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Vacancies at Break Through School

We are an independent alternative school that is dedicated to providing the best possible education and care for our learners. We believe that every learner has unique abilities and potential, and we are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment where they can thrive.

Our team is made up of dedicated and compassionate individuals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of our learners. We offer a variety of opportunities for career growth, and we are always looking for individuals who share our passion for helping learners reach their full potential. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career, we would love to hear from you.

Our Salary and Benefits Package

Salary & Benefits

Excellent base salary in line with TES, upper quartile salary structures, and a sector leading benefits package.

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We want to recognise and reward those members of staff who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their job.

Wellbeing Fund

Our staff can request a £100.00 contribution to learn a new skill or to support their wellbeing or personal development.

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Current Vacancies

Every member of staff plays a significant part in the learners’ ability to achieve their full potential and positive outcomes whilst at Break Through School. To do this we need to work collaboratively with multi-agencies and always as a team, which is essential to the learners’ success and achievement.

Our staff provide support for learners with their social, emotional, behavioural and mental health needs by working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Job description

We are looking for a dynamic and adaptable Higher Level Teaching Assistant for our specialised alternative setting. We encourage applicants who would work well in a challenging setting, with a restorative and flexible approach.  We have a full cohort of 45 learners, each of whom require a bespoke approach to the curriculum. Higher Level Teaching Assistants play a vital role at Break Through school, offering tutoring across the curriculum, with support in planning and delivery as well as pastoral and academic support to all learners throughout the day. We also offer a range of remunerated, additional lead roles to aid in career development.

Our paramount concern is around learner’s wellbeing, aiding them in removing barriers to their learning, working on improving self-esteem and providing life-long learning experiences.

We can offer you:

  • A great learning and working environment and welcoming and enthusiastic staff and learners who are thoroughly rewarding to work with
  • Continued CPD opportunities throughout the year
  • The opportunity to be a part of the schools continuing journey of improvement to be outstanding, working with a dedicated and hardworking staff, supportive parents and active Governance
  • Private health care package
  • Career progression opportunities within the school and the wider Melrose cohort

Visits to the school are welcomed and strongly encouraged. To arrange a visit or for more information please contact Ruth Elliott, Principal. 01322 440049

How to apply:  call the school on 01322 440049 or visit our website (Join our Team).

Melrose Education is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and accordingly, our employment policy for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion is designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, trade union membership or non-membership, political or religious beliefs or being a part-time worker.

Break Through School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant with require an enhanced DBS and DBS checks, with references being taken up before interview.

We reserve the right to interview before the end date.

Closing date: – 30th June 2024

Interviews: To be confirmed

Salary: Competitive –dependent upon experience and qualifications

Every member of staff plays a significant part in the running of our provision to ensure it runs safely. To do this, we need to appoint a cleaner who can assist us in keeping our learning environment clean and safe to optimise learning.

Job description

We are looking for a committed, reliable and flexible cleaner.

We can offer you:

  • An inviting working environment
  • Private health care package
  • Career progression opportunities within the school and the wider Melrose cohort
  • Flexible working patterns to suit your needs

Visits to the school are welcomed and strongly encouraged. To arrange a visit or for more information please contact Ruth Elliott, Principal. 01322 440049

How to apply:  call the school on 01322 440049 or visit our website (Join our Team).

Melrose Education is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and accordingly, our employment policy for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion is designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, trade union membership or non-membership, political or religious beliefs or being a part-time worker.

Break Through School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every learner and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant with require an enhanced DBS and DBS checks, with references being taken up before interview. 

Closing date: – 29th May 2024

Interviews: To be confirmed

Salary: Competitive –dependent upon experience

We are looking for a dynamic and adaptable qualified teacher for Maths within our specialised alternative setting. We encourage applicants who would work well in a challenging setting, with a restorative and flexible approach. The Maths programme will range from entry level Functional Skills to GCSE. We have a full cohort of 45 learners, each of whom require a bespoke approach and highly adaptive access to the curriculum.

Our paramount concern is around learner’s wellbeing, aiding them in removing barriers to their learning, working on improving self-esteem and providing life-long learning experiences.

We are open to hearing from newly qualified if you feel you have the necessary skills to deliver quality teaching.

We can offer you:

  • A great learning and working environment and welcoming and enthusiastic staff and learners who are thoroughly rewarding to work with
  • Continued CPD opportunities throughout the year
  • The opportunity to be a part of the schools continuing journey of improvement to be outstanding, working with a dedicated and hardworking staff, supportive parents and active Governance
  • Private health care package
  • Career progression opportunities within the school and the wider Melrose cohort

Break Through School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every learner and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant with require an enhanced DBS and DBS checks, with references being taken up before interview.

We reserve the right to interview prior to end date.

Visits to the school are welcomed and strongly encouraged. To arrange a visit or for more information please contact Ruth Elliott, Principal:  01322 440049

Closing date: – 17th May 2024

Interviews: To be confirmed

Salary: Competitive – in line with the National Pay Scales

Every member of staff plays a significant part in the learners’ ability to achieve their full potential and positive outcomes whilst at Break Through School. To do this we need to work collaboratively with multi-agencies and always as a team, which is essential to the learners’ success and achievement.

TA’s provide support for learners with their social, emotional, behavioural and mental health needs by working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Job description

We are looking for a dynamic and adaptable Teaching Assistant our specialised alternative setting. We encourage applicants who would work well in a challenging setting, with a restorative and flexible approach.  We have a full cohort of 45 learners, each of whom require a bespoke approach to the curriculum. Teaching Assistants play a vital role at Break Through school, offering pastoral and academic support throughout the day. We have a mixture of 1:1 and overall support packages, dependent on the learner’s needs. We also offer a range of renumerated, additional lead roles to aid in career development.

Our paramount concern is around learner’s wellbeing, aiding them in removing barriers to their learning, working on improving self-esteem and providing life-long learning experiences.

We can offer you:

  • A great learning and working environment and welcoming and enthusiastic staff and pupils who are thoroughly rewarding to work with
  • Continued CPD opportunities throughout the year
  • The opportunity to be a part of the schools continuing journey of improvement to be outstanding, working with a dedicated and hardworking staff, supportive parents and active Governance
  • Private health care package
  • Career progression opportunities within the school and the wider Melrose cohort

Visits to the school are welcomed and strongly encouraged. To arrange a visit or for more information please contact Ruth Elliott, Principal. 01322 440049

How to apply:  call the school on 01322 440049

Melrose Education is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and accordingly, our employment policy for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion is designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, trade union membership or non-membership, political or religious beliefs or being a part-time worker.

Break Through School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant with require an enhanced DBS and DBS checks, with references being taken up before interview.

Closing date: – 5th July

Interviews: To be confirmed

Salary: Competitive –dependent upon experience and qualifications

If you are interested in applying for one of our current vacancies, please download our application form.

Current and Future Opportunities

We are always looking for passionate Teachers, Tutors, Instructors and Learning Support professionals to join our friendly team. We offer full training packages for successful candidates, therefore, experience and/or qualifications are not essential. If you would like to register your interest for current or future opportunities, please submit your details below.

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    Staff Development Case Studies

    We are absolutely committed to supporting our staff to achieve their career progression goals and aspirations and are pleased to share some of their success stories here.

    HT

    Harj joined us last Autumn term, 2022, having dropped in as she walked by and realised we are an independent school due to our new signage. 

    Harj was looking for a new, part-time opportunity to offer literacy outreach as a consultant. Her passion for improving literacy for young people was evident in our discussions and we were aware this was an area for the school to develop. 

    Harj was initially employed to be an English teacher and settled in quickly. Her reflective and intuitive approach to teaching meant differentiation and responsive delivery were amongst her strengths.  

    It was soon evident to the Senior Leadership Team that Harj has great potential in leading on the curriculum.

    Upon discussion, she demonstrated a strong aptitude for researching programmes, schemes, comparative provisions and devised systems that would work best for our bespoke setting. 

    Through our new ownership, we were able to reform the Senior Leadership Team structure and appoint two new SLT members as Curriculum and Pastoral leads. Despite only being with us for a very short time, it was clear that Harj had a strong vision that complemented ours for the trajectory of Break Through School and needed to play a critical role in the progress of our curriculum.

    In the following Spring and Summer months, Harj has proceeded to implement and devise new and improved offers that will provide learners with the best opportunity for lifelong success, which is our purpose.  

    Harj embodies our values, modelling respect and equity to our learners and staff alike.

    She is thriving in her new role, which has been expedited by the opportunities afforded to us by us joining the Melrose Education group of schools.

    GL

    GL joined Break Through school in Sept 2021 as a Teaching Assistant. Throughout his first academic year, he was enrolled onto a Foundation Degree in Education Studies, working a 4 day week with us. He completed his studies in May 2022 and after a period of reflection, felt he wished to apply his newly found understanding of education to a developed role.

    GL spoke openly about his desire to move out of his partner’s parents house and to do so would need an increase in wages. He was keen to demonstrate his skill set in the hope we would acknowledge this and it would reflect in his pay. GL began working a 5 day week and has shown an intuitive understanding of our Young People’s needs, particularly where they are sensory driven. As a result, he began using pads for Young People to expend additional energy. As he sought to understand our Young People’s needs, he came to a realisation that he himself has traits in line with ADHD and has since sought for an adult diagnoses (ongoing).

    In Dec 2022, a position became viable as our Operations Manager handed in his notice. We took this opportunity to restructure staffing and GL was offered the opportunity to lead on Outreach and H&S (prior to a Health & Safety champion role being established).

    GL has embraced the role, developing relations with parents/carers of our persistent and significant absentees; liaising with authorities, teachers and staff to meet the needs of our remote learners and attempting to re-engage them with education.

    GL now works directly under the Assitant Principal: Pastoral & Behaviour role. He has exemplified his keenness to succeed and achieve his objectives. His line manager expresses his enthusiasm and he has been vocal in hoping to increase his status and role in the near future.