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Closing Date: 13 October, 2023

Salary: £19,000 - £43,000 per year

Location: Wokingham

Do you want to make a positive difference? Then look no further… join a vibrant and rewarding environment!

We are looking to appoint an experienced Primary Teacher to join our friendly and supportive team. This would suit a teacher who is looking for their next challenge or someone who is wanting to explore and specialise in a special educational setting. This role would suit colleagues from a range of teaching backgrounds including mainstream and specialist settings.

Odyssey House School, Wokingham is an exciting new special school setting, aiming to provide the highest quality education to students with special educational needs. The school caters for a range of special education needs, primarily high-functioning autism, anxiety and emotionally based school avoidance (EBSA). All students will be able to follow a differentiated National Curriculum, with the aim of achieving a range of recognised qualifications at Key Stage 4 and 5 including Entry Level, Functional Skills and GCSEs and other Level 2 qualifications.

The school ethos is shaped by our mission:

“To change a child’s experience of education through connection, nurture and belief to help them learn, grow and achieve transformative life outcomes”

The school’s premises have been designed specifically to meet the needs of neurodiverse children as well as providing an amazing work environment, where staff will benefit from excellent facilities of the highest quality, allowing exceptional education to be delivered to students.

Staff and students will benefit from small class sizes, dedicated library, reading booths, student focus area, sensory room, staff well-being lounge and work area. Our curriculum is delivered through our specialist classrooms including;

ICT suite, Music studio, Art classroom, Science Lab, Assembly/PE/Dining Hall and a Food Technology classroom.

Safeguarding

Odyssey House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People. Applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references, medical screening internet and DBS checks.

Our aspiration at Odyssey Education Group is for our employees to continually reflect the diversity of our people which we believe is fundamental in helping our pupils be nurtured through their education journey. Odyssey Education Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No job applicant will be discriminated against because of race, religion, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender, sexual/gender identity, age disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Requirements

The successful candidate will:

  • Truly believe in the Odyssey House values and mission, and passionately contribute to the school’s ethos and development.
  • Plan, design and lead their subject area, including delivering the curriculum across the secondary age range (Yr7 – Yr11), with experience of teaching up to GCSEs and other Level 2 qualifications.
  • Work alongside Primary and Post 16 colleagues to ensure a sequenced learning journey through all stages of the school.
  • Have an interest and a passion for working with students with special educational needs.
  • Have the ability to form positive and trusting relationships with students based on consistency, firm boundaries and making learning exciting and challenging.
  • Contribute to all aspects of the school, including the student’s personal development. For example, running school clubs or supporting on school trips.
  • Have a professional attitude that is open to learning, innovative ways of working, accepting of change and school development, flexible and adaptable when faced with challenges and problems.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • QTS or equivalent qualification required.
  • Proven teaching experience
  • Desire to work in a specialist setting
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Have basic knowledge of Autism (please note that training will be provided)
  • Full UK driving licence (desirable)

Odyssey House will offer:

  • A competitive salary.
  • Supportive, passionate and friendly environment.
  • A strong sense of staff well-being and school spirit, supported by excellent facilities.
  • Specialist training and support enabling you to thrive in our specialist setting.
  • Golden Handshake payment payable on completion of six months probation.
  • Workplace pension scheme.

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    For admission enquiries please contact us via: admissions@odysseyeducation.org.uk