Class Teacher - Exciting opportunity!

Glenwood School, Benfleet

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Job Ref No. ECC7054-377 Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: MPR / UPR +SEN1
Position Start Date: 01/01/2025 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: Week commencing 22 July 2024  

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"Igniting the flicker into a flame"

Glenwood School is currently undergoing great growth and is looking to expand their team for this exciting new phase.

Glenwood teachers take a lead role in supporting us to discover the unique value of each young person. Working together we support young people to develop the best ways each individual can share their "fabulousness"; Teachers have the privileged opportunity to guide a step and shape the path in the young person's journey.

Glenwood is an amazing place to be for both learners and staff. We aim for nothing but the best in support of our learners and our mission is to be transformational. Our model is deeply rooted in making progress that is meaningful for learners and their families.

The successful candidates will a be professional who recognises the importance of doing things differently to ensure learners achieve and enjoy life.

We are looking for a class teacher who can recognise the unique contributions of our learners, demonstrate initiative and contribute great ideas towards their lives.

As a class teacher at Glenwood School, you will be a member of a daring and dynamic team and work closely with a diverse team of education and health professionals.

This is a challenging role which will be demanding in terms of thinking outside the box and coming up with brave and creative solutions. However, support will be there when you need it. We offer the chance to shape a role and to be involved with something very special.

We are looking forward to welcoming new professionals to our team. Visits to the school are welcomed, please contact the school office to arrange. We look forward to receiving your application. This post is suitable for newly qualified or experienced teachers, and we are experienced and successful in supporting teachers new to this phase of education.

Our School:

Glenwood is a brave special school for pupils aged 3-19 years and we currently provide for 228 young people. We moved into a superb building in September 2017 and we are developing a successful 20 bed residential provision, which is an educational intervention, as part of the school's holistic approach.

Leading teaching and learning:

  • Be confident leaders of curious and effective class-teams.
  • Support your class team to work together in a creative and solution focussed way
  • Be an excellent role model, exemplifying a high standard of teaching and promoting high expectations for all members of the team.
  • Be responsive to the priorities raised for learners ensuring there is highly individualised planning; with a full understanding that something new and unique may need to be created rather than relying on pre-existing strategies and resources. Thinking afresh every time we learn something new about them.
  • Ensure that Annual Review documentation and your contributions to meetings have a significant impact on the quality of the young person's experience and achievements; and that these meetings play an important part in developing shared priorities with the family.
  • Be a role model in listening to the many 'voices around the learner', incorporating all we learn into their curriculum and support strategies; only by listening and looking do we learn where to go next.
  • Work with your class team to raise standards through staff performance management
  • Assist with the development and delivery of training, and support your class team in the areas of teaching and learning
  • Work in collaboration with Curriculum Leaders on the development and review of the curriculum including planning, recording, reporting, and assessment for each learner in your class
  • Support the Senior Leadership Team with all processes including monitoring and evaluating the quality of education taking place to ensure a consistently high quality
  • Ensure communication and safeguarding across school staff and families is highly effective
  • Effectively narrate the progress journey and identify where further development should be achieved
  • Contribute to the day-to-day effective organisation and running of the school
  • Undertake any professional duties, reasonably delegated by the headteacher

Developing self and others:

  • Adapt approaches according to the needs of the situation or the colleague
  • Support the development of collaborative approaches to curriculum development and learning within the school and beyond
  • Support the induction of staff new to the school and those being trained within the school as appropriate
  • Take responsibility and accountability for the professional development of the class team
  • Lead by example to motivate and work with others; recognising and developing the strengths of others to have the optimum impact on the young people and the school
  • Fully engage in the annual appraisal process for class team
  • Know many minds support the best way forward

Under the overall direction of the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher:

  • Reflect our Glenwood values by being kind and understanding to learners and staff through all our interactions and professional decisions
  • Carry out the professional duties of a teacher; being a role model for inspirational practice and being responsive to the ever-changing needs of the learner
  • Be responsible for promoting excellent progress across your class
  • Monitor progress towards achievement in your class
  • Be responsible for the standards and performance in your class; supporting others to use all the expertise within Glenwood to achieve amazing outcomes
  • Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare and wellbeing of children and young people within the school; ensuring our learners are the most confident and happy young people.
  • Ensure we are truly working in partnership with families; sharing the journey of their young person through Glenwood.

Shaping the future:

  • Demonstrating initiative and contributing great ideas towards the lives of learners
  • Lead by example when implementing and managing strategies for change
  • Lead by example to embed finding answers and solutions as a strong part of the school culture

Securing accountability:

  • Contribute to the reporting of the school's performance to the school's community
  • Promote and protect the health and safety welfare of learners and staff
  • Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school

Strengthening community:

  • Ensuring our respectful and compassionate relationship with families means we are discussing the same young person throughout the Glenwood Journey
  • Develop and maintain contact with all specialist support partners as appropriate
  • Organise and conduct meetings where appropriate with parents and carers to ensure positive outcomes for learners and their families
  • Attend meetings with parents and carers as appropriate to ensure positive outcomes for all parties
  • Promote positive relationships and work with colleagues in other schools and external agencies
All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Hannah Bryant
Glenwood School, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 4LW
Telephone: 01268 792575

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