Alderman Knight is a maintained special school for children and young people with a range of needs, aged 7 to 19. During the last 10 years the school has undergone a complete new build for all phases. The final phase of our school building will be opened in June 2021 ready for September 2021. The school will have approximately 220 Pupils & Students and just over 100 staff by next year.
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 generally working within the higher P levels and KS1 age related expectations. However, across the secondary phase attainment can reach KS3 age related expectations and at KS4 pupils achieve a wide range of accreditations including Entry Levels, Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications and GCSEs. Some of our pupils will move into our Post 16, if it is appropriate for them.
To support the continuing growth of the school, the Governors are looking to appoint a dedicated, experienced, confident Teaching Assistants to join our supportive staff team. Applications from staff currently working in mainstream schools are very welcome.
At this time, we are looking to recruit several Teaching Assistants, and have a number of vacancies in each Key Stage. In addition, we would like to appoint several Teaching Assistants with specific purpose contracts to work predominantly with pupils requiring 1:1 support.
Therefore, we are looking for candidates with experience supporting the learning of children with a range of special educational needs and with a working knowledge of the national curriculum. This may be whole class or 1:1 support. The successful candidates will also have a good understanding of the factors influencing how children learn.
We require all of our teaching support staff to be competent to work across the age range and be confident to provide either whole class, small group or individual pupil support across a range of subjects.
In carrying out their duties and responsibilities effectively, teaching support staff will provide high quality support for pupils, teachers, the curriculum and the school.
In September 2021 the we are expecting to have five KS2 classes, ten KS3, six KS4 and two KS5.
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.