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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:

Teaching Assistant

Start Date: 1st September 2021
Hours: Full Time, 32.5 Hours per week
Contract: Term-Time Only, 39 weeks per annum
Salary: £19,406 (Spinal Point NJC 12)

Strathmore School is a forward-thinking and innovative Special School based in purpose built campuses co-located with local, inclusive minded mainstream schools in Richmond Upon Thames.

We are a happy, positive and hardworking staff, educating learners aged 4-19 with severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities and many of whom have a co-diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition. We work closely with colleagues from Educational Psychology, Health and Social Care to ensure that our learners receive all the support and challenge they need to achieve. Every learner has an Education, Health and Care Plan that details what and how they are learning, including input from Speech and Language, Occupational, and Physiotherapy. Our Family Worker provides invaluable encouragement and information to our families. We have high aspirations for all of our learners and high expectations of ourselves.

Successful candidates will:

  • Have experience of working with children and young people (experience of working with children with SLD/PMLD/ASC is an advantage);
  • Have good communication and numeracy skills; to be considered, you will have achieved a GCSE Grade A*- C 4/9 or equivalent (please provide evidence of these qualifications.)
  • Be well organised and able to contribute to assessment and planning as overseen by the Class Teacher;
  • Be creative and have an enthusiastic, imaginative and caring approach to children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities;
  • Have high expectations of learners’ achievements relating to communication, independence, inclusion in the community and behaviour.

We offer you:

  • Excellent professional development and promotion opportunities,
  • Enthusiastic and supportive colleagues, parents & governors,
  • A well-resourced school that promotes wellbeing for all,
  • The opportunity to make a significant, positive contribution to the learning and experiences of local learners with SLD in this unique Special School

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for the post, you will need to complete the Support staff application form which can be found the school  website https://www.strathmore.richmond.sch.uk/page/?title=Join+Our+Team&pid=10  as part of the application please also ensure you complete section 9 and address all the points.

All application forms should be sent to Carla Osborne, recruitment@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.

TA/ Play Leader

Start Date: 01st September 2021
Hours: Part Time, 20 Hours per week, Monday to Friday 09:45 am to 13:45 pm
Contract: Term Time Only, 39 weeks per annum
Salary: Spinal Point NJC 07, £10,584.79

Strathmore is a forward-thinking and innovative Special School based in purpose built accommodation co-located with local, inclusive minded mainstream schools.

We are a happy, positive and hardworking staff, educating learners aged 4-19 with severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities and many of whom have a co-diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition. We work closely with colleagues from Educational Psychology, Health and Social Care to ensure that our learners receive all the support and challenge they need to achieve. Every learner has an Education, Health and Care Plan that details what and how they are learning, including input from Speech and Language, Occupational, and Physiotherapy. Our Family Worker provides invaluable encouragement and information to our families. We have high aspirations for all of our learners and high expectations of ourselves.

Successful candidates will:

  • Have experience of working with children and young people (experience of working with children with SLD/PMLD/ASC is an advantage);
  • Have good communication and numeracy skills;
  • Be well organised and able to organise and lead activities to promote play and social interactions;
  • Be creative and have an enthusiastic, imaginative and caring approach to children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities;
  • Have high expectations of learners’ achievements relating to communication, independence, inclusion in the community and behaviour.

To be considered, you will have achieved a GCSE Grade A*- C 4/9 or equivalent.

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 local learners with SLD in this unique Special School.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for the post, you will need to complete the Support staff application form which can be found the school website www.strathmore.richmond.sch.uk/page/?title=Join+Our+Team&pid=10nd.sch.uk  section 9 of the  application should address all points on the person specification.

Closing Date for Applications: 12:00 pm Monday 21st June 2021
Interviews: Thursday 1st July 2021

All application forms should be sent to Carla Osborne, recruitment@strathmore.org.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

 

If you would like to apply, contact the Carla Osborne on recruitment@strathmore.org.uk