Alderman Knight is a Local Authority educational provision for some children and young people whose needs cannot be met in mainstream.
The school provides these young people with an enriched and extended curriculum, tailored to individual needs and supports them to achieve their potential within a supportive environment where they feel safe and happy to learn. This will help them develop positive feelings of self-worth and confidence and will enable them to make a successful transition to adulthood and be active and responsible citizens.
In addition to providing education, the school ensures a holistic approach that will develop resilience and help address additional needs that might impact on their ability to learn. This may include complex needs including learning, communication and interaction including social, emotional and mental health needs. The school is commissioned to provide a range of support strategies and approaches as needed by individual pupils in order to help pupils start to address any issues which affect their learning.
There are currently 173 children and young people on roll. This is to increase over the next 2 years to a maximum of 208 children.
Pupils’ have a wide attainment range. In the primary phase the majority of the pupils are working within P levels and KS 1 expectations. However, across the secondary phase attainment can reach KS3 expectations and pupils achieve a wide range of accreditations including Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications and GCSEs. Some students in KS5 have the opportunity to study Level 3 qualifications within the neighbouring secondary school.
What We Can Offer
The school is located just off Junction 9 of the M5. Both the main school building and the Post-16 Centre are new, attractive and spacious buildings being built in 2013 and 2017 respectively. The learning and working environments are second to none. In addition, the school can offer:
- Local authority pension
- Access to a small on-site gym
- Mentoring for new/existing teachers
- Extensive CPD opportunities
- Opportunities for development and progression
- A challenging but positive and enormously rewarding work place
What We Are Looking For
Applications are invited from dedicated, experienced, confident and proficient candidates to join our strong teaching support team. We are looking for candidates with experience supporting the learning of young people with a range of special educational needs and with a working knowledge of the national curriculum.
The successful applicant will join the Cover Support team and will work across our provision from primary to Post 16. We require a strong team of cover staff who have the skills to be flexible in their approach and are confident to be involved in delivering lessons and supporting a wide range of subjects. In carrying out their duties and responsibilities effectively cover staff will provide high quality support for pupils, teachers, the curriculum and the school.
If you decide to apply for the post, we would like you to complete the online Eteach application form. Our Recruitment Policy is available for you to read on Eteach and on our website.
Please note Alderman Knight is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts will be subject to a DBS check, and receipt of two references prior to interview.
Alderman Knight School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.