At OFG, we work smarter so you can spend more time doing what makes you happy!

How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*?

Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s work/life balance. We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

4DWW will be rolled out within our school, when we have a full complement of staff, and within the next year – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join us #teamOFG!

Job Title:         Class Teacher

Location:         Stretton Shires School, Stretton, Rutland

Salary:             £30,000 – £38,000 per annum

Hours:             37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Contract:         Permanent, Term Time only

Start Date:     September 2024

UK applicants only.

As part of our continued growth, we now have a fantastic opportunity for a Class Teacher to join our close-knit team at Stretton Shires School. 

About the role

To provide a high quality education service for our pupils in accordance with Company policies, procedures and practices and the standards set by the Regulatory Body. To work with the Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher, leadership team and other stakeholders to secure high standards throughout the school.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • To plan, deliver and teach individual pupils or small groups, in accordance with the School’s Curriculum framework and related policies.
  • To monitor, record and report on pupil progress.
  • To contribute to and help implement developments that relate to the School Development Plan.
  • To promote, in line with Company policies, the physical, educational and moral development of the pupils.
  • To contribute to the development and implementation of an environment and programme of learning for the pupils to ensure progression at an appropriate and satisfactory rate.
  • To take responsibility for coordinating the teaching, development, assessment, recording and reporting of subjects and areas of learning across key stages as agreed with the Head Teacher.
  • To devise, implement and review individual education plans, individual behaviour plans and other relevant individual plans in conjunction with other staff.

Qualifications required

  • QTS

About us

Set in the heart of the Rutland countryside, Stretton Shires School is an independent day and residential school catering for autistic young people, and those with associated needs, offering specialist secondary education for pupils aged 11 – 18.

Established in 2005 as a residential home and school, we are currently growing our day pupil numbers, meaning we constantly need to recruit passionate and dedicated staff to support our growth aspirations.

Our aim for the young people coming to Stretton Shires is quite simple; we want every young person to progress developmentally, educationally and socially. We want them to develop an understanding of themselves and to experience what success feels like. Through these actions, we can equip every young person with the skills and knowledge they need to go on to succeed.

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.

Why join Options Autism?


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

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “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 safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy.


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