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What can you gain from a career at Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust?

Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT) is an exciting, forward-thinking organisation, and there are many benefits to embarking on your career with us. There are plenty of reasons to join OHC&AT, here are just a few:

– a strong ethos and culture focused on pupils and students with SEN

– comprehensive training and development from our in-house Training School

– scope for career progression across our College Centres and Academies

– generous annual leave and flexible working schemes

– defined benefits pension scheme

– childcare vouchers and enhanced parental leave schemes

– membership to Perkbox for benefits, vouchers and freebies

Please see below the current vacancies available across OHC&AT or email us on jobs@orchardhill.ac.uk to register your interest.

 

 

Available Jobs

Science Teacher

Grade MPS/UPS
The Skills Hub, UB7 8HJ
Full Time
End Date: 31/03/2021

Job Description:

Special Teaching Assistants – Arbour Vale School

Level 4 – £17,045.87 + SSA allowance £1,007.20 per annum (FTE £21,392.00 + SSA allowance £1,264 per annum)
Arbour Vale School, Slough, SL2
33.5 hours per week, Monday 8.30am – 4.30pm; Tuesday - Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm - term time only
End Date: 24/03/2021

Job Description:

Are you interested in supporting young people with severe learning disabilities, including Autism? Arbour Vale is recruiting Special Teaching Assistants to support our pupils who range from 2 – 19 years old. The successful candidates will play a crucial role in supporting our pupils’ learning.

Emotional Health & Wellbeing Practitioner

£13,677 - £17,793 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance (FTE £35,236 - £45,838 per annum)
Sutton, SM2, however travel across sites will be required
Part-time role 2 days per week, term time + 5 weeks
End Date: 23/03/2021

Job Description:

Contract: 12 months fixed term contract

The Emotional Health & Wellbeing Practitioner will provide a high standard of clinically effective, person centred and evidence based assessment of wellbeing, and intervention to students with profound/multiple learning disabilities as well as physical disability/complex physical health needs and SEMH needs.

SEN CLASS TEACHERS

Outer London Teachers Main Pay Scale (SP1-SP12) £29,915 to £41,136 per annum plus SEN allowance £2,270 per annum
Temporary site at Canterbury Road, Croydon - moving to a newly constructed school in New Addington, Surrey
Full time, all year round
End Date: 22/03/2021

Job Description:

SEN CLASS TEACHERS

Start Date: September 2021

Addington Valley Academy (AVA) is a co-educational Special School which will have 150 places for children and young people aged 2-19 who have autism and social communication, cognitive, sensory and social, emotional, and behavioural needs in the Croydon region. All our children have Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). We opened in September 2020 with an initial cohort of 22 ASD year 7 pupils in a temporary site based in Croydon.

This is an exciting time in the school’s development with a planned relocation to a newly constructed school building for the academic year 2021-22 with a fantastic learning environment designed to meet the needs of autistic children.

Addington Valley Academy benefits from being part of Orchard Hill College (the College) and Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (the Trust), a family of specialist education providers for pupils and students from nursery to further education across London, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex. As an outstanding provider and Academy sponsor, Orchard Hill College has a strong track record for making a positive impact within the local communities it serves.

 

Occupational Therapist – Brantridge School

£14,528-£20,285 per annum (FTE £27,146 - £37,903) depending on experience
Brantridge School, Haywards Heath, RH17 6EQ
22.5 hours per week, Term Time Only (potentially increasing to 36hrs)
End Date: 15/03/2021

Job Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and strongly motivated individual to join our school to provide intensive specialist support for pupils. We seek a therapist who wants to develop their career, skills and knowledge in a specialist educational setting from Key Stage 1 and 2.

This is a unique opportunity to develop clinical skills within an educational environment, offering the chance to work collaboratively with a range of professionals and to use therapeutic skills creatively to meet the needs of pupils and students. In return we offer excellent support from colleagues and staff, commitment to CPD, access to internal and external training.

Health & Safety Co-ordinator

PO2 £34,878 - £37,721 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance
Sutton SM2, however the postholder will be expected to travel across the Trust
36 Hours per week – 52 weeks per year
End Date: 15/03/2021

Job Description:

Contract: Fixed term for 12 months (secondments will be considered from internal staff)

The Health & Safety Coordinator will work proactively as directed by the Head of Health & Safety to ensure a high level of H&S compliance is achieved across all the OHC&AT sites and activities, in order to support the teaching and learning within OHC&AT.

Deputy Principal (Head of Primary School) – Addington Valley Academy

Leadership Scale 14 – 17 - £61,479 - £65,918 per annum
Temporary site at Canterbury Road, Croydon - moving to a newly constructed school in New Addington, Surrey
End Date: 15/03/2021

Job Description:

Start Date: September 2021 (potentially sooner due to candidate availability)

This is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference and change lives. The successful candidate will have a unique chance to lead on system design and will be the perfect platform for Headship in the future.

Deputy Principal (Head of Secondary School) – Addington Valley Academy

Leadership Scale 14 – 17 - £61,479 - £65,918 per annum
Temporary site at Canterbury Road, Croydon - moving to a newly constructed school in New Addington, Surrey
End Date: 15/03/2021

Job Description:

Start Date: September 2021 (potentially sooner due to candidate availability)

This is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference and change lives. The successful candidate will have a unique chance to lead on system design and will be the perfect platform for Headship in the future.

Learning Support Assistant – Dysart School

Grade D, point 15-20 £17,150 - £18,417 per annum (FTE £22,185 - £23,825 pa) Negotiated on appointment, depending on experience and qualifications.
Dysart School, KT6 6HJ
32.5 hours per week, 8.45am – 4.00pm. Some flexibility will be considered around these hours
End Date: 10/03/2021

Job Description:

Are you interested in supporting young people with severe learning disabilities, including Autism? We are seeking to recruit Learning Support Assistants who have the drive, creativity and a passion for teaching and learning to join our dedicated and welcoming team.

Chief Operating Officer – Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust

£90,000 - £100,000
End Date: 08/03/2021

Job Description:

The COO will be responsible for improving the business capability, effectiveness and overall efficiency of OHC&AT service areas to support the education and wellbeing of our pupils and students. Immediate priorities include the delivery of an ambitious estate strategy with five live Free School projects, significant funded building projects and an ICT strategy that meets the expectations of its users whilst providing value for money.

Art Teacher – St Philips

MPR (Outer London) + SEN (£2,270)
St Philips School, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2HR
Full-time and Permanent
End Date: 05/03/2021

Job Description:

Start: September 2021 (July starts considered for suitable candidates)

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Art teacher who will be able to work with key stage 3 and 4 pupils. This is an ideal opportunity for either a mainstream Art specialist or a teacher experienced in special educational needs who is confident teaching Art. Class sizes are between 8-10 students and follow a moderated version of the National Curriculum.

This is a very exciting and pivotal moment in the lives of St Dominic’s, Brantridge and Grafham Grange schools.  Academy conversion under the sponsorship of Orchard Hill College Academy Trust will help secure their futures and, no doubt, lead to better outcomes for pupils and students, families and carers, staff and all stakeholders.

Ken Cowdery, Chair of Governors

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