Orchard Hill

KS3 Nurture Class Teacher, Unified Academy

Please note this vacancy application date has now passed

Unified Academy located in Dorking is a special school for up to 92 boys aged 9 to 16 who have social, emotional and mental health needs. Some students also have moderate learning and attachment difficulties.

The school delivers a highly personalised approach to education with small class sizes and lessons that are carefully planned to take into account the needs, interests and abilities of all students so that their learning is more purposeful and engaging.

The team at Unified Academy are driven to secure the best possible outcomes for their students by nurturing them to become well-rounded, confident adults with high aspirations for their future.

To find out more Unified Academy please visit www.unifiedacademy.org

We are seeking a nurture teacher with enthusiasm, creativity and a passion for teaching to join our team and contribute to our fast improving school. You will plan differentiated work to meet the needs of individuals and groups promoting progression, continuity and quality of learning by having clear intentions for children’s learning and by using your knowledge of school policies and National Curriculum requirements. You will support the pastoral needs of the students, creating a safe nurturing space within your classroom that allows students to grow as people and develop a positive sense of self concept, emotional resilience and positive self-esteem. You should be able to accurately assess need, deliver teaching reflective of need, and measure targeted incremental progress, in order that students are prepared for transition and integration into their next appropriate phase of education.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for.

Unified Academy is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit https://www.ohcat.org/work-for-us/

For an informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact Lauren Hill via email LHill@unifiedcademy.org to arrange a time to speak.

To apply for the role please use the quick apply option to submit an application. If you have any queries, please contact info@unifiedacademy.org

Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing Date: 12 Noon, Friday 31st March 2023.

*We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. Thank you.

Interviews will take place from: W/c Monday 17th April 2023.

Orchard Hill College and 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.

Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.