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We are an outstanding  Area Special School looking to appoint a dynamic and resilient practitioner to the post of classroom teacher.

What we need from you:

  • Resourcefulness

  • Creativity

  • Tenacity

  • Flexibility

  • Positivity

  • Good team member and leader

Offering a broad and balanced curriculum in an all-age (3-19), broad spectrum special school, catering for pupils with a wide range of learning needs including those with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties and Autism (who may be functioning at higher levels academically), the successful applicant will have high expectations of each individual learner at Dorothy Goodman School.

MPS/UPS depending on qualifications and experience and SEN 1. We also have a good record of supporting newly qualified teachers.


The post commences on 7th January 2019 for 1 year to cover maternity leave, subject to completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.

What you can expect from us:

  • Vibrant school community with a continually evolving curriculum with support from fellow teachers and learning leaders to implement the curriculum

  • Opportunities to develop practice through leading a broad and balanced curriculum: staff working with older pupils have the opportunity to specialise in a vocational pathway

  • High quality CPD

  • Opportunities to work collaboratively with teams across the school; including specialist teams in communication, health and social and emotional support.


The school offers provision across five sites, which includes opportunities for pupils to access Dorothy Goodman classrooms at three mainstream schools. Please see the website for more information about opportunities for inclusive practice. Applications are welcome from teachers with experience across all subjects and key stages, as teachers are appointed to the school as a whole.


Please contact Anne Hare (Head’s PA) on 01455 64582 or email anne.hare@dorothygoodman.leics.sch.uk  if you would like any further information.


The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to a check being carried out at an Enhanced level by the Disclosure and Barring Service regarding any previous criminal record.


Closing date for Applications is 21st September 2018 at 12.00 hours.

Interviews will be held 4th October 2018.





Required to start as soon as possible

Administrator for Cleveland House (Autism Unit)


Start date:            Monday 22nd October 2018 (or earlier if possible)

Grade 6 Salary:        FTE £16,588 to £16,888 pro rata

Contract:            32.5 hours per week Term Time plus 5 days


Cleveland House is the new resource provision for pupils with Autism on the site of Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form. A vacancy has arisen for an enthusiastic Administrator to support the young people and staff from the base. Cleveland House will provide specialist support for students aged 11 to 19 years (Years 7 - 13) with significant, complex and high-functioning autism, but of mainstream ability, who require highly specialised and individual arrangements.


What we need from you:    

  • Excellent communication skills

  • High levels of IT competency

  • Ability to prioritise workload

  • Empathy with young people with additional needs

  • Outstanding organisation skills

  • Resilient

  • Flexible

  • Able to use initiative


The ideal candidate will need to be confident and able to communicate effectively with visitors, staff, pupils and other external agencies as required.  Experience of using SIMS is essential along with excellent IT skills.  You will need to have excellent administration skills and have the ability to work effectively without direct supervision. Applicants must be committed to outcomes that are student centred and be flexible in their approach to work.


If you require any further details regarding this role please contact Anne Hare on 01455 634582 or email anne.hare@dorothygoodman.leics.sch.uk


The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to a check being carried out at an Enhanced level by the Disclosure and Barring Service regarding any previous criminal record.


Closing date:     Monday 24th September 2018 at 10.00 am

Interviews:        Monday 1st October 2018


Please note that if you have not heard anything by 5th October please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.




Salary : £5,540 per annum


We have a vacancy for a cleaner to work at this Area Special School for pupils with Learning Difficulties (aged 4-19), working 12.5 hours per week 6:00 am - 8:30 am Monday to Friday


For an Application Pack please e-mail:  


or alternatively phone Anne Hare on 01455 634582

Closing date: 17th September 2018


Duties will include the use of electrical and mechanical equipment, floor polishers etc for which you will receive training.  Ideally, although not essential, you will have knowledge of COSHH Regulations. You will undertake Health & Safety training to ensure that you are aware of your responsibilities for the Health and Safety of others as well as yourself when carrying out your duties.


This post is eligible for a DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (ie it involves certain activities in relation to children and/or adults) and is defined as regulated activity under Part 1 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.


Dorothy Goodman School is seeking to promote the employment of disabled people and will make any adjustments considered reasonable to the above duties under the terms of the Equality Act 2010 to accommodate a suitable disabled candidate.