant opportunities to work in collaboration with colleagues at this school and across the Trust.

The well-being of our staff is of paramount importance and promote a healthy work-life balance.  We are constantly reviewing our practices to ensure that our staff can focus on what matters: providing a rich environment in which children can learn and thrive.  As part of the Trust, we offer:

  • Immediate feedback to reduce over-burdensome marking
  • Well-being days
  • Perkbox app – with access to hundreds of exclusive company perks i.e. high street discounts
  • Modern technology for home and school use
  • PPA offsite
  • Employee support hub
  • Attendance reward scheme

Our school will undergo exciting expansion works in the next few years, which will modernize and improve the site, but we will remain at the same location, which is perfect for commuters from London, Hertfordshire and Essex. Our school is ideal for candidates who travel on public transport (Turkey Street and Enfield Lock are our closest overground stations), or with easy access to the M25, for those who travel by car.

Please visit our website to learn more about Fern House School: www.fernhouseschool.org. Visits are warmly welcome, please contact Laura Astarita, the Headteacher on 01992 761229 to arrange this or for any further information. For an application pack please email our HR team at recruitment@enfieldlearningtrust.org

All Enfield Learning Trust Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, all employees working at this school are expected to share this.