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Qualified Teacher (Art & Outdoor Learning)




Tor view School - Trelawny Road,Tavistock, West Devon PL19 0JN

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Part Time


Teachers payscale


22.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a passionate, dedicated, and inspirational Teacher to join our teaching team, with proven track records in achieving high standards of quality.

The successful candidate will preferably need to be experienced in the delivery of Art and/or Outdoor Learning to small groups of students or on a one to one basis.

As a Teacher at Tor View School your key areas of responsibility and experience will include:

  • Planning and preparation of art or outdoor programme delivery and/or classroom based training sessions
  • Delivery of activities for which you hold the appropriate qualifications, or for which you have been in-house assessed, and assisting alongside staff of a relevant level of qualification or experience
  • Promoting and enabling social development opportunities
  • Providing creative approaches to learning
  • An understanding of project-based learning
  • Experience in the use of interventions
  • An understanding or experience of working with students with a range of complex needs, including ASC or Emotional, Social and Attachment related needs.

We want to find the right person, so we can be flexible for the right candidate, building on your strengths to meet our students' needs.

As an outstanding Teacher, you will have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Excellent creative classroom practice that adapts to different learner's needs
  • A proven track record of working with children with a wide range of complex learning needs with the ability and drive to deliver outstanding outcomes for our high-quality specialist school
  • The skills to work within a strong team, who is able to motivate, lead and support teams of colleagues where necessary
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills and be able to communicate effectively with parents, carers and liaise with other professionals
  • A good sense of humour and a positive work ethic regarding 'work-life' balance
  • A strong resilient personality who can process challenging situations with dis-regulated students to ensure that there is a positive resolution
  • A professional attitude with vision, creativity and enthusiasm who will contribute to the continued development of our school
  • Aspiration for professional and career development.

If you think you are the right person and you want to make a difference to the lives of the children who attend Tor View School, then we want to hear from you.  Due to the nature of this role you will need to hold a full driving license and have access to your own vehicle.

Preferred start date September 2020.  This is a fixed term role for one year pending a review of our current provision.

Our Benefits

  • Teachers pension scheme
  • Online discounts and cash back for high street to holidays
  • Free monthly £1,000 colleague lotto
  • We pay for your DBS
  • Career Pathways – Our commitment to your career progression
  • Free parking on site.

At Priory Education we are proud of our reputation for delivering quality education and care services with positive outcomes for children and young people aged 5 to 25 who have experienced difficulties in their previous education placements.

Devon Children's Services is made up of two schools, Quay View School (Bere Alston) and Tor View School (Tavistock) and four children's homes based in Tavistock, Gunnislake and Okehampton. We specialise in the care and education of children and young people aged 7-19 with autism, learning difficulties, challenging behaviour and SEMH. The safeguarding and wellbeing of our young people who may have experienced challenges in their lives is always paramount; along with encouragement to achieve their full potential.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This vacancy is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the enhanced level from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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