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Secondary Class Teacher

Pay Scale: Subject to qualifications and experience, + 1SEN

 

Required for September 2024.

Treetops Learning Community are excited to offer an opportunity for an experienced teacher or NCT to join our team. The successful candidate will work across the Trust, in Treetops School and Treetops Free School.

 

Treetops School was once again judged to be outstanding in February 2020, while Treetops Free School officially opened in September 2021 and was judged good in its’ first Ofsted inspection in March 2024.

 

Students in both schools have complex needs varying from moderate to severe learning difficulties, which may include; speech and communication difficulties, autism and global developmental delay.

 

There will be exciting career progression opportunities for all staff as the Trust develops and grows.

 

We are looking for practitioners who:

 

· Have a commitment and passion to work with pupils with a wide and diverse range of SEN

· Have excellent interpersonal skills

· Are versatile and able to deliver a high standard of learning to pupils of all abilities.

· Want to be a member of a creative and dynamic staff team with high expectations for our pupils

We can offer you:

 

· The opportunity to work in a successful and supportive environment

· Motivated children who are willing to learn

· Well equipped and resourced classrooms

· Continued professional development

 

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged, subject to government guidelines, and can be arranged by contacting Mrs K Lambie on 01375 372723 or email klambie@treetops.thurrock.sch.uk .

 

An application form can be downloaded from our website, www.treetopsschool.org under About Us and Job Opportunities and submitted either by hand, post or email marked for the attention of the HR Manager Kay Lambie along with a letter of application.

 

Closing date for applications: Thursday 16 May 2024

Interviews: week commencing 20 May 2024

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check, a medical check, satisfactory references and the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period.

Apart from the general professional duties described in the current School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document, particular duties will include:-

· To assist the Headteacher in maintaining an ethos of high morale in which individuals feel valued and where personal endeavour and responsibility are fostered.

· To assist the Headteacher in setting an example of high-quality performance in standards and leadership.

· To assist the Headteacher in ensuring equality of opportunity for all through the school’s policies, procedures and practices.

· To assist the Headteacher in ensuring that pupils receive high quality education designed to promote excitement, enjoyment and enthusiasm in learning, leading to the pursuit of excellence.

· To assist the Headteacher in ensuring that the progress of each pupil is monitored and recorded so that the most appropriate decisions can be taken with regard to the next step in his/her education.

· To assist the Headteacher in ensuring that the activities in which pupils are engaged are conducted in a disciplined, safe and healthy environment.

· To make a specific contribution, as required, to the performance management process within the school, in order to ensure that it is effective within the school and in line with the relevant regulations.

· To help foster a set of positive staff relationships that contributes to the positive achievement of the pupils.

· To assist the Headteacher in ensuring that parents have access to appropriate up-to-date information about the direction of the school and the curriculum.

· To assist the Headteacher in developing and encouraging positive co-operation between the home and the school.

· Classroom responsibilities will include: Planning, teaching, recording, assessing, reporting, resourcing, classroom management, differentiation, accessing the right level, I.E.P.s, Annual Reviews, environment and display.

· To provide a safe, secure, positive and happy working environment (School Aims).

· To take part in staff and team meetings.

· To display a commitment to personal development and specific curriculum development.

· To promote the values of the school.

· To promote a positive image of the school.

· To work as part of a multidisciplinary team and support the communication process with teaching assistants and other professionals.

· To work in partnership with parents and governors.

· To be conversant and comply with school procedures and legal responsibilities.

· To nurture the well-being of every individual

· To meet deadlines.

· To undertake additional duties as defined by the Headteacher.

· These general responsibilities need to be interpreted in relation to age group and individual needs of pupils.

Further responsibilities are identified as follows:-To meet agreed targets as identified on an annual basis.

KS5 Teacher with Phase Leader Responsibility

Pay Scale: Subject to qualifications and experience, + 1SEN

Required for September 2024.

Treetops Learning Community are excited to offer an opportunity for an experienced teacher to join our team. The successful candidate will work in our 6th Form provision as a classroom teacher with Middle Leader responsibilities.

 

Treetops School was again judged outstanding in February 2020, while Treetops Free School, which officially opened in September 2022, was judged Good in its first Ofsted inspection in March 2024.

Students throughout Treetops Learning Community have complex needs varying from moderate to severe learning difficulties, which may include; speech and communication difficulties, autism and global developmental delay.

 

There will be exciting career progression opportunities for all staff as the Trust develops and grows.

We are looking for a qualified teacher who:

· Has a commitment and passion to work with students with a wide and diverse range of SEN

· Has excellent interpersonal skills

· Is versatile and able to deliver a high standard of learning to students of all abilities.

· Wants to be a member of a creative and dynamic staff team with high expectations for our students

We can offer you:

· The opportunity to work in a successful and supportive environment

· Motivated students who are willing to learn

· Well equipped and resourced classrooms

· Continued professional development

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Mrs K Lambie on 01375 372723 or email klambie@treetops.thurrock.sch.uk .

An application form can be downloaded from our website, www.treetopsschool.org under About Us and Job Opportunities and submitted either by hand, post or email marked for the attention of the HR Manager Kay Lambie along with a letter of application.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 16 May 2024

Interviews: week commencing 20 May 2024

 

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check, a medical check, satisfactory references and the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period.

KS5 Phase Leader Job Description

 

· Oversee development of pathways and delivery of curriculum across 6th Form.

· Work with assessment and data manager, to review and analyse progress data.

· Oversee and implement interventions to support pupils within the 6th form provision.

· Provide an example of excellence as a leading classroom practitioner, within the phase, supporting and motivating other staff.

· Support any new staff in the phase providing mentoring, support and overseeing the probation period.

· Take a lead role in supporting the pastoral needs of students within the phase, working alongside all staff to ensure that these needs are met.

· Help to ensure the day-to-day safeguarding of everybody within the phase.

· Attend middle leader meetings and work alongside secondary phase leads to ensure smooth transitions for students between phases.

· Liaise with external agencies, colleges and the Local authority to ensure smooth transitions for students moving on to their next destination.

· Monitor Annual reviews across the phase and provide support as and when needed.

· Engage with external providers and employers to develop and improve student work encounter opportunities.

· Work alongside secondary phase leads in Treetops School and Treetops Free School to lead on career and vocational initiatives across the trust.

· Manage own workload and that of others to allow an appropriate work/life balance.

· Lead groups of staff in developmental activities, delegate appropriately and evaluate outcomes.

· Support all staff in achieving the priorities and targets which the school sets for itself, and to provide them with support and guidance to carry out their roles, including through performance management.

· Support the vision, ethos and policies of the school and promote high levels of achievement

· Communicate the school’s vision and objectives to all members of the school community.

· Where required, prepare and deliver reports to relevant groups (governors, parents etc).

· Play a leading role in the school improvement process.

 

 

The duties above are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required by the Senior Leaders to carry out appropriate duties within the context of the job, skills and grade.

Appretice Receptionist/Admin Assistant

Pay Scale: £6.40 per hour (based on the National Minimum Wage for an apprentice in their first year)

 

Hours: 30 per week, Term Time Only

 

Required:   June 2024

 

Qualification to be Studied:  Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship

 

Duration: Approximately 18 months

 

Prospects: There may be an opportunity for permanent employment after satisfactory completion of the apprenticeship programme

 

 

Treetops School is looking for an apprentice to join our busy admin team.

 

The successful candidate will work as the school receptionist, as part of the admin team, whilst studying for a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship.  You will have one day a week devoted to college work and will be fully supported in your studies by Chelmsford College and your manager within the school.

 

We are a special academy catering for pupils with a wide range of needs including moderate learning difficulties, speech and communication difficulties, autism and general developmental delay. We have been judged outstanding by Ofsted in our last four inspections, the most recent being February 2020.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Reception

 

  • To be the first point of contact for visitors to the school, extending a warm welcome to callers – including parents, visitors, contractors and delivery staff.

  • To deal effectively with telephone calls, transferring callers to relevant staff and taking and passing on messages as required.

  • To follow safeguarding procedures by issuing passes and lanyards to visitors, ensuring that visitors are signed into the school and checking DBS information for visitors.

  • Communicating with parents regarding all aspects of school life, receiving and passing on information between parents and teachers in a timely manner with minimum disruption to lessons.

  • To ensure that the reception area remains tidy and that literature and forms are updated and replenished as necessary.

  • To receive and sign for all packages and deliveries

  • To sort and distribute all incoming post.

  • To frank all outgoing mail.

 

 

 

General Administration Duties

 

  • Collate registers and check absences.

  • Check dinner registers and liaise with school kitchen

  • Maintaining and updating school information, records and databases.

  • Assist with the delivery of stationery, materials and resources to classes and ensure that stock levels are maintained.

  • Assist with arrangements for visits by school nurse, photographer, etc.

  • Assist with arrangements for recruitment exercises and events

 

 

Person Specification

 

  • Good IT skills and the ability to use Microsoft office packages e.g. word and excel

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to communicate with members of the public and wider school community

  • Polite and professional manner

  • Understand the importance of confidentiality

  • The ability to work as part of a busy team and also to use initiative

  • The ability to prioritise work

 

 

Essential Qualifications

 

English and Maths GCSE level A-C (grade 9-5)

 

 

 

Closing date for applications:  Friday 17 May 2024

Interviews: week commencing:  3 June 2024

 

 

An application form can be downloaded from our website, www.treetopsschool.org under About Us and Job Opportunities and submitted either by hand, post or email marked for the attention of the HR Manager Kay Lambie along with a letter of application.

 

 

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check, a medical check, satisfactory references and the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period.

Appretice IT Technician

Pay Scale: £6.40 per hour (based on the National Minimum Wage for an apprentice in their first year)

 

Hours: 30 per week, Term Time Only

 

Required:   June 2024

 

Qualification to be Studied:  Level 3 ICT Apprenticeship

 

Duration: Approximately 18 months

 

Prospects: There may be an opportunity for permanent employment after satisfactory completion of the apprenticeship programme

 

 

 

Treetops Learning Community is looking for an apprentice to join our busy IT support team.

 

The successful candidate will work as an IT Technician, as part of the IT support team, whilst studying for a level 3 ICT apprenticeship.                                                                                   You will have one day a week devoted to college work and will be fully supported in your studies by Chelmsford College and your manager within the school.

 

We are a special academy trust catering for pupils with a wide range of needs including moderate learning difficulties, speech and communication difficulties, autism and general developmental delay.  Treetops School has been judged outstanding by Ofsted in our last four inspections, the most recent being February 2020 and Treetops Free School was judged good in its’ first inspection in March 2024.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Responsibility for day to day maintenance of hardware, software and associated peripherals across the school.

  • Supporting users and computers in a Windows environment.

  • To install and configure computers, and other peripherals.

  • Setup and provide support for portable devices, i.e. iPads.

  • To troubleshoot problems, hardware and software, e-mail, network and peripheral equipment problems.

  • Carry out software imaging of workstations using Microsoft Windows Deployment Services (WDS).

  • Escalate requests or issues to senior colleagues and /or line manager when a support request cannot be resolved.

  • Assist in support of SIMS client software.

  • Provide support for computer and non-computer based IT equipment (e.g. interactive boards, printers, A/V equipment etc.)

  • Monitor the print management system, PaperCut and resolving user print issues.

  • Ensure all copiers and printers are fully stocked with paper and replace empty toner cartridges as necessary.

  • Assist in the audit of IT equipment, network port configurations, printers, and A/V equipment.

  • Assist in the delivery of strategic IT Projects by working on assigned tasks

 

 

Person Specification

 

  • Good IT skills and the ability to use Microsoft office packages e.g. word and excel

  • Good interpersonal skills; friendly and outgoing

  • Be able to communicate effectively with children and adults

  • Polite and professional manner

  • Understand the importance of confidentiality

  • Be able to work as part of a busy team and also to use initiative

  • Be able to prioritise work

 

 

 

Essential Qualifications

 

English and Maths GCSE level A-C (grade 9-5)

 

 

Closing date for applications:  Friday 17 May 2024

Interviews: week commencing:  3 June 2024

 

 

 

An application form can be downloaded from our website, www.treetopsschool.org under About Us and Job Opportunities and submitted either by hand, post or email marked for the attention of the HR Manager Kay Lambie along with a letter of application.

 

 

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check, a medical check, satisfactory references and the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period.

BCBA Behaviour Analyst

Working Hours: 37 hours per week, Mon -Fri term time only

Salary: Approximately £38,000

Pension: Occupational Pension Scheme

 

Required – As soon as possible

Apply by - 5th April 2024

 

Due to the continuing expansion of this forward-looking and innovative Special School we are seeking to employ a qualified BCBA Behaviour Analyst

 

 

Responsible to:  VB (Verbal Behaviour Manager) 

 

Duties & Responsibilities:    The behaviour analyst role is to lead a team delivering an education programme based on the theory of Applied Behaviour Analysis to children with a diagnosis of Autism, or related communication impairments. The role involves supporting classes of students who have individualised ABA programmes, based on Skinner’s analysis of verbal behaviour. As a school, we are a team of behaviour analysts who work collaboratively across a range of specialisms offering supervision, support and mentoring. 

 

   Key aspects of the role include:

  • Liaising with class instructors and supervising their practice within their role

  • Liasing with families, medical and social care professionals

  • Supporting staff management for allocated classes 

  • Providing direct intervention within classes as well as ongoing training for class teams

  • Flagging and advising on any behaviour support or progress concerns

  • Supporting with crisis/emergency protocols

  • Analysing behaviour support and progress for all classes and making adaptations where necessary

  • Completing CEUs/supervision (depending on credentials) 

  • Writing individualised behaviour support plans

 

We would welcome applications from people with energy, patience and a genuine commitment to working with young people aged 5-19 with a wide range of complex and sometimes very challenging learning difficulties and behaviour.

 

Behaviour Analyst applicants would be preferable, but supervision can be provided for the right applicant with a master's degree from a verified course sequence to complete the BCBA/UK-BA credential. 

 

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged.  This can be arranged by contacting Mrs Lambie on 01375 372723 or by emailing admin@treetops.thurrock.sch.uk  Please also take time to view our most recent pupil video on our website.

 

An application form can be downloaded from our website www.treetopsschool.org and submitted either by hand, post or email (admin address) marked for the attention of the Mrs K Lambie, HR Manager.

 

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check, a medical check and satisfactory references.

ABA Tutor/Learning Support ABA Tutors

Salary: 

  • Full time: £17,411 (5 days)

  • Part time: £10,447 (3 days)


Hours:

08:45 – 15:30


Posts available: 

  • Full time: Monday – Friday

  • Part time: Monday – Wednesday (3 days) OR Wednesday – Friday (3 days)


Start date:

Immediate - Full training to be provided 


Job Description: 
Join our team at Treetops Learning Community as an ABA Tutor. In the VB department, we use behaviour driven teaching interventions to encourage positive outcomes in our students. Tutors deliver students programmes on a 1:1, 1:2 or small groups basis to improve their learning, as well as their social and emotional wellbeing. We would like to hire tutors who are enthusiastic, and with a drive to making a difference to pupils with special education needs (SEN). All tutors receive extensive training on implementing programmes to increase the pupils’ communication, socialisation, self-regulation, academic and daily living skills. 
Duties: 
•    Deliver teaching to pupils, following their individualised programmes. 
•    Work with pupils in natural environment.
•    Support students in participation with activities.
•    Follow individualised behaviour reduction plans. 
•    Provide and encourage independence in personal care. 
•    Daily upkeep of programme folders. 
•    Follow safeguarding procedures 

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check, a medical check, satisfactory employment references and the successful completion of a 6-month probationary period.

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