Lead Science Teacher

Hillingdon, London
Date Posted:23 May 2019
£150 - £250 per day + negotiable

Lead Science Teacher

Hillingdon, London
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Based in Hillingdon, this Secondary SEN School is looking for a Lead Science teacher to head their department in September this year.

The school caters for 240 pupils, aged 11-19 years of age, with a wide range of SEN needs. Classes are made up of 5-10 pupils with 1 teacher and 1-2 teaching assistants. All staff are Team Teach trained and the school has on-site trainers to support new staff to gain this certification. You will be responsible for teaching and leading the Science curriculum at the school. The successful applicant would also be responsible for a Year 11 Tutor group.

The school follows the national curriculum, breaking learning down into small steps and personalised targets for each pupil. With a high commitment to inclusion and equality, you will be experienced in adapting your lessons to ensure students of all abilities and levels can engage with the Science curriculum. Students who can attain the required levels and who demonstrate a higher ability are also offered the opportunity to study at GCSE level.

The school supports children of many different abilities, from Mild Learning Difficulties to complex needs. All staff are supported by the on-site Multi-Disciplinary team (MDT). The MDT assess students and create individualised therapy plans to support each student with their specific learning and behaviour needs. Proactively managing behaviour is central to the role of all staff at the school. You will develop a strong understand of pupils needs and develop a wide range of strategies to support pupils to engage positively in class.

Independence is encouraged with pupils being supported to grow their confidence and competence academically, socially and with life skills every day. Academic classes are taught alongside vocational and skill-based classes such as Design and Technology, Food Technology, Hairdressing and Beauty, Horticulture, Dance and Art. There is also a house on site, where students can learn and practice the basic skills needed for independent living, such as cooking, setting the table, washing up, re-decorating, etc.

The school grounds are extensive with two large grass fields and many different buildings and break out spaces, including a garden for horticulture. The school is due to be rebuilt with new facilities currently being planned. The current premise feels warm and welcoming, with students' art work and photos of school events on display in every hallway.

Starting in September this year, this position has the potential to become a permanent contract in December for the right candidate.

The Teacher would have:
*QTS and a relevant qualification in Science
*SEN teaching experience with evidence of outstanding classroom practice
*Strong Knowledge of the Science Curriculum up to GCSE Level
*Evidenced experience in differentiating lessons to all P Levels
*Responsibility for a Year 11 Tutor Group
*A passion for working in an SEN environment
*Team Leadership skills to support the science department

The school:
*Rated OFSTED Good
*Has 240 pupils aged 11-19 years old
*Provides placements for children and young people who have Complex Moderate Learning Difficulties (CMLD) and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
*Follows the National Curriculum with no students disapplied.
*Offers vocational training opportunities and life skills development
*Has an onsite Multi-Disciplinary Team, comprising of Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists.
*Is well resourced to support SEN pupils with a sensory room, break-out spaces and a nurture room

By registering with Tradewind, we can offer you:
*We attract top education talent and in return offer top rates of pay
*We care about your training and development more than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 30 to be exact! That's 23 more than our next nearest competitor
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*Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
*Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability

To join us and be successful in this Teaching role you will need to:
*Have a recognised Teaching Qualification and QTS
*Hold an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks
*Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and any employment breaks must be explained
*You must have the legal right to work in the UK

Click 'Apply now' to be considered for this great position as an SEN Science Teacher in Hillingdon, London or for more information about the role, contact Jade George on 0207 845 5450 / OPTION 3 or jade.george@twrecruitment.com We look forward to hearing from you and helping take you on the next step of your teaching career.
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