Cotswold Chine School, Box, Nr Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 9AG

Employer: Cotswold Chine School

Salary: From £30,000 (ECT’s). Teachers with relevant experience will be placed at the appropriate level of the pay scale

Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

Closing: 30th June 2024

Novalis Trust, is a charity that supports children and adults with Neurodevelopmental Difficulties and other learning needs. Full Time and Part time Permanent Positions are available for teachers at our trauma-informed school. Novalis Trust has opportunities at Cotswold Chine School for both ECTs and suitably qualified experienced teachers. There could also opportunities for nonqualified teachers i.e. those completing an appropriate accreditation towards qualified status, willing to do so in employment with us or with strong experience working in schools (for example experienced TAs, HLTA’S OR Cover Supervisors).

We are a supportive team who welcome teachers from all backgrounds and levels of experience looking to begin a career in special educational needs teaching. We specialise in trauma-informed, attachment-focused relationship based, therapeutic approach to teaching. Our schools provide a nurturing environment for teachers to develop their existing experience or build on their teacher training as an ECT.

Responsibilities for this role:

  • At our schools the successful candidate will teach and nurture a small class group of 4-8 students and with an experienced co-teacher. The co-teacher usually plays a mentor role for new teaching staff when they first join the school before forming a longer-term partnership to teach their assigned class.
  • We have positions within KS2, 3, 4 and 5. All applications will be considered on an individual basis, and we highly recommend visiting us so that we can work with you to consider where you would fit within the school.
  • If you value being part of a team, are keen to learn about trauma and attachment and would like to play a role in supporting students to overcome early life challenges to achieve personalised outcomes then this is the opportunity for you.

Benefits for this role include:

  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Member of the Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Supportive team environment and all levels of experience welcome.
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free onsite parking and free lunch/meals provided
  • Entitled to apply for Blue Light discount card
  • Health Cash Plan for Employees
  • Employee welcome bonus where you could earn an additional £600 in the first year, with payments made between 6 weeks and 1 year (subject to the normal PAYE deductions)
  • Positive community feel

Requirements for this role are:

  • The ability to form relationships with young people, reliability, resilience and a flexible approach to working with others are important.
  • Experience in special needs is not essential as training will be provided. – An application pack will be sent out once you register your interest, please check your spam folder for this.

Novalis Trust is committed to Safeguarding. If shortlisted, you will receive a self-disclosure form to complete and return to us prior to interview. All applications will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Check for Regulated Activity.