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Compass School is a specialist Alternative Provision for pupils (KS1 – KS4) who require additional support because of exclusion or other reasons and who would not otherwise access education in a mainstream school. We aim to encourage and foster a motivation for learning that will stay with pupils throughout their future.

At the heart of our approach is a rooted commitment to recognising and addressing the diverse needs of our students, many of whom have faced unique challenges that have impacted their learning journey.

In acknowledging the importance of forging strong connections between students, staff, and the broader school community, we embrace a Trauma informed and relational approach. We believe that positive relationships are fundamental to effective teaching and learning. By prioritising connection and understanding, we aim to create an atmosphere where students feel safe, valued, and supported on their educational path.

At Compass School we aim to remove any barriers to learning and give all pupils a positive learning experience that equips them for a successful future.

Curriculum Leader (Teaching and Learning Responsibility 2 - TLR2) 

TLR 2 + SEN Allowance

We are looking for a teacher who has a genuine passion for transforming the lives of disengaged, at-risk, and vulnerable young people.  We deliver our curriculum through a Trauma Informed Approach and, in addition, the philosophy of Nurture is central to address the disrupted or distorted attachment apparent in many of our pupils.   

Our provision is an exciting place to work with a great level of reward.   

To support our journey of school improvement we are looking to appoint a Curriculum Leader with a brief for the quality of whole school English and Maths (KS1-KS4).  This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious professional with a drive and passion for education; to demonstrate whole school impact alongside a class teaching commitment. 

We are proud of our pupils and their achievements and we are looking for a dynamic and versatile teacher who has the following skillset:   

  • Is able to teach up to GCSE in English and/or Maths (for the right candidate, we will be willing to consider other subject specialisms)  

  • Is able to oversee and manage Maths and English, including the development of the Curriculum Intent, lesson resourcing and leading Joint Planning Time (JPT) 

  • Is able to drive up standards of teaching and learning and pupil progress and is able to support and model best practice 

  • Is able to engage staff in all phases in the creation, development and consistent implementation of Schemes of Work and the application of Curriculum Intent documents 

  • Is able to implement current teaching pedagogy and research across the school 

  • In collaboration with the Deputy Headteachers, support with Curriculum Intent Learning Walks, Book Looks, appraisals/performance management observations etc 

  • Is able to use Schools BI data platform effectively to analyse data in Maths and English at all phases/zones 

  • The successful candidate appointed will have a 27% reduction of teaching time 

 

Compass School offer a range of benefits including:   

  • Frequent Continuous Professional Learning and development   

  • Free daily breakfast   

  • Free tea/coffee and squash   

  • Free onsite parking   

  • Local gym membership   

  • Staff medical cabinet    

  • Half termly cakes and cooked breakfast 

  • Accrued inset days, taken as Twilight sessions giving staff an additional 2 days off a year  

Informal enquires should be directed to Lacey Weeks, Deputy Headteacher, via email at lacey.weeks@compass-school.net or mobile on 07983641632. 

Please download the application form at the bottom and email it to maria.hughes@compass-school.net

We reserve the right to interview candidates at a mutually convenient time as applications arrive. 

Please be aware that all applicants will be subject to an online search prior to interview. 

Closing date 15th April

 

SEN Teacher

MPS/UPS + SEN Allowance

We are proud of our pupils and their achievements and we are looking for a dynamic and versatile teacher who has the following skillset:   

  • experienced teaching up to GCSE level (English or Maths would be preferable but not essential) 

  • flexibility, creativity and is easily able to adapt to the changing needs of our busy school environment   

  • ability to plan and deliver engaging and exciting lessons to meet the diverse needs of our pupils   

  • desire to continuously develop their pedagogy and practice in line with current research to ensure the best pupil learning experience for our children   

  • excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills; and a 

  • passion for building strong relationships with staff and pupils   

  • have excellent IT skills 

  • be proactive, self-motivated and able to lead others 

This post could be of interest to both primary and secondary teachers due to the nature of our pupils. 

Compass School offer a range of benefits including:   

  • Frequent Continuous Professional Learning and development   

  • Free daily breakfast   

  • Free tea/coffee and squash   

  • Free onsite parking   

  • Local gym membership   

  • Staff medical cabinet    

  • Half termly cakes and cooked breakfast 

  • Accrued inset days, taken as Twilight sessions giving staff an additional 2 days off a year

Informal enquires should be directed to Lacey Weeks, Deputy Headteacher, via email at lacey.weeks@compass-school.net or mobile on 07983641632. 

Please download the application form at the bottom and email it to maria.hughes@compass-school.net

We reserve the right to interview candidates at a mutually convenient time as applications arrive. 

Please be aware that all applicants will be subject to an online search prior to interview. 

Closing date 7th April

Learning Mentor

To further support our pupils, we are seeking a dedicated Learning Mentor who shares our passion for transforming the lives of disengaged, at-risk, and vulnerable young people. As a Learning Mentor at Compass School, you will play a crucial role in providing individualised support, guidance, and encouragement to our pupils, helping them overcome barriers to learning and achieve their full potential. 

We are proud of the achievements of our pupils and are excited to welcome a dynamic and versatile Learning Mentor to our team. The ideal candidate will possess the following skillset: 

  • Genuine passion for working with disengaged, at-risk, and vulnerable young people. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build positive relationships with pupils, staff, and parents/carers. 

  • Empathy, patience, and resilience in supporting pupils through their educational journey. 

  • Ability to create and implement tailored support plans to meet the individual needs of pupils. 

  • Flexibility, adaptability, and a proactive approach to problem-solving. 

Compass School offer a range of benefits including:  

  • Frequent Continuous Professional Learning and development  

  • Free daily breakfast  

  • Free tea/coffee and squash  

  • Free onsite parking  

  • Local gym membership  

  • Staff medical cabinet   

  • Half termly cakes and cooked breakfast  

  • Accrued inset days, taken as Twilight sessions giving staff an additional 2 days off a year 

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young people and contribute to a supportive and rewarding work environment, Compass School may be the perfect fit for you. 

For an informal discussion please contact Sally Howells on 02380 215320 or via email on sally.howells@compass-school.net or to apply please fill in the Application form below and email to maria.hughes@compass-school.net

We look forward to hearing from you and potentially welcoming you to the Compass School community. 

Management Committee Member Representative

Management Committee Representatives

This is an incredibly exciting time to join the Compass School on its journey of development and improvement. We are a Pupil Referral Unit based in Southampton, and are relentless in the work we do with pupils who have experienced barriers to accessing their education.

We are seeking new members of the Management Committee to help us achieve the highest standards and educational opportunities possible for the children in our care.

We would be particularly interested in people who have a background in education, business, finance, Health and Safety or HR. However, we would welcome anyone with the enthusiasm and interest to effectively challenge and support our school.

Our Management Committee take an active role in making Compass School a better place for our pupils, however you do not need a detailed knowledge of how the education system works.  The range of duties are as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of the staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • No one member of the Management Committee is expected to know it all. We attract and rely upon members from a wide variety of backgrounds, share duties amongst our members, and take decisions as a group.

Expectations

At Compass School, we link the Management Committee members to specific school improvement plan objectives as well as to specific subjects.  Some members have a special responsibility, for example, Development and Training, Safeguarding or Health and Safety. We suggest that it will require about 20 hours per term, for tasks including:

  • prior reading of paperwork and the preparation of questions before meetings
  • attendance at Management Committee meetings (max 6 per term)
  • school monitoring visits
  • reviewing policies and the school’s budget
  • attendance at governor training

For an informal discussion please contact Maria Hughes on 02380 215320 or via email on maria.hughes@compass-school.net or to apply please fill in the Expression of Interest form on the website and email to maria.hughes@compass-school.net

 

Compass School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check.

Application Procedure

If you would like to have a tour of the school or find out more about the school then please contact the school directly on 02380 215320.  Alternatively please contact Maria Hughes, School Business Manager on maria.hughes@compass-school.net if you would like any further information