Alderman Knight is a maintained special school for children and young people with a range of needs, aged 7 to 19 that means they have been unable to thrive in a mainstream setting. During the last 15 years the school has undergone a complete new build for all phases and the number on roll has increased from 50 to 198.
The school is for children and young people whose primary needs have been identified as:
• Communication and Interaction, and
• Cognition and Learning
They may also have associated complex learning needs and this results in a wide attainment range. In Key Stage 2 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. From September 2021, the final phase of our school building will be complete. This will enable the school to provide an alternative provision for a further 10 pupils with more complex needs.
To support the continued growth of the school, the Governors are looking to appoint a second dynamic and inspirational Deputy Headteacher with a passion for improving outcomes for all our pupils and students.
This post will provide an excellent opportunity for an aspiring Headteacher with either mainstream or special school experience to take the next steps in their career within a motivated and supportive environment.
This is a key role and working alongside our current Deputy Headteacher, you will be responsible for the quality of education across the school and oversee all aspects relating to pupils’ academic, personal and social development. The school spans four Key Stages and has an alternative provision. In order for the school to ensure its quality of education continues to be outstanding across the wide breadth of ages and attainment, it has been decided to appoint a second Deputy so responsibility across the phases can be shared. This post will focus on provision across Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3.
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.