Hamilton School

Primary Transition Teacher

  • 1.0FTE
  • MPR/UPR or Lead Practitioner + SEN

We are looking to recruit resilient Primary Transition Teacher who wants to be part of our improvement journey.

This is an opportunity for an experienced Primary teacher looking to move into an optimistic and motivating environment, supported by effective leadership at all levels.  As a Primary teacher, you will ensure high standards of teaching and learning are delivered to our students in Key Stage 3 offering a nurturing and topic-based curriculum to ensure that they are able to access learning.

Do you want to help us develop the provision for SEMH and ASD across Maiden Erlegh Trust?

We can offer you:

  • A rewarding but challenging working environment
  • An optimistic and motivating leadership team with a track record of improving schools.
  • A commitment to professional development, and a belief in driving improvement through our trauma informed practice.
  • The opportunity to work with a wider professional team at Cranbury College

Successful applicants will be qualified teachers with demonstrable experience of raising expectations and attainment in the classroom. You will hold a deep passion for transforming the lives of young people and understand inclusive practices to support learning of pupils experiencing Emotional, Behavioural and Social Difficulties.

Hamilton School is an SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health) Special School in Reading educating up to 64 students with Education, Health Care Plans (EHCP). Our mission is to recognise each and every one of our students as individuals, and to nurture their potential, developing the whole child through a therapeutic approach. This means that you would have to be a resilient character who is able to remain positive when dealing with challenging behaviour.   The school is proud to have recently opened its doors to a state-of-the-art building with wonderful new facilities for both pupils and staff.

In January 2020 Hamilton School joined the Maiden Erlegh Trust family of schools, whose motto is “schools for the community, schools as a community”. The aim for every school in the Trust, whilst espousing their values and ethos, and having a core of common policies and procedures, will serve its own community’s needs in a bespoke way and also create a feeling of community within its own school. In that way all the potential and talents of every child and every member of staff will be nurtured.

Being part of the Maiden Erlegh Trust also offers a range of career opportunities across our schools. For our teaching team we offer a flexible CPD programme which staff can tailor to their own needs which includes coaching and training for new entrants to the profession and to support career returners.

We have a proven track record of supporting ambitious staff in to middle and senior leadership posts and can offer opportunities to broaden your impact on the sector through the work of the Maiden Erlegh Institute. We are very happy to discuss flexible working arrangements, including part-time working and job-sharing.

If you would like to have an informal chat with the hiring manager or visit the school, please email our recruitment team on recruitment@maidenerleghtrust.org who can help organise this. 

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.