Special Schools
The William Henry Smith School
Boothroyd Lane, Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 3JW
NJC Scale 16-24 pro rata
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The William Henry Smith School is a non-maintained residential special school for boys aged 5-19 experiencing complex Social, Emotional, and Mental Health challenges (SEMH). Our students have a breadth of special educational needs, including learning difficulty and disability. We are a not for profit charitable organisation providing ‘Ofsted Outstanding’ education, therapy and care. Our vision is to ensure opportunities for success are provided through a diverse programme of bespoke individual learning pathways and life skills across the 24 hour curriculum which serve to develop resilience and skills for lifelong learning, happiness and an improved quality of life. The school has a strong ethos and culture, built upon firm foundations that underpins all our work on improving quality of life outcomes for our students and their families, through our strong focus on key working, developing relationships with students and partnerships with parents and carers.

‘It is clear that the curriculum is broad and balanced; high quality teaching and learning ensures outstanding outcomes for students’ (Ofsted, 2018).

We are looking to appoint an outstanding member of staff that can assist in taking the organisation to even greater success and inspire our students to become the best they can be. We are therefore looking to appoint a resourceful and innovative Outdoor Education Specialist to work alongside our education department staff. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly effective and dynamic individual to join our team. There is a whole school expectation that all staff play an integral part in our keyworking structure which is embedded within our quality of life values and ethos

The successful candidate will be:
• An outstanding practitioner who provides stimulating outdoor learning opportunities and a rich anddiverse outdoor education curriculum
• A creative and reflective individual who inspires confidence in meeting the needs of our students
• Highly motivated and able to contribute to collaborative working
• Able to coordinate, lead and manage staff working within a group of students
• Be able to use the extensive woodland on site for teaching and learning
• Knowledgeable of the countryside and the outdoor world around us
• Be able to demonstrate high quality, resourceful outdoor education provision, evidencing progress In all identified areas

The school:

• Offers a full induction programme, including an outstanding network of support
• Has a commitment to learning, development and CPD
• Delivers a comprehensive training programme
• Has a working environment of the highest quality with all departments being very well resourced
• Has a strong focus on staff health and wellbeing including a weekly staff wellbeing programme
• Offers a competitive defined contribution pension scheme
• Offers an employee assistance healthcare cashback plan
• Will pay 50% towards the cost of branded workwear
• Assists with childcare savings and cycle to work scheme
• Provides school to school support and challenge, locally, regionally and nationally
• Is a lead SEMH school in the North of England
• Will offer training and support in the delivery of outdoor education if required.

Special School experience is not essential but a willingness to learn and a commitment to high expectations of student achievement most certainly is. This is an exciting time in our development, if you share our vision and passion for young people and their families then we would like to hear from you.

Due to the current situation visits to the school are not possible, however please do take a look at our schools’ website.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service background check. The school is also committed to promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of both students and staff and promotes fundamental British Values.

You are applying for a position working in regulated activity.

For further information on this post please contact Rajinder Randhawa, Vice Principal at the following email address: rajinder.randhawa@whsschool.org.uk

To obtain an application pack please email reception@whsschool.org.uk
Closing date for applications: Monday, 10th August

Successful candidates will be contacted: Tuesday, 11th August

Proposed interview date: Thursday, 13th August

Please note if you are not contacted as above, you have not been successful.

10 August 2020, 12:05 PM

This vacancy is closed to applications.