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Our Ethos

 

At the heart of Cavendish Education is a commitment to enabling all our students to thrive – when they are with us and after they leave us.

All the activities on our curriculum aim to instil four core attributes; Confidence, Competence, Creativity and Character. We believe these are key contributors to student wellbeing and success.

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Our logo is a flower that represents the blossoming of life and learning. Each petal takes the form of the letter C and represents one of the core qualities that we aim to instil in every student. These attributes provide a foundation for our curriculum.

  • Character
    In addition to supporting students to thrive academically, we enable our students to flourish on a personal level. Understanding values such as morality, respect, leadership, perseverance, and empathy will help them succeed in the adult world. Other important life skills we embed include the ability to make informed decisions, teamworking and knowing the difference between right and wrong.
  • Competence
    Our activities aim to develop proficiency socially, academically and emotionally. We define competence as having the tools to master different situations and scenarios, for example managing one’s emotions, knowing a topic inside-out, or being able to communicate feelings effectively.
  • Confidence
    Empowering students with confidence in their own abilities and worth is a crucial driver of the Cavendish curriculum. Our confidence model covers four elements: communication, independence, responsibility, self-awareness.
  • Creativity
    Recognising and nurturing our students’ innate creativity is a vital part of our approach. Building creative skills feature strongly in the curriculum, for example by supporting students to broaden their thinking so they recognise more than one solution to a given challenge. Another desirable outcome is the ability to capture and break down a broad creative concept into manageable blocks to help our students realise their creative visions.
  • Learning outside the classroom
    Students who may struggle in a traditional classroom setting often thrive in an outdoor environment. Experiencing success helps them realise what they can achieve when they challenge themselves. Learning outside the classroom inspires young minds and takes many forms, for example studying academic subjects on the farm or at forest school. Our adventure and residential trips are designed to build confidence while away from home; they also encourage teamwork, resilience and problem solving. Sport and physical activity as education complements the mental health and wellbeing benefits of spending time in outdoors.
  • Therapeutic and specialist support
    Our academic, co-curricular and pastoral provision is complemented by a fully integrated programme of therapeutic and specialist support. This includes access to subject specialists, therapists, counsellors, and support workers. Our small classes guarantee high levels of personal attention from specially trained and empathetic teaching and support staff. We focus on each student’s areas of strength and interest, and tailor their learning accordingly. Sophisticated assistive technologies are available to help students achieve their best work.
  • Preparation for life
    We work closely with our students to help them understand and appreciate their unique learning profiles. This empowers each student to embrace, celebrate and value the attributes that make them unique. Through carefully crafted PSHE programmes, we bring important topics to life and call upon expert speakers to share insights. We focus on achieving independence as adults and offer students access to varied and bespoke life skills input. This might include travelling safely, handling money, cooking, personal care, and social skills. We also have opportunities for work placements that are meaningful, relevant, and sustained. ​
  • Educational outcomes and wellbeing
    Our schools and colleges offer access to a wide range of subject choices and qualification levels, carefully chosen to align with each student’s strengths. This approach allows every student to progress and achieve, regardless of their starting point with us. The transformation of our students takes place on a foundation of outstanding empathy and support, plus the rebuilding of self-confidence and the celebration of individual achievements, large and small. The focus is not solely on academic results, we want our students to prepare for life beyond our doors. For this reason, we also offer support in areas such as fitness, health, nutrition, resilience, and mental wellbeing.
  • Assistant Headteacher - for Curriculum and Progress
    Location: Quorn Hall School Working hours: 08.30 - 16.30 Contract: Full time, Permanent, Term Time only Salary: Leadership Scale, (starting salary dependant on experience) Start date: Tuesday 27th August 2024 Closing date: 4pm Tuesday 25th June 2024 Description: The Assistant Headteacher for Curriculum and Progress will take lead responsibility for managing and developing teaching and learning across the school, ensuring that our pupils receive a high-quality education designed to develop pupils to maximise their potential – academically, socially and vocationally. The Assistant Headteacher will be responsible for reviewing progress across the school, including Quality Assurance of outcome data and holding staff to account for the progress their pupils make. The role requires a highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed professional with a drive to share in the leadership and contribute to the further development of the school. It is a demanding but rewarding role that requires a compassionate and dedicated individual with a strong commitment to leadership, learning and progress. If you have a passion to further develop a creative and exciting curriculum and are passionate about supporting children and young people with SEMH and ASD to maximise their potential, then we would love to hear from you.
  • Special educational needs classroom teacher
    Location: Abingdon House School - You’ll be based in Marylebone (Senior) or South Kensington (Prep) Contract type: Full-time (term time only) ​ Description: This role would suit an enthusiastic and aspirational teacher who is either primary or secondary trained. While previous SEN experience or training is desirable, excellent teaching skills, interpersonal qualities, and a genuine desire to put the child at the centre of their learning is of equal importance. You will be responsible for the planning and delivering of lessons in a range of subjects, and supporting students’ development of academic, personal and life skills. Therapy is integrated across the curriculum, and you’ll be working as a multidisciplinary team to adapt the curriculum and classroom experience to suit students’ individual needs. Classes have around ten pupils each and include mixed ages – generally across two year groups. Students are studying the national curriculum across Key Stages 1-4, and are working towards functional skills, BTEC qualifications, and GCSEs. All teachers teach across all subject areas for the Key Stage 1-3 curriculum, with subject specialist teachers for the Key Stage 4 curriculum. There are opportunities for advancement in this role with the school's further expansion, such as taking on SENCo responsibilities or joining the middle or senior leadership teams. ​ Essential qualifications and experience ​ QTS (ECT first and second year can apply) Experience working with SEN children Passion for working with SEN students Please email hr@abingdonhouseschool.co.uk for an application pack if you'd like to apply for this role.
  • Admissions officer
    Location: Abingdon House School - South Kensington, Marylebone Hours: Full-time Salary: £35,498-£38,251 Description: We’re after someone with excellent interpersonal qualities and communication skills to be the first point of contact for the AHS admissions process. You’ll be in charge of responding to all queries promptly and effectively, and keeping enquiry records up-to-date and accurate. You’ll organise visits and tours with prospective families and other relevant individuals, and devise and roll out surveys for families engaged in the admissions process to help improve our systems. Essential qualifications and experience ​ Previous school administrator experience Admissions experience is desirable, though not essential Experience working with SEN children is desirable, though not essential Please email hr@abingdonhouseschool.co.uk for an application pack if you'd like to apply for this role.
  • Speech and Language Therapist
    Location: Chelsea Hall School Salary: £35,000-48,000 (Depending on experience) Contract type: Full-time, Permanent Start Date: August 2024 Closing date: 31 August 2024 Description: In this role, you’ll provide Speech and Language Therapy to Chelsea Hall students. You’ll deliver therapy and education programmes based on pupils’ individual needs, including the preparation, delivery, and evaluation of support programmes; and the delivery and assessment of pupil interventions in and outside of school. In collaboration with caregivers and teaching staff, you’ll provide speech and language targets for integration into the curriculum as part of each student’s IEP. You’ll also deliver regular assessments and progress reports, and participate in appraisals and clinical and management supervision as and when required. In addition to your responsibilities as a therapist, you’ll contribute to and support all aspects of school life, helping with safeguarding both on the school premises and during school outings and other activities. Essential qualifications and experience: HCPC Registered Speech and Language Therapist Experience in paediatric SaLT Demonstrated knowledge of the needs of children with SEN/SpLD, and experience in this environment and and commitment to safeguarding children Knowledge of relevant risk management, health & safety, and child protection practices To complete comprehensive assessments for each pupil on your caseload in order to determine their individual speech, language and communication needs To plan, deliver and evaluate 1:1 and group evidence based therapy programmes to develop skills in receptive/expressive spoken language, attention and listening, social communication, AAC and other areas where appropriate To manage (with support) a caseload of children with a range of speech, language and communication needs relating to ASD, global developmental delay, and other conditions. To ensure good preparation for and participation in team meetings, and all parents meeting, including curriculum evening, IEP meeting, and annual reviews of EHCP meetings To develop effective working relationships and strong communication skills with school staff in order to liaise and problem solve as well as to train staff in relevant therapeutic strategies tailored to the needs of the children.
  • Business Teacher
    Location: Burlington House School Contract type: Full Time, Permanent Closing date: 20 June 2024 Description: • To be responsible for the teaching of Business Studies for BTEC L2 & L3 Digital • To teach pupils according to their educational needs and as defined in their EHC plan and liaise with Speech and Occupational Therapists when necessary • To maintain links and create out-reach opportunities with relevant centres and organisations, including trips, visits and to support in the running of our extra-curricular activities programme • To communicate regularly with parents and diligent reporting • To contribute to the design of programmes of study and to support Head of Department in SOW planning • To ensure lesson equipment is maintained and updated • To have due regard to health and safety policies in the department, and to carry out risk assessment as and when appropriate • To take part in in-service training days • To perform normal staff duties, including those specified in the Staff Handbook; including the provision of reasonable cover for absent colleagues • To undertake designated duties in accordance with the safe running of the site • To participate in the preparing of pupils for public examinations and participate in the arrangements and supervision of such examinations
  • Occupational therapist
    Location: Abingdon House School, South Kensington, Marylebone, Purley Contract type: Full-time and part-time roles available (both for term-time only, ~37 weeks per year) Salary: Band 6/7 equivalent Description: In this role, you’ll deliver therapy and education programmes based on pupils’ individual needs at AHS. This will include preparation, delivery, and evaluation of support programmes, and delivery and assessment of pupil interventions in and outside of school. You’ll also deliver regular assessments and progress reports, and participate in appraisals and clinical and management supervision as and when required. In addition, you’ll contribute to and support all aspects of school life, helping with safeguarding both on the school premises and during school outings and other activities. Essential qualifications and experience Qualified OT HCPC registration Experience working with SEN children Please email hr@abingdonhouseschool.co.uk for an application pack if you’d like to apply for this role.
  • Admissions officer
    Location: Abingdon House School Contract type: Full-time (term time only) Salary: £35,498-£38,251 Description: We’re after someone with excellent interpersonal qualities and communication skills to be the first point of contact for the AHS admissions process. You’ll be in charge of responding to all queries promptly and effectively, and keeping enquiry records up-to-date and accurate. You’ll organise visits and tours with prospective families and other relevant individuals, and devise and roll out surveys for families engaged in the admissions process to help improve our systems. Essential qualifications and experience Previous school administrator experience Admissions experience is desirable, though not essential Experience working with SEN children is desirable, though not essential Please email hr@abingdonhouseschool.co.uk for an application pack if you’d like to apply for this role.
  • SENCo/teacher
    Location: Abingdon House School Contract type: Full-time (term time only) Description: This role would suit an enthusiastic and aspirational primary school teacher and SENCo with demonstrated knowledge of the needs of children with SEN/SpLD. We’re after someone with excellent interpersonal qualities and communication skills who is passionate about teaching SEN students. In addition to teaching duties, you’ll oversee academic and therapeutic provision for an allocated caseload of students, ensuring adherence to pupils’ EHCPs. You will coordinate with teaching and therapy staff to produce and manage IEPs, oversee annual reviews, and deliver other necessary assessments; also liaising with local authorities and caregivers where required. In the case of trial students, you’ll assess their needs and feed back to the Admissions team to support their decision-making process. Where necessary, you will also liaise with caregivers’ legal representatives to support appeal and tribunal processes. Essential qualifications and experience QTS SENCo qualification and/or previous experience working as a SENCo Experience working with SEN children Passion for working with SEN students Please email hr@abingdonhouseschool.co.uk for an application pack if you’d like to apply for this role.
  • Lead Health Professional
    Location: Wilds Lodge School Job type: Permanent and full me (Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4.00pm). Term Time Only Salary: £29,500 Apply by: tbc Start date: To start as soon as possible Description: We are excited to offer the opportunity for a dynamic and qualified Lead Health Professional to take lead responsibility for health provision in our residential school. The Lead Health Professional will oversee the health needs of approximately 70 boarding and 30 day pupils and will be an integral part of a professional, multi-disciplinary team. We are looking for a dedicated and committed practitioner who would not only manage the daily medical routines, but would also take an active part in delivering programmes to improve health outcomes for school aged children and young people (5-19 years). This includes reducing childhood obesity, smoking, sex education, supporting mental health initiatives and working with our teaching, care and therapeutic staff on all aspects of personal, health and social education (PHSE). The school’s health team includes a range of staff including health care support workers. The Lead Health Professional is part of a team responsible for ensuring that the school provides an optimum service of care relevant to the practice population, practising independently in accordance with UKCC code of conduct and with reference to Practice Guidelines. You might have experience in a school setting, although this is not essential. Those working in other medical fields, seeking to broaden their experience or looking for a new challenge are equally encouraged to apply. About Wilds Lodge School Wilds Lodge School is an independent 38 week specialist boarding and day provision for boys and girls (girls are accepted as day students only) for students aged between 5 and 19 with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, set in Empingham, Rutland. All the students at the school have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). It was established in 2007 and aims to place an equal emphasis on the educational, social and psychological development of our students. The key to the success of the school is a strong ethos, developed by a highly experienced and capable staff, and the strength of the relationships between the staff and the students. We are a friendly school where staff are supportive of each other inside and outside of the classroom. We pride ourselves in ensuring all members of staff including our support staff have access to regular training. All our members of staff a end regular training on child protection; mental health and multi-agency working. All staff access a wide range of training on areas of SEN such as Autism, attachment and ADHD.
  • Occupational therapist
    Contract: Full-time and part-time positions available (both for term-time only, ~37 weeks per year) Location: Roles at the AHS Senior School ( Marylebone) and Prep School (South Kensington) both available Salary: Band 6/7 equivalent Description: In this role, you’ll deliver therapy and education programmes based on pupils’ individual needs at AHS. This will include preparation, delivery, and evaluation of support programmes, and delivery and assessment of pupil interventions in and outside of school. You’ll also deliver regular assessments and progress reports, and participate in appraisals and clinical and management supervision as and when required. In addition, you’ll contribute to and support all aspects of school life, helping with safeguarding both on the school premises and during school outings and other activities. Essential qualifications and experience Qualified OT HCPC registration Experience working with SEN children Please email hr@abingdonhouseschool.co.uk for an application pack if you'd like to apply for this role.
  • SENCo/teacher
    Location: Abingdon House School - Full-time role, based in South Kensington Contract type: Full-time (term time only) ​ Description: This role would suit an enthusiastic and aspirational primary school teacher and SENCo with demonstrated knowledge of the needs of children with SEN/SpLD. We’re after someone with excellent interpersonal qualities and communication skills who is passionate about teaching SEN students. In addition to teaching duties, you’ll oversee academic and therapeutic provision for an allocated caseload of students, ensuring adherence to pupils’ EHCPs. You will coordinate with teaching and therapy staff to produce and manage IEPs, oversee annual reviews, and deliver other necessary assessments; also liaising with local authorities and caregivers where required. In the case of trial students, you’ll assess their needs and feed back to the Admissions team to support their decision-making process. Where necessary, you will also liaise with caregivers’ legal representatives to support appeal and tribunal processes. Essential qualifications and experience ​ QTS SENCo qualification and/or previous experience working as a SENCo Experience working with SEN children Passion for working with SEN students Please email hr@abingdonhouseschool.co.uk for an application pack if you'd like to apply for this role. ​
  • SEN Teaching Assistant
    Location: Chelsea Hall School Salary: £ 21,000-24,000 depending on experience (actual salary) Contract type: Permanent or Fixed term Working hours: 8.00 - 16.30, Monday to Friday, term-time only (ca. 40 weeks a year) Start Date: August 2024 - flexible Closing date: 30 August 2024 Description: We are seeking to recruit an energetic Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated team. You will need to be passionate about supporting children with Special Educational Needs and committed to providing them with the best educational support possible. You will be working in close partnership with our teachers, therapists, other teaching assistants and parents. Responsibilities To assist teaching staff to plan and prepare lessons and resources within the school curriculum. To make and prepare resources for teaching and therapy staff. To reinforce targets throughout the school day. To support students both within the class and during unstructured situations. To support the teaching and therapy staff to maintain detailed case notes of all children seen. To produce and maintain up-to-date pupils’ profile and behaviour plans. To follow school procedures in reporting incidents and safeguarding concerns. To act as a resource and support for other staff members working with the children. To participate in supervision and support as required. To maintain continuous professional development.
  • Teacher of Mathematics
    Location: Burlington House School Salary: Competitive Contract type: Full Time, Permanent Start date: September 2024 Closing date: 28 June 2024 Description: Burlington House School is a happy, award-winning all-through Independent School providing exceptional specialist teaching and resources for young people with Dyslexia and associated SpLDs. We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Maths teacher to add to our dedicated and inspirational team of specialist class teachers in KS3 and KS4. If you are a caring, energetic optimist who is passionate about helping young people to succeed in everything they do… If you are a team player who values working with like-minded professionals, and who wants the opportunity to develop and thrive in their career… And if you are someone who believes that every child deserves a champion, then we want you to join our team! The Burlington House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.
  • SEN Teaching Assistant
    Location: The Holmewood School Contract type: Full time, part time, permanent position - Monday-Friday 08:30-16:30 Salary: £20,362 - £21,899 (depending on experience and qualifications) Start Date: Autumn Term 2024 Apply by: 2nd July 2024 ​ Description: We are looking for dynamic, energetic, flexible and enthusiastic Teaching Assistants to join our small, warm and friendly team due to an increase in our student numbers. Full Time / Part Time: We are looking to recruit two full time TAs to join our team, we are open to exploring part time candidates if we can cover the two full time roles. Your role will be to support teachers with classroom practice and pupils in their academic, social and emotional learning. You will be committed to providing the best opportunities for our rewarding but sometimes challenging group of learners and ensuring every child is supported to achieve their full potential. We are located on three sites in the Finchley/Muswell Hill area. Our Lower School in North Finchley is conveniently situated opposite Woodside Park station (on the Northern Line), our Upper School is based at a lovely site in Muswell Hill and a newly refurbished site near Finchley Central. The successful candidate will primarily be based at one site, however will be required to work at all The Holmewood School London campuses across North London and, as required, accompany students to external places of learning. We can offer you the benefits of working to a school calendar with an average of a 37-week academic year and an excellent professional development package.
  • Special educational needs classroom teacher
    Location: Abingdon House School Contract type: Full-time (term time only) Description: This role would suit an enthusiastic and aspirational teacher who is either primary or secondary trained. While previous SEN experience or training is desirable, excellent teaching skills, interpersonal qualities, and a genuine desire to put the child at the centre of their learning is of equal importance. You will be responsible for the planning and delivering of lessons in a range of subjects, and supporting students’ development of academic, personal and life skills. Therapy is integrated across the curriculum, and you’ll be working as a multidisciplinary team to adapt the curriculum and classroom experience to suit students’ individual needs. Classes have around ten pupils each and include mixed ages – generally across two year groups. Students are studying the national curriculum across Key Stages 1-4, and are working towards functional skills, BTEC qualifications, and GCSEs. All teachers teach across all subject areas for the Key Stage 1-3 curriculum, with subject specialist teachers for the Key Stage 4 curriculum. There are opportunities for advancement in this role with the school’s further expansion, such as taking on SENCo responsibilities or joining the middle or senior leadership teams. Essential qualifications and experience QTS (ECT first and second year can apply) Experience working with SEN children Passion for working with SEN students Please email hr@abingdonhouseschool.co.uk for an application pack if you’d like to apply for this role.
  • Behaviour and Welfare Assistant
    Location: Wilds Lodge School Working hours: Monday- Friday, 8.30am- 4.30pm Contract: Term-time only Salary: £22,000 per annum Description: The Behaviour and Welfare Assistant will be accountable for the highest standards of behaviour of pupils at Wilds Lodge School, including; ● Involvement in developing and enhancing the behaviour management skills of staff working across the school and setting targets for improvement ● Implementing agreed strategies to manage and improve the behaviour of students in the school ● Delivering 1:1 and small group behaviour support when necessary Main functions: ● Plan, prepare and coordinate support of individual students following incidents ● Advise and work with staff when offering in-class support strategies- Provide on-call response to support teaching staff, when appropriate ● Liaise with other Behaviour and Welfare staff, Teaching staff, Senior Leadership Team, Care Team and on-site therapy team as required ● Support Teaching staff in discussions with learners regarding behaviour incidents- to mentor students about how to manage their emotions and feelings, leading to better self-regulation and self-management ● Implement and monitor the bullying and behaviour policies across school to ensure consistency ● Advise and work with staff offering in-class support strategies Other duties: ● Provide training to class staff around working with Behaviour in line with Wilds Lodge behaviour policy ● Provide an example of the commitment, hard-work and dedication needed to achieve excellence across all school areas throughout the tasks above The post holder may be required from time to time to undertake other duties within the school/service as may be reasonably expected.
  • Teaching assistant
    Location: Abingdon House School, Purley Contract type: Full-time (term time only) Description: AHS, Purley are a newly opened and thriving school, seeking to appoint a number of new teaching assistants to support our inspiring students. This is an exciting opportunity to help grow a school and develop a positive learning and working environment. This role would suit an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about supporting young people. While previous SEN and teaching experience is desirable, excellent interpersonal qualities and a genuine desire to put the child at the centre of their learning is of equal importance. ​In return, we can offer: Competitive pay and company pension scheme Professional development and additional training The opportunity to work with wonderful students A strong and supportive leadership team, passionate about staff and student wellbeing An ‘employee assistance programme’ membership entitling you to home life support, work life assistance, physical and emotional health support, and wellbeing support resources Potential for progression Lunch provided daily Sickness benefits ​ Essential qualifications and experience GCSE or equivalent level, including at least a Grade 4 (previously Grade C) in English and maths First-aid training, or willingness to complete it Experience planning and delivering learning activities Passion for working with SEN students Experience in an educational or SEN setting desirable, but not essential To apply, send your completed application form to jon.mansell@ahspurley.com
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
    Location: Gretton School Hours: Full time (8am-4pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8-5pm Tuesdays) term time only. Permanent. Salary: £22,401 actual starting salary (depending on experience) ​ Description: We are looking for exceptional people to work with our exceptional students. We are recruiting a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to start as soon as possible. The successful candidate will have the ability to support teaching across the secondary age range and to work with the class teacher to complete annual review paperwork and reports. What you'll need to succeed HLTA Qualification (or willingness to complete) GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in both Maths and English Knowledge, understanding and experience of Autism as well as a broad knowledge of strategies used for teaching students with ASC Ability to remain calm under pressure and be able to adapt to change quickly We are seeking people who thrive on working in a challenging but immensely rewarding environment, who are passionate about supporting the development of social, life and independence skills and who truly want to make a difference in the lives of young people. What you'll get in return Gretton is a friendly school where staff are supportive of each other inside and outside of the classroom and there is an opportunity to really make a difference to the lives of our students and their families. Gretton has a person-centred focus, providing each child with a personalised education and care programme tailored to help meet their unique needs. At Gretton, our staff are like family, so don’t delay and apply today to join the Gretton family. We reserve the right to close vacancies early if we have sufficient suitable applications. Therefore we encourage interested applicants to submit an application as soon as possible.
  • Occupational Therapist
    Location: Burlington House School Salary: Starting £37,000 Contract type: Full Time, Permanent Closing date: 30 June 2024 Description: Burlington House School is a successful Independent Secondary and Sixth Form School for children with Dyslexia and associated SpLDs. A brand new Prep Day School opened in September 2022, creating a unique continuity of specialist provision across four key stages. in 2024 the school will open its fourth site in Tooting. A vacancy exists for an Occupational Therapist to join our multidisciplinary team for a full-time permanent term position. You will be joining a therapy team of 3 other Occupational Therapists, 4 Speech and Language Therapists, 3 counsellors and a Multi-Therapy assistant that works across three sites. Burlington House school is an Independent School for pupils aged 7-19 that is mainstream in structure and specialist in nature. Burlington House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are willing to accept applications from professionals requiring skilled worker visa sponsorship Please apply with a brief cover letter and the completed application form. Your letter should briefly outline any relevant experience, skills and qualities.
  • Learning Support Assistant
    Location: Burlington House School Contract type: Full Time, Permanent Start date: September 2024 Closing date: 22 June 2024 Description: At Burlington House School, we are committed to supporting our Learning Support Assistants to develop and progress, with qualifications and career opportunities. We can provide in-house and external training to help you move forward your career in education, including the Teaching Assistant Development Pathway and Level 3 SpLD qualifications. Over the past 10 years, our LSAs have been supported to progress into careers ranging from teaching and therapy, to educational law. “Burlington House is fast becoming London’s gold-standard for specialist education. It has built on the sure foundations of the dyslexia-specialist teaching of The Moat School, with a creative curriculum and expert training, to create a supportive through-school for a range of specific learning needs.” Burlington House School is a happy, award-winning all-through Independent School providing exceptional specialist teaching and resources for young people with Dyslexia and associated SpLDs. We are looking to add to our dedicated and inspirational Team of Learning Support Assistants, and this role offers you the opportunity to help create and develop a unique continuity of specialist provision across four key stages and three closely-located sites. If you are a caring, energetic optimist who is passionate about helping young people to succeed in everything they do… If you are a team player who values working with like-minded professionals, and who wants the opportunity to develop and thrive in their career… And if you are someone who believes that every child deserves a champion, then we want you to join our Team! We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant to work with our pupils alongside our specialist class teachers. The Burlington House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. Please apply with a brief cover letter and the completed application form. Your letter should briefly outline any relevant experience, skills and qualities.
  • Learning Support Assistant
    Location: Burlington House School Job type: Full Time, Permanent Start date: September 2024 Apply by: 22 June 2024 Description: At Burlington House School, we are committed to supporting our Learning Support Assistants to develop and progress, with qualifications and career opportunities. We can provide in-house and external training to help you move forward your career in education, including the Teaching Assistant Development Pathway and Level 3 SpLD qualifications. Over the past 10 years, our LSAs have been supported to progress into careers ranging from teaching and therapy, to educational law. “Burlington House is fast becoming London’s gold-standard for specialist education. It has built on the sure foundations of the dyslexia-specialist teaching of The Moat School, with a creative curriculum and expert training, to create a supportive through-school for a range of specific learning needs.” Burlington House School is a happy, award-winning all-through Independent School providing exceptional specialist teaching and resources for young people with Dyslexia and associated SpLDs. We are looking to add to our dedicated and inspirational Team of Learning Support Assistants, and this role offers you the opportunity to help create and develop a unique continuity of specialist provision across four key stages and three closely-located sites. If you are a caring, energetic optimist who is passionate about helping young people to succeed in everything they do… If you are a team player who values working with like-minded professionals, and who wants the opportunity to develop and thrive in their career… And if you are someone who believes that every child deserves a champion, then we want you to join our Team! We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant to work with our pupils alongside our specialist class teachers. The Burlington House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. Please apply with a brief cover letter and the completed application form. Your letter should briefly outline any relevant experience, skills and qualities.
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Our approach is based on 4 broad themes

 
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Educational outcomes and wellbeing

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Therapeutic and specialist support

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Preparation for life

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Learning outside the classroom

  • Character
    In addition to supporting students to thrive academically, we enable our students to flourish on a personal level. Understanding values such as morality, respect, leadership, perseverance, and empathy will help them succeed in the adult world. Other important life skills we embed include the ability to make informed decisions, teamworking and knowing the difference between right and wrong.
  • Competence
    Our activities aim to develop proficiency socially, academically and emotionally. We define competence as having the tools to master different situations and scenarios, for example managing one’s emotions, knowing a topic inside-out, or being able to communicate feelings effectively.
  • Confidence
    Empowering students with confidence in their own abilities and worth is a crucial driver of the Cavendish curriculum. Our confidence model covers four elements: communication, independence, responsibility, self-awareness.
  • Creativity
    Recognising and nurturing our students’ innate creativity is a vital part of our approach. Building creative skills feature strongly in the curriculum, for example by supporting students to broaden their thinking so they recognise more than one solution to a given challenge. Another desirable outcome is the ability to capture and break down a broad creative concept into manageable blocks to help our students realise their creative visions.
  • Learning outside the classroom
    Students who may struggle in a traditional classroom setting often thrive in an outdoor environment. Experiencing success helps them realise what they can achieve when they challenge themselves. Learning outside the classroom inspires young minds and takes many forms, for example studying academic subjects on the farm or at forest school. Our adventure and residential trips are designed to build confidence while away from home; they also encourage teamwork, resilience and problem solving. Sport and physical activity as education complements the mental health and wellbeing benefits of spending time in outdoors.
  • Therapeutic and specialist support
    Our academic, co-curricular and pastoral provision is complemented by a fully integrated programme of therapeutic and specialist support. This includes access to subject specialists, therapists, counsellors, and support workers. Our small classes guarantee high levels of personal attention from specially trained and empathetic teaching and support staff. We focus on each student’s areas of strength and interest, and tailor their learning accordingly. Sophisticated assistive technologies are available to help students achieve their best work.
  • Preparation for life
    We work closely with our students to help them understand and appreciate their unique learning profiles. This empowers each student to embrace, celebrate and value the attributes that make them unique. Through carefully crafted PSHE programmes, we bring important topics to life and call upon expert speakers to share insights. We focus on achieving independence as adults and offer students access to varied and bespoke life skills input. This might include travelling safely, handling money, cooking, personal care, and social skills. We also have opportunities for work placements that are meaningful, relevant, and sustained. ​
  • Educational outcomes and wellbeing
    Our schools and colleges offer access to a wide range of subject choices and qualification levels, carefully chosen to align with each student’s strengths. This approach allows every student to progress and achieve, regardless of their starting point with us. The transformation of our students takes place on a foundation of outstanding empathy and support, plus the rebuilding of self-confidence and the celebration of individual achievements, large and small. The focus is not solely on academic results, we want our students to prepare for life beyond our doors. For this reason, we also offer support in areas such as fitness, health, nutrition, resilience, and mental wellbeing.
  • Assistant Headteacher - for Curriculum and Progress
    Location: Quorn Hall School Working hours: 08.30 - 16.30 Contract: Full time, Permanent, Term Time only Salary: Leadership Scale, (starting salary dependant on experience) Start date: Tuesday 27th August 2024 Closing date: 4pm Tuesday 25th June 2024 Description: The Assistant Headteacher for Curriculum and Progress will take lead responsibility for managing and developing teaching and learning across the school, ensuring that our pupils receive a high-quality education designed to develop pupils to maximise their potential – academically, socially and vocationally. The Assistant Headteacher will be responsible for reviewing progress across the school, including Quality Assurance of outcome data and holding staff to account for the progress their pupils make. The role requires a highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed professional with a drive to share in the leadership and contribute to the further development of the school. It is a demanding but rewarding role that requires a compassionate and dedicated individual with a strong commitment to leadership, learning and progress. If you have a passion to further develop a creative and exciting curriculum and are passionate about supporting children and young people with SEMH and ASD to maximise their potential, then we would love to hear from you.
  • Special educational needs classroom teacher
    Location: Abingdon House School - You’ll be based in Marylebone (Senior) or South Kensington (Prep) Contract type: Full-time (term time only) ​ Description: This role would suit an enthusiastic and aspirational teacher who is either primary or secondary trained. While previous SEN experience or training is desirable, excellent teaching skills, interpersonal qualities, and a genuine desire to put the child at the centre of their learning is of equal importance. You will be responsible for the planning and delivering of lessons in a range of subjects, and supporting students’ development of academic, personal and life skills. Therapy is integrated across the curriculum, and you’ll be working as a multidisciplinary team to adapt the curriculum and classroom experience to suit students’ individual needs. Classes have around ten pupils each and include mixed ages – generally across two year groups. Students are studying the national curriculum across Key Stages 1-4, and are working towards functional skills, BTEC qualifications, and GCSEs. All teachers teach across all subject areas for the Key Stage 1-3 curriculum, with subject specialist teachers for the Key Stage 4 curriculum. There are opportunities for advancement in this role with the school's further expansion, such as taking on SENCo responsibilities or joining the middle or senior leadership teams. ​ Essential qualifications and experience ​ QTS (ECT first and second year can apply) Experience working with SEN children Passion for working with SEN students Please email hr@abingdonhouseschool.co.uk for an application pack if you'd like to apply for this role.
  • Admissions officer
    Location: Abingdon House School - South Kensington, Marylebone Hours: Full-time Salary: £35,498-£38,251 Description: We’re after someone with excellent interpersonal qualities and communication skills to be the first point of contact for the AHS admissions process. You’ll be in charge of responding to all queries promptly and effectively, and keeping enquiry records up-to-date and accurate. You’ll organise visits and tours with prospective families and other relevant individuals, and devise and roll out surveys for families engaged in the admissions process to help improve our systems. Essential qualifications and experience ​ Previous school administrator experience Admissions experience is desirable, though not essential Experience working with SEN children is desirable, though not essential Please email hr@abingdonhouseschool.co.uk for an application pack if you'd like to apply for this role.
  • Speech and Language Therapist
    Location: Chelsea Hall School Salary: £35,000-48,000 (Depending on experience) Contract type: Full-time, Permanent Start Date: August 2024 Closing date: 31 August 2024 Description: In this role, you’ll provide Speech and Language Therapy to Chelsea Hall students. You’ll deliver therapy and education programmes based on pupils’ individual needs, including the preparation, delivery, and evaluation of support programmes; and the delivery and assessment of pupil interventions in and outside of school. In collaboration with caregivers and teaching staff, you’ll provide speech and language targets for integration into the curriculum as part of each student’s IEP. You’ll also deliver regular assessments and progress reports, and participate in appraisals and clinical and management supervision as and when required. In addition to your responsibilities as a therapist, you’ll contribute to and support all aspects of school life, helping with safeguarding both on the school premises and during school outings and other activities. Essential qualifications and experience: HCPC Registered Speech and Language Therapist Experience in paediatric SaLT Demonstrated knowledge of the needs of children with SEN/SpLD, and experience in this environment and and commitment to safeguarding children Knowledge of relevant risk management, health & safety, and child protection practices To complete comprehensive assessments for each pupil on your caseload in order to determine their individual speech, language and communication needs To plan, deliver and evaluate 1:1 and group evidence based therapy programmes to develop skills in receptive/expressive spoken language, attention and listening, social communication, AAC and other areas where appropriate To manage (with support) a caseload of children with a range of speech, language and communication needs relating to ASD, global developmental delay, and other conditions. To ensure good preparation for and participation in team meetings, and all parents meeting, including curriculum evening, IEP meeting, and annual reviews of EHCP meetings To develop effective working relationships and strong communication skills with school staff in order to liaise and problem solve as well as to train staff in relevant therapeutic strategies tailored to the needs of the children.
  • Business Teacher
    Location: Burlington House School Contract type: Full Time, Permanent Closing date: 20 June 2024 Description: • To be responsible for the teaching of Business Studies for BTEC L2 & L3 Digital • To teach pupils according to their educational needs and as defined in their EHC plan and liaise with Speech and Occupational Therapists when necessary • To maintain links and create out-reach opportunities with relevant centres and organisations, including trips, visits and to support in the running of our extra-curricular activities programme • To communicate regularly with parents and diligent reporting • To contribute to the design of programmes of study and to support Head of Department in SOW planning • To ensure lesson equipment is maintained and updated • To have due regard to health and safety policies in the department, and to carry out risk assessment as and when appropriate • To take part in in-service training days • To perform normal staff duties, including those specified in the Staff Handbook; including the provision of reasonable cover for absent colleagues • To undertake designated duties in accordance with the safe running of the site • To participate in the preparing of pupils for public examinations and participate in the arrangements and supervision of such examinations
  • Occupational therapist
    Location: Abingdon House School, South Kensington, Marylebone, Purley Contract type: Full-time and part-time roles available (both for term-time only, ~37 weeks per year) Salary: Band 6/7 equivalent Description: In this role, you’ll deliver therapy and education programmes based on pupils’ individual needs at AHS. This will include preparation, delivery, and evaluation of support programmes, and delivery and assessment of pupil interventions in and outside of school. You’ll also deliver regular assessments and progress reports, and participate in appraisals and clinical and management supervision as and when required. In addition, you’ll contribute to and support all aspects of school life, helping with safeguarding both on the school premises and during school outings and other activities. Essential qualifications and experience Qualified OT HCPC registration Experience working with SEN children Please email hr@abingdonhouseschool.co.uk for an application pack if you’d like to apply for this role.
  • Admissions officer
    Location: Abingdon House School Contract type: Full-time (term time only) Salary: £35,498-£38,251 Description: We’re after someone with excellent interpersonal qualities and communication skills to be the first point of contact for the AHS admissions process. You’ll be in charge of responding to all queries promptly and effectively, and keeping enquiry records up-to-date and accurate. You’ll organise visits and tours with prospective families and other relevant individuals, and devise and roll out surveys for families engaged in the admissions process to help improve our systems. Essential qualifications and experience Previous school administrator experience Admissions experience is desirable, though not essential Experience working with SEN children is desirable, though not essential Please email hr@abingdonhouseschool.co.uk for an application pack if you’d like to apply for this role.
  • SENCo/teacher
    Location: Abingdon House School Contract type: Full-time (term time only) Description: This role would suit an enthusiastic and aspirational primary school teacher and SENCo with demonstrated knowledge of the needs of children with SEN/SpLD. We’re after someone with excellent interpersonal qualities and communication skills who is passionate about teaching SEN students. In addition to teaching duties, you’ll oversee academic and therapeutic provision for an allocated caseload of students, ensuring adherence to pupils’ EHCPs. You will coordinate with teaching and therapy staff to produce and manage IEPs, oversee annual reviews, and deliver other necessary assessments; also liaising with local authorities and caregivers where required. In the case of trial students, you’ll assess their needs and feed back to the Admissions team to support their decision-making process. Where necessary, you will also liaise with caregivers’ legal representatives to support appeal and tribunal processes. Essential qualifications and experience QTS SENCo qualification and/or previous experience working as a SENCo Experience working with SEN children Passion for working with SEN students Please email hr@abingdonhouseschool.co.uk for an application pack if you’d like to apply for this role.
  • Lead Health Professional
    Location: Wilds Lodge School Job type: Permanent and full me (Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4.00pm). Term Time Only Salary: £29,500 Apply by: tbc Start date: To start as soon as possible Description: We are excited to offer the opportunity for a dynamic and qualified Lead Health Professional to take lead responsibility for health provision in our residential school. The Lead Health Professional will oversee the health needs of approximately 70 boarding and 30 day pupils and will be an integral part of a professional, multi-disciplinary team. We are looking for a dedicated and committed practitioner who would not only manage the daily medical routines, but would also take an active part in delivering programmes to improve health outcomes for school aged children and young people (5-19 years). This includes reducing childhood obesity, smoking, sex education, supporting mental health initiatives and working with our teaching, care and therapeutic staff on all aspects of personal, health and social education (PHSE). The school’s health team includes a range of staff including health care support workers. The Lead Health Professional is part of a team responsible for ensuring that the school provides an optimum service of care relevant to the practice population, practising independently in accordance with UKCC code of conduct and with reference to Practice Guidelines. You might have experience in a school setting, although this is not essential. Those working in other medical fields, seeking to broaden their experience or looking for a new challenge are equally encouraged to apply. About Wilds Lodge School Wilds Lodge School is an independent 38 week specialist boarding and day provision for boys and girls (girls are accepted as day students only) for students aged between 5 and 19 with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, set in Empingham, Rutland. All the students at the school have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). It was established in 2007 and aims to place an equal emphasis on the educational, social and psychological development of our students. The key to the success of the school is a strong ethos, developed by a highly experienced and capable staff, and the strength of the relationships between the staff and the students. We are a friendly school where staff are supportive of each other inside and outside of the classroom. We pride ourselves in ensuring all members of staff including our support staff have access to regular training. All our members of staff a end regular training on child protection; mental health and multi-agency working. All staff access a wide range of training on areas of SEN such as Autism, attachment and ADHD.
  • Occupational therapist
    Contract: Full-time and part-time positions available (both for term-time only, ~37 weeks per year) Location: Roles at the AHS Senior School ( Marylebone) and Prep School (South Kensington) both available Salary: Band 6/7 equivalent Description: In this role, you’ll deliver therapy and education programmes based on pupils’ individual needs at AHS. This will include preparation, delivery, and evaluation of support programmes, and delivery and assessment of pupil interventions in and outside of school. You’ll also deliver regular assessments and progress reports, and participate in appraisals and clinical and management supervision as and when required. In addition, you’ll contribute to and support all aspects of school life, helping with safeguarding both on the school premises and during school outings and other activities. Essential qualifications and experience Qualified OT HCPC registration Experience working with SEN children Please email hr@abingdonhouseschool.co.uk for an application pack if you'd like to apply for this role.
  • SENCo/teacher
    Location: Abingdon House School - Full-time role, based in South Kensington Contract type: Full-time (term time only) ​ Description: This role would suit an enthusiastic and aspirational primary school teacher and SENCo with demonstrated knowledge of the needs of children with SEN/SpLD. We’re after someone with excellent interpersonal qualities and communication skills who is passionate about teaching SEN students. In addition to teaching duties, you’ll oversee academic and therapeutic provision for an allocated caseload of students, ensuring adherence to pupils’ EHCPs. You will coordinate with teaching and therapy staff to produce and manage IEPs, oversee annual reviews, and deliver other necessary assessments; also liaising with local authorities and caregivers where required. In the case of trial students, you’ll assess their needs and feed back to the Admissions team to support their decision-making process. Where necessary, you will also liaise with caregivers’ legal representatives to support appeal and tribunal processes. Essential qualifications and experience ​ QTS SENCo qualification and/or previous experience working as a SENCo Experience working with SEN children Passion for working with SEN students Please email hr@abingdonhouseschool.co.uk for an application pack if you'd like to apply for this role. ​
  • SEN Teaching Assistant
    Location: Chelsea Hall School Salary: £ 21,000-24,000 depending on experience (actual salary) Contract type: Permanent or Fixed term Working hours: 8.00 - 16.30, Monday to Friday, term-time only (ca. 40 weeks a year) Start Date: August 2024 - flexible Closing date: 30 August 2024 Description: We are seeking to recruit an energetic Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated team. You will need to be passionate about supporting children with Special Educational Needs and committed to providing them with the best educational support possible. You will be working in close partnership with our teachers, therapists, other teaching assistants and parents. Responsibilities To assist teaching staff to plan and prepare lessons and resources within the school curriculum. To make and prepare resources for teaching and therapy staff. To reinforce targets throughout the school day. To support students both within the class and during unstructured situations. To support the teaching and therapy staff to maintain detailed case notes of all children seen. To produce and maintain up-to-date pupils’ profile and behaviour plans. To follow school procedures in reporting incidents and safeguarding concerns. To act as a resource and support for other staff members working with the children. To participate in supervision and support as required. To maintain continuous professional development.
  • Teacher of Mathematics
    Location: Burlington House School Salary: Competitive Contract type: Full Time, Permanent Start date: September 2024 Closing date: 28 June 2024 Description: Burlington House School is a happy, award-winning all-through Independent School providing exceptional specialist teaching and resources for young people with Dyslexia and associated SpLDs. We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Maths teacher to add to our dedicated and inspirational team of specialist class teachers in KS3 and KS4. If you are a caring, energetic optimist who is passionate about helping young people to succeed in everything they do… If you are a team player who values working with like-minded professionals, and who wants the opportunity to develop and thrive in their career… And if you are someone who believes that every child deserves a champion, then we want you to join our team! The Burlington House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.
  • SEN Teaching Assistant
    Location: The Holmewood School Contract type: Full time, part time, permanent position - Monday-Friday 08:30-16:30 Salary: £20,362 - £21,899 (depending on experience and qualifications) Start Date: Autumn Term 2024 Apply by: 2nd July 2024 ​ Description: We are looking for dynamic, energetic, flexible and enthusiastic Teaching Assistants to join our small, warm and friendly team due to an increase in our student numbers. Full Time / Part Time: We are looking to recruit two full time TAs to join our team, we are open to exploring part time candidates if we can cover the two full time roles. Your role will be to support teachers with classroom practice and pupils in their academic, social and emotional learning. You will be committed to providing the best opportunities for our rewarding but sometimes challenging group of learners and ensuring every child is supported to achieve their full potential. We are located on three sites in the Finchley/Muswell Hill area. Our Lower School in North Finchley is conveniently situated opposite Woodside Park station (on the Northern Line), our Upper School is based at a lovely site in Muswell Hill and a newly refurbished site near Finchley Central. The successful candidate will primarily be based at one site, however will be required to work at all The Holmewood School London campuses across North London and, as required, accompany students to external places of learning. We can offer you the benefits of working to a school calendar with an average of a 37-week academic year and an excellent professional development package.
  • Special educational needs classroom teacher
    Location: Abingdon House School Contract type: Full-time (term time only) Description: This role would suit an enthusiastic and aspirational teacher who is either primary or secondary trained. While previous SEN experience or training is desirable, excellent teaching skills, interpersonal qualities, and a genuine desire to put the child at the centre of their learning is of equal importance. You will be responsible for the planning and delivering of lessons in a range of subjects, and supporting students’ development of academic, personal and life skills. Therapy is integrated across the curriculum, and you’ll be working as a multidisciplinary team to adapt the curriculum and classroom experience to suit students’ individual needs. Classes have around ten pupils each and include mixed ages – generally across two year groups. Students are studying the national curriculum across Key Stages 1-4, and are working towards functional skills, BTEC qualifications, and GCSEs. All teachers teach across all subject areas for the Key Stage 1-3 curriculum, with subject specialist teachers for the Key Stage 4 curriculum. There are opportunities for advancement in this role with the school’s further expansion, such as taking on SENCo responsibilities or joining the middle or senior leadership teams. Essential qualifications and experience QTS (ECT first and second year can apply) Experience working with SEN children Passion for working with SEN students Please email hr@abingdonhouseschool.co.uk for an application pack if you’d like to apply for this role.
  • Behaviour and Welfare Assistant
    Location: Wilds Lodge School Working hours: Monday- Friday, 8.30am- 4.30pm Contract: Term-time only Salary: £22,000 per annum Description: The Behaviour and Welfare Assistant will be accountable for the highest standards of behaviour of pupils at Wilds Lodge School, including; ● Involvement in developing and enhancing the behaviour management skills of staff working across the school and setting targets for improvement ● Implementing agreed strategies to manage and improve the behaviour of students in the school ● Delivering 1:1 and small group behaviour support when necessary Main functions: ● Plan, prepare and coordinate support of individual students following incidents ● Advise and work with staff when offering in-class support strategies- Provide on-call response to support teaching staff, when appropriate ● Liaise with other Behaviour and Welfare staff, Teaching staff, Senior Leadership Team, Care Team and on-site therapy team as required ● Support Teaching staff in discussions with learners regarding behaviour incidents- to mentor students about how to manage their emotions and feelings, leading to better self-regulation and self-management ● Implement and monitor the bullying and behaviour policies across school to ensure consistency ● Advise and work with staff offering in-class support strategies Other duties: ● Provide training to class staff around working with Behaviour in line with Wilds Lodge behaviour policy ● Provide an example of the commitment, hard-work and dedication needed to achieve excellence across all school areas throughout the tasks above The post holder may be required from time to time to undertake other duties within the school/service as may be reasonably expected.
  • Teaching assistant
    Location: Abingdon House School, Purley Contract type: Full-time (term time only) Description: AHS, Purley are a newly opened and thriving school, seeking to appoint a number of new teaching assistants to support our inspiring students. This is an exciting opportunity to help grow a school and develop a positive learning and working environment. This role would suit an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about supporting young people. While previous SEN and teaching experience is desirable, excellent interpersonal qualities and a genuine desire to put the child at the centre of their learning is of equal importance. ​In return, we can offer: Competitive pay and company pension scheme Professional development and additional training The opportunity to work with wonderful students A strong and supportive leadership team, passionate about staff and student wellbeing An ‘employee assistance programme’ membership entitling you to home life support, work life assistance, physical and emotional health support, and wellbeing support resources Potential for progression Lunch provided daily Sickness benefits ​ Essential qualifications and experience GCSE or equivalent level, including at least a Grade 4 (previously Grade C) in English and maths First-aid training, or willingness to complete it Experience planning and delivering learning activities Passion for working with SEN students Experience in an educational or SEN setting desirable, but not essential To apply, send your completed application form to jon.mansell@ahspurley.com
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
    Location: Gretton School Hours: Full time (8am-4pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8-5pm Tuesdays) term time only. Permanent. Salary: £22,401 actual starting salary (depending on experience) ​ Description: We are looking for exceptional people to work with our exceptional students. We are recruiting a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to start as soon as possible. The successful candidate will have the ability to support teaching across the secondary age range and to work with the class teacher to complete annual review paperwork and reports. What you'll need to succeed HLTA Qualification (or willingness to complete) GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in both Maths and English Knowledge, understanding and experience of Autism as well as a broad knowledge of strategies used for teaching students with ASC Ability to remain calm under pressure and be able to adapt to change quickly We are seeking people who thrive on working in a challenging but immensely rewarding environment, who are passionate about supporting the development of social, life and independence skills and who truly want to make a difference in the lives of young people. What you'll get in return Gretton is a friendly school where staff are supportive of each other inside and outside of the classroom and there is an opportunity to really make a difference to the lives of our students and their families. Gretton has a person-centred focus, providing each child with a personalised education and care programme tailored to help meet their unique needs. At Gretton, our staff are like family, so don’t delay and apply today to join the Gretton family. We reserve the right to close vacancies early if we have sufficient suitable applications. Therefore we encourage interested applicants to submit an application as soon as possible.
  • Occupational Therapist
    Location: Burlington House School Salary: Starting £37,000 Contract type: Full Time, Permanent Closing date: 30 June 2024 Description: Burlington House School is a successful Independent Secondary and Sixth Form School for children with Dyslexia and associated SpLDs. A brand new Prep Day School opened in September 2022, creating a unique continuity of specialist provision across four key stages. in 2024 the school will open its fourth site in Tooting. A vacancy exists for an Occupational Therapist to join our multidisciplinary team for a full-time permanent term position. You will be joining a therapy team of 3 other Occupational Therapists, 4 Speech and Language Therapists, 3 counsellors and a Multi-Therapy assistant that works across three sites. Burlington House school is an Independent School for pupils aged 7-19 that is mainstream in structure and specialist in nature. Burlington House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are willing to accept applications from professionals requiring skilled worker visa sponsorship Please apply with a brief cover letter and the completed application form. Your letter should briefly outline any relevant experience, skills and qualities.
  • Learning Support Assistant
    Location: Burlington House School Contract type: Full Time, Permanent Start date: September 2024 Closing date: 22 June 2024 Description: At Burlington House School, we are committed to supporting our Learning Support Assistants to develop and progress, with qualifications and career opportunities. We can provide in-house and external training to help you move forward your career in education, including the Teaching Assistant Development Pathway and Level 3 SpLD qualifications. Over the past 10 years, our LSAs have been supported to progress into careers ranging from teaching and therapy, to educational law. “Burlington House is fast becoming London’s gold-standard for specialist education. It has built on the sure foundations of the dyslexia-specialist teaching of The Moat School, with a creative curriculum and expert training, to create a supportive through-school for a range of specific learning needs.” Burlington House School is a happy, award-winning all-through Independent School providing exceptional specialist teaching and resources for young people with Dyslexia and associated SpLDs. We are looking to add to our dedicated and inspirational Team of Learning Support Assistants, and this role offers you the opportunity to help create and develop a unique continuity of specialist provision across four key stages and three closely-located sites. If you are a caring, energetic optimist who is passionate about helping young people to succeed in everything they do… If you are a team player who values working with like-minded professionals, and who wants the opportunity to develop and thrive in their career… And if you are someone who believes that every child deserves a champion, then we want you to join our Team! We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant to work with our pupils alongside our specialist class teachers. The Burlington House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. Please apply with a brief cover letter and the completed application form. Your letter should briefly outline any relevant experience, skills and qualities.
  • Learning Support Assistant
    Location: Burlington House School Job type: Full Time, Permanent Start date: September 2024 Apply by: 22 June 2024 Description: At Burlington House School, we are committed to supporting our Learning Support Assistants to develop and progress, with qualifications and career opportunities. We can provide in-house and external training to help you move forward your career in education, including the Teaching Assistant Development Pathway and Level 3 SpLD qualifications. Over the past 10 years, our LSAs have been supported to progress into careers ranging from teaching and therapy, to educational law. “Burlington House is fast becoming London’s gold-standard for specialist education. It has built on the sure foundations of the dyslexia-specialist teaching of The Moat School, with a creative curriculum and expert training, to create a supportive through-school for a range of specific learning needs.” Burlington House School is a happy, award-winning all-through Independent School providing exceptional specialist teaching and resources for young people with Dyslexia and associated SpLDs. We are looking to add to our dedicated and inspirational Team of Learning Support Assistants, and this role offers you the opportunity to help create and develop a unique continuity of specialist provision across four key stages and three closely-located sites. If you are a caring, energetic optimist who is passionate about helping young people to succeed in everything they do… If you are a team player who values working with like-minded professionals, and who wants the opportunity to develop and thrive in their career… And if you are someone who believes that every child deserves a champion, then we want you to join our Team! We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant to work with our pupils alongside our specialist class teachers. The Burlington House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. Please apply with a brief cover letter and the completed application form. Your letter should briefly outline any relevant experience, skills and qualities.
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