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CLASSROOM TEACHER REQUIRED

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 or as soon as possible and is a permanent post, 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 15th November 2018 at 12.00 hours.

Interviews will be held 23rd November 2018.

SENIOR TEACHING ASSISTANT

Senior Teaching Assistant

 

required at this Area Special School

for pupils with Learning Difficulties aged 3-19 years

 

To start as soon as possible

 

Salary: Grade 7

 

37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

 

This is an ideal position for someone wishing to work in a school to gain additional experience before following a career in teaching, educational psychology or speech and language therapy.

 

What we need from you:

  • Ability to plan and lead learning including assessing pupil progress

  • Skills to support in leading a team

  • Resourcefulness

  • Creativity

  • Flexibility

  • Positivity

  • Organisational skills

 

The successful applicant must be committed to educating children and young people with a wide range of learning needs including those with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties, Moderate Difficulties and those with Autism (who may be functioning at high levels academically). High expectations of what all our pupils can achieve are essential.

 

At our school, individual differences are recognised and respected but are never seen as a barrier to achievement. By adapting the curriculum and teaching methods we ensure that our pupils have every opportunity to succeed both academically and socially. We also work with young people who have significant challenging behaviour and with those who have severe medical needs, and so candidates need to be prepared to adopt a problem-solving approach to the challenges that those young people bring. As a generic Area Special School we must be able to meet the range of needs within our local area, and to this end, we must be prepared to constantly examine and adapt our practice.

 

We have a great deal of specialist expertise and experience at our school. Therefore, we are able to offer induction, support and training to newly-appointed staff. What is important to us is commitment to our overall ethos and approach.

 

We work in multi-skilled teams, so good teamwork is essential. We operate currently across five sites, and all staff are appointed to the school as a whole.

 

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.

 

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 Equalities Act 2010 to accommodate a suitable disabled candidate.

 

Dorothy Goodman School shares a commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.  Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture that embraces the ethos of safeguarding amongst our workforce.



 

For an Application Pack or further information please contact:-

 

Anne Hare on 01455 634582 or

anne.hare@dorothygoodman.leics.sch.uk

 

Closing Date: Wednesday 7th November 2018 at 12.00pm

Interviews: Wednesday 14th November 2018 (Full day)

 

Please note that if you haven’t heard by 15th November

please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful



 

CLEANER REQUIRED

 

Cleaner

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:  

office@dorothygoodman.leics.sch.uk

or alternatively phone Anne Hare on 01455 634582

Closing date: 5th November 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.