Alderman Knight Special School is an ‘Outstanding’ (2014) school catering for children between 5 and 19 who have complex learning needs. Many are on the autistic spectrum with a growing number of young people with a diagnosis of aspergers, social communication and emotional needs.
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 at KS4. Students in KS5 have the opportunity to extend their learning and study additional GCSEs, and level 2 and 3 accreditations. Some students can study with their mainstream peers at Tewkesbury 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
Applications are invited from dedicated, experienced, confident and proficient candidates to join our strong teaching support team. We are looking for candidates with experience supporting the learning of young people with a range of special educational needs and with a working knowledge of the national curriculum.
The successful applicant will join the Post 16 team and work within our KS5 provision. The Post 16 Centre is now in its third year and is continuing to grow. There are 24 students across Y12, Y13 and Y14. The curriculum offer is diverse and requires a strong team of staff who have the skills to be flexible in their approach and are confident to be involved in planning, delivering and supporting a wide range of subjects. The member of staff appointed will be expected to deliver schemes of work to small groups of students with support and direction from teaching staff as well as acting as a mentor/ tutor to students as required.
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