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

Current Vacancies

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.

Relief Pupil Support Assistant

Grade C

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 3-6 hours a day on a supply basis. Previous experience is preferred, but full training will be given.

Application form only to be used if applying for Relief PSA role – please apply through NYCC website for all other positions