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Construction Teacher – Unified Academy

Teacher’s Fringe Main FTE £26,948-£38,174 and Upper Pay Scale FTE £39,864-£42,780 Plus SEN Allowance
Unified Academy, Chart Lane South, Dorking, RH5 4DB
Full Time
Closing Date: 19/04/2021

Job Details

We are seeking a teacher with drive and enthusiasm to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

  • Deliver training to learners in Construction to cover both the establishment’s needs and aspirations in working towards gaining recognised accreditations
  • Induct learners to the workshop/area of work and train them in aspects such as Health and Safety, Control of Substance Hazardous to Health (COSHH), machinery and tools usage
  • Assess and evaluate skills of learners including BTEC Vocational Qualification levels 1 and 2, City and Guilds and other relevant recognised qualifications
  • Liaise with Assistant Principal where required
  • Undertake the registration, supervision, monitoring, assessment and accreditation of learners in accordance with requirements
  • Maintain quality standards and contribute towards internal and external verification as required
  • Log any tool / equipment faults, which require maintenance and repair of tools.
  • Conduct risk and health and safety assessments
  • Order materials and estimate usage in order to meet work learning targets
  • Complete administration activities to support the smooth running of the workshop
  • Advise and assist learners in seeking appropriate and relevant employment opportunities
  • Supervise, manage learners safely and securely whilst carrying out all activities

Construction Teacher – JD and PS

Further Information

Orchard Hill College (the College) and Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (the Trust) together form Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a family of specialist education providers for students and students from nursery to further education across London, Surrey and Sussex. As an outstanding provider and Academy sponsor, Orchard Hill College has a strong track record for making a positive impact within the local communities it serves.

Unified Academy (formerly Chart Wood School) is a special school for boys aged 9 to 16 years who have social, emotional and mental health needs. Some students also have co-existing conditions, such as a specific learning difficulty or a diagnosis of ASD. This means that students struggle to form strong, healthy and sustainable relationships with others and can present with challenging behaviour. All students have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Class sizes are small with no more than six students in each teaching group. Lessons are carefully planned and take into account the needs, interests and abilities of all students so that learning is more purposeful and engaging. Additional support in the classroom is provided by way of classroom assistants who work with students to build their confidence and self-esteem whilst also supporting their academic, social and developmental needs. Students have access to key adults and additional therapeutic input. Additionally, the school has a full time Home School Link Worker (HSLW) who provides additional support to our families such as, improving their child’s attendance at school and facilitating access to other Health and Social Care services.

Unified Academy adopts a therapeutic approach, allied to the nurture principles, to create a safe and supportive environment where students can and do achieve. Students follow a personalised programme of study, allied to the national curriculum, that takes into account their strengths and passions and presents their learning in a meaningful, accessible and engaging way. The school works in close partnership with families, the local community and wider stake holders to provide students with the holistic support they need to achieve. This approach underpins our ethos supporting each other, achieving together.

We can offer:

  • a fantastic team committed to supporting each other, students and families
  • the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives and outcomes of our students
  • the opportunity to develop skills and experience within a family of providers;
  • staff and an Executive Board who are highly committed and dedicated to success;
  • support and guidance from Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust.

Further details and how to apply

To apply, please click here. You will be redirect to apply online via our TES portal.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing Date: 12 Noon, Monday 19th April 2021

Interviews to be held: Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th April 2021

Unified Academy, part of Orchard Hill College Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

As a community of learners, families and colleagues OHC&AT believes that by working collaboratively, with energy and ambition we can always effect positive change. No limit is placed on what is possible and everyone has the ability to be the very best they can be.

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