July 15, 2024
£32217 - £32217

Job Description

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Job Title: Teacher (Maternity Cover)

Location: Falkland House School Falkland

Salary: £32,217 – £48,516 per annum pro rata

Pension: With SSPA

Contract: Fixed Term contract ending July 2025

Hours: Monday to Friday, 14 – 28 hours per week

Start date August 2024. This role does not offer sponsorship.

We are seeking to employ a Teacher on a one-year fixed term contract to cover maternity leave. This Teacher will be responsible for delivering education to our secondary students.

About the School

Falkland House School is an in independent residential and day school for boys from primary to aged 18 years. Our pupils have a range of Additional Support Needs primarily Autistic Spectrum Condition. We were the first independent school in Scotland (outside of the NAS) to receive accreditation from the National Autistic Society. All of our pupils are able to access a mainstream curriculum, but not in a mainstream environment.

Options Autism is part of the Outcomes First Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to pupils, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

If you require an informal conversation about this new role, please contact Dr Jon Cluett – Head of Education on prior to application.

About the Role

We are looking for dynamic and engaging candidates with a passion for teaching and learning. We work specifically with young people who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder in a unique learning environment, which enjoys excellent resources and easy access to experiential learning opportunity beyond the classroom. You will be working within a small, supportive, education team who are committed to delivering specialised education to the highest standards. At Falkland House School, we pride ourselves on our ability to have a positive impact upon the lives of vulnerable young people through consistent approaches to education and care. We are motivated by the firm believe that our pupils can achieve their potential through high levels of support and guidance.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a candidate who can show resilience, creativity and commitment to achieving a positive destination for all of our young people. Someone who can rise to a challenge through applying their initiative and ability to utilise flexible approaches to teaching. We would particularly value applicants with a background teaching Social Subjects or CDT.

The ideal candidate will, undoubtedly acquire high levels of satisfaction through the combination of structured learning and increased opportunity for pastoral and approaches, leading to positive relationships. This invariably engenders a heightened sense of investment and achievement on behalf of our young people.

We particularly value creative and experiential approaches to Teaching and Learning and to curriculum and broader educational development. Candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to a range of experiences for the pupils beyond their core subject, through our electives programme. A strong commitment to collegiate activity is required.

Essential Criteria

  • Must have full GTCS registration.
  • Additional Support for Learning (ASL) experience would be preferable but not essential

Why join Options Autism?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Teachers Pension
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants will be subject to PVG checks through Disclosure Scotland. We expect all our employees to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.