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Job Ref No. ECC0-123 Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: Competitive (Depending on experience)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 18/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: asap  

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Autism Anglia and Doucecroft School, based in Colchester, are seeking a highly motivated Teacher to inspire and encourage pupils to develop their knowledge and confidence, providing a supportive and safe environment for learning. This is an exciting opportunity that would be well suited to a Qualified (QTS) Teacher who is looking to take their next step within their chosen specialism.

  • Location: Doucecroft School, Eight Ash Green, Colchester, CO6 3QL
  • Hours: Full-Time; 35 hours per week (term time only)
  • Salary: Subject to experience, plus SEN allowances

The school:

Doucecroft School is a vibrant, dynamic, and highly supportive specialist co-educational school for children and young people with autism and additional complex needs, aged 3 -19 years. Doucecroft has a "Good" Ofsted rating, where we provide a nurturing environment where students can thrive and grow in independence and self-esteem.

We offer bespoke, individualised education with a proven track record of dramatically raising the outcomes for the students who have completed their education with us. Our approach ensures that through our curriculum and delivery, we focus on delivering quality-of-life outcomes, with specialist therapists and professionals providing expertise in addition to the highly skilled education team.

All staff within the school are committed to striving towards outstanding, led by an enthusiastic and dynamic senior leadership team.

The role:

  • To ensure each student is offered a curriculum relevant to his/her stage of development, age, and ability and in line with the school's curriculum policy.
  • To plan individual student plan for each student within the school's agreed curriculum, working with all areas of the school's multidisciplinary team, to ensure targets are matched.
  • To work with students who present challenging behaviour, participating in restrictive physical intervention training, staff training, and the preparation and implementation of Individual Management Programmes
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day organisation and management of the classroom (which includes the students, the staff, and the physical environment). This will include working with students at lunchtime and supervising break times.
  • To comply with and promote to others, the policies and procedures relating to the school, specifically those relating to child protection, safeguarding, health and safety, security confidentiality, and data protection

Applications are welcome from Teachers with the following:

  • Are currently working at Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Have previously undertaken an Undergraduate degree
  • Offer GCSEs at grade C/Level 4 or above in English, Maths, and Science
  • Previous experience, or Qualification/training in special education
  • Proven Knowledge of S.E.N. and assessment across both P levels and National Curriculum levels
  • Relevant experience working with students with autism or learning disabilities in an educational setting
  • Training in the management of challenging behaviour
  • Experience working with students across the ability range and autistic spectrum is highly advantageous
  • Experience managing a team of learning support assistants would be ideal
  • It is essential that the successful applicant holds a full driving license.

By its nature, Doucecroft School offers an excellent work/life balance reflected by small class sizes and a senior leadership team who are committed to reducing the administrative tasks of its teachers, to allow teaching staff to focus heavily on direct outcomes for the students.

To apply:

If you have a genuine passion for teaching and providing excellent education to all, your outstanding future at Doucecroft School could be moments away. Apply now by clicking on the link below or contact Jenny Walshe on 01206 577 678 OR email to arrange a confidential discussion.

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Autism Anglia is positive about inclusion and welcomes applications from individuals who can meet the requirements of the job position and may wish to request flexible working or reasonable adjustments to support them.

Information about the School

Doucecroft School is a specialist co-educational school for children and young people with autism and additional complex needs, age 3 –19 years. Established in 1977, we are experienced and successful in meeting the needs of students with wide-ranging strengths and needs, providing a nurturing environment where students are able to thrive and grow in independence and self-esteem.

Students can benefit from our flexible boarding provision or can attend school as day students and come from across the Anglia region and the London boroughs.

Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy are provided on-site by our experienced therapy team.

Doucecroft School is part of Autism Anglia, a regional charity working with children, adults and families affected by Autism.

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.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Natalie Dwan
Abbotts Lane
Eight Ash Green, Colchester
Essex, CO6 3QL
Telephone: 01206 771234

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