Alderman Knight Special School is an ‘Outstanding’ (2019) school catering for children between 5 and 19 who have moderate and additional complex learning needs. This includes children with 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
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
With a dynamic and varied pupil base, we are looking to add to our committed staff with an individual that can demonstrate a desire to work within SEND, and, most importantly, SEND at Alderman Knight. Although special school experience is not essential, candidates will need to persuade us why they want to work in this area. Our staff are asked to work positively and flexibly
To meet the needs of the pupils and to contribute towards delivering consistently high quality lessons, whilst becoming involved in all aspects of school life.
This is an extremely exciting opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher to join a new team working within an Outstanding Special School to help develop and deliver bespoke learning programmes based upon needs of individuals and small groups
The focus of this role is specifically to support young people aged 11 to 19 years who are having difficulty accessing education due to their extremely high anxiety related to other complex needs such as ASD. However, cognitively these young people have the ability to achieve at GCSE and above.
This post will require working within school but also other settings, including the child’s home in order to meet the needs of the young person.
Further details are available on the school website. If you wish to have an informal discussion about this post please email Liz Quinn who will arrange this discussion with the Headteacher.
If you decide to apply for the post we would like you to complete the standard E-Teach application form application form and Supporting Statement. Please follow the online instructions.
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.