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Abbey School

Graduate Recruitment Programme

We have a new and exciting opportunity for recent graduates to work with us here at Abbey School! We are currently offering a bespoke training programme to work with our highly skilled team of staff for three weeks in July. This is for graduates who have a degree in a relevant field and who have a passion for special educational needs.

Whilst in post on the graduate programme you will be immersed in our comprehensive induction training that has been designed in strategic partnership with two leading UK universities, and you will also shadow and observe our staff supporting pupils in the classrooms. You will learn about the roles of our behaviour analysts, occupational therapist, and speech and language therapist, and how they work together with our teachers to deliver the highest quality of education to our pupils. Our staff team work together to assess each pupil’s strengths and development areas, prioritise targets and design personalised learning support plans for all pupils. It is such a fantastic opportunity that we are offering a training programme for graduates to observe, experience and learn what our highly skilled team of staff deliver.

As part of the three week programme, you will shadow our Learning Mentors who work with pupils both individually and in small groups supporting them to overcome barriers to learning, delivering teaching, providing positive behaviour support and delivering other focused interventions. You will also benefit from observing our teachers whilst in class, who are responsible for planning, delivering, monitoring and assessing teaching and learning for their class group. You will learn from shadowing how to support children and young people with autism whom may have additional needs, and you will also learn about our school vision and ethos, and our BAGS framework.

This brilliant opportunity will give graduates a wealth of ground breaking evidence-based knowledge and training, both theory and practical. We are a unique school that is experiencing a period of growth, and so we are looking to share our knowledge and outstanding practices with graduates who are looking to develop a career within special educational needs.

We will appoint those who have successfully completed the training programme for a full-time, permanent role as a Learning Mentor with a start date of September 2022. If you are interested in returning as a full time employee you will receive a £500 summer retainer fee, and upon starting with us in September your pay scale will match the salary of the Learning Mentor role.

Abbey School creates a positive working environment, and to work for a school that is so new, innovative, and pupil centred, is very rewarding.

The three week training programme will commence on Monday 4th July and end on Friday 22nd July 2022. You will be paid for attending.

If you are interested in the wonderful opportunity please read the recruitment pack below for more details, and compete our application form below and send this to recruitment@abbeyschool.com by 9am Monday 20th June 2022.

If you have any questions please call our main school number and ask to speak to Mrs Becky Eliás.

Recruitment Pack
Application Form

Abbey School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

The safeguarding responsibilities of this post are to uphold Abbey School policies to protect and safeguard pupils and vulnerable adults in order to secure their health, safety and wellbeing. 

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are ‘spent’ unless ‘protected’ under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, sex, pregnancy and maternity, marriage/civil partnerships, religion/belief, or sexual orientation.