CURRENT VACANCIES

It takes a whole range of people to make Farney Close School a great place to learn and excel. Right now, we are recruiting for the following roles.
We are also always interested in hearing from people who would be interested in working at our school. Please feel free to contact us by email or telephone.

WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING TO RECRUIT:
A Primary School Lead Teacher, a Humanities Teacher (with focus on RE & History), a Head of Education and a part time cleaner.


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Closing Date: 14/05/2021

LEAD PRIMARY TEACHER
PERMANENT CONTRACT, FULL TIME
TMS 2-6 + SEN Allowance with relevant qualifications/experience

This is an exciting opportunity to set up and lead the new Primary Class in our expanding SEMH school.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding, inclusive practitioner with recent experience of teaching across the Primary phase; including planning, delivering and assessing bespoke creative teaching programmes within the expectations of the National Curriculum.

Responsible to the Head of Education, the Lead Primary Practitioner will have responsibility for devising and teaching the curriculum, assessing and reporting pupil progress and managing learning support staff.  They will have experience of safeguarding systems; high expectations of their pupils and a proven ability to use positive behaviour management strategies effectively to support pupils with challenging behaviour.

Knowledge and experience of working with pupils with SpLD, MLD and Trauma and Attachment are essential and a specialist teaching qualification at level 5 or above would be an advantage.

What we can offer:

  • Small class sizes.
  • Support from our highly qualified SEND Team including Specialist Teachers, Therapists and Counsellors.
  • Supportive Care Team.
  • Well equipped, modern and recently developed Primary Suite.
  • Large grounds and opportunity for outdoor learning.
  • Ongoing CPD.
  • The opportunity to develop a leadership role in a supportive environment with the potential for TLR points as the provision grows.

The role will also encompass maintaining high standards in Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Risk Assessments and Behaviour Support Plans.

Candidates are invited to apply for this role by completing our Employment Application Form which can be found on our website, www.farneyclose.co.uk or by contacting Vanessa Cowle, HR Officer at vcowle@farneyclose.co.uk.

This role is subject to receipt of two exemplary employment references, one of which must be from your current employer, health clearance and an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

There is a requirement to undertake some work during school holidays. Salary point is dependent on skills, demonstrable experience and qualifications.

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Application Form [Download]
Closing Date: 30/04/2021

HUMANITIES TEACHER (WITH AN RE & HISTORY FOCUS)
PERMANENT CONTRACT, FULL TIME

We are seeking a talented and committed person to teach Humanities with a primary focus being RE and History within a mixed setting of 5-day residential special school. You will be teaching Key Stages 3 & 4.

The young people who attend our school have encountered significant difficulties within mainstream education and are in receipt of an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP) for a range of complex needs including Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH), challenging behaviours, Moderate Learning Difficulties, and Attachment-based needs, as well as young people who have an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).

Situated on the A272 and the A23 intersection at Bolney, West Sussex, the school has an established and very successful reputation, achieving numerous outstanding and good Ofsted inspection judgements for educational and care provisions over the last decade. After a difficult period, the school is now moving forward at pace and is looking for the right person to join us on our journey back to Outstanding.

As a Teacher you will have responsibility for teaching and learning in Humanities, History and RE, ensuring that all young people make at least good progress through exciting, engaging and challenging teaching.

Other responsibilities include maintaining and developing your subject that meets the national curriculum in a way that meets pupils needs, the Ofsted framework, and provides enrichment and sound pedagogical practice; Tracking and analysing data / results in a way that will inform planning at a pupil, subject, and whole school level.

The role will also encompass ensuring that pupils have the opportunity to access a range of examinations or externally accredited courses in the subjects that you are appointed to teach.

This role is subject to receipt of two exemplary employment references, one of which must be from your current employer, health clearance and an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Candidates are invited to apply for this role by completing our Employment Application Form which can be found on our website, www.farneyclose.co.uk or by contacting Vanessa Cowle, HR Officer at vcowle@farneyclose.co.uk.

This is a full-time role, Monday to Friday, during term time with the requirement to undertake some work during school holidays. Salary: depending on skills demonstrable experience and qualifications.

Farney Close is committed to equality and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Application Pack [Download]
Application Form [Download]
Closing Date: 14/05/2021

HEAD OF EDUCATION

PERMANENT CONTRACT

We are seeking a talented and committed person to manage an experienced team of Teachers within a mixed setting of a 5-day residential special school. You will be overseeing the curriculum for Key Stages 2, 3 & 4.

The young people who attend our school have encountered significant difficulties within mainstream education and are in receipt of an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP) for a range of complex needs, including Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH), challenging behaviours, Moderate Learning Difficulties, and Attachment-based needs as well as young people who have an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).

Situated on the A272 and the A23 intersection at Bolney, West Sussex, the school has an established and very successful reputation, achieving numerous outstanding and good Ofsted inspection judgements for educational and care provisions over the last decade. After a difficult period, the school is now moving forward at pace and is looking for the right person to join us on our journey back to Outstanding.

The Head of Education will have responsibility for overseeing teaching and learning, ensuring that all young people make at least good progress through exciting, engaging and challenging teaching.

Reporting to the Vice Principal your main responsibilities will include:

Promoting and developing teaching and learning across the school including the whole education team and specific individuals; Maintaining and developing quality assurance processes and professional standards, including performance management; Data analysis, development, and planning including assessment, recording and reporting.

Other responsibilities include: Leading and maintaining a systematic, evaluative planning cycle to improve teaching, based on lesson observation, learning walks, work scrutiny, curriculum documentation and planning, target setting, and any other evaluative processes in collaboration with the Vice Principal; Maintaining and developing the curriculum in a way that meets pupils’ needs, the Ofsted framework, and provides enrichment and sound pedagogical practice; Tracking and analysing data / results, in a way that will inform planning at a pupil, subject, and whole school level.

The role will also encompass ensuring that pupils have a pertinent range of examinations or externally accredited courses that will support transition and meet pupils’ abilities; Assisting the Vice Principal with the day-to-day organisation of the school in terms of the deployment of staff and timetabling; Maintaining a reasonable teaching commitment, and helping to maintain high standards in Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Risk Assessments, Behaviour Support plans, and SMSC opportunities.

As this is a residential school and the fact that you will be part of the Senior Management Team, you will be required to work one evening each week to take responsibility for the whole site.

This role is subject to receipt of two exemplary employment references, one of which must be from your current employer, health clearance and an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Candidates are invited to apply for this role by completing our Employment Application Form which can be found on our website, www.farneyclose.co.uk or by contacting Vanessa Cowle, HR Officer at vcowle@farneyclose.co.uk.

This is a full-time role, Monday to Friday, during term time with the requirement to undertake some work during school holidays. Salary: Leadership scale L4 – L8 depending on skills, demonstrable experience and qualifications.

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Application Form [Download]
Closing Date: 07/05/2021

Part-time Cleaner Vacancy

Between 16 and 20 hours per week

Farney Close School is an independent weekly boarding special school in Bolney, West Sussex. We have charitable status for boys and girls aged 11 to 19 years who are experiencing social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

We are looking for a conscientious and reliable person to join our friendly cleaning team. This would be an ideal position for someone who has proven experience of cleaning, particularly within a professional environment. The duties include cleaning the pupil residential houses, classrooms, offices and toilets. Full training will be provided.

Working between Mondays and Fridays, up to 4 hours per day, working any time between 9.30am and finishing by 4.00pm. We are flexible with these start and finish times and to a degree, we are flexible with the days of the week worked. The job holder will be required to work during the school holiday periods.

Salary is £9,385.80 per annum, equivalent to £9.00 per hour.

We offer a generous holiday allowance and a contributory pension scheme is available.

In line with our Safer Recruitment Processes we request that all candidates complete an Employment Application Form. This can be found on our website at www.farneyclose.co.uk or we can email you one of our application forms if you contact our main reception on 01444 881 811.

Due to our location we recommend applicants have their own reliable transport as there is no public transport close to our school.

Our school is committed to equality and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and good working references.

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    Farney Close is committed to equality and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.
    All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and good working references.