Further Information

There is an exciting opportunity to join the Northumberland Pupil Referral Unit at a time of change and development. Northumberland Pupil Referral unit was judged to be a Good establishment in March 2019.

Our vision is to provide a high quality educational and therapeutic community, which offers life-changing opportunities in preparation for adulthood, within a safe, creative and exciting environment. All students have their Learning, Social and Community Capital baselined, with an ambitious structured personalised programme to close gaps in academic and social norms, ensuring that all students are ready for the next stage in their lives.

This role requires:

. An outstanding teacher with exceptional ability in creative differentiation; personalising and individualising learning and approach to maximise engagement, participation.
. A practitioner that has the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with pupils in a short period of time.
. The ability to create a safe, supportive, welcoming and nurturing learning environment.
. The ability to plan and work with Teaching Assistants effectively and collaboratively ensuring good communication, direction, mutual understanding and shared purpose.
. Confident and effective use of assessment to plan, promote and accelerate pupil progress.
. Familiarity with assessment and profiling of children and young people’s social, emotional and behavioural development.
. The ability to create a learning environment that supports, enriches, stimulates, enhances and celebrates learning.
. The ability to work collaboratively and successfully with a wide range of stakeholders and partners.

We are looking for someone who:

. Has knowledge, understanding and successful experience of a wide range of behaviour management techniques and strategies to promote a positive, caring classroom community that encourages student learning, positive peer and teacher relationships and self-motivation.
. Has proven successful experience of working with SEMH pupils and pupils with a range of SEN, including ASC and ADHD.
. An understanding of how trauma and loss may impact on pupil progress.
. Has high expectations of themselves and the children they teach.
. Has an innovative and creative approach to the curriculum that ensures pupil engagement.
. Has outstanding classroom management creating a positive learning environment in which children can succeed.
. Has the commitment to work alongside and value and respect the contribution of parents and carers in the education of their children.
. Is able to contribute to wider school life.
. Has considerable resilience in the face of frequent challenging behaviour and occasional hostility, animosity, and physical, emotional and personal abuse.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to develop their practice in a supportive and aspirational environment.

Applications from subject leads English, Maths, Science or ICT specialists are welcome.

The successful applicants will benefit from significant support from the Senior Leadership team and Management Committee. A personalised CPD package will be provided to support your transition into the school.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced criminal records check is required for this post.

Further information about the school can be found on our website. Candidates can also arrange a tour of the school by calling the school office on 01670 719529. An application pack can be downloaded via the north east jobs page or by emailing admin@pru.northumberland.sch.uk

Letters of application, (outlining what skills and experiences you have to date that will make you the ideal appointment and why you want to work Northumberland Pupil Referral Unit, along with completed application form should be returned directly to the school by post and/or by e-mail admin@pru.northumberland.sch.uk , no later than 12.30pm on Friday 17th February 2023. Successful shortlisted candidates will be contacted individually to inform them of their interview, which will be confirmed once shortlisting has been completed.

School Name: Northumberland Pupil Referral Unit
Full address: PITT LANE, Front St, Seghill, Cramlington
Postcode: NE61 6NF
Tel.: 01670 719529
e-mail: admin@pru.northumberland.sch.uk
Website address: www.pru.northumberland.sch.uk

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