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 Subject Leader of Computing and Information Technology to join our supportive staff team. Applications from staff currently working in mainstream schools are very welcome.
The successful candidate will:-
- Be confident and have the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to teach across the ability range from entry level up to and including GCSE and Level 3 including nationally recognised accreditations
- Consistently deliver lessons that are of the highest quality and ensure all pupils are enabled to make excellent progress
- Have experience of teaching pupils a with a range of SEND and be passionate about helping them achieve their potential
- Be highly motivated, energetic and have the desire to become involved in all aspects of school life
- Be passionate about promoting their subject across the school and lead on whole school areas such as online safety
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.