Dales School Vacancies:

The Dales School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable groups and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

The following positions are available:

Class Teachers x 3

(Offering 2 established contacts and 1 temporary contract until August 2018)

QTS up to UPS1 considered

Start date: January 2018

Closing date: Monday 11th September  

Interviews: 21st September  

All applications must be made through North Yorkshire website

The Dales School is an Outstanding and outward looking special school in North Yorkshire that caters for pupils with severe and profound learning disabilities.   The Sixth Form has a generic intake of students including moderate learning difficulties. Pupils may in addition have physical, sensory and medical needs.  We strongly recommend that you visit our website for further information.

We are currently seeking to employ a versatile and creative teacher to work within our school. If you have an interest in working with special needs students this is an ideal place to use your skills in this highly rewarding and challenging field of education.


The successful candidate will be:

  • An outstanding classroom teacher
  • A professional with a commitment to improving the outcomes and life chances of young people with complex special educational needs
  • Someone with the relevant skills, training and experience.
  • Proactive, resourceful and energetic.
  • Committed to the education of the whole child with a willingness to be adaptable and go the extra mile for each individual.
  • Committed to working with class teams and the wider school community.
  • Able to interact with people in a variety of ways

Experience of working in an SLD setting would be advantageous, however specialist support and training will be provided for outstanding teachers wishing to make the career-fulfilling move into special education

 We can offer:

  • Wonderful students.
  • The opportunity to be part of an adaptable, committed and skilled staff team.
  • A creative learning environment, timetable and curriculum.
  • A wide range of training opportunities for career development.


All applications for this post must be made via the North Yorkshire website. If you would like to arrange a visit, please use the contact us page on www.thedalesschool.org


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

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 practices that act as barriers to achieving this.

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.

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