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Undershaw offers a vibrant place to work where our child centric education is our primary focus. We have an inclusive culture and take pride in a friendly and open atmosphere. As individuals we all have a desire to belong to a family and the Undershaw family is a place of safety, happiness, excellence and one where everyone can be accepted and strive to achieve, staff and students alike.

Knowing that we helped him in a small way to get ready to fly, it made my heart sing..

 

Leilah Sheridan, Head of Employability and Life Skills

Details of specific roles will be posted below with deadlines for applications and other salient details. All candidates must complete an application form and covering letter of introduction, to be returned to Claire Weller, HR & Compliance Assistant claire.weller@undershaw.education.

You may also send in an application by post to the address below to arrive before the closing deadline:

Claire Weller
HR and Compliance Manager
Undershaw
Hindhead
GU26 6AQ

Undershaw is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer Recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Vacancies

Role:

Head of Numeracy & Mathematics

Closing Date:  Monday 18thOctober 2021 8.30 am
Interview Date: 20thand 21stOctober 2021
Start Date:  January 2022
Salary:  MPS/UPS plus TLR plus SEN Point

Teaching at Undershaw offers the opportunity to work in a setting where you will have the support to contribute to shaping a school around the way that you believe education really could be delivered.  Your passion for teaching and learning will be infectious, the proven quality of your ability to deliver outcomes outstanding, and your professional standards, safeguarding practice, expectations and relationships with pupils, parents, and colleagues exemplary.

We are looking for an exceptional secondary subject specialist teacher with the professional expertise and experience to fill this post. You will have sufficient proven experience in curriculum design and developing teaching practice and be able to manage with confidence the challenge of balancing academic rigour and compliance with the challenge of meeting the needs of SEND students.

We offer a different shape to the school day and week.  Monday to Thursday is comprised of three extended lessons a day to allow for deeper learning and integrated therapies.  We want every lesson to be the very best learning opportunity and experience which is truly tailored to the development and progress journey of each individual. Every Friday is a ‘Discovery Day’ where the students engage in a range of enrichment activities led by staff, which focus on developing personal, independent and employability skills.

Collaboration is essential, and we seek a flexible and proactive practitioner who will share their expertise.  You will work with the SEND, Pastoral and Therapy teams to assimilate therapeutic support, a proactive approach to health and wellbeing, social skills, PSHE and protective behaviours into the curriculum and across school life.  All teachers are Form Tutors, and we have regular multi-disciplinary meetings around students with specialist input, training and support from the Therapy team (Emotional Therapies, SaLT, OT and Physiotherapy). We invest significantly in staff professional development through a weekly extended CPD session delivered by a range of internal and external colleagues to share and develop pedagogy, SEND expertise and therapeutic strategies.

Above all, we are seeking an exceptional and innovative professional who is an inspirational and dedicated teacher, passionate about their subject and who wants to use their talents and vocation to genuinely make a difference to ensure the delivery of the best possible educational and life outcomes for each of our wonderful and talented students, championing diversity and promoting an aspirational vision for SEND education.

We welcome applications from those with existing experience gained in  independent or maintained mainstream secondary schools, or in a SEND setting, and from those at different stages of their careers who are able to meet the skills and experience requirements as set out in the role profile.

Please read the job description attached carefully.  Faculty leadership opportunities may also be available and all qualified teachers receive a SEN allowance.  We offer the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, additional benefits and parking is available on or close to the school sites. 

We are a non-maintained independent specialist school with places funded by our Local Authorities.  Our school offers provision for children with mild to moderate learning difficulties and ASD (high functioning).  We provide an education for those who might not thrive in a mainstream setting but who equally would not be suited to attending a specialist SEN school – we offeran alternative which sits in the niche just between the two. 

Our school has up to 95 students in small classes of about 8 students, and is based at Undershaw, the former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Our aim is to ‘eliminate the impossible’ for each and every child and to become a Centre of Excellence and Influence for SEND education. 

 

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All applicants must complete a school application form to be considered for this post.  Completed application forms should be sent to Claire Weller, HR & Compliance Manager claire.weller@undershaw.education 

Any questions should be sent to the PA to the Headteacher karen.marshall@undershaw.education  

Undershaw is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer Recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks, including overseas checks, will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Role:

Pastoral Support Assistants

At Undershaw we uphold the pastoral wellbeing of everyone within our school community as the central pillar of the education we provide.  The wellbeing of our students, staff, and families is paramount to the success of our school.  For our students, friendly, helpful and personal pastoral support is vital to developing their feelings of happiness, safety and familiarity in the classrooms they are settled and ready to learn.  Whilst always focussing on wellbeing throughout the school, we have recently refreshed our classroom roles to place an overt emphasis on wellbeing.  Our team of Pastoral Support Assistants is vital to our school and the character of our family at Undershaw.

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Role:

Occupational Therapist

Closing Date: 18th October 2021
NHS Salary band 6

Undershaw is a small specialist setting offering a broad and dynamic education for the children in our care.  Our integrated therapy, innovative curriculum, and bespoke qualification pathways unite to create Undershaw’s place at the centre of SEND education.  Therapy threads itself throughout school life and our team of leading therapists is a vibrant aspect of our staff team.  Undershaw therapists work across all the staff specialisms, have input into bespoke student transition plans and are consulted constantly for their unique perspective on many aspects of student life.  

At Undershaw we pride ourselves on our friendly culture and our child-centric structure.  The school is somewhere we all feel we can make a genuine difference to the life of every student. We believe that education must be delivered in a style that harbours a zest for learning and a thirst for life beyond the classroom.  Our central purpose is that students can leave Undershaw at the end of their tenure with happiness, self-confidence, tenacity, genuine friendships and can go on to fulfil their potential as young adults equipped for their full and independent lives beyond the school gates.

Term time, full time (part time considered) some ‘work from home’ considered for the right candidate.

To apply please complete and return application form

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Parent Testimonials

I absolutely have my trust in the leadership team, the wonderful staff and the vision for the school going forward.

Current parent

The emotional support and advice has been wonderful

Year 4 parent

I’m thrilled both my children get to reap the benefits of such a high quality education

Year 4 parent

She’s made friends and really looks forward to coming to school.

Post 16 parent

Our daughter commented to me after her first day that the difference in atmosphere was enormous.

Post 16 parent

Whilst supporting the students with such a fantastic provision, we have certainly felt encouraged as parents too

Year 4 parent

J has felt able to put her trust in the school from her very first day.

Post 16 parent

At all times our family felt supported.

Post 16 parent

E has many years ahead of him at Undershaw and I am excited about the opportunities he is going to get.

Year 4 parent

Eliminating the impossible