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A unique opportunity has arisen for a Computer Science/IT teacher at the Children's Support Service, which a good and highly regarded Alternative Provision based in the South of Essex. This post will be based at our Fairview, Basildon site, with some flexibility to cover other sites in the local area.
Our aim is to provide lasting, meaningful, and positive outcomes for children who are unable to access mainstream education.
We value the wellbeing of our staff and offer a supportive, well-resourced learning environment with a range of professional development opportunities. We are also part of the exciting pilot launch of Trauma Perceived Practice in Essex schools.
This means that you will:
Receive a high level of support from dedicated, experienced and skilled colleagues
Work in a dynamic, diverse and enjoyable setting
Teach in very small groups
Have the opportunity to build positive relationships with pupils
Achieve a healthy work/life balance
Have the opportunity to be creative with your curriculum - and explore exciting new technologies in the classroom
Make a meaningful difference to the lives of children
You should be someone who:
· Is a strong teacher, able to teach to iGCSE/GCSE level or equivalent
' Can enrich our current curriculum with all aspects of digital literacy, including Computer Science
· Can provide every child with personalised learning programmes
· Values and respects every child, building their self-esteem and confidence
· Collaborates with other professionals
· Has a high standard of literacy
. Shows resilience and tolerance
. Preferably has previous experience of working with vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils
Visits are welcomed and encouraged; please contact Janine Weale on 01268 552482 to arrange.
Our service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and full employment checks, good references and medical clearance.
Information about the School
The Children’s Support Service is a short stay provision (PRU) in Essex. We have three main centres covering KS2-4 (in Hadleigh and Basildon) as well as an Outreach Service which works to support students, staff and schools in the local area, with bases in Basildon and Harlow.
Most of our students are referred to us due to difficulties they have faced in school; many come with additional needs and require academic, emotional and social support.
We offer a wide range of subjects, including the core curriculum, as well as enhanced activities to provide an enriched learning experience. We collaborate with schools and professionals who need our support, and aim to reintegrate students back into mainstream education or prepare them for other lifelong learning opportunities.
Our staff create positive, safe, caring and supportive learning environments, helping to inspire every child to achieve their full potential.
CSS staff benefit from our subscription to the "Education Support Partnership", which provides mental health and wellbeing support services for all staff, including 24/7 access to advice, support and counselling for our whole team.
Please note that car insurance including "business use" is required.