DT Teacher, Gretton School, Cambridge

DT Teacher

Gretton school is hiring an experienced DT Teacher.

Gretton School is an independent specialist school for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, specifically high functioning autism. We welcome students from 5—19 years old, as weekly boarders or as day students. Based just outside Cambridge, we work with 12 counties to provide a broad and individualised education for these unique and wonderful students.

The school is growing and developing, its integrated therapeutic team are working tirelessly alongside the management team and the teaching and support staff to further develop our fantastic practise and outcomes.

This is a really exciting time for Gretton School, its staff and students, do you have what it takes to share the journey, and effectively support the school to its rightful bright future?

Aim of the Post
To be responsible for all planning, assessment, monitoring and the implementation of the Individual Education Plans for learners, to ensure pupil progress and the delivery of a high quality curriculum, including the National Curriculum suitably differentiated to meet the needs and interests of learners on the autistic spectrum.

 Main Duties

  • Be responsible for delivering a broad and balanced curriculum
  • To take into consideration other curriculum approaches and specialist programmes so that the full needs of the learners are met.
  • To organise the classroom, its resources, pupil groupings and displays in order to provide a stimulating learning environment.
  • To share in the writing, evaluation and updating of pupil’s individual education plans and individual behaviour plans and contribute to termly and annual reports
  • Adhere to the school planning and record keeping systems and submit them for monitoring purposes on request.
  • To contribute to the recording of events and progress.
  • To manage and direct the support staff working within lessons.
  • Promote good communications with parents via home-school books, telephone calls and meetings.
  • To work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, liaising with the Pastoral Manager and Therapists as appropriate.
  • Keep up to date with developments in education, particularly related to ASC.
  • Adhere to all school policies and procedures.
  • Take an active part in whole school development planning and implementation and supporting colleagues with specialist subject knowledge as appropriate
  • Support other teachers in the undertaking of their school wide duties and responsibilities.
  • Carry out duties in relation to the above as directed by the Headteacher or Principal.
  • Carry out when requested and by mutual agreement, extraneous duties.

School Wide Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for at least one area of the curriculum throughout the school.
  • Be responsible for an additional area / activity / process of the school.
  • To understand and implement the duties and responsibilities arising from the Children Act 2004 and working together in relation to child protection and safeguarding.
  • To report any concerns regarding safeguarding and child protection to the Designated Person immediately.
  • To attend appropriate courses and disseminate skills learnt to the rest of the staff.
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time.

Safeguarding recruitment statement
Gretton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment, applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

We aim to be a fair employer and are committed to equal opportunities. Gretton School does not discriminate against employees on the basis of gender, ethnic origin, disability or age.

Closing date- Wednesday 30th June
Start Date- January 2022 or sooner if possible