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KS 4 Class Teacher
Part time (3days)

Birch Wood School has a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic person to join our expanding team 3 days per week from September 2020.

We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and inspirational class teacher who has a passion for teaching children with special educational needs.


The successful candidate will teach students with MLD, PMLD and SLD in Key Stage 4 and work alongside a team of highly motivated support staff. This is a permanent, full time post.

Applications are welcome from MPS or UPS depending on qualifications. Application will be considered from primary and secondary trained teachers.

The successful Candidate will:

•Be dedicated to getting the best from young people, who at times may present as challenging and complex.

•have high expectations and enjoy the challenges associated with working in this environment to inspire rapid and accelerated progress in order to reach their full potential

•Be committed to the belief that all pupils can achieve and learn, whatever their disabilities

•Have experience and/or knowledge of working with children who have Special Educational Needs

•Have a flexible approach to working with others whilst forming relationships with young people

MPS/UPS depending on qualifications and experience and SEN1 or SEN2 depending on experience


We warmly welcome an informal visit or a conversation prior to application

Please send your completed application form and covering letter addressed to the Headteacher Rosalind Hopkins to:

Renee Downing. Birch Wood School, Grange Drive Melton Mowbray Leics LE13 1HA
Or email:

CVs alone are not accepted

Closing Date for applications: 9.00 Monday 22nd June 2020

Interview date: w/c 29th June 2020 TBC

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.

Birch Wood Vacancy

Part Time Premises Officer


Grade 6 Paypoints 9-10 Starting rate £10.13 per hour, minimum 25 hours per week term time and school holidays with statutory holiday entitlement. 7.30-12.45 daily during term time with flexibility during non-term time and to swap shifts when required.


Birch Wood School is looking for an enthusiastic motivated hard working individual to join our expanding team as a part time premises officer.

The Premises Officer will be required to work under the direction of the Site Manager and Business Manager from 7.30-12.45 daily with flexibility to swap shifts (12.45pm – 6pm) when required. The role is to carrying out and assist in daily site maintenance and repairs, conduct site safety checks, porterage, school vehicle checks. To undertake cleaning and gardening duties and marshalling of carpark at busy times. The position holder will be key holder and responsible for locking up and site security.

Previous experience 

Clean driving licence with D1 category, at least 2 years driving experience and MIDAS trained 
First Aid trained 
Understanding of pupils with special needs 

The successful candidate will be given all training as necessary. The job will be formally offered on completion of the necessary safeguarding checks. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who is looking for a part time position as part of a phased retirement plan or interested in reducing their working hours. 


Application form are available from the school office, school website at  and eteach at


Completed applications and covering letter should be returned to Renee Downing

Closing date: 9.00am Friday 12 th June 2020
Interview Date: TBC


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Daytime Cleaner


Birch Wood Area Special School have a vacancy for an enthusiastic individual to join our current hygiene team as a daytime cleaner.


*To carry out cleaning duties as required to ensure that a high level of cleanliness is maintained throughout the school on a daily basis.
*To be aware of their responsibilities for the Health & Safety of themselves and others.
*To use electrical and mechanical equipment, floor polishers, etc. when necessary and be to be responsible for the care of all cleaning equipment and materials assigned to them.
*Reporting to the Premise Officer and Site Manager


Starting at £9.18 per hour  20 hours per week 10.00-2.00 term time only 

This is a temporary contract until 9th July 2021, with a possibility of an extension or becoming a permanent position.

The successful candidate would be required to start as soon as possible.

Application closing date 5th June 2020 at 9.00
Interview date to be confirmed,

For an application pack please call in to the office to collect:

Birch Wood Area Special School
Grange Drive
Melton Mowbray
LE13 1HA
Email :