KS4 Science Teacher (with key worker responsibilities)

LPW Indepdendent School
Bristol (City Centre)
£25,000 - £29,999
09 May 2018
22 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

LPW is a forward-thinking full-time, alternative education provision for young people in Years 10 and 11 which has recently been rated as “Good” in all areas by Ofsted and provides an excellent service to the young people of Bristol for whom mainstream education has been difficult. While with us the pupils get the individual care and attention that they deserve as well as the therapies and support they need to become fully functioning members of their communities.

Due to the expansion of our school and curriculum development, we are seeking a skilled and committed teacher of Science who wants to make a real difference to the life chances of young learners in Bristol. You will help us develop our curriculum and offer a new Science qualification, and will lead this important area of study.

All adults who work at the schools have a common moral purpose, which is to help the most vulnerable to meet their potential. The class sizes are very small, typically 6, so you will have the opportunity to really get to know your students and will be supported by a range of training opportunities including the possibility of further post graduate learning as well as expert advice from our in house support team of specialist teachers, SENCo, higher level teaching assistants and an experienced leadership team.

You will also be a Key worker to a small number of learners, looking after their pastoral, emotional and social needs, liaising with parents and supporting the young people to be ready to learn.

You will be highly motivated with a love of Science and will be looking for a stepping stone into subject management. You will be questioning whether mainstream is education is for you, or may simply looking for a new challenge. If this is you then we would like to hear from you, to join this highly motivated and supportive team.

LPW mission

LPW delivers play opportunities, education, training and routes into work to children and young people to make communities safe and inclusive, with quality opportunities and choices for all.

LPW delivers services where the biggest differences to people and communities can be made. We focus our efforts where they are most needed in the West of England and where we can make the most impact.

LPW values

  • Aspirational - developing people and helping them realise their potential

  • Developmental - we support children, young people, adults and each other to develop their full potential

  • Reliable - we do what we say we will do

  • Enjoyable - we actively promote a positive working culture to make LPW a great place to work

  • Inclusive – we treat everyone equally while respecting their differences and individuality

In this role, your primary areas of responsibility will be to:

  • Plan, deliver and regularly review an engaging Science curriculum to ensure the needs of the organisation and its learners are met

  • Encourage the development of positive attitudes to learning through well-planned teaching experiences

  • Have a creative and innovative approach to planning and teaching to re-engage disaffected learners in education and overcome barriers to learning

  • Work effectively with a team of Teachers and HLTAs to plan and deliver a personalised learning program for learners

  • Monitor learner progress through regular formative and summative assessments

  • Strong knowledge of assessment for learning strategies and differentiation

  • Ensure that the quality of your teaching, learning and assessment is good or better, working with colleagues to achieve this through a team approach

  • Support the preparation for OFSTED inspections and ensure the Independent Schools Standards are met

  • Monitor student learning, social, emotional and behavioural progress against targets

  • Ensure that safeguarding and child protection policies are complied with.

Key Worker Role

As a teacher you will also become the key worker for a small group of learners. Through this work you will:

  • Establish trusting relationship with parents and carers, liaising with external agencies where appropriate (e.g. Social services, Bristol Drugs Project, Barnardos)

  • Ensure that the health and wellbeing needs of the learner are met

  • Carry out all duties within the spirit and requirements of LPW’s Equal Opportunities policy and procedures, actively promoting inclusion and diversity, and seeking to challenge and overcome disadvantage and discrimination

The skills and experience that you will bring to this role are:

  • QTS or equivalent qualification

  • A strong desire to have an impact on the lives of vulnerable young people

  • Interest in working holistically with a child centred approach

  • Be an innovative contributor to care packages for young people

  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) knowledge and experience working with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH); although not essential

  • Experience of teaching or leading the delivery of Science subjects

  • Ability to use your initiative and be self-driven

  • Experience of working within a team of people and contributing to quality assurance processes

  • Experience of meeting requirements of external inspections and standards

As an LPW colleague you will be offered a pension scheme, travel loans, childcare vouchers and a cycle to work scheme as well as comprehensive training on working in this challenging but rewarding environment with clinical supervision.

To apply please complete the recruitment application form found on our website at www.lpw.org.uk, explaining your motivation for applying for the post, and send with your CV to recruitment@lpw.org.uk.

****Please note that any CVs received without an accompanying recruitment application form will not be considered for interview****

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