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Wilds Lodge is a boarding school for boys with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.  Our OFSTED report in January 2018 said that the school was ‘Outstanding’.

Safeguarding Duties and Responsibilities:

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The following is expected of all staff:

  • to uphold the School’s policies relating to safeguarding & child protection, behaviour, Health & Safety and all other relevant policies

  • to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons for whom you are responsible, and come into contact with

  • to ensure full compliance with all statutory regulations, in particular Keeping Children Safe in Education, (July 2015/Sept 2018) communicating concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, other relevant staff of the school or local Children’s Services as appropriate.

All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory DBS check.


Class Teacher

Line manager/s:

The Principal, Head of Education, members of the senior leadership team (SLT)

Supervisory responsibility:

The post holder may be responsible for the deployment and supervision of the work of teaching assistants relevant to their responsibilities.

Safeguarding Duties and Responsibilities

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The following is expected of all staff:

  • to uphold the School’s policies relating to safeguarding & child protection, behaviour, Health & Safety and all other relevant policies

  • to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons for whom you are responsible, and come into contact with

  • to ensure full compliance with all statutory regulations, in particular Keeping Children Safe in Education, (July 2015/Sept 2018) communicating concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, other relevant staff of Wilds Lodge School or local Children’s Services as appropriate.

Main purpose of the job:

  • Be responsible for the learning and achievement of all pupils in the class/es ensuring equality of opportunity for all

  • Be responsible and accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct

  • Treat pupils with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher’s professional position

  • Work proactively and effectively in collaboration and partnership with learners, parents/carers, other staff and external agencies in the best interests of pupils

  • Act within, the statutory frameworks, which set out their professional duties and responsibilities and in line with the duties outlined in the current School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document and Teacher Standards (2012)

  • Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school

Duties and responsibilities

All teachers are required to carry out the duties of a schoolteacher as set out in the current School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document. Teachers should also have due regard to the Teacher Standards (2012). Teachers’ performance will be assessed against the teacher standards as part of the appraisal process as relevant to their role in the school.

Teaching

  • Deliver the curriculum as relevant to the age and ability group/subject/s that you teach

  • Be responsible for the preparation and development of teaching materials, teaching programmes and pastoral arrangements as appropriate

  • Be accountable for the attainment, progress and outcomes of pupils’ you teach

  • Be aware of pupils’ capabilities, their prior knowledge and plan teaching and differentiate appropriately to build on these demonstrating knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn

  • Have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs; gifted and talented; EAL; disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy including the correct use of spoken English (whatever your specialist subject)

  • If teaching early reading, demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate teaching strategies e.g. systematic synthetic phonics

  • Use an appropriate range of observation, assessment, monitoring and recording strategies as a basis for setting challenging learning objectives for pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions, monitoring learners’ progress and levels of attainment

  • Make accurate and productive use of assessment to secure pupils’ progress

  • Give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback, reflect on progress, their emerging needs and to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study

  • Use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons

  • Set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired as appropriate

  • Participate in arrangements for examinations and assessments within the remit of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document

Behaviour and Safety

  • Establish a safe, purposeful and stimulating environment for pupils, rooted in mutual respect and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly

  • Manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs in order to inspire, motivate and challenge pupils

  • Maintain good relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary

  • Be a positive role model and demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour, which are expected of pupils

  • Have high expectations of behaviour, promoting self control and independence of all learners

  • Carry out playground and other duties as directed and within the remit of the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document

  • Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school, raising any concerns following school protocol/procedures

Team working and collaboration

  • Participate in any relevant meetings/professional development opportunities at the school, which relate to the learners, curriculum or organisation of the school including pastoral arrangements and assemblies

  • Work as a team member and identify opportunities for working with colleagues and sharing the development of effective practice with them

  • Contribute to the selection and professional development of other teachers and support staff including the induction and assessment of new teachers, teachers serving induction periods and where appropriate threshold assessments

  • Ensure that colleagues working with you are appropriately involved in supporting learning and understand the roles they are expected to fulfil

  • Take part as required in the review, development and management of the activities relating to the curriculum, organisation and pastoral functions of the school

  • Cover for absent colleagues within the remit of the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document

Fulfil wider professional responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with others to develop effective professional relationships

  • Deploy support staff effectively as appropriate

  • Communicate effectively with parents/carers with regard to pupils’ achievements and well-being using school systems/processes as appropriate

  • Communicate and co-operate with relevant external bodies

  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school

Administration

  • Register the attendance of and supervise learners, before, during or after school sessions as appropriate

  • Participate in and carry out any administrative and organisational tasks within the remit of the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document

Professional development

  • Regularly review the effectiveness of your teaching and assessment procedures and its impact on pupils’ progress, attainment and well being, refining your approaches where necessary responding to advice and feedback from colleagues

  • Be responsible for improving your teaching through participating fully in training and development opportunities identified by the school or as developed as an outcome of your appraisal

  • Proactively participate with arrangements made in accordance with the Appraisal Regulations 2012

Other

  • To have professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school in which you teach, and maintain high standards in your own attendance and punctuality

  • Perform any reasonable duties as requested by the Principal/ Head of Education

Note

This job description is not your contract of employment or any part of it. It has been prepared only for the purpose of school organisation and may change either as your contract changes or as the organisation of the school is changed. Nothing will be changed without consultation.

Person Specification

  • Qualified teacher status or recognised equivalent (application form).

Experience

  • Teaching experience with the age range and/or subject(s) applying for.

Knowledge and skills - the ability to effectively:

  • Create a stimulating and safe learning environment.

  • Establish and maintain a purposeful working atmosphere.

  • Plan, prepare and deliver the curriculum as relevant to the age and ability group/subject that you teach, other relevant initiatives and the school’s own policies.

  • Assess and record the progress of pupils’ learning to inform next steps and monitor progress.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities and use a variety of strategies and practices to promote the diverse cultural and equality issues in the classroom.

  • Teach using a wide variety of strategies to maximise achievement for all children including those with special educational needs and high achievers and to meet differing learning styles.

  • Encourage children in developing self-esteem and respect for others.

  • Deploy a wide range of effective behaviour management strategies, successfully.

  • Communicate to a range of audiences (verbal, written, using ICT as appropriate).

  • Use ICT to advance pupils’ learning, and use common ICT tools for their own and pupils’ benefit.

Demonstrate a commitment to:

  • equalities

  • promoting the school’s vision and ethos

  • high quality, stimulating learning environments

  • relating positively to and showing respect for all members of the school and wider community

  • ongoing relevant professional self-development

  • safeguarding and child protection

Salary and grade:

Main pay scale range depending on experience

To apply:

  • You must complete an application form (available below)

  • Previous applicants need not apply

  • Closing date Wednesday 6th November 2019


Equine Therapist

Responsibilities and Duties

  • To see children aged 5 to 19 for one to one equine therapy sessions

  • To liaise with school staff concerned with a child or young persons’ care, education and wellbeing.

  • To liaise when required with families, outside agencies and other professionals involved with a child or young persons’ care.

  • To write reports and attend annual reviews.

  • To attend whole school training days when required.

  • To share in the creation and delivery of training that aims to disseminate therapeutic understanding and knowledge amongst the whole staff team.

  • To be on hand for crisis intervention sessions when available.

  • To attend external supervision on a weekly basis during term-time.

  • To participate in peer supervision in the therapy team and amongst the wider school team when required.

  • As Wilds Lodge essentially functions as a small therapeutic community, working here involves having a flexible and open attitude and taking part in the daily life of the school. All staff including counsellors and therapists regularly have lunch on the house-groups and join the staff team in being out and about and available to talk to the children and young people at break times.

Working Hours:

  • Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Person Specification

To be able to:

  • Manage challenging behaviour in children and young people.

  • Help young people to make meaning from their behaviours when they are in the right mindset to do so and to make effective judgements about the timing for this.

  • Form strong and effective relationships with children with social, emotional and behavioural issues.

  • Work closely and cooperatively with colleagues from a variety of professional disciplines.

  • Communicate effectively in both verbal and written form.

  • Assist in the development of professional skills of members of staff.

  • Work flexibly and to be open to change.

  • Work to agreed quality standards as expected by HMI and Ofsted.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to equality for all staff and pupils.

  • Be aware of issues around confidentiality when working with children and young people.

  • Work in a challenging environment.

  • Adhere to the ethical boundaries of their accrediting body (UKCP or BACP)

  • Work with information technology.

Essential Requirements

  • A qualification in child and adolescent psychotherapy or counselling.

  • Experience working with children with a high level of social, emotional and behavioural issues.

  • BACP or UKCP accreditation as a child and adolescent counsellor (or shortly to gain this)

Desirable

  • Experience in a residential or school setting or ideally both.

  • Experience working with families to support therapeutic work with their children.

Benefits

  • Includes 14 weeks holiday

  • Training is provided

  • Promotion and Career progression is available


Housekeeper

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual to join our housekeeping team. Wilds Lodge School is split between 3 sites, so a driving licence will be required to enable you to travel to the site in which you are required at.

  • Working days Monday to Friday

  • 8 hours per day (40 hours per week)

  • Hours negotiable. Flexible start times: Morning shift 6am onwards or lunch time shift 12pm onwards.

  • £8.21 per hour

  • 4 weeks annual leave, plus bank holidays

Your duties will include:

  • Maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of the premises to a high standard

  • Bed changes

  • Serving lunch and clearing away

  • General housekeeping duties in areas such as houses, classrooms, toilets, sports hall, theatre and workshop

Person specification:

  • Must hold a full driving licence

  • Have an understanding of housekeeping duties

  • Be adaptable

  • The ability to work both in a team and individually using their own initiative

  • Have an awareness of health and safety requirements

  • Have good communication skills

  • Experience is preferred however not essential as full training will be given

To Apply

  • You must complete an application form (available below).

Job Type: Full-time or Part-time

Salary: £8.21 /hour


Children and Young Person's Support Worker

Purpose of the post:

To be a member of the residential care team of Wilds Lodge School; working on a house group with up to 20 pupils; and having personal support worker responsibilities for up to 5 pupils; as directed by the team leader.

Children and Young Person's Support Workers are expected to make a real and positive impact to the lives of children who have a range of care needs, as well as life experiences and personalities that makes every day varied and interesting. If you have a caring nature, a natural interest in people and want to make a difference then this just might be the job for you.

 Accountable to:

  • The senior care staff and the principal.

Working hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 10:00am, returning at 3:30pm to 10:00pm

Friday 8:00am to 10:00am, returning at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday 5:30pm to 10:00pm

An occasional weekend shift on a rota basis 

Responsibilities and duties:

  • To be a member of the care team, involved in all aspects of the effective and safe running of the residential provision of the school.

  • To manage pupil behaviour effectively, under the guidance of the team leaders and in accordance with the school's policies.

  • To provide and supervise activities for pupils outside the school day.

  • To attend care meetings and other whole school staff meetings.

  • To ensure that the best practice, as described by CSCI,HMI and Ofsted, is fully implemented.

  • To attend whole-school training days (6 per year).

  • To attend and contribute to personal supervision sessions.

  • To liaise effectively with teaching, counselling and other care colleagues.

  • To meet the school's requirements for assessment, recording and reporting.

  • To have personal support worker responsibility for up to five pupils.

  • To liaise effectively and regularly with parents.

  • To attend annual reviews of the statement and social services statutory reviews for pupils, as required.

  • To liaise with agents of the pacing authorities, as required by the principal or team leader.

  • To contribute to the writing of house development plans for school budget planning.

  • To contribute induction programs for new staff, as required.

  • To contribute to school self–evaluation.

  • To work within the guidance included in the staff handbook.

  • To carry out other reasonable duties, as directed by the principal, within the level of responsibility and commensurate with the grading of the post.

Desirable experience/qualifications:

  • Previous experience of working with children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

  • GCSE/O’level or equivalent.

  • A valid driving licence is required as our school is split between two sites. 

Benefits:

  • Training is provided

  • Promotion and career progression are available

  • Starting salary is £20,000 (this includes 14 weeks paid school holidays)

  • £2,000 - £3,000 relocation package available

Person specification:

  • Effectively manage difficult and challenging behaviour in children and young people.

  • Work closely and cooperatively with colleagues from a variety of professional disciplines.

  • Communicate effectively in both verbal and written form.

  • Work flexibly and be open to change.

  • Work to agreed quality standards as expected by CSCI,HMI and Ofsted.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to equality for all staff and pupils.

  • Work with information technology.

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.

  • Work in a challenging environment.

To apply:

  • You must complete an application form (below)

  • Previous applicants need not apply

  • Please note that we cannot appoint close family members of pupils


Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist/Creative Therapist

We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring and genuine individual to join our Therapy Team. You will be responsible for a caseload of boys for one to one therapy sessions and to promote therapeutic understanding and knowledge amongst the whole staff team. Candidates will hold a BACP/UKCP registration or equivalent and will hold a minimum of 2 years experience post qualifying. Previous applicants need not apply.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • To see children aged 5 to 19 for one to one counselling / therapy sessions in the school day.

  • To liaise with school staff concerned with a child or young persons’ care, education and wellbeing.

  • To liaise when required with families, outside agencies and other professionals involved with a child or young persons’ care.

  • To write reports and attend annual reviews.

  • To attend whole school training days when required.

  • To share in the creation and delivery of training that aims to disseminate therapeutic understanding and knowledge amongst the whole staff team.

  • To be on hand for crisis intervention sessions when available.

  • To attend external supervision on a weekly basis during term-time.

  • To participate in peer supervision in the therapy team and amongst the wider school team when required.

  • As Wilds Lodge essentially functions as a small therapeutic community, working here involves having a flexible and open attitude and taking part in the daily life of the school. All staff including counsellors and therapists regularly have lunch on the house-groups and join the staff team in being out and about and available to talk to the children and young people at break times.

Person Specification

To be able to:

  • Manage challenging behaviour in children and young people.

  • Help young people to make meaning from their behaviours when they are in the right mindset to do so and to make effective judgements about the timing for this.

  • Form strong and effective relationships with children with social, emotional and behavioural issues.

  • Work closely and cooperatively with colleagues from a variety of professional disciplines.

  • Communicate effectively in both verbal and written form.

  • Assist in the development of professional skills of members of staff.

  • Work flexibly and to be open to change.

  • Work to agreed quality standards as expected by HMI and Ofsted.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to equality for all staff and pupils.

  • Be aware of the issues around confidentiality when working with children and young people.

  • Work in a challenging environment.

  • Adhere to the ethical boundaries of their accrediting body (UKCP or BACP)

  • Work with information technology.

Essential Requirements

  • A qualification in child and adolescent psychotherapy or counselling.

  • Experience working with children with a high level of social, emotional and behavioural issues.

  • BACP or UKCP accreditation as a child and adolescent counsellor (or shortly to gain this)

Desirable

  • Experience in a residential or school setting or ideally both.

  • Experience working with families to support therapeutic work with their children.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary

  • Includes 14 weeks paid holiday

  • Training is provided

To apply for this role:

  • You must complete an application form (below)

  • Please note: previous applicants need not apply.

  • Closing date - Tuesday 29th October 2019


Use the application form, and send it completed to office@wildslodgeschool.co.uk or post it to:

Wilds Lodge School, Stamford Road, Empingham, Rutland, LE15 8QQ.

Please view our document below before applying.