TreeHouse School, Ambitious about Autism
TreeHouse School is a specialist school for children and young adults aged 3-19 with a primary diagnosis of autism, some of whom have additional learning needs. We believe that every child and young person attending TreeHouse School deserves a fulfilling, happy and rewarding life. Our Ambitious approach ensures that, through our curriculum and delivery, we focus on delivering quality of life outcomes for our children and young people.
We are very proud of our school and our pupils’ achievements. Our ‘Outstanding’ judgements from Ofsted quoting ”The school’s culture puts no ceiling on pupils” reflects our efforts and commitment to make the everyday possible for our pupils.
To continue our development, we are looking to recruit a qualified Teacher to join us on our ambitious journey. If you are a subject lead currently or you are ready to become one we will award ‘TLR a’ for your additional responsibilities.
Your day to day role will include delivering creative and person-centred lessons to up to 8 learners within your secondary phase class. The curriculum for primary classes focuses on early maths and literacy, total communication approach, making learning fun and learning through play. Our pupils are mostly pre-verbal or use assistive communication systems to make their needs understood and follow different pathways depending on their needs and strengths, these are pre, semi and formal.
Your role as a Teacher:
Provide excellent delivery, teaching and course leadership to learners across TreeHouse School.
Safeguard and promote the welfare of the children and young people we support.
Work with pupils to ensure they receive a service that delivers the outcomes specified in their individualised learning, person-centred plans.
Prepare and deliver schemes of work, lesson plans, assignments and assessments in line with departmental and awarding body requirements.
Work collaboratively with allied health professionals as part of a trans-disciplinary team.
Why join us?
The role itself is very rewarding both through the freedom of creativity and seeing first hand, our learners develop and progress through their goals and aspirations.
11 weeks annual leave per academic year.
Highly competitive salary reviewed annually.
Excellent CPD including a wide-range of in house and external training courses.
To collaborate and work with leading experts in the autism and learning disability field.
Annual staff recognition awards.
Cycle to work scheme up to £5000.
Season ticket loans.
A wide range of wellness programmes both in person and online including: virtual yoga & zumba classes, running club, art & cooking classes.
Employee Assistance Programme, to help you balance your work, family, and personal life.
Access to physiotherapy.
We are committed to investing in our people and their talent. We make sure every single person is clear about their role, and has the tools, knowledge and learning they need to perform well and make a difference.
For an informal discussion about this exciting position please contact Kembi Coakelin (contact details within the recruitment pack attached)
Closing date: Wednesday 6th July 2022
Interviews: Please contact Kembi Coakelin (contact details within the recruitment pack) if the following dates do not work for you.
Monday 11th July 2022 (PM only)
Wednesday 13th July 2022
Assessment: We will ask you to complete a written task prior to interview, a formal interview (45 minutes – 1 hour) and you will conduct a Micro Teach (20-30 minutes) with a group of pupils.
Ambitious about Autism is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates. We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit.
Ambitious about Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
The Safeguarding responsibilities of the post as per the job description and personal specification.
Whether the post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendment to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2021. This means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS Filter Guidance.