English Teacher

English Teacher

Job Description

  • Permanent
  • Leatherhead, UK
  • £31,350 - £46,179 per annum UK / Year

Overview and Responsibilities

KS4 English Teacher

Location: Leatherhead, Surrey

Contract: Full-time, Permanent

Salary£31,350 – £46,179 per year (M1 – UPS2 Fringe) PLUS £5000 Welcome Bonus for Qualified teacher with SEN Experience*

Hours: 40 hours per week

Aurora Poppyfield School

We’re looking to recruit a KS4 English Teacher to join our team at Poppyfield School.  The successful candidate will be delivering high quality teaching and learning to our students. Our autistic students are aged between 11 – 16, they have associated behavioural and communication difficulties. Some pupils may have multiple learning difficulties.

Poppyfield is part of the Aurora group, they share their Principal with Redehall school, but all other staff are specific to each school

To see more about the work that Poppyfield does please follow this link –  https://youtu.be/crpoGrYVnDU If you are viewing this advert on Reed please visit our website directly.

What’s in it for you? / Why Should You Apply? 

  • You want to make a difference in the lives of our students and their families.
  • You want to contribute to our broad and creative curriculum offer.
  • You want to work with an inspiring student population.
  • You enjoy working as part of a collaborative and committed multi-disciplinary team.
  • You have a strong commitment to student and staff well-being and want to work in an organisation with the same strong values.
  • You want to work within an organisation that support, develops and invests in their staff.

Key Duties:

You will be accountable to the school leadership teams to provide the following roles and responsibilities. Below is a small part of the responsibilities that you will hold, for the full job description please contact Liz from the recruitment team

  • To 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.
  • To work collaboratively with other members of staff as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • To maintain and use short, medium and long term plans in delivering the curriculum.
  • To set, monitor and review personalised targets that will optimise learning for each individual.
  • To monitor, assess, review and report on the progress and work of students to parents, team members, senior staff, examination and funding bodies through reports and identified meetings as directed and as is required through school policies and procedures.
  • To develop lesson plans analysing and self-reflecting on the outcomes.
  • To attend and contribute to all relevant meetings and maintain good lines of communication with other staff.
  • To contribute to the review of EHC plans, PEP and LAC reviews.
  • To provide clear structures for lessons maintaining pace, motivation and challenge.
  • To take account of wider curriculum developments.
  • 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.
  • To work in a non-confrontational way to ensure individual needs are met.
  • To appropriately manage challenging behaviours within the school policy and procedures.

Please note that duties will vary and you will be expected to contribute to the overall aims of Poppyfield school when required.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent teaching qualification and evidence of in-service training.
  • Experience of working in a special school environment and in particular with pupils with ASC and SEND
  • Experience of successfully delivering a differentiated curriculum to pupils with a wide range of needs.
  • Further qualifications in SEND desirable
  • Working knowledge of ASC/SEMH students with complex needs.
  • Evidence of sound knowledge of the national curriculum.
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of autism and associated co-morbid conditions and how these can affect learning.
  • Curriculum development and implementation for pupils with SEND and in particular autism.

Benefits and Additional Information

Be part of our successful team and also benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance
  • Competitive Pension
  • * Welcome bonus is payable in 2 parts – 50% following successful completion of probation and 50% after one year service
  • 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.

How to apply:

To apply please complete our online application form.  For a copy of the job description please contact Liz at

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 ord

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