IT and Humanities Teacher

Salary: Dependent on qualifications plus SEN1 DOE & Qualifications + Cambian Benefits

Contract: 32 hours per week, Term Time Only, Permanent

Location: Cambian Whinfell School, Kendal, Cumbria

Closing Date: Wednesday 4th October 2023

Interviews: to be held week commencing 9th October 2023

Are you a qualified teacher looking for a new challenge?

Cambian Whinfell School is a SEN School and children’s home for up to 16 boys aged 11-19 who are on the autistic spectrum with associated learning and behavioral difficulties.  We offer mainstream educational opportunities and have repeatedly been judged ‘Outstanding’ in all areas of education. 

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
  • A proven track record of successfully teaching IT and Humanities
  • Experience of preparing students for a range of qualifications to at least GCSE
  • A passion for teaching with the ability to plan and deliver inspiring lessons
  • Excellent classroom management and organisational skills
  • An ability to focus on the progress of students on a whole school basis and assess how well specific learning outcomes are being achieved in class
  • Willingness to contribute to cross- and extra-curricular initiatives and teach outside the classroom.
  • Ideally, experience of SEND

The main responsibilities are creating and following long and 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 have the opportunity to work as part of a skilled multi-disciplinary team, aiming to expand the horizons and improve the skills of young people. 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. We have successful experience of supporting newly qualified teachers through the induction year and would welcome applications from newly qualified teachers.

About us:

We are the Cambian Group, the largest independent provider of care and education for children and young people. We believe that everyone has a personal best. Those we care for and those who care for them. You will find that you are part of a close, supportive team, all focused on achieving the best outcome for everyone.

Requirements for an Enhanced DBS and reference checking will be undertaken in line with government regulations and safer recruitment best practice. Whilst we endeavour to keep the recruitment process as short as possible due to the nature of these important checks it may extend the processing time.

All young people are equally entitled to have their needs met in a fair and balanced way. Cambian Group employees are responsible for promoting equal opportunities for all and for challenging any behaviour or practice which discriminates against any young person or colleague on the grounds of race, religion, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation or any other perceived difference.

We 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 avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination a person who will not on the


Location: Kendal, LA9 5EZ

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