Recruitment

Quest is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check which must be maintained throughout the period of employment.

Vacancies

  • ABA Tutor

    We are currently looking to recruit a highly motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic full time Tutor.

    You will be working with children with autism on a 1:1 basis, implementing learning and behaviour programs set by our qualified teachers and behaviour specialist using techniques based on the principles of ABA.

    You will work in small teams, ensuring the daily needs of our pupils are met in a professional, competent, safe and fun school environment.

    You will need to be creative, energetic and committed to engaging a pupil whilst monitoring their progress.

    The ideal candidate will be passionate about making a difference to children’s lives by enabling them to learn, thrive and achieve.

    Ideally you will have experience of working with children and have good communication skills both written and verbal.

    Full training will be provided and there are opportunities for career progression. Enthusiasm, reliability, being a team player and a self starter are key skills required for the role.

    The position is full time, term time only, 9-5 Monday to Thursday and 9-4.15 Friday, 39 weeks per year.

    Salary is £16,150pa (actual salary).

    Quest is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

    All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check which must be maintained throughout the period of employment.

    We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, employment status, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, nationality, pregnancy and maternity, religious belief or non-belief, responsibility for dependants, sexual orientation, social background, trade union or political activity or any other reasons which cannot be shown or justified.

  • Lead Teacher

    This is an exciting opportunity to join our thriving and very successful independent specialist school for children with autism. Our two previous Ofsted inspections (most recently in May 2018) have rated us ‘Outstanding’ across all areas.

    You will be joining a highly motivated and multi-disciplinary, collaborative teaching team.

    The school has high staff/pupil ratios, and very small size teaching groups (typically fewer than 5 pupils per class; most pupils with 1:1 support, some with 2:1). This enables pupils to make excellent progress, and teaching staff to enjoy a real sense of job satisfaction and an appropriate work-life balance.

    Surveys of our school staff consistently show high levels of job satisfaction and that people are extremely proud to be members of the Quest staff team. The co-founding parents of the School, founded in 2003, remain involved and the school is very well supported by a committed team of independent trustees

    In the role of Lead Teacher, you will report directly to the Head Teacher and liaise closely with our existing team of Teachers, working alongside them in the planning, implementation and assessment of a full range of high-quality lessons across all subject areas.

    You will also support our team of 1:1 Tutors by providing guidance and training to them in their work with pupils to enhance overall expertise in delivery of the National Curriculum and teaching.

    In addition to your teaching duties, you will take on the responsibility for being the Lead Teacher, line managing the teachers and representing them with regards to whole school issues such as pupil admissions, curriculum assessment and external accreditation.

    You will lead with advice on pupils’ group teaching, lesson planning and pupil differentiation as well as planning group lessons, curriculum access and identifying any external accreditation that is suitable to our cohort of pupils. You will work together with the Lead ABA Supervisor on the collation and analysis of whole school pupil progress data.

    There is ample opportunity for personal professional progression. From the time of appointment, you will be a member of the School’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT). There will subsequently, for the right candidate, be the potential to progress to Assistant Head and to join the Board of Management.

    The School’s positive behavioural approach is foundational to every aspect of learning within the school and uses a structured teaching approach. Training in Applied Behavioural Analysis will be provided and previous experience in this field is not a pre-requisite for this role.

    Salary and school pension will be commensurate with the importance of the role and the calibre of the successful candidate.

    All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check which must be maintained throughout the period of employment.

    We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, employment status, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, nationality, pregnancy and maternity, religious belief or non-belief, responsibility for dependants, sexual orientation, social background, trade union or political activity or any other reasons which cannot be shown or justified.