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Melbury College

Melbury College

A partnership that includes Melrose School, Canterbury Campus, Merton Medical Education Service (MMES), Cobham Court and the Whatley Campus.

Classroom and Home Tuition Teacher 


The post requires the teacher to plan and deliver suitable education provision, either in the classroom or in the community for vulnerable pupils who are absent from school due to a medical condition, school phobia or mental health issues.  The teacher will be responsible for delivering the education provision for the pupils, teaching a broad and balanced curriculum as well as establishing and maintaining partnerships with home schools and local services e.g. CAMHS, EWS. 

Personal attributes

The post is covered by the current Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document and the additional duties include: 

  1. Meet pupils’ entitlement for the National Curriculum by teaching across Key Stages 1-5 (in accordance to teaching specialism- EYFS, Primary, Secondary, Post-16). 
  1. Under the guidance of Management, plan and prepare appropriately differentiated programs to meet the needs and aptitudes of each pupil setting suitably challenging targets. When pupils are subject to the SEND Code of Practice, educational programs will be tailored to meet their needs as identified in their Individual Education Plans. 
  1. Liaise, on behalf of pupils, with parents and schools to ensure that the educational curriculum and medical care are continuously coordinated. 
  1. Contribute to all established record keeping systems so that pupil progress and achievement is monitored and regularly reviewed. 
  1. Contribute any specific subject expertise to the development of practice and curriculum policies. 
  1. Assist in the arrangements for the assessment of the educational functioning of individual pupils, including those with special educational needs and other written reports as required. 
  1. Contribute to multi-disciplinary meetings, case conferences, Team around the Child Meetings and other team work as required. 
  1. Be aware of and sensitive to the particular ethical boundaries pertaining to the education of children with medical needs/ mental health issues.
  • To be fully aware of and understand the duties and responsibilities arising from the Children Act 2004 and Working Together in relation to child protection and safeguarding children and young people as this applies to the worker’s role within the organisation. To also be fully aware of the principles of safeguarding as they apply to vulnerable adults in relation to the worker’s role. To ensure that the line manager is made aware and kept fully informed of any concerns which the worker may have in relation to safeguarding and/or child protection. 
  1. Help to organise and maintain the teaching rooms to ensure that the organisation and display of pupils’ work is designed to promote the learning and reflect their achievements. 
  1. Under the guidance of management, maintain and monitor records of pupil attendance and provide required information for relevant reports. 
  1. Undertake INSET to enable professional development. 
  1. Participate in the Service framework for Performance Management. 
  1. Work within an equal opportunities framework 
  1. Undertake any other duties as may be required in pursuit of statutory obligations and other reasonable duties as may be delegated by designated line manager/s. 
  • Melbury College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.                                                                                                          


Essential attributes 

  1. Possession of a recognised teaching qualification. 
  1. Evidence of effective teaching experience with pupils within a broad age and ability range within a specified subject specialism. 
  1. Evidence of effective experience of teaching vulnerable pupils, including those experiencing emotional, social and mental health difficulties and/or complex learning difficulties and disabilities. 
  1. A clear understanding of the factors at classroom level which promote pupils progress and enhance achievement. 
  1. Evidence of the ability to plan, assess and differentiate work and maintain effective record keeping systems. 
  1. Evidence of the ability to contribute to the continuous development and improvement of the educational curriculum. 
  1. Evidence of effective interpersonal and communication skills with professionals, parents and pupils. 
  1. Evidence of the ability to respond proactively to the demands of a developing provision. 
  1. Evidence of competent ICT skills including effective use of IWB. 
  1. Evidence of understanding the equal opportunities issues in relation to home education. 
  1. Evidence of understanding child protection and safeguarding issues. 
  1. Evidence of attending relevant INSET to advance professional development. 
  1. Evidence of the ability to work effectively as a member of a team. 
  1. Evidence of good organisational skills including the ability to meet deadlines. 

Desirable attributes 

  1. Experience of working in multi-disciplinary contexts. 
  1. Experience of teaching pupils suffering from medical or psychological difficulties. 
  1. Experience of contributing to the reintegration of pupils with mainstream schools and/or further education. 
  1. Experience of team approaches to the development and writing of curriculum and practice policies.

Salary & Benefits

MPS/UPS Casual or Fixed Term Contract


MMES, Worsfold House, Church Road, Mitcham, CR4 3BE

Supporting documents

Application Form

Deadline and how to apply

Completed application forms should be emailed to Trisha Creegan at tcreegan@melbury.merton.sch.uk 

Equal opportunities

Safeguarding Statement:

Melbury College is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. As such all applicants will be required to submit details of two references who will be contacted in advance of interviews for shortlisted candidates. The successful applicant will also be required to undertake enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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