Alderman Knight Special School is an ‘Outstanding’ school (January 2019) catering for children between 7 and 19 who have a range of complex needs that impact on their learning. This includes Autism, social communication, emotional and speech and language needs. A small minority have more severe learning difficulties.
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 range from Y1 to KS3 expectations and pupils achieve a wide range of accreditations including Entry Level, Level 1 and 2 qualifications and GCSEs. Some students in KS5 have the opportunity to study Level 3 qualifications within the neighbouring secondary school.
Unlike the majority of special schools, we offer a mainstream model in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 with state-of-the-art specialist classrooms. Our Post-16 provision is a recent addition to the school, starting in September 2016.
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
The Governors wish to appoint a dedicated, experienced, confident and imaginative subject leader of Computing and Information Technology to join the talented, committed and supportive staff team, at this successful and continually growing special school. Teaching our pupils from KS3 through to Post 16. Applications from staff currently working in mainstream schools are very welcome.
If you have a real passion for teaching Computing and Information Technology to children with SEN and are confident and have the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to teach across the ability range (up to GCSE/Level 3/A’level) including nationally recognised accreditations. If you can consistently deliver lessons that are of the highest quality and ensure all pupils are enabled to make excellent progress and you are highly motivated, energetic and have the desire to become involved in all aspects of school life, then we would be delighted to hear from you.
Please note that if you decide to apply for this post you need to apply through Eteach and complete the application form as directed through the details provided. Please ensure your application highlights clearly your areas of strength and why you are applying for a post at our school.
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.