Class Teacher – Developer Pathway
Closing Date for Applications:
High Point Academy opened in September 2021 for children and young people aged 11-16 years who all have an Education Health and Care Plan and a diagnosis of Autism. The school is part of Forward Education Trust, who specialise in SEN provision. We are increasing our pupil numbers in September 2023 which has allowed for this fantastic new role.
We are on the lookout for an outstanding primary or secondary teacher who has a real passion for teaching pupils with SEN. Ideally who has experience with working with pupils with a diagnosis of Autism and recognises the importance of life skills to support our pupils for the future.
At High Point we have two curriculum pathways “Connectors” and “Developers”. Students on our Developer pathway typically are working at least 3 years below age related expectations and their formal curriculum is focussed around developing independence life and functional skills. Our Students on our Connector pathway are working at 2 years below age related up to age related expectations.
Within this role you will be teaching pupils within the Developer pathway. You’ll be part of a growing pathway which currently has two classes. As our school grows you’ll be responsible for the third class which will be introduced in September. This is a really exciting opportunity to join our growing nurturing school.
You will respond to meet the individual needs of our students and help them to build strategies to minimise the barriers to their learning; enabling them to prepare for adult life both educationally and emotionally.
You will be part of a strong caring staff community, who work together to achieve the best we can for the young people we work with. We all share the nurturing and enthusiastic approach which cascades our mission and ethos across the school.
“Ambitious aspirations, Challenge the impossible and independence for all”.
We encourage all prospective candidates to visit the school by arrangement prior to making an application. We welcome applications from Primary and Secondary Colleagues along with ECT teachers.
Forward Education Trust is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest quality staff. To do this, we have an Employee Value Proposition offering a range of benefits to help our staff on a personal and professional level, which includes:
|Teacher Pension or Support Staff Local Government Pension – Employer Contribution||FET HUB – information all in one place, access to a range of benefits||Paid for Health Cash Plan – employee and dependent children benefit – option to add partner|
|Employee Questionnaire – Consultation with staff on a range of issues and ideas||Salary sacrifice scheme – Cycle to Work Scheme||Access to the NHS approved Thrive App – to support mental health & well-being|
|Comprehensive induction and probation support and an ongoing performance management & appraisal system||Easy purchase scheme (salary deduction) – Smart Tech in association with Currys||Enhanced Employee Assistance Programme – free, totally confidential advice, with face-to-face consultations|
|Personal & professional learning & development – including FLICK online learning and other resources||Access to discounts and offers from Reward Gateway and MyPerks||Occupational Health Service – accessible to support the needs of individual staff|
|Staff recognition – e-cards to celebrate success among colleagues||Mental Health First Aiders||Policies being developed to support positive health & well-being: Family Friendly Working, Special Leave of Absence, Flexible Working, Menopause|
|Staff recognition – awards throughout the year, in line with Trust behaviours and values||A commitment to develop new ideas to show we really value what you do for our children|
Interviews to be confirmed
To apply, please complete an application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Trust may review applications upon receipt and may call applicants for interview prior to the advert closing date. Therefore, you are encouraged to make an early application for this role and we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date.
Please note that only fully completed Forward Education Trust Application forms will be accepted; we will not read accompanying Curriculum Vitae (CV) or accept them in place of an application form.
If you do not hear from the school within 14 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted. The successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.
Forward Education Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate must promote this ethos.