Paid weeks per year: 52
Start date: 1st September 2022
Mile Oak Primary School is seeking to appoint another highly skilled, experienced and passionate practitioner to join the school’s outdoor pastoral team. You will work alongside the school’s learning mentors to support children who have experienced significant trauma and have identified SEND needs. The successful candidate will deliver a daily programme of outdoor learning to children with high needs from across the whole school where the development of social, emotional and self-regulation skills and wellbeing support is the primary need.
The school has an extensive outdoor provision, including a living classroom, large forest school area, school pond, a large field, running track and class sets of bikes which would all form part of the provision.
The successful candidate will work closely with class teachers, the pastoral team and outside agencies to develop and deliver a tailored curriculum offer for the identified pupils to meet the needs of their EHCP/Boxall profile.
Prior experience of working with children with trauma, social, emotional and mental health needs is essential and holding QTS would be desirable but not essential to be considered for this role.
Mile Oak Primary School is a large school in Portslade with 453 pupils on roll. We have been on a rapidly improving school journey over the last four years and are now at the stage of refining our development work across the school. We believe that relationships are the key to children experiencing success and this is underpinned by the highest expectations of learning and behaviour. All staff share the collective responsibility of ensuring that every child thrives, succeeds and has their needs met.
You will need to share our core vision of thinking big and the school values of ambition, courage, pride and respect. The successful candidate will be fully involved in the life of the whole school community.
About the role
We are looking for:
- A commitment to inclusion and safeguarding practices.
- An understanding of the impact that trauma has on children and experience of supporting this need.
- Experience of working with high needs SEND children.
- Knowledge of approaches to supporting children with social, emotional and mental health needs.
- An excellent practitioner with high expectations of learning and behaviour.
- The ability to form strong and trusting relationships with children.
- QTS would be desirable but is not essential.
- A Forest School qualification would be desirable but is not essential.
- A well organised individual with strong interpersonal skills.
- A willingness to hold a proactive role in the life and ethos of the whole school.
- A passion for working with the local community and developing wider partnerships.
In turn we offer you:
- Enthusiastic children with a real desire to learn and be inspired.
- Specific training related to this role.
- An excellent range of professional development opportunities.
- An incredibly hard-working, friendly and supportive staff team.
- A positive, exciting and motivated school environment.
- A large and engaging outdoor learning environment.
We welcome and encourage visits to the school. If you wish to arrange this, please contact Lynne Szkolar via email email@example.com
Closing date: Midday, Friday 20th May
Interview date: Week commencing 23rd May
Completed application forms accepted by email/post direct to the school address:
Graham Avenue, Portslade, BN41 2WN, firstname.lastname@example.org
School Office: 01273 077114
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
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