Teacher of Animal Care 0.6, Walsall

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The Ladder SchoolWalsall

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: UQ1 - 6 (Negotiable for an exceptional candidate).
Contract term: Permanent

The Ladder School is looking to recruit an outstanding Teacher of Animal Care to join our team for September 2019. 


The Ladder School is an academy that is part of The Mercian Trust. The Ladder School is a Free School set up by the trust to offer effective alternative provision for the young people of Walsall.


Based on the edge of Walsall town centre there are excellent links to the local and wider community. The Ladder School will operate under a commissioning model, where local mainstream schools will identify students at risk of permanent exclusion and will move them to The Ladder School, to reform their behaviour and enable them to be successful in their future. 


Teacher of Animal Care must be willing to teach the subject up to level three. Applications from those with/without Qualified Teacher Status will be considered for the posts. 


Animal Care is currently being delivered as part of our KS4 pathways and we are introducing the course in September to our band new KS5 provision. We currently work with local organisations to give students hands on experience and we are in the process of introducing school pets to support the delivery of the course. 


We will move to a brand new bespoke building in the next two years and plans are underway to have an urban farm. The successful applicant will have oversight of this section of the project. 


CPD will be provided to ensure that the successful candidate has the skills to deliver these courses. There will be the opportunity for an exceptional candidate to gain their Qualified Teacher Status. 


GCSE English and maths at grade 4/C are the minimum requirements for this post. We would welcome applications from graduates who are considering teaching as a career. Staff with experience in a school setting are also encouraged to apply. 


Staff should have a real interested in the pastoral aspects of education and should be outstanding in managing challenging behaviours. 


The Ladder School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the ‘Safeguarding Policy’ is available to view or download by logging onto the School website: www.ladderschool.org.


This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check (formerly CRB) under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details regarding this check are available from the school or by visiting www.crb.gov.uk. 


Closing date for applications: Friday 21 June 2019 at 9am.

Interviews: Wednesday 26 June 2019.




More about The Ladder School
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Type: Alternative Provision
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: C/O The Goldmine Centre, 14a Lower Hall Lane, Walsall, WS1 1RL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 7946 305729