Vacancies

  1. Head of Boston Spa Learning, West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College – L16 to L20

Outstanding Leader required.

Due to our school leadership re-structure and re-organisation, a vacancy has arisen to lead our Boston Spa Learning campus. Boston Spa Learning is part of West Oaks School and provides education for 130 pupils aged 2-19 and is located on the outskirts of north Leeds.

We have high standards and high expectations and we always put the needs of our pupils first. We strive for Excellence for Everyone at West Oaks, whether it be pupil, parent, carer, staff or community member. Our school is a happy and healthy place to learn.

In the last 13 years, West Oaks has achieved four very positive Ofsted visits and earned National Autistic Society (NAS) accreditation in 2017, but we strive to achieve more.

The successful applicant will be able to build relationships with colleagues, parent/carers and pupils quickly and effectively. The person appointed will be an exemplary professional with the personal qualities to be an inspirational leader in our team.

There is a strong culture of excellence for everyone within our school and college community and we are looking for someone to enhance our unique school offer. The successful candidate will be committed to ensuring all our children achieve their potential.

Your continued professional development is important to us and we welcome applications from both mainstream and special primary and secondary applicants.

It is important for us to get this key appointment right as we look to appoint a leader who will work with the Principal and Head of Woodhouse Learning to lead, support and challenge Boston Spa colleagues as West Oaks enters another exciting and transformational phase of development.

A school visit is highly recommended. Our school website will give you a flavour of the school but if you would like to find out more, do come and visit us at our open evening on:

  • Monday 23rd March from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Please email liz.lowes@westoaksschool.co.uk to book your place. Closing Date: Wednesday 1st April at 12 noon. Interviews: Friday 24th April 2020.

We are committed to safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Head of School Recruitment Pack Sept 2020

Teacher application form

2. Teachers for Boston Spa Learning and Woodhouse Learning 

We strive for excellence ……… do you?

West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College, a 2-19 special school, is a brilliant place to work and learn.

We have high standards and high expectations and we always put the needs of our 293 pupils first. We strive for Excellence for Everyone at West Oaks, whether it be pupil, parent, carer, staff or community member. Our school is a happy and healthy place to learn.

In the last 13 years, West Oaks has achieved four very positive Ofsted visits and earned National Autistic Society (NAS) accreditation in 2017, but we strive to achieve more.

Teaching Talent is our most important asset and we are looking for more high-quality teachers to join our school from September 2020 (MPS/UPS + SEN allowance of £3249).

Due to another expansion, taking our pupil numbers to 369 by September 2022, we are looking for staff to join our team who can translate their experience across our school and really make a difference.

If you are highly skilled, enthusiastic, ambitious, energetic and dedicated to raising achievement we would like to hear from you. We are looking for staff for the following roles:

  • Class teachers – Boston Spa Learning (Primary/Secondary)
  • Class teachers – Woodhouse Learning (Primary/Secondary)
  • A teacher of 16+ at Woodhouse Learning
  • Maths teacher (KS3/KS4) – to work across both sites
  • Physical Education teacher – to work across both sites

SEN experience is not essential but a commitment to get it right for our pupils is. Successful candidates will:

  • be or have aspirations to be outstanding practitioners
  • have an excellent working knowledge of their curriculum area
  • be a Primary/Secondary teacher who can transfer their experience to a specialist setting

We are also interested in hearing from teachers who could take a lead on our outdoor curriculum.

We are looking for teachers who are ready to take on a new challenge and embed outstanding practice within an already established provision which has extremely well-resourced classrooms and teaching areas. You will be supported by highly professional staff with a strong team ethos.

Should you be successful in securing a post at West Oaks, you will receive:

  • a significant amount of support from our highly experienced team to enable you to enhance your skills towards being the very best teacher you can be
  • an effective induction programme to support your transition to the specialist environment and specifically West Oaks
  • quality continuous professional development both within school and externally in relation to your role
  • access to an Employee Assistance Programme and a Cycle to Work scheme

West Oaks operates across two bases – Boston Spa Learning and Woodhouse Learning. If appointed, you will link directly with the Principal/Heads of School to ensure high quality outcomes for our pupils.

A school visit is highly recommended. Our school website will give you a flavour of the school but if you would like to find out more, do come and visit us at our open evenings on:

  • Tuesday 24th March from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. at Woodhouse Learning (LS6 2ST)
  • Thursday 26th March from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. at Boston Spa Learning (LS23 6DX)

Please email liz.lowes@westoaksschool.co.uk to book your place. Closing Date: Monday 20th April at 12 noon. Interviews: Tuesday 28th April or Friday 1st May.

We are committed to safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Updated Teacher Recruitment Pack Sept 2020

Teacher application form

3. Learning Guides

We have vacancies for Learning Guides.

Do you have experience of working with children or young people with SEN – are you willing to learn and develop your skills? Do you put the needs of children first? We have opportunities at our Boston Spa and Woodhouse Learning sites.

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in an outstanding school, (Ofsted April 2017)
  • An experienced staff who work as part of a team to drive improvement and raise standards
  • A high quality programme of continuous professional development
  • Opportunities for future career development

We are committed to safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Any candidates who have lived or worked overseas in the last 5 years, will need to provide an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries they have resided in, if they are the preferred candidate. We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds

.Applicants may download application forms and information from the school website: westoaksschool.co.uk.

Application forms should be completed in full, CVs will not be accepted. Completed application forms should be returned the school marked for the attention of Liz Mason, or by e-mail to: liz.lowes@westoaksschool.co.uk by the closing date

Learning Guides – B1 Point 4-6

32.5 hours per week TTO + 5 training days

Actual salary (under 5 years’ service) £13,781 – £14, 339

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School Application Form

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