Cotswold Chine School, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 9AG

Employer: Cotswold Chine School

Salary: Starting Salary: £19,760 per annum

Closing: 1st January 2024

This is an exciting opportunity for a practical hands-on enthusiastic candidate. The successful candidate with have the unusual opportunity to support the running of a local charitable café as the ‘9th classroom’ of Cotswold Chine School.  The school’s Halfway Café is designed to teach children through practical work experience to develop social skills, practical food preparation, hygiene and nutrition skills in order to prepare them for adulthood.

The school itself is a trauma informed school for children (aged 7-19).

The candidate would join a supportive team who welcome education staff 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 education staff.

The successful candidate will work as a team with a team of two food technology/hospitality teachers and with the support of existing Cotswold Chine teachers to establish this new style of Food Technology and Hospitality classroom. They will also have the support of an established therapeutic team.

Experience in special needs is not essential as training will be provided. The ability to form relationships with young people, reliability, resilience, and a flexible approach to working with others are important.

At our schools the successful candidate will support and nurture a small class group of 4-8 students and with an experienced co-teacher.

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.

Starting Salary: £19,760 per annum. Teaching Assistants with relevant experience will be placed at the appropriate level of the pay scale.

An application Pack will be sent out after you have registered your interest – please check your spam folders for this, as well as your inbox. Alternatively, please e mail: enclosing full CV.

Closing date: 1st January 2024

Other Novalis benefits include:

  • Lunch provided
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Free on-site parking
  • Eligibility for a Blue Light Card
  • Health cash plan
  • £600 Welcome bonus (payments made between 6 weeks to 1 year subject to PAYE Deductions)

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.