Vacancies

Appleford School is a specialist day and boarding school for pupils aged 7 – 18 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:

Prep School Teacher for Year 7

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic and inspiring professional to teach across our Prep School. The successful candidate will take responsibility for a Year 7 class.

We can offer a competitive salary, a high level of CPD, outstanding ICT facilities in every class, bright modern classrooms set in idyllic surroundings and delightful, motivated pupils who enjoy their learning.

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

Appleford welcomes applications from both ECTs and experienced teachers.

Closing date: 10 February 2023

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.

How to apply: An application form and full job description can be obtained from Sarah Warrington recruitment@appleford.wilts.sch.uk or you can download an application form.

Please send your completed Application Form to Sarah Warrington, Recruitment Officer, Appleford School.
e-mail: recruitment@appleford.wilts.sch.uk Website: www.appleford.wilts.sch.uk
Appleford School, Elston Lane, Shrewton, SALISBURY, SP3 4HL Tel: 01980-621020 Ext 1050

Speech and Language Therapist

  • Full Time (part-time considered)
  • Start date: asap
  • 52 week contract (pay all year round)
  • Pay based on level of experience
  • Contractual sick pay
  • For an informal conversation, please contact Molly Hilson (SaLT) at Mollyh@appleford.wilts.sch.uk.

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 a Specialist Independent School based in Shrewton, Wiltshire. Our pupils are aged between 7 and 18 with diagnoses of Dyslexia and associated conditions. We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly and experienced 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 Condition (ASC) 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.

How to apply:

An application form and full job description can be obtained from Sarah Warrington recruitment@appleford.wilts.sch.uk or you can download an application form.

Please send your completed Application Form to Sarah Warrington, Recruitment Officer, Appleford School.
e-mail: recruitment@appleford.wilts.sch.uk Website: www.appleford.wilts.sch.uk
Appleford School, Elston Lane, Shrewton, SALISBURY, SP3 4HL Tel: 01980-621020 Ext 1050

Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant
Immediate start

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual to support the pupils in the classroom.
Must have GCSE or equivalent A-C Grade in English and Maths.

Job Description:

The Assistant works under the specific direction of a nominated class teacher to support the teacher’s teaching and the learning of the pupil.

Qualifications:

  • GCSE or equivalent A-C Grade in English and Maths
  • Basic IT Skills (Word, Excel)

Main responsibilities:

  • To assist the teacher by explaining/clarifying instructions, helping the pupil to remain on task, extending periods of concentration and ensuring the pupil has the right equipment to carryout tasks.
  • To liaise with teachers re: IEPs. To share information on pupil progress, learning, welfare with teachers.
  • To assist with page layout, margin, underline, body posture and pen grip. To assist with planning an activity and to act as a scribe when required. To undertake and follow instructions on OT/SaLT exercises.
  • To develop a knowledge of Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and other associated learning difficulties, multi-sensory techniques, resources and learning support needs by attending relevant training (including ICT) courses.
  • To assist with photocopying, collating of reports and displaying pupil work.
  • To keep a record of all activities undertaken.
  • To assist with Breaktime duties as appropriate.
  • To be aware of confidential issues and keep confidences accordingly.
  • Any other education relevant tasks, as directed by the Teacher.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuing professional development in relation to safeguarding/child protection.

How to apply: An application form and full job description can be obtained from Sarah Warrington recruitment@appleford.wilts.sch.uk or you can download an application form.

Please send your completed Application Form to Sarah Warrington, Recruitment Officer, Appleford School.
e-mail: recruitment@appleford.wilts.sch.uk Website: www.appleford.wilts.sch.uk
Appleford School, Elston Lane, Shrewton, SALISBURY, SP3 4HL Tel: 01980-621020 Ext 1050

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.

English Teacher

English Teacher

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.

Job Description

  • To be responsible to the Headmaster and the Head of Department for the delivery of the teaching of English throughout the Senior School.
  • To teach the English curriculum across the Senior School based on a variety of  multi-sensory techniques including the extensive use of IT.
  • To have a flexible approach that caters for individual needs and provides learning programmes based on how different children learn.
  • To plan remediation programmes.
  • To maintain pupil files as and when necessary.
  • To prepare documents for EHCP pupils and annual reviews.
  • To be aware of the latest developments in the teaching of English to dyslexic pupils.
  • To share ideas that will result in positive input and good practice.
  • To use the bank of resources and learning aids appropriate to the dyslexic child.
  • To maintain continued professional development in relation to safeguarding/child protection.
  • To report to parents in line with school reporting policy.
  • To show a commitment to the wider school including extra-curricular activities.

How to apply: An application form and full job description can be obtained from Sarah Warrington recruitment@appleford.wilts.sch.uk or you can download an application form.

Please send your completed Application Form to Sarah Warrington, Recruitment Officer, Appleford School.
e-mail: recruitment@appleford.wilts.sch.uk Website: www.appleford.wilts.sch.uk
Appleford School, Elston Lane, Shrewton, SALISBURY, SP3 4HL Tel: 01980-621020 Ext 1050

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.

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:
Sarah Warrington
Recruitment Officer
Appleford School
Elston Lane
Shrewton
Wiltshire
SP3 4HL
Email: recruitment@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.
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