Special Needs Welfare Practitioner - 777654

Academy: The Discovery Academy Role Type: Teaching Support
Job Expiry Date: 04/07/2022
Address: Discovery Drive, Stoke-on-Trent,ST2 0GA Job Expiry Time: 09:00am
Contract Type: Permanent Employment Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Contract Term: Term Time Salary: Level 5

£15,635 – £17,262

Contract Length (If Temporary): Role Type: Teaching Support
NQTs Considered: N/A Recruitment Pack: Special Needs Welfare Practitioner – June 2022 – Recruitment Pack


Principal: Mr R Kelsall

Required: As soon as possible

Special Needs Welfare Practitioner

Multiple Positions Available

32.5 Hours per week, Term Time, Level 5

(£15,635 – £17,262)


The Discovery Academy is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, energetic Special Needs Welfare Practitioner to join our strong team of highly motivated professionals who work collaboratively to raise standards and expectations at all levels throughout Key Stages 3 and 4. This role involves personal care of students and will include physical activities including but not limited to lifting and manual handling on a daily basis. This is a fantastic opportunity for inspiring and aspirational individuals to join a creative, supportive faculty.


At the Discovery Academy our guiding principle is to ‘expect excellence’ in everything that we do, to ensure our students ‘Aspire’. ‘Aspire’ represents the aims, values and behaviours that we strive towards (Ambitious; Skilled; Positive; Independent; Respectful; Equipped) and our curriculum is designed to support students in reaching these. Alongside a curriculum that offers breadth and ambition, strong pastoral support ensures students are kept safe and are well looked after and ensures a sense of family is felt throughout the Academy.


The Academy boasts outstanding facilities, a state-of-the-art learning environment and was judged ‘Good’ following an inspection by Ofsted in January 2019. Our growth programme includes a £2 million additional teaching facility, as well as the benefits a large Academy can offer, such as a comprehensive professional development and leadership opportunities. The Alpha Academies Trust offers a benefits package which includes a good pension scheme, discounted gym membership, free parking, subsidised meals and Cyclescheme.


The Alpha Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other stringent vetting and induction processes.


If you feel that the position is of an interest, you have the right experience and skills and are ready for fresh challenges, then we would love to hear from you.  For an application form and recruitment pack please see our website, https://alphaacademiestrust.co.uk/vacancies/  Should you need any further information regarding your application please contact our Recruitment Team by email at recruitment@alphaacademiestrust.co.uk .

Visits to our Academy are warmly welcomed, please contact the Academy to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.


The Alpha Academies Trust requires an application form to be completed, please note CV’s alone will not be accepted. Should you wish to apply, completed application forms should be sent to apply@alphaacademiestrust.co.uk quoting the job reference number detailed above.


Closing Date for this Post: Monday 4th July 2022 at 9:00am
Interview Date: To Be Confirmed

Click here to download an application form. Your application form should be emailed to apply@alphaacademiestrust.co.uk as soon as possible and no later than the closing date given in the advert and application pack.