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,
• 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 dedicated, experienced, confident and effective School Office Manager to join the committed and supportive staff team at this successful special school. Applications from staff currently working in mainstream and special schools are very welcome.
We can offer a strong and focused leadership team, with a supportive Governing Body, who maintain high standards in all that they do. This is a very exciting time to be joining our school as we come to the end of our expansion projects. Our ideal candidate will be someone who welcomes the challenge of assisting the Business & Operations Manager implement change.
The right candidate will be required to have a thorough working knowledge of the administrative procedures within a school office whilst also having strong IT and administration skills. With proven experience in school finance and human resources gained in a school setting, you should be able to demonstrate your ability to prioritise a diverse workload whilst working under pressure.
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.