St Dominic’s School is a well-known and highly regarded special school in Surrey and stands in 56 acres of wooded grounds with ample space for recreational activities. The school caters for up to 150 pupils and Sixth Form students between the ages of 7 – 19, who have a range of academic abilities and complex needs. It is owned and run by Orchard Hill College Academy Trust.
We offer access to an extensive range of GCSE subjects pitched at individual students’ levels. Within the Sixth Form, students are able to access external college placements as part of their personalised holistic education and therapy provision.
The School has an in-house team of qualified therapists offering Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration. The range of therapeutic support available to pupils and students enables them to access the curriculum at an appropriate level, maximising each individual’s potential for achievement. Additionally, there are purpose-built medical facilities where nursing cover is provided on a daily basis by qualified staff.
The School has achieved Advanced Autism
Accreditation, the prestigious Arts Council ‘Artsmark’ Silver Award and holds
the National Healthy Schools status. St Dominic’s School is a rewarding and
inspirational place to work where pupils and students enjoy the holistic
programmes and educational opportunities offered to them by nurturing staff
whose goal is to encourage growth, development and independence in preparation
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We are looking for an enthusiastic and strongly motivated individual to join our experienced team providing intensive specialist support for pupils and students. We seek a teacher who wants to develop their career, skills and knowledge in a specialist educational setting from Key Stage 2 to 5. Experience of working with children and young people with a range of needs including SpLD and Autism is desirable.
St Dominic’s has a bespoke Needs Led Curriculum that is designed and led by the therapy team. This is delivered to small class groups and tailored specifically to the needs of the group. This curriculum encompasses elements of relationships and sex education, the wider PSHE curriculum and therapeutic led input. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with our large therapy team to provide specialist lessons that are designed to support pupils and students with their communication skills, functional independence and emotional resilience.
In return, we offer excellent support from colleagues and staff, commitment to CPD, and access to internal and external training.
If you believe you can help our learners to fulfil their potential at school, at home and in their communities and are looking for a fresh challenge, then this role may be just what you are looking for.
Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for.
Benefits include: Free car parking, lunch provided on site, and Employee Assistance Programme.
St Dominic’s School is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit https://www.ohcat.org/work-for-us/
For an informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact Stephanie Chown, Head of Upper School via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for the role please use the quick apply option to submit an application. If you have any queries, please contact Tina Petkova via email email@example.com.
Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role.
Please note that CV applications cannot be considered.
Closing date: 25th June at 11:59pm
Interviews: 6-7th July 2023
We encourage you to apply before the closing date as we reserve the right to arrange interviews and close this advert before the closing date if we receive applications from exceptional candidates.
Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.Apply