English Subject Lead

(MPR/UPR + SEN1 + TLR2a)

Are you a highly skilled English teacher with experience of working in a specialist SEN setting, looking to take up a middle leadership post? Then this is the role for you!

The Governors of Woolston Brook School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly organised and committed person to join our middle leadership team from January 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to lead a team of specialists and non- specialist in delivering English across the whole school, and will be involved in teaching English mainly at Key Stage 4.

Woolston Brook is Warrington’s Specialist setting for pupils in Key stage 2 – 4 with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. Having been assessed as ‘Good’ in all areas by Ofsted in January 2019, the successful applicant will join our school at an exciting time in our development; and under the direction of the head teacher, and Senior Leadership Team play an important role in driving forward our agenda for excellence.

The appointed candidate will have:

  • The vision to help drive the school forward
  • Successful experience of delivering English s to GCSE/Functional Skills Level 2
  • Experience of middle leadership, be it in a subject or a whole school initiative is preferred
  • An understanding of the barriers to learning faced by children with SEMH and their families, and how to support children in their emotional well-being
  • Expert knowledge of the National Curriculum, particularly in English
  • The ability to develop and implement policies and practices for English which reflect the school’s commitment to high achievement, effective teaching and learning.
  • Experience of planning and leading teaching and learning activities
  • A high level of interpersonal skills used with pupils and adults.
  • The ability to plan, organise and prioritise records and own workload
  • The ability to adapt teaching to meet pupils needs
  • Knowledge of guidance and requirements around safeguarding children.
  • A commitment to excellence for all pupils

We offer you:

  • An opportunity to play a major role in the development of a fabulous school
  • A dedicated, supportive and friendly staff
  • Excellent relationships with Local Schools and the LA
  • Happy children who enjoy coming to school, and parents who strongly support our nurturing ethos
  • A supportive Governing Body

Should you wish to come and pay us a visit, or discuss the post in further detail, please call the school to speak with Kerry Stockdale, our DHT and Teaching & Learning Lead.

A full job description and person specification along with application forms should be downloaded from our website

Completed applications should be emailed to schooloffice@woolstonbrook.warrington.sch.uk or can be returned to the school in hard copy

We will not consider applications in the form of CVs.

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Salary MPR/UPR + SEN + TLR2a

Closing date for applications: Noon on Friday 1st October 2021

Shortlisting: w/c 4th October 2021. Those not successful at shortlisting stage will not be notified.

Interviews: week commencing Monday 11th October 2021.

Woolston Brook School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced disclosure application through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Job description and person specification

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Behaviour for Learning Mentor

37 hours per week Term Time only plus 5 INSET days
TA4 Grade 6 SCP 15-22 (FTE £23,541 – £27,041)

Are you passionate about helping every child succeed and improve their life chances?
Are you prepared to work collaboratively for the benefit of young people?
Will you offer children the opportunity to experience “life in all its fullness” by doing what it takes, no matter what their starting point or social challenges?
If so, the team at Woolston Brook would love to hear from you!
We’re seeking a skilled and highly motivated Behaviour for Learning Mentor with experience in SEMH / SEN to join our high-quality school. In this an exciting, challenging role, the successful candidate will be contributing to support for young, vulnerable people. You will be a hardworking and enthusiastic professional, with experience in engaging the most disengaged young learners. If you have a proven track record of delivering excellence and also have a history of success in supporting young people with complex needs and challenging behaviour, then this position may be for you. We pride ourselves on an ethos of inclusivity, and our core values of Relationships, Responsibility and Respect. By all, to all, for all.
We are a specialist SEMH provision that caters for students across key stages 2 to 4. The school is on an exciting journey to become an outstanding organisation and are delighted to be able to offer high quality professionally driven environment that puts the needs of our pupils at the core of everything we do.
The main objectives of this role are:
• To provide pastoral and academic support to students as part of the wider Pastoral Support Team
• Devise and deliver Emotional literacy individual and small group sessions
• Undertake Speech and Language sessions under the guidance of the SENCO
• To liaise with the independent Counsellor and other external partners in order to access appropriate services and advocate on our pupils’ behalf
• Undertake one to one reflective practise sessions with pupils as part of our wider strategy to develop their skills in communication and behaviour improvement

The post holder will be an individual who:
• is a great team player, friendly, and professional committed to supporting the progress and wellbeing of pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health and other associated special needs
• Is a highly skilled written and verbal communicator able to collaborate effectively with pupils, parents and staff
• will quickly build rapport and effective professional relationships with both our young people, colleagues and other stakeholders
• will enthuse and motivate others to work hard and try their best
• Holds at least Level 3 qualifications and has previous relevant experience of working with children and young people in an education setting
• demonstrates flexibility, personal resilience and lives out those personal qualities we wish to instil in our young people in all that they do
In return we can offer:
• An opportunity to play a major role in the development of a fabulous school
• A dedicated, supportive and friendly staff
• Excellent relationships with Local Schools and the LA
• Happy children who enjoy coming to school, and parents who strongly support our nurturing ethos
• A supportive Governing Body

For more information about the school, and to apply please visit our website www.woolstonbrookschool.co.uk or contact the head teacher Maureen Brettell in school to hear more about the post and arrange a visit
Please do not send CV’s as they will not be considered.
Woolston Brook is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to child protection screening including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and also past employment checks. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date: 12 pm Friday 24th September 2021
Shortlisting: W/C 27th September 2021. Applicants
Interviews: W/C 4th October 2021.

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Job description and person specification

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Teaching Assistant

TA3 Grade 5 SCP 8 – 14 (FTE ££20,493 – £23,080)

We are seeking to recruit a highly skilled and motivated Teaching Assistant to join our happy and inclusive SEMH School from 1st November 2021 or as soon as possible. The pattern of work will be 37 hours per week, term-time only plus 5 INSET days.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
• Provide specialist learning and behaviour support to pupils to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the school
• Engage proactively in continued professional development.
• Work under pressure, managing competing priorities
• Understand the unique complexities of working in an SEMH Special School environment
We offer you:
• Dedicated, supportive and friendly work colleagues
• Excellent relationships with families, Local Schools and the LA
• Happy children who enjoy coming to school, and parents who strongly support our nurturing ethos
• A supportive Governing Body
In January 2019, we were rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted following a Section 5 Inspection. Inspectors wrote ‘Pupils’ physical and emotional well-being are at the heart of the school’s work’.
Should you wish to discuss any aspects for the post, please call Kerry Stockdale our Teaching and Learning lead on 01925 818549
We will not consider applications in the form of CVs.
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Closing date for applications: Noon on Monday 20th September 2021
Shortlisting: Tuesday 21st September 2021. Those not successful at shortlisting stage will not be notified.
Interviews: W/C 27th September 2021.
Woolston Brook School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced disclosure application through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Downloads

Job description and person specification

Application form

Equal opportunities and monitoring