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 208.
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.
As a result, to support this growth, the Governors are looking to appoint two teachers who will be able to teach a range of subjects to pupils in KS3. Pupils are grouped according to need as well as age so there are some mixed tutor groups. Pupils in KS3 are generally working at a level several years below their chronological peers. For the academic year 2021/ 2022 we need additional teaching expertise to teach predominantly, within KS3. Subject areas in which we require additional capacity include Science, Food Technology, DT, English, Art and PSD. The successful candidates will therefore be required to teach several subjects.
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.