ASHLEY COLLEGE - Medical Needs Pupil Referral Unit
Building confidence for the future
Ashley College provides support for Brent children and young people who are unable to attend mainstream schooling due to health needs. We have 35 pupils at any one time - 20 KS3-KS4 pupils at the centre and 15 KS1-KS4 pupils receiving home tuition. Many of the pupils may also have other learning needs (SEND, ASD, OCD, etc). We provide effective education and support enabling pupils to reintegrate back into mainstream or transition to other educational institutes and go onto achieving their potential.
The successful candidate will be mainly teaching secondary Art and Food Technology at the centre. The school has a warm, welcoming atmosphere in an attractive location. We have a small team of dedicated and committed staff who teach a broad, personalised and enriched curriculum catering for the needs of individual pupils in a nurturing environment. Our teachers provide a wide range of support and qualifications to our students, as such our staff manage their subject areas and may also teach or support in other subjects. Our centre based group sizes are small, no more than 8 in a class, our home tuition service involves teaching 1:1
In the schools latest Ofsted report in November 2012, the school received an overall 'good’ grade and provides a good education for its pupils.
- To teach Art & Design in accordance with appropriate syllabus and the National Curriculum Programme of study and in the context of the aims of Ashley College and the needs of students.
- To teach a second subject area - Food Technology (Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills and online hygiene in food preparation certificate.) Food Tech is offered to develop life skills as well as engage and encourage them to attend through enjoyment of cooking.
- To enable the Ashley College team to fulfil statutory and regulatory roles in line with national and local policies, regulations and guidance.
- To demonstrate a commitment to continuously improve the delivery and quality of service to students, parents/carers, partner agencies, colleagues and managers
- To work in partnership with families and colleagues in schools to provide excellent education whilst students are out of mainstream school and reintegration support.
- To work as part of the Ashley College team providing high quality teaching to individuals and groups of students in at least one curriculum area.
- To contribute to the provision of the highest quality pastoral support to meet the holistic needs of all students and their families and to act as tutor to an identified cohort of students.
- To carry out all the duties and responsibilities outlined in the latest Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document and to uphold and strive to fully meet the Teachers’ Standards.
- To be flexible and adaptable, willing to train and be prepared to deliver on a range of responsibilities as the needs of Ashley College evolve, commensurate to their role and job description.
- Will have QTS – Qualified Teacher Status
- Experience of teaching students with Health Needs or Special Educational Needs is desirable
- Have a passion for teaching children and young people with health needs
- Be an innovative and strategic thinker with vision and ideas
- Be an excellent practitioner
- Lead by example and act as a strong role model to students
- Have a positive, can do attitude with staff and students
- Have a proven track record of achieving outstanding student attainment through own practice
- Be an effective team player and value every aspect of the life of the school
- Have effective interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire students and staff
- Be an active learner, who constantly strives to improve, with the desire to progress
Important Information about this role - Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check:
Successful applicants will be required to obtain an Enhanced DBS check considered satisfactory by the Council. The London Borough of Brent is an Equal Opportunities employer and having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences. We will not unfairly discriminate against you on the basis of conviction or other details revealed.
However, we are also fully committed to protecting our vulnerable clients and will fully comply with the DBS code of practice. For a copy of the code, please visit http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/dbs or request a copy from Human Resources.
Failure to disclose information or providing deliberate false information in order to gain employment may lead to your dismissal or a withdrawal of an offer of employment.
Rehabilitation of offenders Act
This post is exempt from section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974, as the duties give you access to persons who are under the age of 18. Applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions, which would be regarded as spent for other purposes.
How to apply
Please see the job description/person specification and download an application form. You may do this through our website: www.ashleycollege.brent.sch.uk
For your information, please note the following when completing your application:
- Read the job description and person specification carefully
- Complete a supporting statement as part of the application form, making sure you address each of the criteria indicated in the person specification
Applicants may only be shortlisted if they indicate in their application that they meet the shortlisting criteria on the Person Specification.
To apply for the position please email your completed application form and supporting statement to Christine Cahillane, School Business Manager at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are welcome to visit the College on Thursday 12th October. Please phone the office on 020 8937 3330 to arrange an appointment.
Closing Date: Friday 13th October 2017 (23.59)
Interview Date: Wednesday 18th October 2017