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Linden Bridge is part of the LIFT Partnership Multi Academy Trust. We are Special School in Worcester Park, Surrey for approximately 130 children and young people with complex social communication needs catering for children aged 4 to 19 years. At Linden Bridge we provide effective specialist education and support to pupils with autism and to their families, enabling pupils to achieve their full potential in education and in life.

 

Within the school grounds our pupils have access to lots of outside space, including play equipment, covered play areas, gardens and outside gym equipment. We also have an indoor swimming pool and 3 school minibuses which are in regular use by the pupils.

 

We have a small Residential Department with 16 beds in which pupils can Board during term time only.

 

Linden Bridge is a friendly school and we value all our staff members. We offer free on-site parking, free refreshments, and a comprehensive induction programme for new staff.

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

Class Teacher

We require a Formal Learners Class Teacher to provide maternity cover starting in the Summer Term 2020.  We will consider full and part-time applicants.

 

We are looking for a teacher who can demonstrate:

  • The desire to understand more about of the learning styles of pupils with autism / communication difficulties
  • The desire to learn how to support pupils in their social communication and emotional regulation
  • A creative approach to best support our formal learners

 

And in return we will offer:

  • A detailed induction package supported by a mentor, and extensive CPD opportunities, including NPQML and Masters qualifications
  • The opportunity to become part of a friendly, supportive team, that believes strongly in looking after each other’s wellbeing.  This includes free parking, access to EAP and an exciting choice of wellbeing activities
  • Small class sizes with skillful support staff and access to support from therapists
  • Air conditioned staff room, with free refreshments and school lunch
  • A strong commitment from the SLT  to ensure teachers maintain a good work/life balance
  • Opportunities to go through the Upper Pay Scale at any point in your teaching career

 

  Start Date: 20th April 2020

  Salary:  MPS plus SEN1 (Fringe)

  Contract: Full time and temporary (Maternity cover)

  Closing date for applications:  Wednesday 5th February 2020

  Interviews: Wednesday 12th February 2020

 

  We welcome candidates to visit the school by prior arrangement.  To make an appointment to visit please email   the school using the email address below.

Office Assistant 

We are looking for a conscientious and enthusiastic Office Assistant to come and join the small Admin Team as soon as possible in our very busy school office.  The ability to multi-task is essential – it’s not uncommon to be answering the phone, dealing with a string of visitors and patching up a grazed knee all the same time, all while still keeping a smile on your face!

 

This is an extremely varied role where two days will never be the same.  Skills required include experience of working to deadlines, providing an excellent customer service experience, good organisation and attention to detail, good oral and written communications and good IT skills.

 

The role is term time only, including INSET days, 8.30am-12.30pm Monday to Friday.

 

Linden Bridge is a friendly school and we value all our staff members. We offer free on-site parking, free refreshments, and a comprehensive induction programme for new staff.

 

Salary: Surrey Pay Grade 3 £8,200 (FTE £17,316)

Closing date for applications: 8th January 2020

 Interviews week commencing: 20th January 2020

Special Needs Assistant

We are looking for an enthusiastic Special Needs Assistant who is able to work in class alongside a teacher and Teaching Assistant where there is an identified need for additional pupil support.

We are looking for a person who will act as a positive role model  to our students and who, under direction of the class teacher, is able to support our pupil's in their progress and learning using specialised SEN strategies across the school. 

Previous experience in this field is an advantage but is not a requirement as we offer a comprehensive induction and training package to all new employees.

 

Salary:  PS3.1 £11,971 (FTE £17,316)

Contract: Term time only, Fixed Term to August 2020

Hours:  29.5 hours per week, 38.6 weeks per year (9am-3.20pm for 4 days of the week and 8.45am-3.20pm 1 day of the week to attend a team meeting)

Closing date for applications:  21st January 2020

Start Date: as soon as possible

How  To Apply:

To apply for any of the above posts please download and complete the relevant application form and return it to Sarah Long, either by email to office@linden-bridge.surrey.sch.uk or by post to Linden Bridge School, Grafton Road, Worcester Park, KT4 7JW.

All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

 

Linden Bridge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and members of our community to share this commitment. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support and protection. We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism, and promote British values and children’s rights.

 

We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

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