Beech Lodge School
Media Teacher, Maidenhead
Location: Maidenhead SL6 6QL
Working Pattern: Required from September 2020/January 2021 • Full time
Closing date: 12 June 2020
Are you a well-informed, inquisitive and inspirational teacher who craves the autonomy and freedom to run your classes whilst being supported by strong and encouraging leadership? Would you like to join a community of compassionate, innovative and inspiring people who all share the same vision for the success of the children they teach? Then Beech Lodge School has the ideal opportunity for you.
Beech Lodge is a unique school that caters for children and young people who are unable to realise their full potential in a conventional setting. Our pupils have a range of difficulties that mean they are unable to thrive in a mainstream environment - from Dyslexia and Dyscalculia to Social and Emotional Difficulties, Anxiety and School Refusal. Life here is all about being part of a close-knit and good humoured team who give each pupil the opportunity to be truly accepted, understood and supported. Our motto is ‘Great Minds Think Differently’ and that applies to our pupils and our staff, who really do take a unique approach to education.
Due to expansion and a broadening academic curriculum, we’re looking for an experienced Media Teacher to take responsibility for developing our media provision across the school. As well as planning, preparing and delivering lessons to a range of classes of different ages and abilities, we’ll rely on you to research new topic areas, and devise and write new curriculum materials using a range of different resources. Planning and running media trips, managing the school’s media budget, supervising and supporting the work of teaching assistants and trainee teachers and undertaking pastoral duties – all are aspects of this truly rewarding role.
To succeed, you’ll need a good honours degree, recognised teaching qualifications, outstanding subject knowledge and a proven ability to teach Media at KS3, KS4 and GCSE level. You’ll also need to share our passion, match our outlook on teaching and thrive in taking an alternative approach to helping those you teach, with a desire to breakout of the status quo in mainstream education. Perhaps you’re looking to truly connect with pupils and reconnect with the main reasons why you got into teaching in the first place. Whatever your motivation, crucially, you’re highly motivated, compassionate, work well on your own initiative and are happy to commit to the ethos of the school and its pastoral approach.
As well as a competitive salary and attractive benefits package, you’ll benefit from being part of an inspirational community that thinks deeply about what they teach and how they teach it and where there is a strong belief in developing the full potential of all staff.
Applications must be submitted by School employment Application Form which can be downloaded from our website or by clicking the apply button below.
If you're interested in working with us but our current vacancies aren't a match for your skills and experience, we'd still be pleased to hear from you. Please email your current CV with details of the type of work you're looking for to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Friday 12 June 2020
Please note: We do not accept unsolicited emails from recruitment agencies.
The School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Beech Lodge School
Stubbings Lane, Henley Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 6QL
Tel: 01628 879384
Headteacher: Dan Gillespie