Are you an experienced teacher looking for a new challenge? Or an Early Careers Teacher looking for an exciting and rewarding start to your journey in education?

The Cambian Group, the UK’s largest provider of specialist services in education, mental health rehabilitation and learning disabilities is looking for an experienced, creative teacher to join Hill House School. 

Hill House School

Hill House School is a 52 week residential special school providing quality care and education for young people between the ages of 11 and 19 with a diagnosis of autism, or whose difficulties place them on the autistic continuum.  Our students often have complex needs, associated learning difficulties and challenging behaviors.

The school is made up of 31 students and we offer a curriculum to Key Stage 3 and 4 aged students broadly in line with the National Curriculum and differentiated to meet the student’s needs. The school also has a College for post 16 students and this curriculum offer is built around the OCR Life and Living Skills Award.

Our Implementation of the school curriculum at Key Stage 3 & 4 is such that we would also welcome applications from those trained in or with experience of working in a primary setting.

The school is in the heart of the New Forest National Park, a beautiful location which is also close to the coast

Candidate Profile

We are looking for somebody who has drive and vision and who is passionate about the teaching profession and committed to a high quality service.   If you have an interest in working with special needs students this is an ideal place to use your skills in this highly rewarding and challenging field of education.  Our teaching takes place in small classes with Teaching Assistant support.  Working as part of a committed team, we need someone who can cater for the diverse needs of our students, therefore you need to be: 

Well organised and able to plan a structured learning environment;

Practical, creative and inventive;
Enthusiastic and energetic;
Able to interact with people in a variety of ways;
Looking to develop expertise in special needs and Autism.
Dynamic and proactive
A contributor to the schools multi – disciplinary team approach
Managing complex behaviours

We have successful experience of supporting Early Career Teachers through the induction years and would welcome applications from ECT’S. 

The main responsibilities are following schemes of work, creating medium term plans, lesson planning, delivering the curriculum to a class group and supporting students with ASD in learning activities and personal skills. You will also be expected to take on a subject or curriculum area responsibility relating to the skills and experience you can bring to the role

You will be responsible for planning and delivering engaging and memorable learning experiences, following the Hill House curriculum and you will have the opportunity to work as part of an integrated skilled multi-disciplinary team, aiming to expand the horizons and improve the skills of young people.

You will have the opportunity to be part of the Hill House `One Planet Living` project which works towards creating a sustainable environment

We deliver expert care and Education whilst incorporating opportunities for staff and students to experience the fun side of life. The role is challenging but also extremely rewarding.

Hill House School is totally committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees. All new staff will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance, identity checks, qualification checks and employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps within employment, two satisfactory references and registration with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Cambian will also conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

We pride ourselves on being an Equal Opportunities Employer. And we are committed to safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

Cambian will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to


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