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Strathmore is a forward-thinking and innovative special school with a very exciting future ahead of us. We have recently moved into purpose built accommodation co-located with local, inclusive minded mainstream Primary and Secondary schools.

We are a happy, positive and hard working day special school for pupils aged 4 - 19 with complex learning difficulties. 60% of pupils have an additional diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorders or have additional physical and sensory disabilities.

Our pupils are at the heart of our vision and we believe that together we make a positive difference.  Our school provides real opportunities for aspiring teachers, school leaders and support staff who want to work in a special educational needs environment.

We recognise that the success of our school is largely dependent on the quality of our staff and are committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding individuals.

Our current vacancies are as follows:

Primary and Secondary Phase Class Teachers

If you’re the kind of person that has the skills and dedication to thrive in a
challenging and fast changing environment, you’re the person Strathmore is looking for.

Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Outer London MPR/UPR plus SEN Scale (depending on qualifications and experience)

Strathmore is a forward-thinking, fast growing and innovative special school. We occupy new, purpose built accommodation co-located with local, inclusive minded mainstream Primary and Secondary schools. Our role has trebled over last 7 years and continues to grow.

We are a happy, positive and hard working day special school for learners with complex learning difficulties aged 4 - 19. 60% of pupils have an additional diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorders or have additional physical and sensory disabilities. Our pupils come from all parts of the borough and from neighbouring boroughs. We work closely with our colleagues from Educational Psychology, Health and Social Care to ensure that our learners receive all the support and challenge they need to achieve. Every pupil has an individual learning programme that details what and how they are learning, including input from Speech and Language, Occupational, Physiotherapy and Music Therapy. 100% of parents said that their child is happy and enjoys school and that they would recommend Strathmore.

We have very high aspirations for all of our learners and high expectations of ourselves.
100% of our staff said they feel positive and happy coming to work each day

We offer you:

  • Outstanding and on-going Continuing Professional Development with opportunities for you to develop professionally, e.g. NPQML/SL, Early Leadership Programme, Post Graduate sponsorship
  • Additional PPA time for visits and projects
  • Enthusiastic and supportive colleagues, parents and governors
  • A wide and developing community of inclusive mainstream and special schools for you to work and learn in, with and from including partner schools across the Auriga Academy Trust
  • A developed and extending multi-agency network including regular support and liaison from Educational Psychology and Therapists
  • Termly Staff Wellbeing focus weeks and ongoing subscription to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Family membership of Kew Gardens
  • A school that expects excellence from all

Visits are encouraged – please contact us and arrange to come in
Please email all completed application forms to Annushka St Paul, Trust HR Manager; astpaul@strathmore.richmond.sch.uk

This post is physical in nature and may present emotional and physical demands not common in mainstream schools. The Auriga Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Check with a check of the DBS Barred List.

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA, TL)

Higher Level Teaching Assistant Teaching and Learning
Start Date: 04th September 2019
Hours: Full Time- 32.5 hours per week
Contract: Term Time Only- 39 weeks p.a.
Salary: £ 21,021.22 (Spinal Point NJC18)

Strathmore is a forward-thinking and innovative special school with a very exciting future ahead of us. We have recently moved into purpose built accommodation co-located with local, inclusive minded mainstream Primary and Secondary schools.

We are a happy, positive and hard working day special school for learners with complex learning difficulties. 60% of pupils have an additional diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorders or have additional physical and sensory disabilities. Our pupils come from all parts of the borough and from neighbouring boroughs. We work closely with our colleagues from Educational Psychology, Health and Social Care to ensure that our learners receive all the support and challenge they need to achieve. Every pupil has an individual learning programme that details what and how they are learning, including input from Speech and Language, Occupational, Physiotherapy and Music Therapy. Our Family Worker provides invaluable encouragement and information to our families.

100% of parents said that their child is happy and enjoys school and that they would recommend Strathmore. We have very high aspirations for all of our learners and high expectations of ourselves. 100% of our staff said they feel positive and happy coming to work each day.

Successful candidates will:

  • Be experienced working with children/young people with SEND within Early Years/Primary/Secondary and/or Post 16 setting.
  • Have a good understanding of child development and learning processes.
  • Have very good Communication and Numeracy skills and can use ICT effectively to support learning.
  • Working knowledge and experience of implementing national/foundation stage curriculum and other relevant learning programmes/strategies.
  • Demonstrate high expectations of children’s achievements and behaviour.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations – verbal and written.
  • Ability to organise, lead and motivate a team.

We offer you:

  • Excellent professional development opportunities;
  • Enthusiastic and supportive colleagues, parents & Governors;
  • A well-resourced school;
  • The opportunity to make a significant positive contribution to the learning and experiences of the pupils in this unique Special School.
Closing date for applications: 3.00pm on Monday 1st July 2019
Interviews: Wednesday 10th July 2019

Please email all completed application forms to Annushka St Paul, Trust HR Manager; astpaul@strathmore.richmond.sch.uk

This post is physical in nature and may present emotional and physical demands not common in mainstream schools. Strathmore School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will undergo safeguarding screening, including

Teaching Assistant (TA)

Start Date: 04th September 2019
Hours Full Time- 32.5 hours per week
Contract: Term Time Only- 39 weeks p.a.
Salary: £18,885.75 (Spinal Point NJC12)

Strathmore is a forward-thinking and innovative special school with a very exciting future ahead of us. We have recently moved into purpose built accommodation co-located with local, inclusive minded mainstream Primary and Secondary schools.

We are a happy, positive and hard working day special school for learners with complex learning difficulties. 60% of pupils have an additional diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorders or have additional physical and sensory disabilities. Our pupils come from all parts of the borough and from neighbouring boroughs. We work closely with our colleagues from Educational Psychology, Health and Social Care to ensure that our learners receive all the support and challenge they need to achieve. Every pupil has an individual learning programme that details what and how they are learning, including input from Speech and Language, Occupational, Physiotherapy and Music Therapy. Our Family Worker provides invaluable encouragement and information to our families.

100% of parents said that their child is happy and enjoys school and that they would recommend Strathmore. We have very high aspirations for all of our learners and high expectations of ourselves. 100% of our staff said they feel positive and happy coming to work each day.

Successful candidates will:

  • Have experience of working with children and young people. Experience of working with children with SLD/PMLD/ASD is an advantage;
  • Have good Communication and Numeracy skills;
  • Have an enthusiastic, imaginative and caring approach to children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities;
  • Have high expectations of pupils’ achievements relating to learning, independence and behaviour;

We offer you:

  • Excellent professional development and promotion opportunities;
  • Enthusiastic and supportive colleagues, parents & Governors;
  • A well-resourced school;
  • The opportunity to make a significant, positive contribution to the learning and experiences of the pupils in this unique Special School.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for the post, you will need to email your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter needs to address the below points:

1. Why are you applying for the role of Teaching Assistant?
2. What is your interest and experience in SEN?
3. What can you bring to the role?

Closing date to apply: 3.00pm on Wednesday 19th June 2019
Interviews: Friday 28th June 2019

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to Annushka St Paul, Trust HR Manager astpaul@strathmore.richmond.sch.uk

This post is physical in nature and may present emotional and physical demands not common in mainstream schools. The Auriga Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Check with a check of the DBS Barred List.

Apprentice Teaching Assistant 

Start Date: 04th September 2019
Hours: Full Time- 32.5 hours per week
Contract: Term Time Only- 39 weeks p.a.
Salary: £16015.01 (Scale Point NJC 03)

Strathmore is a forward-thinking and innovative special school with a very exciting future ahead of us. We have recently moved into purpose built accommodation co-located with local, inclusive minded mainstream Primary and Secondary schools.

We are a happy, positive and hard working day special school for learners with complex learning difficulties. 60% of pupils have an additional diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorders or have additional physical and sensory disabilities. Our pupils come from all parts of the borough and from neighbouring boroughs. We work closely with our colleagues from Educational Psychology, Health and Social Care to ensure that our learners receive all the support and challenge they need to achieve. Every pupil has an individual learning programme that details what and how they are learning, including input from Speech and Language, Occupational, Physiotherapy and Music Therapy. Our Family Worker provides invaluable encouragement and information to our families.

100% of parents said that their child is happy and enjoys school and that they would recommend Strathmore. We have very high aspirations for all of our learners and high expectations of ourselves. 100% of our staff said they feel positive and happy coming to work each day.

Successful candidates will:

  • Experience of working with or caring for school aged children
  • Have very good Communication and Numeracy skills
  • Have the ability to use ICT effectively
  • Have an enthusiastic, imaginative and caring approach to children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Be able to work as part of a team and build positive relationships

We offer you:

  • Excellent professional development and promotion opportunities;
  • Enthusiastic and supportive colleagues, parents & Governors;
  • A well-resourced school;
  • The opportunity to make a significant, positive contribution to the learning and experiences of the pupils in this unique Special School.
Closing date for applications: 3.00pm on Wednesday 26th June 2019
Interviews: Thursday 4th July 2019

Please email CVs to; astpaul@strathmore.richmond.sch.uk

This post is physical in nature and may present emotional and physical demands not common in mainstream schools. Strathmore School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will undergo safeguarding screening, including checks with past and current employers and an enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

If you are interested in applying please contact The Auriga Academy Trust HR Manager, Annushka St Paul at astpaul@strathmore.richmond.sch.uk