Vacancies

The Marchant-Holliday School is an independent special school that caters for boys aged 5-12, all of whom have an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP) for social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH).  The school has day pupils and weekly boarders. Our vision is that all children can thrive in a caring, tolerant, understanding and supportive environment.

We believe that every child has the right to feel safe to enable them to thrive and build their self-esteem whilst developing a lifelong love of learning. This is the essence of MHS in providing a nurturing environment for children who have experienced difficulties accessing mainstream education. In order to achieve these things we have a fantastic team of staff and a wonderful site with amazing facilities. We have high expectations of all our pupils who we know are bright, engaging and interested in our world. As well as small class groups with lots of help and support from staff in supporting the National Curriculum, we include swimming, horse-riding, music appreciation, outdoor learning, gardening and many trips and visits as part of our school day and evenings. 

Teaching Assistant (Pupil Support & Development) 

37 hours per week during term time

NJC Salary Range 1-5 (£17,842 - £19,312 not pro rata) dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Closing Date: 31 August 2022

We require a positive, resilient and reliable person who is able to work as part of our experienced and dedicated pupil development team.  The candidate should ideally have experience of SEN, preferably with pupils who experience SEMH and may exhibit challenging behaviour. A passion and enthusiasm for working with SEN children is essential as is the ability to work co-operatively within a team setting.  A tolerant, compassionate nature and sense of humour would be an asset.

Class Teacher

Main Scale Spine or UPS appropriate to experience

We require a qualified, resourceful, enthusiastic and self-motivated class teacher, to work with up to eight KS2 pupils experiencing SEMH issues, as well as co-current learning needs. The candidate should ideally have experience of SEN, preferably with pupils who experience SEMH and exhibit challenging behaviour.  Whilst we adopt a more flexible curriculum with separate specialist teaching for some subjects, applicants should be fully conversant with the primary National Curriculum and current primary best practice.

A passion and enthusiasm for working with SEN children is essential as is the ability to work co-operatively within a team setting.

A tolerant, compassionate nature and sense of humour would be an asset.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required. 

Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the school ahead of submitting an application.  Further details of the post and school can be obtained by contacting the school on 01963 33234.

Speech and Language Therapist

Full time: salary negotiable, based upon experience and qualifications.

The primary role of the Speech and Language Therapist (SALT) will be to lead SALT provision across the school, and to work with colleagues to integrate understanding of speech and language needs into everything that we do. The post holder will be building on work already started by an experienced practitioner, and will work closely with specialist SLCN higher level teaching assistants, the SENCo and members of senior staff.  The aim is to further develop appropriate communication and intervention approaches for all pupils who have a speech and language therapy plan in school (approximately 50%).

We are looking for someone with a passion for both direct clinical work and clinical service development. The role requires highly developed interpersonal skills to enable effective working with our pupils, parents and carers, and multi-disciplinary teams both internally and externally. Ideally, applicants will have a strong background of experience in working as a Speech and Language Therapist in a variety of clinical settings.  Experience of working with children with SEMH and ASC needs, as well as other neurodevelopmental disorders is also desirable, but a willingness to learn and develop skills in this area will also be considered in applicants with appropriate general clinical experience. The post is full time and is inclusive of paid school holidays (16 weeks per year).

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required. 

Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the school ahead of submitting an application to see the valuable work we do, and to discuss the role with the SENCo and current SALT. Further details of the post can be obtained by contacting the school on 01963 33234. 

Governor

We are at an exciting time of our school development and are looking for new Governors to join our board. We fully embrace diversity and welcome applications from those who feel that they can contribute to our Special School. The Board of Governor meetings are held 6 times per year, in school in the evenings.  In addition, we promote an active engagement between school life and our Governors

Please contact the Head Teacher Mr Danny Kitts on 01963 33234 for an initial discussion.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

Important Information

We look forward to welcoming our pupils back to school on Tuesday 6 September