Dales School Vacancies:

The following positions are available:

Teacher – Established Contract

Start: January 2019

Closing dates: Sunday 14th October 2018

Interviews: Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Are you a dynamic, inspirational and outstanding teacher seeking a new and exciting opportunity? We need you to work within our 6th form to facilitate learning for our wonderful young people. Can you offer some or all of the following:

·         A proven track record of facilitating exceptional outcomes for students who have PMLD/SLD/ASD.

·         Experience of accreditation pathways for entry level 1-3, functional skills and Personal and Social Development.

·         A sound ethos and expertise in a truly personalised approach to learning.

Our school is set in rural countryside between the North Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales. We support consistently good or better outcomes for learners with MLD, SLD and/or PMLD.  You will benefit from highly skilled and collaborative middle leader team and a comprehensive and high quality CPD package.  It is planned that the post will be paid up to M6, however UPS will be considered for an exceptional candidate.

You must be flexible and be prepared to work in any phase within the school.

Visits to the school are encouraged – to arrange your visit please call Heidi Rolfe on 01609 772932 and specify the date you would like to visit from options listed below: 

·         Monday 1st October (between 2pm and 5pm)

·         Thursday 4th October (between 1pm and 3pm)

·         Wednesday 10th October (between 9.30am and 11.00am)

Before applying, applicants are requested to read the Job description and person specification available on the school’s website – please apply via the NYCC website - only applications received this way will be considered.

The Dales School is committed to equality, and to making fair and equitable treatment an integral part of everything we do.  We will take action to identify and eliminate all forms of discriminatory practice that act as barriers to achieving this.

The Dales School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and young people.  We have a robust Child Protection Policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction throughout employment at the School.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The Post is subject to an enhanced DBS and health check.  

Pupil Support Assistants

Band 4

28.75 hrs per week

Term only + training days  

Fixed term contract until August 2019

Start date: 5th November or as soon as possible after that

Closing date: 17th October

Interviews: 25th October

The Dales School is an Outstanding and outward looking special school in North Yorkshire that meets the needs of pupils with severe and profound multiple learning disabilities between the ages of 3-19.   The 6th Form has a broader intake of students including those with moderate learning difficulties. Pupils may in addition have physical, sensory and medical needs.  We strongly recommend that you visit our website for further information about the school.

 Please refer to the job descriptions for further details on the specifics of the roles

  All applications for this post must be made via the North Yorkshire website

Relief Pupil Support Assistant

Band 4

Would you be interested in applying for the position of Relief Pupil Support Assistant at our school?

We are looking to appoint a bank of reliable and flexible people who would be available to work from 3-6hrs a day on a supply basis. Previous experience is preferred, but full training will be given.

For further details please read the job description and person specifications on our website and if you feel that you are the right person to join our team, please complete the application form (also available on our website) and return to The Dales School, Morton on Swale, Northallerton DL7 9QW.

Applying for a position at The Dales School

Unless otherwise stated, all positions must be applied for via the NYCC website. After the close of application deadline, the school receives anonymous application forms, which allows us to shortlist on the content of the application form. It is therefore essential that you submit a complete application form, paying particular attention to the essential criteria within the person specifications. Please ensure your supporting information is concise and we would normally advise that this is no longer than 1 side of A4.
The current exception to the NYCC application submission is that for the relief pupil support assistant role. We have ongoing vacancies for this position as we use our own bank of supply staff to support our pupils and ensure those that are working for us are trained to know and understand the pupils they are working with.

Recruitment and Selection Policy Statement

The Dales School aims to select and appoint the best people for the job and develop them to perform to the highest standards.

The Headteacher and Governors will work to ensure that:

  • No unsuitable person is appointed to a post.
  • Equality and diversity considerations are fully embedded in the recruitment, selection and appointment processes.
  • Appointments are made on merit leading to the recruitment of highly competent individuals.
  • A positive, professional image of the School / College is given throughout the process to encourage applicants for the future.

Equality and recruitment and selection

The Dales School is committed to equality, and to making fair and equitable treatment an integral part of everything we do. We will take action to identify and eliminate all forms of discriminatory practice that act as barriers to achieving this.

The Dales School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and young people.  We have a robust Child Protection Policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment at the School.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All vacancies are subject to an enhanced DBS, disqualification by association and health check.

All arrangements for, and the implementation of, all recruitment and selection activities will comply with sex, sexual orientation, transgender race, religion, rehabilitation of offenders, disability and age anti-discriminatory legislation.

All those participating in recruitment and selection activities are expected to make judgements and exercise discretion. Judgements and choices should be made within the parameters of the information provided within the "Recruitment and Selection Guide for Schools and Colleges" to appoint individuals whose skills, behaviours and competencies are best matched to the duties of the post, in order to deliver the highest quality education to children and young people within the school / college.

Safer Recruitment

The Dales School will take in to consideration the advice provided in the DfES (now DCSF) Guidance document "Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education".

In particular, the Headteacher and Governors will work to ensure that:

  • At least one member of any selection panel has undertaken the recommended training in safer recruitment.
  • All documentation and/or information used within the recruitment process incorporates the appropriate elements of safer recruitment.
  • Satisfactory DBS clearances and other mandatory checks are completed as soon as possible for successful candidates.

Working at The Dales School

On behalf of the Governing Body I would like to thank you for your interest in the position at our outstanding School set in between the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales.

We feel that our website will give you an excellent overview of what we do and we would especially like to draw your attention to our school context and our SEN report.  To get a true picture of what our pupils achieve we suggest you read our outstanding Ofsted report and also read through our newsletters.

We do try to arrange days when you can visit before you apply for the position, however we also see the interview as a two-way process and for those invited for interview we will try to ensure you get an opportunity to look around the school and meet some of the staff and pupils.  If you have any queries please use the contact us page on this website.

We hope that having read our website you will be excited at the prospect of joining us at The Dales School.    You will be joining a friendly, enthusiastic and well qualified staff team and will find this post challenging, stimulating and rewarding. A comprehensive and highly regarded in-service training and induction programme is provided by the school.

Things to consider in your application:

  • The application form must by fully completed and legible …. don’t forget to include details of all past employment
  • Only applications received by NYCC by the closing date can be considered
  • Any supporting information/statement should be concise and related to the person spec.  Please do not fill more than 2 sides of A4 pape
  • CV’s cannot be accepted
  • At least one referee should be your current employer

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