3 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

M1 - UPS 3

Additional allowances

SEN allowance depending on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

The school has an exciting opportunity Green Fold School is a Primary Special School for the right candidate to bring excellent teaching to our outstanding, forward thinking and happy primary school for children pupils with multiple, physical and severe learning difficulties.

For further information around role please see job specifications

We are looking to appoint an excellent and enthusiastic class teacher who will join our highly committed team. Preferably with experience or interest in working with pupils with multiple and severe learning difficulties would be an advantage. We have 156 very special pupils who would like you to be part of their learning journey and they just can’t wait to meet you!

We are co-located with a two form entry primary school and a large nursery school, and together form The Orchards Federation. The school is extremely well resourced and well maintained accommodation. The Federation has a joint mission statement:

‘Growing, Learning, Laughing, Sharing – Celebrating Success Together!

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • A unique opportunity to work as part of and within a federation
  • A friendly, committed, knowledgeable, highly skilled and supportive staff
  • Good CPD opportunities

We are looking for teachers who can demonstrate:

  • Excellent classroom practice
  • A commitment to inclusion and valuing diversity
  • A commitment to high standards for all
  • A good sense of humour

Further details about the role

Green Fold School is proud to be an innovative, forward thinking and creative in its approach to learning, both for pupils and the wider staff team. In the school’s recent Outstanding OFSTED May 2022 it was identified that:

‘Pupils at Green Fold School benefit from the expertise of well-trained staff who understand their needs. Staff support pupils very well to overcome any barriers that they might face.’

A comprehensive package of training and support is available for the successful candidate. We are looking for an individual who has a desire for teaching in SEN, who is keen to learn and deliver the personalised education that all pupils should have.

The pursuit of excellence is something we feel passionately about and are delighted to have this recognised by several nationally accredited awards in the last twelve months, including Communication Friendly Setting Status Award, National Autistic Society Accreditation, National Healthy Schools Award and the Eco School Award.

Green Fold School has rapidly grown over the last five years and as such is currently spread across four sites across the Borough. Significant investment during this expansion has made Green Fold an extremely well-resourced and maintained provision.

The two larger sites are based in Farnworth Bolton. We share the Upper Orchards Site with Cherry Tree Primary School. This provision meets the need of pupils with multiple, physical and severe learning difficulties from Reception to year 6.

The Lower Orchards Site also in Farnworth is an Autism specific provision for pupils from year 1 to year 6. The remainder of our reception classes are based in specialist EYFS provisions at The Saplings in Little Lever and within Alexandra Nursery School.

A candidate that is flexible to work across all provisions is beneficial, however the positions advertised will be closely matched to the successful candidate’s knowledge, experiences and skill set.

Commitment to safeguarding

Green Fold has highest levels of safeguarding training and support, to ensure optimal systems are in place for all service users of the organisation

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About Green Fold School

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 11
School size
148 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01204 335883

Special school for pupils with profound and multiple learning needs and autism.

Arranging a visit to Green Fold School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@theorchards.bolton.sch.uk.

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