Primary Teacher

Alderman Knight School, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8JJ

5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    2 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 September 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (31/08/2023)

Pay scale


Additional allowances

plus SEN 1 point

Primary Teacher job summary

The Governors are looking to appoint a primary teacher for January 2023.

Alderman Knight is a school for pupils aged 7 to 19 years so this is a post to teach pupils aged between 7 and 11 years with a range of additional needs. At this time, we have 220 pupils on roll and 102 staff.

Within our KS2 provision we run a curricular model that mirrors a mainstream primary school. Although experience of working and teaching pupils with additional needs will be supportive, what we want most of all, is a talented, hard-working, enthusiastic and outstanding teacher, who really wants to make a difference to our amazing pupils, on a daily basis. 

Therefore, we feel that previous extensive experience of teaching pupils with SEND is less important than what sort of teacher and person you are! 

We want positive staff who are passionate about improving outcomes for all young people with additional needs and who have consistently high expectations of themselves, as well as us and their pupils, and consistently deliver exciting, memorable and most importantly high quality lessons that help our pupils make excellent progress. 

We will require you to have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum and the ability to differentiate learning experiences to match the needs of the individual. You will also be a highly motivated, energetic person with a desire to become involved in all aspects of school life.

All our staff need to be flexible in their approach and be able to teach the curriculum to children with a range of needs and abilities. This helps ensure we have a team of teachers who can deliver consistently high-quality lessons, and a meaningful and carefully structured curriculum. Alderman Knight has a very strong and committed community with staff playing an extended role in the life of the school and contributing in many ways over and above their daily teaching commitment. 

Teachers are also form tutors and this pastoral role is a key role for teachers at AKS.  Currently we have five KS2 classes, ten KS3, seven KS4 and two KS5.  

At Alderman Knight we enable staff to work to their strengths. However, it is important to us that our staff feel confident teaching and working with all our young people and so we provide plenty of opportunities to grow and develop knowledge and skills, including working in different key stages and providing high quality CPD. We welcome applications from ECTs as well as experienced teaching staff.

Applying for the job

If you decide you would like to be considered for this role, please submit an application form through Eteach, along with a covering letter.

As highlighted, special school experience is not essential, but we would like you to demonstrate in your application why you want to work in this area.

Please also give examples of how and why you feel you would be an excellent addition, to our teaching team.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Alderman Knight School

School type
Special school, ages 7 to 19
School size
210 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 19
Contact phone number
01684 295639

Alderman Knight is a remarkable school with a very strong school community. Working together we have achieved outstanding judgements in our last three Ofsted inspections, the last of these being in January 2019.

Alderman Knight is a maintained special school for children and young people with a range of needs, aged 7 to 19. During the last 10 years the school has undergone a complete new build for all phases. Currently we have 220 pupils on roll and 102 staff and we have a truly exceptional learning environment.

Arranging a visit to Alderman Knight School

A visit to our school and an opportunity to meet our children and staff is the best way to find out more about us and whether this could be the post for you. If you would like a visit to school, we will try our best to accommodate you.

Please contact with your request.

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