Alderman Knight is a maintained special school for children and young people with a range of needs, aged 7 to 19. During the last 10 years the school has undergone a complete new build for all phases. The final phase of our school building will be opened in June 2021 ready for September 2021. The school will have approximately 220 Pupils & Students and just over 100 staff by next year.
Everyone at Alderman Knight works exceptionally hard as we are all committed to ensure the provision offered gives our young people an enriched and extended curriculum, tailored to their individual needs. Each of our pupils and students are supported to achieve their learning potential as well as develop their self-esteem and confidence. The environment we have created allows them to feel safe and happy to learn, and as a result they flourish.
Alderman Knight School is a very special place to work. If you feel you would like to be part of our team and could bring additional and different expertise as well as passion, enthusiasm and a desire to make a real difference to our community, we would welcome your application.
To support the continued growth of the school, the Governors are looking to appoint two dedicated, experienced, confident and effective Pupil Learning Mentors to work with our pastoral team at this successful special school. Applications from staff currently working in mainstream and special schools are very welcome.
These posts are hugely important and will provide day-to-day support to pupils who are finding it difficult to access their learning. This may be for a range of reasons and the reasons may well be different on different days! Therefore, the pupil learning mentors need to be flexible in their approach and be confident to work with pupils across KS2 to KS4. The role may include supporting pupils for a short time out of the classroom but equally may require some support in class. The aim is always on enabling our pupils to return and remain in the classroom where they can be fully included and will benefit from the high quality teaching across the curriculum alongside their peers.
We appreciate that we are rapidly heading towards the end of the term. However, we are extremely keen to appoint staff to start in September.
We are proposing to interview on the dates given below. Please choose to see what fits best with your plans and submit application forms by the dates given.
- Closing date Friday 16th July 12pm - Interview Wednesday 21st July
- Closing date Wednesday 28th July 12pm - Interviews on Monday 2nd August and Tuesday 3rd August
If you would be unable to attend an interview in person on any of these dates, then we will consider a Zoom interview at a mutually convenient time. 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.