Current Vacancies

 

A Level Psychology Teacher  (P/T 0.25 FTE)

Wynstones School is currently advertising for an A Level ‘Psychology’ Teacher – 6 hours a week

Closing date 20th August 2017

For more information please contact recruitment@wynstones.com

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Lower School Learning Support Teacher (P/T 0.4 FTE)

Salary Range (Pro-rata) £20 - £23k dependent on teaching experience

Job Description and Person Profile

Reporting to:                    LS SENDCo and MS/US SENDCo (according to timetable) and College of Teachers

Communicating with:         Support staff, students, Education Leader, College of Teachers, Teachers.

The Learning Support Teacher will develop schemes of work and plan lessons either for one-to-one teaching or for small groups of children who need educational support whilst following the Steiner-Waldorf curriculum. They will encourage, monitor and record the progress of individual pupils and devise and adapt resources to suit individual needs. The postholder is responsible for delivering the provision of learning support for Lower, Middle and Upper School pupils as required by the timetable and working with and updating both the LS SENDCo and US/MS Senco.

Job Responsibilities

  • To commit to Steiner-Waldorf education and strive to keep the ethos of the school intact and in accordance with the child’s age, aptitude, ability and special education needs.
  • To teach pupils with specific learning difficulties either on-to-one or in small groups.
  • To ensure that designated learning programmes/support provision are delivered/supported to the highest standards and meet the needs of learnings. Where relevant an individualised education programme would be produced.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of the difficulties faced by all young people and to ensure than an inclusive approach is implemented at all times to foster achievement and challenge discrimination.
  • To undertake self-assessment and quality development planning activities.
  • To ensure that information regarding student learning support programmes and student progress records/achievements are recorded accurately after each session.
  • To ensure that pupils’ parents are kept informed of their child’s progress by way of regular communication and through Parents’ Evenings.
  • To ensure that appropriate standards of student behaviour are maintained in line with the Student Code of Conduct and to implement the Student Disciplinary Policy where necessary.
  • To maintain an attractive and stimulating classroom environment.
  • To co-ordinate and/or attend meetings with support/programme area teams as agreed with the Education Leader.
  • To extend expertise and offer support to other teachers throughout the school so that the working of the learning support department extends throughout the school.
  • To liaise with and be informed by external agencies, including educational and behavioural psychologists, and harness their expertise where necessary in order to keep up to date with current educational thinking and practice, both by study and by attendance at courses and workshops as advised by SENDCo and/or College of Teachers.
  • To commit to ensuring the safeguarding of the children’s and young people’s welfare by promoting and ensuring the School’s Safeguarding Policy is adhered to by all members of the working community.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties which are commensurate with the post.

Qualifications and Skills

Essential

  • SpLD or equivalent qualification
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to form and sustain positive working relationships.
  • Ability to manage personal and professional boundaries and to deliver a consistent level of teaching with exemplary standards of planning, preparation, marking and record-keeping.
  • Ability to understand the differing dynamics and distinguish between the differing needs of individual pupils.
  • Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice and anti-oppressive approach and ability to translate this attitude into practice.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Commitment to Continuing Professional Development.

Desirable

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Degree level qualification
  • Experience of working with young people who have emotional and behavioural difficulties in an educational environment.
  • A good working knowledge and understanding of the Steiner-Waldorf curriculum and its assessment procedures.
  • Experience in teaching special needs.
  • Ability to recognise and deal with conflict and challenging situations.
  • Ability to use initiative and work autonomously within the boundaries of the role, as well as working as part of a small team.
  • Computer literate in Office packages.

Person Profile

We are looking for someone who has a great enthusiasm for supporting and developing those pupils who experience specific learning difficulties. We need someone who is both very organised and yet has a flexible approach to all aspects of their work. We are seeking to appoint someone who has an active interest in Steiner-Waldorf education and a willingness to bring their skills and experience to what may be for them a rather different type of school from where they have worked before.

For more information please contact recruitment@wynstones.com

Wynstones School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including references from previous employers, and a DBS criminal record check at the enhanced level and compliance with Sections 15-25 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (eligibility to work in the UK).

 

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School Education Manager

 
Salary Scale: £35,000 depending on experience and days worked
 
Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge, with either full time or flexible working hours?
 
Wynstones Steiner Waldorf School is looking for someone with experience of management in an educational setting. You will be passionate about the holistic education of children with a focus not just on academic success, but also on enabling young people to become creative and critical thinkers and develop their emotional intellligence.
 
You will be working collaboratively with teachers to ensure that Wynstones can offer an attractive experience to parents and students alike.
 
Essential qualities will be a facilitative management style, together with teamwork with the current School Business Manager and the Chair of College of Teachers. You will also require tenacity to ensure that projects are completed on time, compliance is adhered to, and high professional standards are maintained throughout the school. We value a mind-set for continuous improvement as this is a progressive place to work with a high level of emotional intelligence required.
 
We are excited about this opportunity. Significant energy will be required, although this position need not be full-time as we have a strong management team for the day-to-day tasks. We offer a salary commensurate with a senior role working for a charity in this geographical area, together with flexible terms and a generous staff discount for school fees.
 
Wynstones School is a co-educational Steiner Waldorf School situated in an 11 acre estate near Gloucester and Stroud, and easily accessed from the M5 J12.
 
If you feel ready for a new challenge and enjoy working as part of a creative team of staff and teachers please do not hesitate to contact:
 
Faye Sieracki (School Business Manager) on recruitment@wynstones.com
 
Closing date 31st August
 
Wynstones School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including references from previous employers, and a DBS criminal record check at the enhanced level and compliance with Sections 15-25 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (eligibility to work in the UK).

 

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Deputy School Business Manager

Salary scale: £20,000 - £25,000, according to experience, per annum, prorata.

Wynstones School is a Co-Ed Waldorf Steiner School situated in an 11 acre estate near to Gloucester & Stroud and easily accessed from the M5 J12.

Wynstones is currently thriving.

The school has over 260 pupils ranging in age from 3 to 18 years. We offer a broad-based Waldorf Steiner Curriculum throughout the school together with traditional GCSE & A Levels and EPQ choices in our Upper School.

Wynstones students achieve both academic qualifications together with practical craft and life skills. We pride ourselves on developing individuals to become both free and critical thinkers who can work closely and co-operatively with others. These are becoming increasingly important skills for this wonderful but challenging world.

We are looking to recruit a Deputy School Business Manager to support our School Business Manager. The role is fast-paced and exciting. Significant experience in general business management, PR/marketing, finance, H&S, HR, with or without school experience would be necessary for this role. However, in addition, essential qualities will be a well-rounded personality, high professional standards and tenacity to complete projects and tasks.

We value a mindset for continuous improvement as this is a progressive place to work with a high level of emotional intelligence required.

In return for a salary consummate with a senior role working for a charity in this geographical area we offer flexible terms around what is essentially defined as a term-time position (plus five weeks working in the school holidays), we will also consider non-term time holiday entitlement.

Salary scale: £20,000 - £25,000, according to experience, per annum, prorata.

Wynstones offers a generous staff discount for school fees.

If you feel ready for a new challenge and enjoy working as part of a creative team of staff and teachers please do not hesitate to contact: Faye Sieracki (SBM) on fsieracki@wynstones.com.

 

No closing date

We reserve the right to close this advertisement when a sufficient number and quality of applicants have come forward.

Job Description – Deputy Business Manager

Department:  School Administration

Reports to: School Business Manager

Direct Reports from:  None

Overview


This is a Senior role within the School and the post holder will be required to:

  • Support the ongoing growth and sustainability of Wynstones School in line with the principles of Steiner Waldorf education
  • Support the development, implementation and maintenance of the School’s Compliance, Legal, HR, Administrative, Financial, Safety, IT and Estates requirements
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills to ensure information, ideas and best practice are shared within the School Administration Team.
  • Support the SBM as her role as ambassador for the school, helping to raise the schools profile and managing communication with the parent body, other organisations and the wider public
  • Contribute to the operational process on all aspects of financial, commercial, administrative and compliance matters as a senior team member.
  • Work additional hours when required, as well as to be present at school events held periodically in the evening or on certain weekends of the school year.

 

Purpose of the Role

The Deputy Business Manager will be accountable to the School Business Manager for effectively supporting the schools financial affairs, business management, marketing, administration and premises, namely:

  • Supporting the non-teaching operations of the School and providing cover for the pedagogical responsibilities when the Education Support Lead is unavailable or School needs dictate.
  • Supporting the School’s continued improvement by progressing and being a key member of the delivery team for strategic change projects, organisational development and business requirements.
  • Working collaboratively with all the Administration Team including working closely with the School Business Manager and Business Development staff to support best practise record keeping and other administrative responsibilities.
  • Supporting financial processes which will include the revenue process, income and expenditure control (purchasing), fee collection (credit control), fundraising, reporting duties, pension and payroll processes.
  • Supporting the Company Secretary administration required by the Charity
  • Overseeing maintenance and administration of School Property Lettings and Tenancies.
  • Supporting the School HR functions, including contract administration, sickness, performance improvement plan process, annual leave management and peer/external appraisal administration.
  • Supporting the Estates Lead and School Business Manager with infrastructure, including ICT, the physical estate, historic and contemporary property maintenance and operations.
  • Working closely with the School Business Team to effectively market and promote the School to maintain and develop admissions and reputation.
  • Support the parent and staff communication programme and being a key contact for the Parent Friends and Class Reps
  • Assist in ensuring that the School meets its legal and statutory obligations
  • Support the review, creation and implementation of School policies
  • Be responsible for the creation of School Performance Measures (KPI’s) as outlined by School Managers/Trustees.

 

Person Specification

Candidates demonstrating at least five of the below (qualifications or experience) will be considered:

 

  • Assistant/ School Business Management experience or qualification
  • Credit Control/Accounting/Payroll experience or qualification
  • Company Secretary experience
  • Human resource experience/qualification
  • Health and Safety experience/qualification
  • ICT – experience/qualification
  • Marketing/PR experience/qualification
  • Ofsted/SIS experience including Boarding
  • Estates/Building/Contractor experience/qualification
  • Event Management experience/qualification
  • KPI/Performance Measurement experience/qualification

 

Together with the above, Candidates should also have the following skills:

  • Excellent project management, organisational and administrative skills
  • Enjoy the challenge of high octane working in an open plan office environment
  • Ability to deal sensitively and professionally with HR issues
  • Proven leadership qualities and teamwork skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to use individual initiative to support and motivate school development
  • A strong interest in, and supportive of Steiner education
  • IT skills to a high level (Word, Excel, Sage, PowerPoint)
  • Well-developed emotional intelligence and common sense

Candidates who have the above TOGETHER with the below desirable skills will have an advantage:

 

  • Property Lettings Administration
  • Group holiday and travel plan skills and experience
  • Knowledge of managing parkland or large garden spaces

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As a school, Wynstones is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check (DBS) and successful reference checks.

 

Volunteer Application Form

 

All enquiries and applications to: 01452 429225 or email recruitment@wynstones.com