Alderman Knight is a Local Authority educational provision for children and young people whose needs cannot be met in mainstream settings.
The school provides these young people with an enriched and extended curriculum, tailored to individual needs and supports them to achieve their potential within a supportive environment where they feel safe and happy to learn. This will help them develop positive feelings of self-worth and confidence and will enable them to make a successful transition to adulthood and be active and responsible citizens.
In addition to providing education, the school ensures a holistic approach that will develop resilience and help address additional needs that might impact on their ability to learn. This may include complex needs including learning, communication and interaction including social, emotional and mental health needs. The school is commissioned to provide a range of support strategies and approaches as needed by individual pupils in order to help pupils start to address any issues which affect their learning.
There are currently 180 children and young people on roll.
Pupils’ have a wide attainment range. In the primary phase the majority of the pupils are working towards 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.
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 focus of this role is specifically to support young people within KS2 through to KS4, 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 may include other settings, including the child’s home in order to meet the needs of the young person.
The willingness and ability to work flexibly is fundamental to this role, as is the ability to build strong relationships with staff, parents and especially young people who are experiencing a range of barriers to their learning. You may also be required to undertake some whole class teaching across the school.
The day to day working pattern will be based entirely on the needs of the young people at that time and will be subject to change as needs change.
This would suit a hard-working individual who is passionate about providing high quality education to all young people irrespective of need. We require an excellent teacher who is meticulous about paying attention to detail and can demonstrate that they are prepared to go that extra mile to ensure pupils are listened to and that programmes of work and methodology are developed in partnership with the young person.
Further details are available on the school website. If you wish to have an informal discussion about this post please email, the address can be found on the accompanying documents.
If you decide to apply for the post, we would like you to complete the online Eteach application form. Please read the Recruitment Policy for full details.
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.