Vacancies at Wilds Lodge Therapeutic School

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.


There are currently vacancies available

Secondary Class Teacher

(Experience in Post-16/College would be an advantage but Primary qualifications would also be considered)

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

1. Qualified teacher status or recognised equivalent.

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

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

Required

  • Valid Driving Licence

Working Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Salary

Main pay scale range 1-6 depending on experience.

Line Managers

The Principal, Head of Education, members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

Supervisory responsibility

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

TO APPLY

  • You must complete an application form. Please use the application form at the bottom of the page.

  • Please note, previous Applicants Need Not Apply

  • For any further information regarding the post, please don't hesitate to get in touch. 

  • Closing date 23rd November.


Teacher of Drama Department

Overall purpose of the post

To be an integral part of the academic team as a teacher, delivering top quality teaching to national standards.

Summary of the role/person specification

This role is designed to contribute to the excellent academic standards of the School and to the success of the department. The post holder is required to play a full and active role in the broader School life, pastorally and artistically.

Main Duties

(this list should be seen as illustrative rather than prescriptive)

Role purpose

  • To teach Key Stage 2,3, 4 & 5 in line with the prevailing curriculum offer.

  • To contribute to the highest academic standards at Wilds Lodge School

  • Support the aims and ethos of the School.

Teaching

Teachers are encouraged to take a full and active part in the life of the School departmentally, pastorally and artistically. This would include attendance at all significant school events, functions and performances, parents meetings, Inset (up to 6 days) and so on.

The expectations below are all assumed to be in line with relevant School and departmental policies.

  • Planning & preparing lessons with due regard for the need for differentiation

  • Setting and marking work and recording marks as required

  • Promoting, monitoring and encouraging student progress

  • Maintaining good order and discipline in line with the School’s Behaviour Policy

  • Producing accurate, timely reports as required

  • Preparing students for public (external) and internal examinations

  • Attending staff, academic and progress meetings and assemblies

  • Contributing to departmental activities such as displays, trips, curriculum resources, Schemes of Work and so on

General

  • Contribute to School events

  • Undertake student supervision as needed, including on school trips

  • Provide cover as needed

  • Registering students

  • Communicating with parents as needed

Person Specification

Essential

  • English or Drama teacher, NQT’s will be considered

  • A recognised teaching qualification

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (ideally in English or Drama)

  • Strong communication skills with young people, their parents and staff

  • Capable of maintaining correct professional etiquette and courtesy with students and staff

  • The flexibility and proactivity of approach needed to contribute effectively to the running of a small school

  • Sound IT skills (and a willingness to undergo training)

  • Empathy with the aims and ethos of the School.

Desirable Criteria

  • Ability to offer extra-curricular activities

  • Own transport.

Note

This Job Description reflects the current situation. It does not preclude change or development that might be required in the future

Working Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

Salary

Main pay scale range 1-6 depending on experience.

Line Managers

The Principal, Head of Education, members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

Supervisory responsibility

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

TO APPLY

  • You must complete an application form. Please use the application form at the bottom of the page.

  • Please note, previous Applicants Need Not Apply

  • For any further information regarding the post, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

  • Closing date 23rd November.


Catering Staff

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation, cooking and baking of food including menu planning and portion control.

  • Correct and safe use of all kitchen equipment.

  • Cleaning and care of kitchen equipment.

  • Clearing and cleaning of all surfaces, including walls and cupboards.

  • Mopping up spillages.

  • Washing up of all pots and pans

  • The post-holder may be required to attend, from time to time, training courses or other meetings as required by his/her own training needs and the needs of the School.

Requirements

  • Full driving licence

  • A basic knowledge of cooking

  • Basic food hygiene skills

  • The ability to work in a team

  • Good people skills

Working Hours

  • Monday - Friday

  • 8 hours per day between the hours of 7:00am – 5:30pm (For example 7am-4pm, 9am-5pm - flexible hours)

  • 4 weeks holiday plus bank holidays (The post holder will be required to work through school holidays)

Salary

  • Hourly rate negotiable depending on experience

TO APPLY

  • You must complete an application form. Please use the application form at the bottom of the page.

  • For any further information regarding the post, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

  • Closing date - Friday 23rd November 2018


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.

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