The positive impact you can have on a young person’s life is most likely the reason you got into teaching in the first place. At Bramley Hill School, that impact will be greater than you could have imagined.
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Bramley Hill School provides outstanding schooling for vulnerable young people with a range of complex educational needs. Our sole aim is to support and re-engage our young people with schooling, rebuilding the connections of childhood. Each young person’s set of needs requires a unique approach. Our teachers are there to channel their individual capabilities into academic success, as part of an holistic and uniquely supportive educational strategy – and all of this from a setting that is truly inspiring to both pupils and teachers.
Our large, picturesque campus is surrounded by woodland, with beautiful outdoor spaces and the school building itself is breath-taking. We are very much part of the community here in Walton-on-the-hill, often found on the 10miles of cycle track or on our shuttle bus for staff from the local transport links (commutable from both Croydon and central London). Add to the fact that we’ve installed amazing new learning spaces and a great supporting team and it all adds up to a truly uplifting, fun teaching environment.
This is going to be an inspiring role for you, which is what makes it so exciting. It’s all about understanding what each pupil is particularly interested in and how they learn and are motivated. Then channelling those factors into the way you teach your subject so that every pupil gets the most out of them. Our vision is to inspire a sense of self-worth, ambition and belonging for every young person.
Everything we do is built on the foundation of our relationships with our young people. Young people are at the heart of every decision, every choice, every lesson, to give them the very best life chances as they approach adulthood. The support you’ll receive in building those relationships is what separates Witherslack Group from everyday schooling. It’s about much more than instilling pupils with the knowledge to get them through the exam. Of course, you’ll be their go-to person when it comes to exam arrangements and helping with presentations but your impact on the moral, emotional and even spiritual development will be just as profound. By inspiring and engaging our young people, you’ll facilitate the kind of learning that continues after the end of the school day and stays with them throughout life.
You’ll be working with young people from ages 6-14. It will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure, but whether you’ve given a particularly inspiring lesson or helped a pupil with a new challenge, you can expect to take home a sense of having done something amazing every single day. As all teachers know, some of those days may be harder than others but, at Bramley Hill School, you’re never alone. You’ll work as part of a supportive, diverse team who will catch you when you need some extra support and direction and be there when you need a helping hand. You’ll work with other teachers across the school and Group as well as with our in-house psychologists, pastoral assistants and therapy professionals. All pulling together to create the best possible outcomes for our pupils.
We’re looking for a Teacher with a vision. The kind of person who wants to make a difference and knows the pathway that will allow them to do so. Someone who also wants to be part of the conversation when it comes to group decisions on how we, as a Group, best meet the needs of each child with regard to training, support and annual reviews.
Aware of the standards that Ofsted look out for and always conscious to exceed them, you’ll be the kind of teacher who is never anything but engaged and engaging. What’s more, you’ll be excited by the prospect of our small class sizes (up to 5) and will seize upon this as an opportunity to tailor learning to individuals and build stronger, more insightful teacher/pupil relationships. Empathetic, compassionate, creative and with the ability to play, you’ll understand that our pupils’ journeys aren’t necessarily linear. If you haven’t worked in SEN before, but are enthusiastic and motivated to make the move, we’ll give you all the additional training and support you require.
The benefit of doing a role like this is it feels good. Every day brings a sense of hard-won achievement and progress. There are also some outstanding rewards – in fact, our salary and benefits package is one of the best in the sector. It includes:
A highly competitive salary
Full school holidays
Teacher pension scheme
Life insurance cover
An inclusive wellbeing programme
A comprehensive, market-leading induction and ongoing training
Extensive Group staff benefits, such as a Westfield Health Plan/Employee Assistance programme and a Cycle to Work Scheme
Free nutritious lunches as part of our health and wellness scheme
A focus on work/life balance, offering flexibility around life events such as attending your child’s sports day
Free DBS Enhanced checks for all new employees
Talent programmes for the next step of your teaching career
For further information please contact Sarah Edwards, Senior Administrator on (phone number removed)
Be inspired, be yourself, be part of Bramley Hill School
Eagle House Group is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all of its employees to share this commitment. This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure & Barring Service.
We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group, the leading provider of inspirational education and care to children and young people, resulting in life changing experiences and countless stories of success. Witherslack Group provide specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions; Asperger’s Syndrome; speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs.
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