Role:               Instructor
Position:        Permanent

Site:                New Barn School
Hours:            40 hours per week; Monday – Friday
Salary:            £22,000 per annum

Job Summary and Duties

Working as an Instructor for New Barn School, you will deliver fun educational based learning which is tailored around Numeracy, Literacy and Functional Skills for both individual pupils and small groups of students. You will be working in partnership with the teaching staff to ensure that behaviours are managed and students work to clear and relevant objectives to ensure they reach their full potential.

This role is offered on a permanent basis working 40 hours per week (term time only).

In brief this role will involve:

  • Effectively managing and teaching a group of students in line with the school mission statement
  • Planning lessons for a wide range of ability, creating a calm environment which is stimulating and purposeful
  • Organising a learning environment which enables students to take ownership of their learning
  • Setting clear learning objectives for each lesson, monitoring student progress and performance
  • Effectively communicating with teaching and residential staff, parents and external multi-agencies

Key Skills Required:

  • A sound understanding of the complexity of special education needs (SEN)
  • Experience of working and teaching children and young people with emotional and behaviour difficulties who may have challenging behaviour preferred               
  • A caring, positive and sensitive attitude towards pupils which values all individuals
  • Full UK Driving Licence

About us:

New Barn School offers an education which exposes pupils’ to a broad, balanced, differentiated and relevant curriculum, presents them with challenges in which creativity is fostered and which is based on the essential elements of the National Curriculum. The school  provides  a structured and supportive environment which is planned to meet the personal, academic and pastoral needs of the pupils at each stage of their schooling.

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.