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The Aurora Group

English/Humanities Teacher

Reference: e8887e67-d54f-492e-b169-288c8f89bc27
Employer: The Aurora Group
Location: Wimborne
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Overview and Responsibilities

English / Humanities Teacher – Aurora Beeches

Location: Cranborne, Dorset

Salary: £30,000.00 – £44,870.00 (M1-UPS2)

Hours: 40 hours a week

At Aurora Beeches in Cranborne, we believe in giving young people, ages 11-16, the tools and opportunities to create the lives they want for themselves. With high-quality teaching, an excellent level of individual support and a range of expert-led, integrated therapy, we support all our young people with a range of needs including Autism and other associated conditions. We can take advantage of our beautiful setting to inspire and create fun experiences to enhance learning and progress.

The main purpose of the role:

As our English Teacher, you will deliver high quality teaching and learning to young people aged 11-16 with social and emotional difficulties, anxiety disorders and mental health needs. The focus is on increasing academic and vocational qualifications and knowledge, whilst achieving independent living skills that will equip young people for the next stage in their lives, be that further education, training or work. Our students may present with challenging behaviours.

You will also be required to teach a second subject, Humanities / GCSE Geography is preferrable.

Key duties:

  • Contribute to the delivery and development of the curriculum, having regard to the educational, physical and social needs of the students within a learning environment.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of staff as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Maintain and use short-, medium- and long-term plans in delivering the curriculum.
  • Set, monitor and review personalised targets that will optimise learning for each individual.
  • Contribute to the review of Statements and EHC plans, PEP and LAC reviews.
  • Provide clear structures for lessons maintaining pace, motivation and challenge.
  • Assist in the development of the curriculum offer. To maintain an overall awareness of current issues in the field of autism in order to be able to plan for effective teaching and learning.
  • Manage a delegated budget as required.

Duties will vary, you must expect to diversify and lend a hand wherever is required.

For the full job description and break down of duties, please contact Kirsty from the recruitment team

Skills and Qualifications

Successful candidate qualities:

  • Essential: PGCE, QTS, QTLS teaching qualification and evidence of in-service training.
  • To be able to teach from Entry level 2 & 3, Functional Skills Level 1 & 2 and GCSEs in English and 1 other subject in humanities to GCSE Level.
  • Desirable: Experience of working in a school environment, ideally in specialist education.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Good teaching and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Effective skills in planning, preparation, recording and reviewing students’ progress.
  • Good IT skills and understand of how IT can be used to support learning.
  • Ability to remain calm and reflective when working in a challenging environment.
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative, be well organised, prioritise effectively and achieve results against deadlines.
  • Ability to engage students in positive enabling relationships

Benefits and Additional Information

What’s on offer?Be part of our successful team and also benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance
  • Competitive pension
  • Perkbox – offering high street discounts
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Fully funded training and qualifications
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Free membership to our Health cash back plan – Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more.

If you are interested in this role then please apply online and complete our application form. For more information on this position please contact

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Aurora Group is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer.

This advert could be taken down at any point in time without prior notice if the position is filled. Please note that candidates that are shortlisted might be subject to an online search.

FTE: £30,000.00 – £44,870.00

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