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Liberty Lodge
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£35,000 - 40,000 pa
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Full Time
Closing date:
10 August 2020 01:00 PM
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Required from 1 September 2020 or asap thereafter.

Liberty Lodge is an independent school registered with Ofsted for 6 pupils and offers a highly personalised programme of learning shaped around individual needs to children and young people who have experienced significant trauma in life and have disengaged from mainstream settings. An SEN provision, we work with young people with a range of complex need including autism spectrum, and its co-morbid conditions.

  • Are you passionate about providing a unique and individualised education for pupils with special educational needs
  • Are you driven to ensure that the experience of learning you deliver re-engages pushed out learners, supports their progress and inspires them to reach their true potential
  • Do you want to be a lead contributor to the school’s transformation?

We are seeking to recruit a qualified, experienced and outstanding teacher to lead the day to day running of the school and deliver inspiring cross curricular education including a core subject such as English or mathematics.

We are a very small alternative independent school which is embarking upon an exciting phase of transformation and is looking for a dedicated, talented, creative and resilient person to be part of shaping the school’s future. 

Key skills, knowledge and experience

  • A relevant degree and QTS
  • Subject specialist and experience of teaching English and/or mathematics at Key Stages 3 and 4
  • Outstanding knowledge and experience of as well as sensitivity to supporting pupils with a highly complex learning profile: special educational needs and disability (for example: cognitive or learning difficulties, behaviour, emotional and social development, autism spectrum and other co-morbid conditions)
  • Strong working knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice
  • Self-confidence and presence with proven understanding and experience of managing challenging and/or resistant behaviour
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with pupils, adults and other professionals
  • Strong knowledge of, and a creative and innovative approach to, adapting the curriculum to meet individual and complex needs
  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Active listening skills, flexibility of approach and resilience
  • Exemplary safeguarding practice with experience of the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or Alternate/Deputy (ADSL or DDSL)
  • Strong ICT skills, particularly using ICT to support learning
  • Full driving licence

This is an exciting chance to join our school and we would encourage prospective applicants to contact us for an informal discussion and/or visit, with social distancing strategies in place. Please contact Trudy Read on 07903 836209 or email: trudy.read@libertylodge.com

An application pack is available to download from the related information section. Completed applications should be returned by email to: trudy.read@libertylodge.com or by post to her at: 23-25 Waterloo Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2NY.

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has not been successful.

Interview date: w/c 17 or 24 August 2020. Interviews may take place prior to the closing date dependent on applicants.

This post is subject to satisfactory references which will be requested prior to the interview, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

All documentation relating to applicants will be treated confidentially in accordance with the Data Protection Act (DPA).

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety, welfare and wellbeing of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share and deliver this commitment.

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