Alderman Knight Special School is an ‘Outstanding’ (2014) 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 significant 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.
Unlike the majority of special schools, we can offer a mainstream model in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 with state-of-the-art specialist classrooms. Our Post-16 provision is a recent addition to the school, starting in September 2016.
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
Applications are invited from dedicated, experienced, confident and proficient candidates to join AKS within a strong team of Teaching Assistants. 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. The successful candidate will also have a good understanding of the factors influencing how children learn.
The post will form part of a team of Teaching Assistants assigned predominantly within the Primary phase or within SLD. In carrying out their duties and responsibilities effectively the teaching assistants will provide focused support for pupils, teachers, the curriculum and the school.
If you decide to apply for the post we would like you to complete the standard TES 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. For further details please see school website www.aldermanknight.gloucs.sch.uk and/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org