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VACANCIES AT THE RUSSETT SCHOOL

Thank you for your interest in working with us.  The Russett School is proud to be rated ‘outstanding by Ofsted’ and is built on a community of dedicated staff and pupils. This, along with our generous benefits package, makes The Russett School a great place to work.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

We are passionate and committed to supporting our staff to pursue ongoing professional development which includes:

  • A structured and tailored induction programme for new staff to help them settle into their new roles within the academy
  • An annual performance and development review
  • Support to develop in their chosen field and reach their full potential through identified career pathways
  • Tailored ECT development and support opportunities
  • Opportunities to move into middle and senior leadership positions
  • Opportunities to engage in school- to-school support and external training
  • Support to undertake nationally recognised awards and qualifications
  • Membership to the Chartered College of Teaching
  • Membership to a range of online training providers

EMPLOYEE WELLBEING AND BENEFITS

The Russett School is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of its staff by offering a variety of initiatives:

  • Occupational health services
  • Private Health and wellbeing services
  • Family friendly policies to support work-life balance
  • Complimentary health, well-being and exercise classes
  • Opportunities to complete PPA offsite
  • Pension scheme membership

Current Vacancies

Teaching Assistant: Grade 4 AAAF5013

The Russett Learning Trust and Trustees wish to appoint a fun, enthusiastic and caring person to join our Russett family.

The Russett School is an all aged (2 – 19) special academy providing outstanding education for pupils and young people with, Severe Learning Difficulties, Speech and Language Difficulties and Complex Needs. Please click on the link for more information offered on our school website https://www.therussettlearningtrust.co.uk/cheshire/primary/russett

We are looking for candidates who are committed to our vision for education and individuals who support our Russett values. We believe that our values are the foundation from which we grow and develop.

We value……. Community Resilience Wellbeing Respect - Empowerment

 

At the Russett School we seek to prepare our learners for life through prioritising skills required to meet their full potential. Through our specialist curriculum, our children and young people are empowered through a strong emphasis on the development of individual communication strategies and life skills. Our Russett team provide enriching and safe environments, where our pupils are encouraged to develop independence, whilst promoting well-being for a happy and fulfilled future.

We are looking for someone who is:

· Caring in nature; someone who values a nurturing approach

· Positive in their attitude and disposition

· Committed and keen to learn all about SEN, in particular pupils who have severe and complex learning needs.

· Motivated to support our learners, someone who wants to makes difference

· An excellent team player who enjoys working collaboratively with others

Our pupils would like someone who is:

Funny, happy, caring, keeps us safe and helps us to learn!

This is an outstanding opportunity for current Teaching Assistants and any aspiring Teaching Assistants with passion and drive to make a difference for pupils and young people with SEN. Experience working within SEN is desirable but not essential as all training will be provided and subsidised.

We value our team and the Trust is committed to supporting and developing staff through a comprehensive staff training programme, extensive CPD and ongoing career development opportunities.

Staff wellbeing is extremely important to us and all staff have access to support from the Schools Advisory Service from which they can access a range of different services, for example:

· Annual health check

· Counselling services

· Physiotherapy and mindfulness

· GP phone and video consultations

· Nursing support

· A caring wellbeing team

We would welcome the opportunity to talk to you and show you around the academy. If you would like to arrange a visit, please email: admin@russett.cheshire.sch.uk

The Russett School & The Russett Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Child safer recruitment procedures operate and all offers of employment are subject to references and an Enhanced DBS check for all applicants.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the school is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are ‘spent’ unless ‘protected’ under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

Starting Salary: £17,068.76 with the opportunity to work an additional 5 INSET days.

Location: The Russett School, Middlehurst Avenue, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3BW.

Contract: Temporary (12 months) leading to opportunity for permanent following successful probation period

Work Pattern: Part Time/Term Time 38 weeks per year.

Hours: 32.5 hours per week, 8.40am to 3.40pm. Working hours on a Friday are 8.30am to 3.30pm, An optional extra hour per week is offered on a Tuesday evening until 4.40pm for staff training.

DBS Check: Enhanced

Closing Date: Friday 22nd March 2024 at 12.00pm

Short Listing will take place on Friday 22nd March 2024

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 26th March 2024

We reserve the right to appoint before the closing date, therefore, we encourage early applications.

How to Apply:

Thank you for your interest in our job vacancies. Please note your application must be on a Russett Learning Trust application form and completed as fully as possible and explain any gaps in your employment history. We would like to understand more about how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the job description and person specification for the role.

You can request an application form by emailing admin@russett.cheshire.sch.uk or telephoning 01606 853005.

 

Special Education Needs Teacher

The Russett Learning Trust and Governors wish to appoint an enthusiastic practitioner who is passionate about teaching pupils and young people with complex needs.

The Russett School is an all aged (2 – 19) special academy providing outstanding education for pupils and young people with, Severe Learning Difficulties, Speech and Language Difficulties and Complex Needs. We are looking for candidates who are committed to the vision and values of the school.

Our Values are the foundation from which we grow and develop.

We value……. CommunityResilienceWellbeingRespect - Empowerment

 

At the Russett School we seek to prepare our learners for life through prioritising skills required to meet their full potential.

Through our specialist curriculum, our children and young people are empowered through a strong emphasis on the development of individual communication strategies.

Our Russett team provide enriching and safe environments, where our pupils are encouraged to develop independence, whilst promoting well-being for a happy and fulfilled future.

When we asked our pupils what they would like from a teacher, they said they “want a nice teacher who is kind, helpful and fun and gives us exciting work to do.”

It is anticipated that the successful candidates will be able to deliver outstanding teaching, bringing high expectations of behaviour and attainment. We value our team and the Trust is committed to supporting and developing staff through a comprehensive staff training programme, extensive CPD and ongoing career development opportunities. Staff wellbeing is extremely important to us and all staff have access to support from the Schools Advisory Service from which they can access amongst other things:

  • Annual health check
  • Counselling services
  • Physiotherapy and mindfulness
  • GP phone and video consultations
  • Nurse support

 

We would welcome the opportunity to talk to you and show you around the academy. If you would like to arrange a visit, please email: admin@russett.cheshire.sch.uk  

The Russett School & The Russett Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Child safer recruitment procedures operate and all offers of employment are subject to references and an Enhanced DBS check for all applicants. 

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the school is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are ‘spent’ unless ‘protected’ under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

Salary: Main Pay Scale + SEN Allowance: ECT welcome to apply

Location: The Russett School, Middlehurst Avenue, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3BW. 

Start date: September 2024

Contract: Temporary

Work Pattern: Full time – 5 days per week

DBS Check: Enhanced 

Closing Date: 16th May 2024 at 12.00pm

Short Listing will take place on the 17th May 2024

Interviews will be held on the 24th May 2024

How to Apply: 

Thank you for your interest in our job vacancies. Please note your application must be on a Russett Learning Trust application form and completed as fully as possible and explain any gaps in your employment history. We would like to understand more about how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the job description and person specification for the role. 

 

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