Primary Teacher Vacancy

The Wherry School

Specialist School for ASD Learners

(Supported by The Wherry School Trust)

 

KEY STAGE 2 CLASS TEACHER – 1 post available – From 23rd April, 2019

The Wherry School,

Hall Road,

Norwich,

(information from Rachel Quick, Principal; Dani Winteringham – 01603 629440)

  • MPS + SEN Point
  • Newly Qualified Teachers may wish to apply for this post

Due to the growth and re-structure of the Primary Phase we are looking to recruit a Full time Teacher.

The Wherry School opened in September 2017 with 48 learners, initially in Years 1 to 8, and within three years will grow to its full capacity of 100 students across the 4-19 age range. In September 2018 20 new learners joined the school. The school has been established to meet a clear educational need in the area and is supported by a Trust and educational partners, all of whom are successfully providing outstanding education and/or support to children and young people in Norfolk.

The successful candidates will be qualified teachers and required to deliver their subject specialism across classes in the Primary School (approximately 6 children per class and 2 Teaching Assistants) and to personalise the learning for the children they teach and direct support staff to ensure that individual needs are met.

Already a teacher, or a newly or recently qualified teacher with relevant experience of working with children and young people with autism, you have a strong track record and knowledge of Key Stage 2 Curriculum. You will demonstrate excellent knowledge of working with pupils with Special Educational Needs and possess outstanding classroom management skills which reflect the specific needs of this group of learners along with highly developed interpersonal skills. What will set you apart will be your relentless commitment to achieving high standards of teaching and learning, your passion for improving outcomes for young people with Autism and the highest aspirations for all learners you work with.

If you are interested in this post please contact Rachel Quick, Principal of the Wherry School, at office@thewherryschool.co.uk to find out more about the role – please include a contact number in your email.

You can download the Recruitment Information Pack, including an application form, from our website at www.thewherryschool.co.uk or attachments noted below:

  • Teacher Recruitment Information which includes

    • Person Specification

    • Primary Teacher – job description

  • Teaching staff application form

  • Wherry School Safeguarding Policy 2018/19 – can be found on our Website

  • Wherry School Equal Opportunities Policy 2018/19 – can be found on our Website

Please email applications to office@thewherryschool.co.uk

  • Closing date: 4th February 2019 – 12.00 noon

  • Interview dates: Visit and Assessment – 8th February 2019 and formal interviews 13th February, 2019.

The Wherry School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A full DBS check will be required for the successful candidate and all procedures and checks as in the school’s Safeguarding Children Policy will be followed. The Wherry School is an Equal Opportunities Employer. This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

Application Form – Doc

Person Specification – Doc

Information Pack – Doc

Teaching Assistant Vacancy

The Wherry School

Specialist School for ASD Learners

(Supported by The Wherry School Trust)

2 x Teaching Assistants: 33 hours per week, term time + 1 week

1 x Teaching Assistant: 13.2 hours per week (two full days) term time + 1 week

  • Teaching Assistant – Supporting Teaching and Learning Key Stage 1/2
  • 3 post; Scale D 14-17

The Wherry School,

Hall Road,

Norwich,

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join the team of The Wherry School to support young people with autism working alongside teachers and staff with the passion to deliver a truly individualised curriculum. You will be joining our school staff in a newly built and resourced specialist setting for children with a diagnosis of autism and who all possess a mainstream ability profile.

The Wherry School opened in September 2017 with 48 learners, initially in Years 1 to 8, and within four years will grow to its full capacity of 100 students across the 4-19 age range. It has been established to meet a clear educational need in the area and is supported by a Trust and educational partners, all of whom are successfully providing outstanding education and/or support to children and young people in Norfolk.

You will provide direct support to the children and young people in their allocated classes (approximately 6 children per class & 2 Teaching Assistants) at Key Stage 1/2 working alongside the classteacher to support the personalisation of the learning for the children to ensure that individual needs are met. The successful candidate will:

 

  • Take an active role in a wide range of classroom and physical activities throughout the academic year; assisting and working closely with the Class Teacher and other Teaching Assistants to contribute to lessons

  • Support the development of key core subject knowledge including phonics, reading, specific mathematical knowledge and intervention programmes, as appropriate

  • Support the children and young people, alongside colleagues in the classroom, during break periods and at lunch times, this will form part of the contracted hours (all staff will be entitled to a break during the lunchtime period)

  • Under the direction of the Class Teacher, help prepare for lessons, contribute towards and carry out schemes of work and individualized learning plans and support if appropriate, care plans – cover supervisors may teach prepared learning under direction from the Classteacher

  • support all staff to contribute to individual student assessments, including assessments of communication, learning plan targets, curriculum learning and management programmes including support for positive behaviour monitoring and reporting

  • Support the Class Teacher in planning and preparing for educational visits and school journeys and accompany students on such visits

Already working in a school, educational or specialist setting, or with relevant experience of working with children and young people, you have good knowledge of supporting pupils with autism and/or additional needs. The children and young people at the Wherry School need staff who are committed to supporting them to achieve the best possible outcomes and who have the highest aspirations for all. This is a unique opportunity to work with this new specialist Educational Trust with the commitment to provide all staff ongoing training, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction.

If you are interested in this post please contact either Rachel Quick, Principal of the Wherry School, or Danielle Winteringham Head of Primary at office@thewherryschool.co.uk to find out more about the role (please include a contact number in your email).

You can download the Recruitment Information Pack, including an Application Form, from our website at www.thewherryschool.co.uk or attachments noted below:

Please email applications to office@thewherryschool.co.uk

  • Closing date: Monday 28th January 2019 – 12.00 noon

  • Interview dates: Friday, 1st February, 2019

The Wherry School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A full DBS check will be required for the successful candidate and all procedures and checks as in the school’s Safeguarding Children Policy will be followed. The Wherry School is an Equal Opportunities Employer. This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

Extended Schools Facilitator and Classroom Support Vacancy

Extended Schools Facilitator and Classroom Support-

  • Full time post Scale E – 33 hours per week
  • Point 18 – Point 21 – £18,870 – £20,541 fte

The Wherry School,

Hall Road,

Norwich,

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join the team of The Wherry School to support young people with autism working alongside teachers and staff with the passion to deliver a truly individualised curriculum. You will be joining our school staff in a newly built and resourced specialist setting for children with a diagnosis of autism and who all possess a mainstream ability profile.

The Wherry School opened in September 2017 with 48 learners, initially in Years 1 to 8, and within four years will grow to its full capacity of 100 students across the 4-19 age range. It has been established to meet a clear educational need in the area and is supported by a Trust and educational partners, all of whom are successfully providing outstanding education and/or support to children and young people in Norfolk.

We are looking for highly motivated support staff who would like to work in an innovative learning space for autistic pupils. This is a very different and challenging role that looks for staff who are interested in developing their own skills and knowledge working with pupils with autis, both in the Classroom environment and also in the out-of-schools provision that the school offers in the holiday periods. The children in the school need support to maintain their own self-regulation in the classrooms, around the school and at times a period away from the class, perhaps playing a game, quiet in the calming spaces or even having a run around and playing some sport. We are looking for someone who is flexible, compassionate and excited about providing the best provision.

Ideally applicants should have a background in School PE/Sports or Coaching and have the skills and experience to both work in the classroom to support learning and behaviour and lead Holiday Sports Clubs, under the direction of the School’s Extended School Manager. This is a school where all children have an Education Health and Care Plan as well as a diagnosis of Autism; all children are no longer able to access learning in mainstream schools perhaps because of sensory difficulties, heightened anxiety or other autistic related behaviours.

If you are interested in this post please contact either Miss Dani Winteringham (Primary Assistant Headteacher) or Mr Robert Speck (Vice Principal/Head of Secondary of the Wherry School, at office@thewherryschool.co.uk to find out more about the role (please include a contact number in your email).

You can download the Recruitment Information Pack, including an application form, from our website at www.thewherryschool.co.uk or attachments noted below:

  • Support Staff Recruitment Information which includes

    • Person Specification

    • Support Staff – job description

    • Support Staff application form

Please email applications to office@thewherryschool.co.uk

  • Closing date: Monday, 10th December, 2018

  • Interview dates: Friday, 14th December/Monday, 17th December, 2018.

The Wherry School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A full DBS check will be required for the successful candidate and all procedures and checks as in the school’s Safeguarding Children Policy will be followed. The Wherry School is an Equal Opportunities Employer. This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

Application Form – Doc

Person Specification – Doc

Admissions for September 2018

Information regarding admissions for September 2018 will follow shortly – for any other information regarding admissions please contact your child’s Education Health and Care Plan Coordinator for advice.

Wherry School Opening Date Confirmed

We are pleased to announce the opening date for The Wherry School will be September 2017 and will be built on land of the Hewett Academy school site. Further details will follow soon.