Primary Class Teacher, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Alderman Knight SchoolTewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR plus 1 SEN point
Contract term: Permanent

The Role 

As a Primary Teacher at Alderman Knight, you must have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the Primary National Curriculum and a real passion for teaching children with special educational needs. You will also have the ability to differentiate learning experiences to match the needs of the individual and enable all pupils to enjoy their learning and make outstanding progress. You will also be a highly motivated, energetic person with a desire to become involved in all aspects of school life.   

Our School 

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 severe 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 an 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

With a dynamic and varied pupil base, we are looking to add to our committed staff with an individual that can demonstrate a desire to work within SEND, and, most importantly, SEND at Alderman Knight. Although special school experience is not essential, candidates will need to persuade us why they want to work in this area. Our staff are asked to work positively and flexibly to meet the needs of the pupils and to contribute towards delivering consistently high quality lessons, whilst becoming involved in all aspects of school life.    

Next Steps 

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 recruitment@aldermanknight.gloucs.sch.uk



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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8JJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1684 295639