Teacher - Unqualified

  • Pack Ln, Basingstoke, UK
  • Full-time
  • Service type: MAT School
  • Pay scale: MAT Teacher
  • Department: The Coppice Spring Academy
  • Pay zone: Unqualified Teacher Pay Range (UQR)
  • Contractual type: Full time - permanent

Company Description

The Catch22 Multi Academies Trust is the vehicle for our sponsorship of an expanding number of academies focusing on learners who can benefit from small, supportive alternative education provision.

The Coppice Spring Academy is a social, emotional and mental health school which offers full time education and therapeutic support to 70 children aged 11 to 16 years old. Pupils will be referred to the school by the local authority as part of their duties to arrange SEN provision. 

Job Description

We are looking for an Instructor (Unqualified Teacher) to work in our provision teaching students who have emotional and behavioural difficulties, in small groups. The work is intensive requiring flexibility, sensitivity, patience and resilience. An ability to work with and engage all students with creativity and passion towards the subject is essential.

The role will be mainly delivering Outdoor Education so experience leading outdoor activities is essential.

You will be part of a small but effective team where communication and professionalism is paramount. The work, whilst challenging, is extremely rewarding. Primarily you will be required to teach, produce schemes of work and lesson plans. Building rapport with students/families/carers is key to this role and you will need to liaise with a variety of agencies to problem-solve student issues and barriers to learning.

Pre-visits are encouraged.

Please see the full job description here.



You will be passionate for the outdoors and be able to pass that passion onto children.


  • Degree Level Qualification (or working towards) - Desirable but not essential for this particular role


  • Experience of working with our cohort of young people including those with complex behaviour and additional learning needs.
  • Experience leading Outdoor activities/bushcraft
  • Extensive behaviour management experience with students who have complex needs and challenging behaviour.
  • Relevant classroom teaching experience (desirable).


  • A clear understanding of the National Curriculum and its application (desirable).
  • A robust knowledge of behavioural techniques and theories and their application.
  • Knowledge of the statutory requirements of equal opportunities, discrimination, health and safety, safeguarding and child protection.
  • A sound knowledge of planning and assessment techniques.
  • A secure knowledge and understanding of subject(s)/curriculum area(s) and related pedagogy.
  • An extensive knowledge and understanding of how to use and adapt a range of teaching, learning and behaviour management strategies, including how to personalise learning to provide opportunities for all learners to achieve their potential.


  • Ability to work effectively with students with complex needs
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in verbal and written form.
  • Ability to effectively use a variety of teaching and organisational styles and resources, including ICT to deliver outstanding teaching and learning
  • Ability to work as part of a team to deliver a holistic educational package.
  • Ability to cope with emotionally demanding situations.
  • Ability to manage your time effectively.
  • Flexible creative and adaptable approach.
  • Ability to build positive and professional relationships with students, colleagues, parents/carers and other stakeholders as appropriate.


  • A commitment to Catch22 MAT's vision and values
  • A passion for achieving positive outcomes for young people and life long learning.
  • A willingness to be involved in the wider life of the school.
  • A personal commitment to professional development.
  • Able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the school including some evening and weekend work.

Additional Information

Salary: UQR 1 - UQR 11 (£18,167 - £28,732 per annum) + SEN1 (£2,268 per annum)

Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Contract start date: Easter 2021 subject to clearances, or as soon as possible

Catch22 Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

As part of the pre-employment checks that are undertaken for this role, you will be asked to complete a Pre-Employment Medical Questionnaire. The questionnaire is confidential, and is screened by our Occupational Health Department, who will ensure that you are medically fit for this role before being formally offered the position.

Working Conditions include: 

  • Working with children 11 – 16 years old
  • Children with special needs and/or who demonstrate challenging behaviours
  • Verbal abuse and/or aggression
  • Physical Behaviour Management Techniques
  • Lone Working
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