Step-down services for children and young adults
At Young Foundations, we specialise in residential step-down services, and specialist education, for children and young people with complex needs.
Teacher (Core Subjects)
Oaklea Grange, Wrexham
Part of Young Foundations and based in the beautiful rural countryside of North Wales, Oaklea Grange is a small SEMH children’s residential school for children and young people aged 11 to 18 with a range of acute and enduring mental health issues and associated challenging and complex needs, including mental health issues and associated learning needs. Located on the same site, Oaklea Grange Residential Home can accommodate a maximum of 8 young people in the home and independency coach house, and 8 young people in the school. The school itself will educate the pupils from the residential home on site only. All pupils will have additional learning needs in such at their individual needs cannot be met in a mainstream educational provision and thus need further support in providing a supporting and inclusive education.
Oaklea Grange School’s vision is to champion and embed a mentally healthy school through its ethos, culture, trauma informed teaching practice and curriculum. This is an exciting time to join and develop as part of an education team who champion the lives of our pupils and genuinely make a difference to their quality of life and future prospects.
About The Role
Reporting to the Head of Education, you will have teaching experience within several subject areas and a desire to work with children and young people in a nurturing, creative and supportive way.
You should be highly motivated and have a genuine interest in developing the education that young people with complex needs and challenging behaviours receive.
You should have experience in achieving high quality teaching, collaborative working with fellow staff and learners as to maximise achievement, secure qualifications tailored to individual needs and deliver continuous improvement within the school. It is essential that you have the ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of all our pupils.
This is an exciting opportunity for a Teacher to make this role their own and to facilitate high performance in the subject with pupils achieving a wide range of qualifications from Entry Level to Functional Skills and GCSE; whilst simultaneously embedding the Health and Wellbeing framework and four purposes (Curriculum for Wales) into your subject area to provide full support, knowledge and containment for our pupils. You will also have the opportunity to teach additional subject areas/ lead specialist areas based on your skills and expertise.
To apply for this position please apply by online application, along with a cover letter answering the following key questions:
- What is your understanding of trauma-informed education? Tell us about a time you worked with a pupil who was exposed to trauma. How did you respond to their specific needs?
- Tell us about a time when you were sensitive or compassionate to a pupil in an emotional or tense situation?
- What are the steps you will take to create a safe environment of trust and respect?
- What are your general strengths in areas such as knowledge of curriculum, lesson planning and assessment?
- In what ways have you contributed to curriculum developments from which pupils have benefited?
- How successful have you been in sustaining pupil motivation and interest?
Please also ensure in your cover letter that you refer to the specification provided and highlight how your skills are relevant for the post advertised.
If you are interested in the role or would like to discuss any other opportunities, please do not hesitate to call Natasha Moore (Head of Education) for an informal conversation on 07966 491 259 or alternatively email email@example.com
(All applicants will be subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and other vetting check such as references and enhanced DBS. Young Foundations recruits solely on the suitability of candidates to the role and does not discriminate on the basis on age, gender, sexuality, faith or race.)
Working for us
Some of the people who work for Young foundations talk about what they enjoy most about their work.