St Giles School

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Be prepared to get your hands dirty if you want to work at St. Giles School!

  

In accordance with Derby City Council policies and procedures, the school does NOT accept CV's.

Current vacancies  

Primary Class Teacher (SEND)

 

Job Vacancy:         Primary Class Teacher (SEND)

School:                   St Giles School

Ref No:                   N/A

Salary:                    Teacher’s Pay Scale – MPS / UPR plus SEN 1

Working Pattern:   32.5 hours per week (full-time)

Contract Type:       Permanent

Closing Date:         Sunday 28 April 2019, 9am

Interview Date:       Thursday 02 May 2019

Start Date:              01 September 2019

 

 

  • Are you passionate about providing a ‘world class’ education for pupils with Special Educational Needs, ensuring that all pupils reach their true potential?
  • Are you prepared to get messy, join in with the fun and be outdoors on a regular basis so that our pupils learning is inspiring?
  • Do you want to join a high performing team of staff who are committed to going ‘above and beyond’ to provide the very best for our pupils and their families?

 

If you can answer ‘yes’ to all of the above, then we would like to receive an application from you!

 

St Giles School is an outstanding Primary Special School in Derby City. We are a warm, friendly and inclusive school which meets the needs of pupils with a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. In March of this year we were awarded ‘SEN School of the Year!’ as part of the Pearson Shine a Light awards. This is a great achievement for our school community. You can find out more about St. Giles School by visiting our website: www.stgiles.derby.sch.uk.

 

Governors and Senior Leaders are looking to appoint a Class Teacher to start September 2019 on a full-time permanent basis. The post could suit a mainstream primary school teacher who is looking to develop their SEND knowledge and skills, or a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) who would like to complete their induction year within an outstanding primary special school. The exact key stage/specialist area within the school where the successful candidate will be required to teach will be determined based upon prior knowledge, skills and experience. All new staff will receive a thorough induction programme and NQT’s will be allocated an experienced mentor from the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), plus dedicated NQT time.

 

In May 2018 St. Giles was designated by the Department for Education (DfE) as a National Support School and the lead school for the Inclusive Teaching School Alliance (iTSA). This means that we play a key role locally and nationally in supporting other schools. This includes providing other schools with Continuing Professional Development and also training up the next generation of teachers and school leaders.

 

We are very proud of what we do at St. Giles School and our recent school achievements are a result of a great team effort amongst pupils and their families, governors and staff:

 

  • Inclusion Quality Mark Flagship Status
  • Family First Quality Award!
  • British Council International Schools Award
  • NASEN Learning Support of the Year Award
  • Be Mighty, Be Creative Award
  • ICAN Communication Specialist Accreditation
  • Arts Mark Silver Award

 

If you want to be part of an innovative, forward thinking and outward facing special school; who are genuinely committed to investing in your professional development, then St. Giles could be the school for you!

 

To book on one of the visits to the school, then please contact the school office on 01332 343039. You are also welcome to ask for a call-back from our Executive Headteacher (Clive Lawrence) for an informal discussion about the post. We strongly encourage all applicants to visit the school on one of the dates/times below:

 

  • Monday 08 April 2019 – 10:00 and 14:00
  • Tuesday 09 April 2019 – 10:00 and 15:30
  • Thursday 11 April 2019 – 10:00
  • Friday 12 April 2019 – 09:30 and 15:30

 

Please note that the school is closed from 5pm Friday 14 April 2019 to Sunday 21 April 2019 for the Easter holidays.

 

Due to this post having access to children, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

 

All completed applications should be returned to St Giles School, Hampshire Road, Derby, DE21 6BT or to sorme@stgiles.derby.sch.uk.

 

Closing date: Sunday 28 April 2019, 09:00

Interview date: Thursday 02 May 2019

 Job Description

Person Specification

Job Application Form - Teaching

 

School Business Manager - Maternity Cover

Job Vacancy:         School Business Manager (maternity cover)

School:                   St Giles School

Ref No:                   N/A

Salary:                    Grade K, £37,849 per annum

We are willing to accept applications from those without a recognised accountancy qualification, but the grading will be a Grade J, £32,878 per annum

Working Pattern:   37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (with scope for flexible working arrangements via negotiation with the Executive Headteacher e.g. working from home and/or working more hours in the week to have some of the school holidays off)

Contract Type:       Fixed Term

Closing Date:         Friday 03 May 2019, 9am

Interview Date:       Friday 10 May 2019

Start Date:              01 July 2019

 

  • Are you a highly skilled and experienced School Business Manager or someone looking for experience of School Business Management?
  • Are you self-motivated, dynamic and innovative?
  • Can you provide outstanding delivery of school services?
  • Do have the ability to lead, inspire and motivate others?
  • Are you looking to work in a school setting that makes a genuine difference to the lives of children with Special Educational Needs?
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If you can answer “YES” to all of these questions then we would like to hear from you!

 

Due to the maternity leave of our current, well respected and highly effective Executive Business Manager, the Governors and Headteacher wish to appoint someone to cover this role for one academic year (July 2019 – August 2020). Our current Executive Business Manager officially goes on maternity leave in August 2019, so the month of July 2019 will used to provide a smooth handover and transition. We therefore require someone who can learn quickly and will continue the great work that has been achieved to date.

 

St. Giles is the only Primary Special School in Derby City. We are a warm and friendly school with strong working relations with families and the local community. In March of this year we were awarded ‘SEN School of the Year!’ as part of the Pearson Shine a Light awards. This is a great achievement for our school community. Our annual budget is just over £2.3 million and we have a population of over 122 pupils and approximately 80 fte. Teaching / support staff. You can find out more about St. Giles School by visiting our website: www.stgiles.derby.sch.uk.

 

In May 2018 St. Giles was designated by the Department for Education (DfE) as a National Support School and the lead school for the Inclusive Teaching School Alliance (iTSA). This means that we play a key role locally and nationally in supporting other schools. This includes providing other schools with Continuing Professional Development and also training up the next generation of teachers and school leaders.

 

We are very proud of what we do at St. Giles School and our recent school achievements are a result of a great team effort amongst pupils and their families, governors and staff:

 

  • Inclusion Quality Mark Flagship Status
  • Family First Quality Award!
  • British Council International Schools Award
  • NASEN Learning Support of the Year Award
  • Be Mighty, Be Creative Award
  • ICAN Communication Specialist Accreditation
  • Arts Mark Silver Award

 

The Business Manager role will have a wide and exciting remit and as a key member of our Senior Leadership Team, you will contribute to the executive strategic direction of the school. The successful candidate will work closely with the Governors and Executive Headteacher to provide executive leadership and management of Finance, both across St Giles School and the Inclusive Teaching School Alliance (iTSA), Human Resources, Health & Safety, Premises & Facilities Management and Administration. They will also act as Clerk to the Governing Body.

 

The school is very open to receiving applications from candidates who would like to gain further experience of being a School Business Manager; particularly in a Special School context, and/or candidates from other organisations as part of a secondment arrangement. If you are applying as part of a secondment arrangement, then candidates must attach to their application form a letter of agreement from their current line manager e.g. Headteacher, Governing Body, Head of Service etc.

Due to the specialist provision that we offer, applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the school. For more information or to arrange a visit, please telephone the school office on 01332 343039 and ask to speak with Sofia Orme (Executive Business Manager). Visits/tours can be made for the following dates/times:

 

  • Wednesday 10 April 2019 – 10:00 and 16:00
  • Thursday 11 April 2019 – 10:00 and 15:30
  • Monday 29 April 2019 – 10:00 or 17:00
  • Tuesday 30 April 2019 – 10:00
  • Wednesday 01 May 2019 – 10:00
  • Thursday 02 May 2019 – 10:00 or 16:00

If you want to be part of an innovative, forward thinking and outward facing special school; who are genuinely committed to investing in your professional development, then St. Giles could be the school for you.

 

Due to this post having access to children, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

 

Please note that the school is closed from 5pm Friday 14 April 2019 to Sunday 21 April 2019 for the Easter holidays.

 

All completed applications should be returned to St Giles School, Hampshire Road, Derby, DE21 6BT or to sorme@stgiles.derby.sch.uk.

 

Closing date: Friday 03 May 2019, 09:00

Interview date: Friday 10 May 2019

 

 Job Description and Person Specification

Job Application Form

 

Parent Governor and Co-Opted Governor

St Giles School currently has vacancies for a Parent Governor and a Co-Opted Governor on it's Full Governing Body.

 

The Governing Body, with the Executive Headteacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the school. Governing bodies have three core strategic functions:

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the school and be prepared to play an active part in the Governing Body’s work. Training is available for all Governors and the Governing Body has an expectation that those new to being a governor, attend free induction training.

 

The ' Qualification and Disqualification to Serve as a School Governor ' information sheet summarises the circumstances under which someone cannot serve as a Governor. In addition, parents/carers who have paid employment in the school for 500 or more hours per academic year or who are elected members of the Local Authority, are not eligible to stand in these elections. Parent Governor nominations must be from parents or carers with children at the school on the day that nominations close.

 

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please email admin@stgiles.derby.sch.uk marking it for the attention of Sofia Orme, Executive Business Manager / Clerk to Governors.