Co-educator - Autism (initial 1 year contract), Dagenham

Closing date:

Jo Richardson Community SchoolDagenham

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Dependent on experience
Contract term: Temporary

Role:                  Autism Co-educator – level 2 to 4 dependent on experience

Role:                 (Initial 1 year contract)           

Hours              35 hours per week, term time only    

Salary:             Approx - Scale 3 £15,830 to £16,649 (£18,657 to £19,623 full time equivalent)

                                    Scale 4 £16,899 to £18,653 (£19,917 to £21,984 full time equivalent)

                                    Scale 5 £19,346 to £21,069  (£22,506 to £24,510 full time equivalent)

Required:       September 2018


This is a great opportunity to join a highly successful school as part of a friendly and very hard working department.  Established as a brand new school in 2002, we moved into our award-winning £30 million accommodation in 2005.  The school is located within easy reach of central London via the District Line and yet just minutes by car from the Essex countryside.

Last academic year JRCS achieved another set of outstanding outcomes at GCSE and A Level.  The school’s KS4 Progress 8 score is +0.45 which is significantly above national average.  This is a strong indication of the high quality of teaching and learning at the school.  Our Sixth Form provision is part of the Southern Consortium, working in partnership with four other local schools, to deliver a high quality Post-16 education for our students.  At KS5, the progress score was also positive with the average grade for A Levels a strong C+. 

We pride ourselves on being a truly inclusive school and this is actively underpinned by our motto ‘Success for All’.  Academic rigour runs alongside a commitment to extra-curricular activities and we offer our students a wide range of opportunities to pursue their studies both inside and outside the classroom.  Our extensive range of extra-curricular activities, together with trips to Rome, Berlin, France, Borneo, the WWI trenches in Ypres, skiing in the USA, and our highly regarded Duke of Edinburgh programme, is second to none and ensures all students get the chance to extend their academic, social and cultural experiences outside of the classroom.  New staff are encouraged to participate in trips.

The school’s most recent OFSTED report described the school as good with outstanding leadership and governance and outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural provision; this judgement was reinforced at our last Section 8 inspection in November 2017. 

The Student Development Department is at the heart of our inclusion provision at JRCS.  The department itself embodies the school’s commitment to “Success for All” through the provision of the highest quality support for some of our most vulnerable students.  The successful candidate will join a highly motivated and experienced team of teachers, co-educators and admin staff who are committed to ensuring that our students have access to the highest quality resources, teaching and support.  All prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the school and the department to enable them to gain a real understanding of the role of this unique department.

The school prides itself on providing staff with the most appropriate and effective support to ensure that their professional development needs are fully met and that there is a high level of challenge in the opportunities they are offered.  Wednesday afternoons are devoted to CPD and the school has a very strong record of developing staff; nearly half of the Heads of Department and Heads of Year joined the school as NQTs, as did one member of the Senior Leadership Team.  Please visit the “join us as a member of staff” page of our award-winning website to learn more about what makes JRCS such a special place to work.

JRCS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment The successful applicant will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 14th October 2018

Interviews: Tuesday 30th October 2018

Headteacher: Ges Smith

Patron: Rt Hon Baroness Betty Boothroyd

Castle Green, Gale St, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 4UN

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More about Jo Richardson Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Castle Green, Gale Street, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 4UN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8270 6222
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