Working for us
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.
Specialist Learning Mentor
The 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 of age.
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. The Resource is very much part of our Quaker ethos.
You will help to deliver an individualised curriculum as well as a providing a nurturing and therapeutic environment to meet a range of needs including social, emotional, communication and learning difficulties.
The successful candidate must have experience working with children and young people with a range of learning needs. You will have a specialist level of knowledge and experience of the areas of difference experienced by people with autism spectrum conditions and be able to demonstrate a working understanding of how these needs impact learning.
Senior Deputy Head - Closing 14th December
Ackworth School (HMC, SoH) wishes to appoint a Senior Deputy Head to join us from September 2022 or earlier if possible. The ideal candidate must have prior experience of senior leadership and be able to hit the ground running. Perhaps you have worked in a large school as a second deputy, or are looking for a sideways move at a larger school to consolidate your experience, before moving onto headship.
We are looking for someone who is a strong leader of academic and pastoral excellence, who can demonstrate this both in the classroom and through the development of others. You know what good looks like and you constantly strive for this from your academic and pastoral staff, in order for pupils to be the best they can be.
EYFS Practitioner - Closing Monday 6th December
We are looking to appoint a caring and enthusiastic EYFS Practitioner to join our friendly and committed Nursery team, within Coram House, from January 2022 or soon thereafter. The working hours are 10 am – 6 pm two days per week (Monday and Friday) (16 hours)
The candidate must hold a relevant level 3 qualification and have sufficient experience at this level.