Vacancies

Appleford School is a specialist day and boarding school for pupils aged 7 – 16 with dyslexia and associated learning needs, set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside in the village of Shrewton, just off the A303. Our ethos is to build children’s confidence through continuous support and celebration of success. Rated ‘Excellent’ by ISI in all categories and ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED, the school has been providing the highest quality teaching for pupils with dyslexia for over 30 years.

Appleford has well-resourced and supported small classes of up to ten pupils and an ethos based on developing confidence, celebrating success and continuous support – for both pupils and staff. More importantly, we instil a belief in our children that dyslexia is no barrier to learning and we expect them to do well. GCSE attainment for our pupils regularly exceeds national mainstream averages.

Due to increasing pupil numbers we currently have the following vacancies available:

Occupational Therapist

Job Role: Occupational Therapist

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist with excellent interpersonal skills and a flexible and independent approach to work in our OT department. We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly individual to join our small but expanding team.

Specification Qualifications Required:

  • A recognised Occupational Therapy qualification (Degree/Diploma).
  • HCPC registration.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience Required:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy with pupils and their families.
  • Able to manage own time and caseload, prioritising tasks, with support.
  • Excellent reflection skills.
  • Some experience working with pupils aged 7-18 with Occupational Therapy needs;
  • Some knowledge of Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ASD, ADHD and associated conditions.
  • Some experience in carrying out clinical assessment, planning and implementing a programme of intervention, note and report writing.
  • Up to date clinical knowledge.

Job Description

With support, managing an individual caseload of pupils with less complex occupational therapy needs. This involves:

  • Conducting observation and informal/formal assessment to gain insight into pupils’ occupational performance strengths and areas of need;
  • Working with pupils, parents and school staff to set client-centred occupational therapy targets with a functional and curriculum focus;
  • Determining level of provision required for pupils;
  • Producing comprehensive and accurate assessment reports for each pupil on a yearly basis;
  • Maintaining up to date and accurate case notes in line with RCOT professional standards and departmental guidelines (i.e. use of proforma);
  • Planning and conducting evidence based, therapeutic interventions, likely to include community visits;
  • Providing advice to pupils and relevant individuals in their lives;
  • Working with other professionals to ensure pupils’ needs are met holistically;
  • Delivering training to promote positive occupational therapy for those on your caseload;
  • Attending annual reviews for pupils with Education, Health & Care plans (EHCPs) on your caseload.
  • Producing own timetable to ensure funded provision is met;
  • Reporting any concerns meeting funded provision to line manager.

Working with OT colleagues to ensure OT department is able to work effectively within academic setting. This involves:

  • To care for and maintain equipment ensuring standards of infection control and safety are maintained;
  • Considering OT within your individual caseload and ensure you have sufficient resources (e.g. assessments and forms, literature, intervention programmes, games) to support them.
  • Working with senior colleagues to produce purchase orders for any equipment required on a termly basis.
  • Contributing towards the development of OT students as required.

Engaging in continuing professional development, with the support of senior colleagues, alongside self-directed learning and reflection, to ensure best practice. This will include:

  • Demonstrating clinical effectiveness by use of evidence-based practice and outcome measures;
  • Completing and keeping a record of CPD as per RCOT guidelines;
  • Attending and actively participation within regular supervision sessions with Senior OT;
  • Reporting and discussing any clinical queries to Senior OT during supervision sessions or on an ad hoc basis.
  • Attending periodic Personal Development Meeting’s (PDM) with the Head of Learning Support;
  • Attending the teams termly supervision with an external Occupational Therapist;
  • Finding and attending external training programmes which are beneficial for pupils on their caseload and/or relevant for the whole school.
  • To adhere to local and national standards and guidelines relating to Professional Practice and maintain registration with the Health Professions Council. To recognise and demonstrate commitment to personal development and acquisition of further skills and knowledge.

You will be working with a specialist caseload of pupils who have specific learning difficulties.  You will work closely with onsite Speech and Language Therapists, the pastoral team, and academic and Boarding Staff to ensure communication targets are incorporated into the educational setting.

Full time/Part-time, 52 weeks p.a.

Please click the link below to apply:

https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/prep-school-teacher-wiltshire-1552755

 

An application form and full job description can be obtained from Nestle Macey hrofficer@appleford.wilts.sch.uk

 The School reserves the right to interview appropriate candidates in advance of the above named-dates, and to appoint. Interested candidates are therefore strongly urged to submit their application as soon as possible.

Appleford School is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the pupils and staff. All job applicants will be checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Appleford welcomes applications regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability or age.

 

Speech and Language Therapist

Job Role : Speech and Language Therapist 

  • Full-Time (Part-time considered)
  • Start date: September 2022 (earlier if possible)
  • 52-week contract
  • Pay based on level of experience
  • Contractual sick pay
  • Will consider Newly Qualified Speech & Language Therapists (SaLTs)
  • For more information or an application pack, please email Claire Cooper hrofficer@appleford.wilts.sch.uk

At Appleford, we make sure that our pupils make the most of their talents and enjoy the feeling of achievement every day. Here you will find a warm welcome, where everyone feels they are part of a big, happy family.

The Team…

We are currently a team of 4 Speech and Language Therapists. Although we have individual caseloads of pupils, we work closely together in a supportive manner. We regularly access both internal and external clinical supervision and meet on a weekly basis for CPD. We work closely with Head of Learning Support, SENCos, Occupational Therapy, pastoral staff, as well as the wider school community (e.g. academic staff, boarding staff).

The role…

We are looking for an enthusiastic and friendly individual to join our team. We work with pupils across the school to support speech, language and communication development. Many of our pupils have diagnoses of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or ADHD. We have access to a variety of assessments and resources to ensure sessions are targeted, useful and enjoyable for our pupils.   We deliver 1:1 sessions, small group sessions and offer in-class support. There are opportunities to join in all aspects of school life, including activity weeks and school trips.

We support senior school pupils with their independence through community visits to nearby towns. We regularly deliver training within the school to support understanding and support offered to pupils with various speech, language and communication needs (SLCNs). We contribute towards annual reviews for pupils on our caseload, and regularly meet with parents and relevant school staff. Sessions are typically funded by Local Authorities through EHCPs.

Typical day…

The school day runs from 08:50 until 16:35. Pupil sessions are 40 minutes long with 20 minutes dedicated case note writing time per session. We typically run 5-6 sessions per day. Appleford School has dedicated therapy rooms where you will see your pupils. Individual caseloads mean that you will work closely with a small number of pupils, often several times per week. Additional admin time provided. Staff can eat lunch with the pupils and are allocated a break duty.

The School reserves the right to interview appropriate candidates in advance of the above named-dates, and to appoint. Interested candidates are therefore strongly urged to submit their application as soon as possible.

One to One Assistant

Due to increasing numbers, we are looking for an enthusiastic One to One Assistant to work in our Prep School with one of our pupils who needs helpful supervision to keep them focused. Candidates must have GCSE or equivalent A-C Grade in English and Maths, be prepared to undertake training and have a desire to work with children / young people.

Successful candidates will have excellent communications skills, a confident manner and flexible approach to work.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 35 hours per week, Term-time only, 41 weeks per year

Salary: £13,618.15 per annum

The School reserves the right to interview appropriate candidates in advance of the above named-dates, and to appoint. Interested candidates are therefore strongly urged to submit their application as soon as possible.

 

Apply to: Nestle Macey (HR Assistant) for an Application Form

E-mail: hrofficer@appleford.wilts.sch.uk

Appleford School, Elston Lane, Shrewton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 4HL    Tel: 01980-621020 Ext.1010

Appleford School is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the pupils and staff. We expect all staff to share this commitment. All job applicants will undergo checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.  Appleford welcomes applications regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability or age.

CReSTeD and DfE Approved

 

English Teacher

To start in September 2022

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic and inspirational teacher of English.

The successful applicant will be an outstanding teacher joining a strong and supportive department which delivers English to GCSE level.

Candidates able to deliver English at KS2, KS3 or KS4 are welcome to apply.

Opportunities to move into departmental leadership are available.

Appleford welcomes applications from both NQTs and experienced teachers.

We can offer a salary package in excess of MPS, a high level of CPD and opportunities for career progression, outstanding IT facilities in every class, bright modern classrooms set in idyllic surroundings and 150 delightful, motivated children who enjoy their learning.

Experience of working with SpLD pupils an advantage, but not essential as full training will be provided.

How to apply: An application form and full job description can be obtained from Claire Cooper hrofficer@appleford.wilts.sch.uk

Appleford School is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the pupils and staff. All job applicants will be checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Appleford welcomes applications regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability or age.

Teacher of ICT/ Digital Information Technology BTEC

To start in September 2022

We are seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic and inspirational teacher of ICT / DIT to GCSE Level. First class facilities and a supportive structure for professional development await the right candidate. Current courses delivered to KS4 are BTEC Level 2 in ITQ and BTEC Level 1/2 in Digital Information Technology.

Appleford welcomes applications from both NQTs and experienced teachers.

How to apply: An application form and full job description can be obtained from Claire Cooper hrofficer@appleford.wilts.sch.uk or download the application form.

Appleford School is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the pupils and staff. All job applicants will be checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service. Appleford welcomes applicants regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability or age.

Download Application Form

To apply for posts listed here, please download and complete the application form. Once complete, post or e-mail with covering letter to:
Mrs Nestle Macey
PA to Operations Manager
Appleford School
Elston Lane
Shrewton
Wiltshire
SP3 4HL
Email: hrofficer@appleford.wilts.sch.uk
Appleford School is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of pupils and staff.
We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All job applicants will undergo Child Protection screening, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Appleford welcomes applicants regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability or age.
CReSTeD DfE Approved Boarding Schools Association
British Dyslexia Association

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