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EYFS/ KS1/2 Class Teacher
Maternity Leave P/T or F/T potential

Birch Wood Special School has a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic person to join our expanding team.  
 

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 EYFS/Key Stage 1/2 and work alongside a team of highly motivated support staff. This is a part time maternity cover post, but there may be opportunities for a permanent or full time position later in the year.

Applications are welcome from MPS or UPS depending on qualifications and experience and SEN1 or SEN2 depending on experience. Applications will be considered from primary mainstream teachers with a keen interest in SEND.

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

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 an environment where they can inspire young people to progress and reach their full potential
  • Be committed to the belief that all pupils can achieve and learn, whatever their SEND
  • May 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

It is a very exciting time to join us at Birch Wood, a place where the best teachers can make a huge difference to the outcomes of our students.

We promise:

  • That every day you will get the opportunity to inspire young people and use your skills to give something back.
  • Our students are amazing… that is a promise!
  • You will work alongside a team of highly motivated support staff
  • To support you professionally and personally by providing excellent professional development within our supportive community where staff debate teaching and learning.
  • Working in our calm, child-centered, supportive and well-resourced environment will ensure that you thrive!

Closing Date for applications: 27th October 2021

Interview date: 29thOctober 2021

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, Birch Wood School, Grange Drive, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1HA Or email: hopkinsr@birchwoodschool.co.uk

CVs alone are not accepted

Office Manager

(Grade 9, full time, term time plus 1 week= 40 weeks a year.)

We are delighted to offer this exciting opportunity for an inspirational and highly motivated Office Manager to join our very talented team. This is a full time, permanent post.

Birch Wood is an exceptional special needs school based in the market town of Melton Mowbray.

We are looking for:

An experienced, enthusiastic, dynamic, flexible and proactive Office Manager to drive the front office to be outstanding in all areas.  The individual will have the drive and ability to lead and manage the office and provide an excellent service to staff, students and visitors. 

A proven team leader, who is resilient and confident in decision making, able to work under pressure, possess an eye for detail and be able to motivate others and be fully supported by an experienced and friendly Senior Leadership Team.

The School Office Manager is also responsible for more complex and specialist tasks such as the School Census, Single Central Record and managing the student admission process, whilst working alongside teaching colleagues.  As part of this role, you will have experience in leading HR and Administration work streams. As well as ensuring that day-to-day operations are managed efficiently, you will play a key role in supporting the Headteacher and leadership team. The safety and wellbeing of our students is paramount, so we are looking for you to promote the importance of Health, Safety and Welfare in the school. You will have line management responsibility for the administrative staff and be a key player in managing staff absence

Excellent communication skills and good interpersonal skills are crucial, as is the ability to deal with situations involving students, parents/carers and teachers using diplomacy and tact; you will need to have the proven ability to manage and motivate a team; be able to work on your own initiative and have excellent problem solving skills. You must also have exceptional ICT skills with a drive towards a fully paperless environment. You must have detailed knowledge of the data protection requirements and the need to maintain confidentiality when working in a school. Previous experience of working in a school/educational environment would be advantageous.

We promise:

  • That every day you will get the opportunity to work in an environment that inspires young people.
  • Our students are amazing… that is a promise!
  • You will work alongside a team of highly motivated staff
  • To support you professionally and personally by providing excellent professional development within our supportive community

Closing Date for applications: 9.00am Friday 22nd October 2021

Interview date: Wednesday 27th October 2021

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: Rosalind Hopkins, Birch Wood School, Grange Drive, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1HA or email hopkinsr@birchwoodschool.co.uk

Birch Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 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

Site Manager- Full Time

 

(Permanent, Full Time – 37hrs per week. 52 week contract. LCC G8 Salary £22,185-£24,495- opportunities for overtime and progression)

Hours of work on a shift pattern between the hours of 0630 – 1900.

Birch Wood Special School is keen to employ an enthusiastic and committed individual with a sound knowledge of health and safety as well as a practical approach and experience of a trade, to manage our 2 sites in relation to maintenance and development of the buildings and grounds, health and safety, security and to manage the cleaning and caretaking staff. This highly regarded and responsible role contributes toward the strategic development of the site; annual maintenance programme; Health & Safety legislation & procedures; management of teams of premises and cleaning staff; management of a significant budget and works, alongside our Bursar and Head Teacher, to deliver a successful Letting programme.

You will need to be a great team leader - resilient and able to maintain a calm approach whilst under pressure.  It is essential you are proficient in the use of IT.  You will need to have a vision for improvement and strong Health & Safety knowledge. Being a team player is essential. A commitment to whole school improvement and a willingness to embrace the school’s ENABLES values is essential.


You will fulfil this role alongside an experienced Site Manager and team.

Our successful candidate may have previous school premises management experience, although this is not essential. You will be a key player in ensuring the high standards of compliance are maintained and that facilities are safe and fit for purpose. You will ensure that the internal and external environment is conducive to the promotion of learning. You will recognise that in a special school these aspects of your work will require additional consideration in order to assist us in meeting our student’s special educational needs.

There will be opportunities for development and promotion for a successful candidate.

 

Completed applications and covering letter should be returned to Rosalind Hopkins, Headteacher, hopkinsr@birchwoodschool.co.uk. We would welcome a conversation prior to interview

Closing date: 9.00am 5th November 2021
Interview Date: 12th November 2021

SEN/ASD Learning Support Assistant (Permanent) 

Full or Part Time

Birch Wood Special School is looking for highly committed, enthusiastic and flexible individuals to join our team as SEND Learning Support Assistants.

The successful candidates may have previous experience working in a special school environment or be an aspirant SEND teacher seeking to gain experience. Experience of working with pupils with autism is an advantage, but not essential.
The post involves working alongside teachers, supporting pupils learning environment and small group support. Energy, fitness and enthusiasm are required to work with our students; in return they will give you a sense of achievement when they make progress, however small. 
Training will be given for this rewarding job which offers the chance to develop your career. 

Applicants should have:
•English/Maths GCSE grade C and above or Adult Literacy and Numeracy Level 2 or above or relevant experience 
•A desire for working with students with special needs including Autism
•Previous experience is desirable although we are more interested in the person and their ability to support our students
•Good communication skills 
•The ability to work well on your own and as part of a team 
•A positive attitude and sense of humour 
•A willingness to learn new skills 
•A willingness to undertake or support personal care of students when required.

Full time position 32.5 hours per week for 39 weeks of the year including staff training days (we will consider part time) with a salary at Leicestershire County Council Grade 5, hourly rate of £9.81. 

 All offers of employment will be subject to 2 successful references and completion of an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. 

We cannot accept CV's. All applications must be on the application form provided below and submitted to Lou Bedder, School Manager bedderl@birchwoodschool.co.uk   

You will be notified if you are shortlisted by email after the closing date, please check your Junk/Spam emails as well as Inbox.

Closing date for applications is 9am Monday 25th October 2021

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 3rd November 2021

Bank staff/Absence Cover
 SEN/ASD Learning Support Assistant  

Birch Wood Special School is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team.
This is a fabulous opportunity for someone who enjoys the benefits of flexible working to fit around their current family life whilst gaining experience towards a potentially permanent position.

Birch Wood seeks highly committed and flexible learning support assistants to work within class team/bubbles to cover absences.

Birch Wood Special School is at an exciting point in its development; we are rapidly expanding our provision across the school to meet local demand. The successful candidates may have previous experience working in a special school environment or be an aspirant SEN teacher seeking to gain experience. Experience of working with pupils with autism is an advantage, but not essential.
The post involves working alongside teachers, supporting pupils learning environment and small group support. Energy, fitness and enthusiasm are required to work with our students; in return they will give you a sense of achievement when they make progress, however small. 

Applicants should have:
•English/Maths GCSE grade C and above or Adult Literacy and Numeracy Level 2 or above or relevant experience 
•A desire for with working with students with special needs including Autism
•Previous experience is desirable although we are more interested in the person and their ability to support our students
•Good communication skills 
•The ability to work well on your own and as part of a team 
•A positive attitude and sense of humour 
•A willingness to learn new skills 
•A willingness to undertake/support personal care of students as required.

The successful candidate will be required to work on adhoc basis from half a day up to 5 days per week hours per week term time only
Salary is £9.81 per hr. Start date asap

Successful candidates will be contacted upon submission of application form. References will be sought for all applicants and an Enhanced DBS completed.

Collect an application pack from the school office and return FAO Lou Bedder or complete form below. Send to: bedderl@birchwoodschool.co.uk

quoting ref:LSASUP21

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