Bank Work at Spark of Genius Residential Homes available for suitable applicants

Closing Date
27th September 2020

Teacher of English and BGE Subjects [Scotland]

Locations: Harbour Point School, Musselburgh (EH21)

Job Type: Temporary until June 2021 in the first instance.

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Please note: As an organisation we do not accept CV’s.

Spark of Genius Ltd operates small therapeutic residential care homes throughout Scotland and England for young people with a variety of support requirements. We also educate young people in our schools who cannot sustain a mainstream educational placement.

Harbour Point School is a small specialist provision catering for pupils with complex social and emotional needs and autism.  The school role is currently 25 pupils who come from a range of different local authorities and for whom mainstream provisions are not accessible.

We currently have a vacancy for an enthusiastic, highly skilled Teacher of English with the ability to teach across the whole secondary age range with the main subject being English, but also able to teach across the BGE curriculum.  An ability to manage the English curriculum in this small forward looking school, and develop academic, as well as more functional approaches is essential.

Applicants should be committed individuals with experience of teaching pupils with Autistic Spectrum Conditions as well as other complex social / emotional needs.  A knowledge of strategies to diagnose and overcome barriers to learning in Literacy, and the ability to develop creative learning environments for our young people is essential. Applicants must be fully registered with the GTC Scotland, or be eligible to register.

Spark of Genius is committed to protecting and safeguarding the welfare of the young people we care for and any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory reference checks, Medical questionnaire and Protection Vulnerable Groups Membership.

If you have applied previously and were unsuccessful, we would like to hear from you again if you feel you have gained new skills or experience.

If you do not necessarily have the experience for the role, but have the passion for working with our young people and feel you have transferable skills and qualities to do so, we would like to hear from you.