Recruitment

School Governor Recruitment

The Woodlands Academy is a Special School that educates children aged 4 -16 years with a wide range of needs. This includes moderate or severe learning difficulties, speech and language difficulties and autism.

The Academy Governing Board is committed to ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people at the school and works effectively with a school leadership and staff team who are highly skilled, and who have high expectations for pupil learning, development and behaviour.  We care passionately about helping our pupils become responsible citizens who can make a positive contribution to the community.

The Academy is seeking to recruit new School Governors to the board who have a passion and interest in Special Education, and who wish to make a positive contribution to the local community and the lives of children, young people and their families.

Governors are expected to have inquiring minds, the ability to contribute to debate and planning and the confidence to ask the questions that need to be asked.  Governors establish with the Headteacher, aims for the school through the development plan with the setting of challenging but achievable targets.  The board will review management information to accurately assess progress and determine appropriate action.

Governors are supported in their roles through an induction process together with other relevant training.  There are also opportunities to get to know the school through occasional visits.

Being a school governor can bring many personal and professional rewards, if you feel you may be interested in joining us please contact Michelle Hockham (Headteacher) at the school for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit.

Attachments:  Governor Declaration on Appointment.

Governor Role Description

The Woodlands Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

Post Commencement:        October 2019

Contract:                                   Fixed Term Oct 19 – July 20 (often leads to established contracts)

Hours & Salary:                       34.1 hours per week  (30hrs directed / 4.1 Non Directed) (Variable 15-34.1)

                                                      Grade D (Pt 4 –6) £18,169.77 - £18,856.38 per annum including SEN Allowance

The Woodlands Academy is a Special School that educates children aged 2 -16.

The Governors, management, staff and stakeholders at The Woodlands Academy all contribute to and share the ethos that underpins our school development. We understand the needs of our pupils and ‘Strive’ to meet them educationally and emotionally. The work involved is demanding physically and emotionally, it is also incredibly rewarding.

We live and work in a beautiful area of the country with beach and forest accessible in minutes; we use our community and wider environment to enrich the education of our pupils. We provide them with nurture and structure, this enables engagement and challenge. It takes a certain type of personality to successfully deliver the support and education we offer, we know from a wealth of experience that it is not easy and we have detailed support mechanisms in place for all new starters whether pupils or staff.

With all this in mind we are looking to recruit the right people who can demonstrate an understanding of our ethos.

Advanced Teaching Assistants work under the direction of the class teacher and other appropriate staff, assisting in and contributing to the planning, delivery and evaluation of the learning process.

The role will involve working with both groups and individual pupils.

Applicants should have a genuine interest in working with children with special needs and are required to have:

  • Good written & communication skills
  • Experience appropriate to working with children in an education setting.
  • Be committed to fostering an environment that is encouraging, caring and supporting, with the physical and medical needs of children being catered for to the highest standard

Experience of working with children with challenging behaviour is desirable.

For an informal discussion please contact Amanda Caton (Deputy Headteacher) on:  01723 373260

This is an excellent opportunity to join a school that is friendly, supportive and committed to high standards of education and welfare for children.

Application forms and further details are available for download here.

Closing Date for applications: Thursday 3 October 2019 at 12 noon

Interviews: Friday 11 October 2019   

The Woodlands Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

The Woodlands Academy supports the principle of equality of opportunity in employment.

Please note that applications will only be accepted on the Academy’s Application Form.