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Special Education Teacher – with focus on Home Economics

The Cavendish School

Salary

MPS/UPS + Sen Allowance

Contract

Full-time or Job share

Start Date

September, 2024

Apply By

September 1, 2024

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Salary

MPS/UPS + Sen Allowance

Contract

Full-time or Job share

Start Date

September, 2024

Apply By

September 1, 2024

Email

Are you passionate about transforming the lives of children and young people with autism? 

The Cavendish School (TCS) is an Autism Specialist school, newly opened in September 2021 as part of Eastern Learning Alliance.  The school has excellent facilities for academic progression with fully equipped Specialist rooms, which include a science laboratory as well as bespoke designed facilities, such as a sensory integration room to support the therapeutic needs of the pupils.

We are very excited to be providing a new local provision for children with autism who have the ability to achieve in line with their mainstream peers but need additional SEND support within their teaching staff and environment.

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic teacher in the next stages of development of teaching offer and of our curriculum across the school in Home Economics.  The successful candidate will be able to provide strong classroom teaching to model the best practice and play an integral role within our school community as an advocate and voice for their subject.

We offer and value a broad curriculum aimed at promoting talent in traditional academic subjects and beyond. A core part of our offer is as an International Baccalaureate candidate school delivering the Primary years programme.  Our significant investment in professional development drives colleagues’ continuous improvement. This is a place for life-long learners, where everyone improves regardless of their career stage.

The Eastern Learning Alliance are a trust with an excellent track record in inclusion and special needs that has as its core vision the drive to ‘build a better world through education’. 


You will be:

  • Eager to challenge yourself to deliver the excellent progress and development for our students
  • Wanting the opportunity to play the leading part in the plans of a new school
  • A forward thinking, innovative practitioner, up to date with the latest evidence-based thinking and practice.
  • Secure subject knowledge with the ability to deliver and support content delivery into Key stage 3 through 5

We offer you:

  • A minimum of 20% non-contact time (equivalent to one day)
  • A vibrant and supportive community of staff and parents.
  • Support from a wide therapeutic team and close working relationships with our colleagues in health.
  • A Well-being directory for all staff offering financial supports and to improve wellbeing and work-life balance.
  • Free school meals are provided for dining with our pupils.
  • A 50% discount to our trust sports centre membership
  • A brand new and autism-friendly innovative learning environment
  • A forward looking, evidence informed, CPD programme with Trust wide CPD which includes reduced contact time and collaborative time for teachers (every Friday afternoon).
  • Being part of a forward thinking, supportive and collaborative trust.
  • Opportunities for sponsorship on university or professional qualifications.
  • An additional bookable holiday “Eastern Family day” for you to take when you require
  • A modern flexible working school, with the opportunities for home working and reduced hours.

TCS is a place where you will be valued supported and have the opportunity to achieve success.  We are confident that when joining TCS and the ELA Trust you will feel welcomed from the outset

What can ELA offer you?

ELA offer a sector leading staff benefits offer alongside bespoke, high quality CPD programmes, cross-trust events, and exceptional opportunities for career development within our innovative family of schools.

  • ELA know that our strength is our people, so we prioritise staff wellbeing, retention and development. Over 95% of ELA staff say they’re proud to work in their school.
  • ELA are firm believers in the power of recognising, celebrating, and rewarding talent: our track record in terms of retention, internal promotion opportunities and wider career development is excellent.
  • ELA staff enjoy a sector leading staff benefits package alongside bespoke, high quality CPD programmes, cross-trust events, and exceptional opportunities for career development within our innovative family of schools.
  • You can find out all about our Trust and staff offer here.

ELA staff benefits include: 

  • Reduced contact time to enable professional development;
  • EAP with access to counselling & physiotherapy; 
  • Health care cash plan; 
  • Paid annual family day; 
  • Extensive discount club access; 
  • Cycle to work & electric car lease schemes; 
  • Enhanced parental leave; 
  • Flexible work practices; 
  • Laptop & mobile phone payment plans; 
  • Ticket ballots for high profile events; 
  • Generous annual leave allowance for support staff; 
  • Discounted gym membership for all staff. 

Our Trust is committed to equal opportunities, to safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All staff are expected to share this commitment and undergo the appropriate checks.  All positions within the Trust are subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references along with a Certificate of Good Conduct if applicable.  Only applications submitted on using the ELA application form will be accepted.  We do not accept applications by CV.  You can view our safeguarding policy here.

Please send a completed application form and covering letter to: Lisa Lincoln, The Cavendish School, Park Drive, Impington, Cambridgeshire, CB24 9LY or e-mail: . Due to the high volume of applicants, we receive for certain roles, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier that the advertised date if we have received applications that reach the criteria.

All shortlisted applicants should expect to be called for interview no more than 5 working days after the closing date. If you have not heard from us by then you can expect that your application to be unsuccessful. Visits to The Cavendish School are welcome. 

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