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Core Subject Teacher/Maths (With Additional Duties As Senco) - Full-time

Birchwood PRU, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-1124-73T
  • Posted:09/11/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + TLR available for a qualified SENCo
  • Start Date:January 24 or April 24
  • App Close Date:21/12/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:to be confirmed


With either a  January 24 or April 24 start,  we are offering an exciting new opportunity to join our good PRU. 

We are seeking an excellent Teacher to join our talented team, ideally the successful candidate will have a Maths specialism (KS4) or experience of Teaching Maths to GCSE Level.  Additional experience of teaching other subjects is an advantage but not essential.

The post holder will also act as SENCo and a TLR is available for a suitably qualified applicant. 

The position is full time although a 0.8 position would be available should the succesful applicant wish to work part-time. 

Experienced teachers and NQTs are welcome to apply.  Experience as a SENCo is not necessary and training will be provided as necessary for the succesful applicant although a TLR will only be available once qualified.

We holistically work together closely as a team, ensuring all children have equal opportunity to access our exciting, creative curriculum.

Our recent successful OFSTED (Feb 2019) recognised our school as 'Good'.

We are looking for an excellent Teacher who has:

An engaging teaching style that inspires all types of learners, and fosters independence and confidence

High expectations of themselves and all pupils, and a track record of accelerating the progress of the pupils in their class

Strong behaviour management skills

Excellent communication skills, at all levels, with pupils, staff, parents and the wider community.

A good sense of humour and the drive to go that extra mile in order to develop and maintain outstanding practice.

We can offer you:

  • Supportive friendly staff, parents and Management Committee
  • Continuing professional development and leadership opportunities

Information about the school

Birchwood is an alternative education provider that covers the district of Folkestone and Hythe. Pupils attend our provision for a variety of reasons. Years 10 and 11 are generally more long term. Year 11 pupils undertake their GCSE and other relevant vocational qualifications during their time with us. There is a growing cohort of KS3 pupils.

Birchwood also supports students that have been excluded for more than 5 days from their home school; to equip them further for their return to their mainstream school.

Birchwood can take up to a maximum of 40 pupils at any one time; they are taught in small groups supported by dedicated staff. All of our pupils have regular, specific interventions to match their needs.

We have high expectations of all our pupils but aim to equip them with the tools and understanding required in taking ownership of their emotional wellbeing, behaviours and social developments by offering high quality learning experiences in a safe and supportive environment that meets the pupils evolving needs. We provide pupils with the skills to take ownership of their own learning.

At Birchwood every day is a new day, every pupil has as many chances as it takes to overcome their own personal behaviour challenges, working on increasing their understanding of their own mental health and emotional wellbeing. This is supported with interventions delivered by trained staff. A robust rewards and behaviour policy is in place which allows pupils to earn both intrinsic and extrinsic rewards. Reflection time is used when behaviour is not acceptable, this is often in the form of mindfulness work, where consequences are necessary, detentions are used.

We work very closely with the referring school, the pupil’s onward destination and alongside a variety of other agencies to ensure that we support the pupil through their educational journey. We aim to do this in a holistic way.

Birchwood advocates for the pupil throughout their educational journey, supporting them to make choices that are informed through an inclusive environment using nurturing approaches, one such approach is encouraging strong respectful relationships, with the pupils addressing staff by their first names.

Birchwood is funded under a part devolved and part delegated model by The Local Authority. We serve the local secondary schools within The Folkestone and Hythe District, with whom the management committee consists of.

Birchwood’s ethos is Learn, Believe, Achieve.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.