English Teacher (St Georges House)

Post responsible to: Head Teacher

Type of school: Special Educational Needs School

Age range: Key Stage 4

Grade: Teachers Main/Upper pay scales + SEN Allowance

Local Authority: Brighton and Hove

Closing Date: Ongoing until a sufficient shortlist has been established

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Start Date: As soon as possible

We are seeking to appoint outstanding and energetic Class Teachers to join our team at St. George’s House, Brighton. We are seeking an English specialist, with the ability to deliver at both GCSE and Functional Skills level. It would be desirable for potential candidates to be willing to deliver additional subjects.

Applicants must be enthusiastic, with an understanding of and commitment to children with complex behavioural, social and emotional difficulties.

Information about the School

St. George’s House is a new satellite key stage 4 provision, linked to The Ropemakers School in Hailsham. It will be offering a nurturing, inclusive environment for twenty pupils with SEMH and associated needs. We have high expectations for each child to leave as a confident young adult who is well prepared for their post-16 journey and the future.

St. George’s is an innovative project developed in close partnership with Brighton and Hove County Council. Opening in September 2024, St. George’s will aim to deliver outstanding education and care focusing on offering pupils the opportunity to build their resilience for the rest of their lives. There will be an emphasis on improving emotional, academic, vocational and physical skills leading to meaningful, sustainable outcomes for life.

What will St. George’s offer?

✓ Access to high quality teaching and specialist facilities

✓ A small, safe and nurturing environment, where children can thrive and develop.

✓ Bespoke alternative education programmes.

✓ Access to a range of realistic accreditation and training opportunities including a new vocational programme delivered in conjunction with local providers that will provide a supportive bridge into work.

✓ A supported and enriched programme of work experience and employability

✓ A planned and smooth transition from the world of secondary education into further education and training.

✓ A range of qualifications in core subjects including City and Guilds, Functional skills, GCSE (AQA) and ASDAN

✓ Additional therapeutic support and a named work coach

St. George’s will relentlessly drive for success, celebrate achievement and promote a climate of possibility. All members of our community will be kind, polite and respectful and have the opportunity to access stand-out education and care that will provide the platform for meaningful outcomes and improved life chances.

Additional areas of responsibilities for this role include: Work Experience co-ordination.

The curriculum presents formal, informal and enriched opportunities for development and progress. This enables the children who graduate from St. George’s to become independent, connected members of the communities where they live and the workplaces that may employ them.

The Beckmead Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people so expect all staff and volunteers, as well as those who work on the premises, to share this commitment. As part of our safeguarding commitment, appointment to any post is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, medical clearance to include the ability to participate in Physical Intervention and a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check as well as evidence of the right to live and work in the United Kingdom. We will also carry out an online search on shortlisted candidates to help identify any incidents or issues that are publicly available online.

All applications should be submitted on The Beckmead Trust Application form.

Please note that we do not accept CVs. All enquiries and completed applications should be sent to recruitment@beckmeadtrust.org.