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Ackworth School, a co-educational boarding and day school, was founded in 1779 by the Society of Friends (Quakers). It maintains its ethos and traditions and is still governed by the society although only a small minority of pupils and staff are from the Quaker tradition. The school is academically non-selective and provides an excellent range of facilities and extra-curricular opportunities. The school is a member of both HMC and SHMIS.
There are currently over 350 pupils in the senior school (aged 11-18) and 130 pupils in Coram House, the junior school (aged 3-11). Over 100 of the senior school are boarders. The school also has an international studies centre providing academic English language programmes. The school is set in beautiful grounds in the village of Ackworth. There are excellent transport links to nearby cities such as York, Leeds, Sheffield, Harrogate and Wakefield. The dales and the peak district are both just over one hour away.
Head of Learning Support - Applications Close Thursday 24th June
Ackworth School is seeking to appoint a Head of Learning Support. Due to increased numbers of pupils who have special educational needs, and an expanding Autism Resource, we are looking to bring all of these elements together in order to work more collaboratively.
We are looking for someone who has an in-depth knowledge of SEN; a real expert in their field. You may have worked in a large school, and be an experienced SENCO, delivering a strategy for learning support that evidences real progress and supports those pupils who are hard to engage with. Alternatively, you may have real specialist experience in a smaller resource working with pupils with ASD who receive tailored support at all times.
Part-Time Music Teacher, Coram House Junior School - Applications close Wednesday 30th June
Ackworth School is seeking to appoint a Music teacher for the Junior School, Coram House over two days per week.
Coram House is a thriving Junior School with a vision to be the premier Junior School in the area. We are proud of our school and our pupils and we are looking for someone who can come and share our vision. We are looking for someone who can teach from nursery through to KS2 and also with our Autism Resource pupils.
Learning Support Mentor - Applications close Wednesday 30th June
Ackworth School is seeking to appoint one Learning Support Mentor to join the team of three within Learning Support. They are expected to support pupils on a one to one basis in mainstream lessons to ensure they are able to access learning in the same way as their peers, with the correct guidance and intervention, and dependent entirely on their learning need.
For this role, we require someone to support a pupil with ASD and be their dedicated mentor.
Specialist Learning Mentor - Applications Close Wednesday 30th June
An opportunity has arisen for suitably qualified, enthusiastic and empathetic individuals to join a team supporting pupils on the autistic spectrum. Applicants must be qualified to at least NVQ 3 or Diploma level and have previous experience supporting learning for pupils with a diagnosis of autism or a related condition who require one to one support.
Ackworth School’s Autism Resource is a purpose-developed specialist provision, within the mainstream school, and will be able to take around 20 pupils in September 2021. Pupils are generally between the ages of 5-19 years. The Resource is very much part of our Quaker ethos.