New Directions Education

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Job Description

New Directions are currently recruiting for a Key Stage 3 (KS3) Additional Learning Needs Teacher for two days a week specialising in Science and P.E (Physical Education) in the Neath and Port Talbot area. This position will start after half term until the Easter holidays and the successful candidate will be required to work on a Monday and a Thursday. This School caters for pupils aged 3-19 and the successful candidate must have school-based experience teaching pupils with Complex Learning Difficulties in an Additional Learning Needs environment. The pupils in their care will have Complex Learning Difficulties and each pupil will be provided with an Individual Education Plan, which is continually updated and reviewed.  Furthermore, parents are invited to comment on and contribute towards this plan, this is very important to the School. The appointed person would be expected to work 8:40 am -3:15pm Monday – Friday for the Spring Term and they must be registered with the Education Workforce Council.

The Curriculum

  • The curriculum is broad-based and designed to meet pupils’ individual needs and to offer relevant experiences including the National Curriculum (although most pupils will be working at levels earlier than their mainstream peers);
  • Many pupils access learning through a sensory curriculum. This learning gives them the basis on which to understand their world;
  • The School provide activities to develop the senses, touch, taste, smell, hearing and vision. Through the sensory curriculum we enable our pupils to gain access to those experiences which provide the basis of learning.

P.E. – Motor Development (SPORT)

  • Movement and motor development are very important to the curriculum;
  • P.E. and sporting activities are promoted throughout the School;
  • All pupils are involved in Physical Education on a weekly basis with an emphasis on Swimming, Games, Gymnastics and Athletics;
  • Pupils take part in a range of sporting activities and competitions including inter-school competitions and swimming galas;
  • There are regular P.E. sessions to develop gross motor skills;
  • Pupils have individual physiotherapy programmes drawn up by the physiotherapist and teacher;
  • Physiotherapy is carried out through individual sessions but also throughout the school day in positioning and seating correctly for all activities, including lunchtime. · School staff work very closely with the physiotherapist and occupational therapist.

Typical Work Duties

  • Preparing lessons and resources;
  • Responsible for raising pupil self-esteem and confidence;
  • Liaising with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and educational psychologists;
  • Liaising closely with parents and guardians;
  • Organising learning outside the classroom in activities such as community visits, school outings or local events; and provide opportunities for our pupils to experience the community safely and successfully;
  • Assisting in severely disabled pupils’ personal care/medical needs;
  • Administration, including updating and maintaining records on pupils’ progress;
  • Responsible for preparing pupils for life to enable them to be as successful as possible in the outside world.

Additional Information

New Directions Education registers supply jobs for science teachers in all disciplines across our network of UK branches.

If your specialism is teaching biology, physics or chemistry and you are looking for work in a school, we may have jobs that you will be interested in, particularly if you are a newly qualified teacher (NQT) or looking for supply teaching work.

Science technician jobs are also widely available across our network of UK branches where practical experience around the classroom, including setting up practical lesson, would be essential.

The Role of a Supply Science Teacher

  • Teach all areas of the school curriculum or your subject specialism;
  • Organise the classroom and learning resources to create a positive teaching environment;
  • Plan, prepare and teach lessons that cater for all student ability ranges;
  • Motivate pupils with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation;
  • Maintain discipline;
  • Meet requirements for the assessment and recording of pupils' development;
  • Coordinate activities and resources within a specific area of the curriculum, supporting colleagues in the delivery of this specialist area;
  • Staying up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum;
  • Take part in school events and activities which may take place at weekends or in the evening;
  • Liaise with colleagues and working flexibly, particularly within smaller schools.

What can you expect from New Directions Education?

  • A dedicated account manager;
  • Regular and varied teaching supply work;
  • Competitive pay rates;
  • Potential long-term teaching roles;
  • Fully compliant with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR);
  • Network of branches across the UK;
  • Preferred supplier to 19 boroughs across the UK;
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme;
  • Respected reputation throughout the education and recruitment industry.

Please contact New Directions Education for more information on this job vacancy,on 01792 620180, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 14th February 2018


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