Head of Mathematics

Job Title:          Head of Maths

Location:          Acorn Park School, Norwich

Salary:              £35000 – £40000

Hours:              School Hours

Contract:          Permanent

Are you a Class Teacher committed to improving the lives of children and young people?

Can you lead the delivery of our Maths curriculum from KS1-KS5?

We are looking for an experienced maths teacher to join our fantastic team at Acorn Park School as the Head of Maths. As a Head of Maths, you will take a creative approach to curriculum design and teaching in all key stages, tailoring our maths provision to meet the very different needs of all our pupils. You will design and lead on the maths curriculum in a way that maximises children’s achievement and ability to develop.

This is a great opportunity for a teacher passionate about maths, autism, inclusion, staff training and development to join our team.  You'll spend your time teaching, working with others and developing the confidence of the whole staff team.  You will work closely with the senior staff who will provide support and guidance as needed.  Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a school where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.  The vacancy arises because the previous post holder has been promoted to Deputy Head, as they hand over responsibility to you, you'll have the freedom to innovate and introduce the changes that you think will best meet the needs of our school.

Quality is always top of our agenda and we pride ourselves on the quality of what we do. We are looking for a Head of Maths, who is experienced in teaching Special Educational Needs children who shares our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Whilst previous experience of working in an SEN/ASC environment would be desirable, excellent teaching skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.

Educated to degree level with QTS , you will be calm, engaging, resilient, and have an innovative style of teaching, motivated by helping every child to reach their potential.

About us:

Acorn Park is a residential Special Educational Needs (SEN) School, set within a 30-­acre private estate. We educate young people across the breadth of the autistic spectrum and ensure they live, learn and play in a holistic, happy and safe environment.

Our dedicated, knowledgeable team of onsite Education specialists are part of each student’s everyday life at home, at school and during leisure activities, which guarantees that each individual makes progress.

Our classrooms are well-resourced and class groups are small, with no more than 8 young people supported by a team of at least one qualified teacher, a higher-level teaching assistant and a teaching assistant in every class.  For some young people, additional support is also provided.

Our autism-specific approach means that every young person’s learning needs, communication requirements and social interaction skills are met.

Our school includes primary, secondary and post-16 provision.  For young people working within, or close to, age-related expectations, our curriculum is based on the national curriculum.  For our secondary pupils, we offer specialist teaching in almost all subjects and a wide range of optional subjects in key stage 4. For young people with moderate or severe learning difficulties, we offer a pre-formal and semi-formal curriculum using the EYFS framework or EQUALS.

 

For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.