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Join the Nexus team as a Kelford School - Class Teacher

About our school 

Kelford School is a well-established passionately child-centred special school for children and young people with severe and complex needs. Kelford School serves 137 amazing children and young people from the who are very well-supported by a highly dedicated and hard-working team of professionals. Kelford has exceptionally strong partnerships with other schools within Nexus Multi Academy Trust. 

At Kelford School, we believe in holistic support for children and families, with a focus on all aspects of a child’s life: their education, their health and their social needs; we are looking for teachers who not only share our values, but who actively pursue their delivery.

About the Trust

 Nexus Multi Academy Trust was founded in 2016 and has the highest ambitions possible for everyone we work with. We are a forward thinking and innovative Trust with collaboration, enrichment and improvement enshrined within our day to day practice ensuring that leaners and their families are always at the centre of what we do. 

The vision for Nexus is that we are constantly “Learning together, to be the best we can be.” This vision is what we aspire to and is as relatable to every employee and partner of our Trust as it is to our children, young adults and their families. Please see a copy of our most recent prospectus, which is included in the recruitment pack for this advert.

Our Opportunity 

Kelford School are looking for individuals to join the team who have a passion for working with young children with complex and multiple learning difficulties; for individuals who believe in personalising learning to meet needs and place children at the centre of their work. If you feel you have these skills we very much welcome your application.

What you can expect

 ❖ An exciting opportunity to join a growing academy with Kelford School 

❖ Leading employment benefits including access to pension scheme and employee assistance programmes 

❖ An opportunity to join colleagues who will make you proud to be part of our state education system

❖ Access to tailored CPD through Nexus Academies Trust and the Opportunity Area which includes pathways into Initial Teaching Training 

❖ Working within an award-winning MAT who pride themselves on having friendly and supportive academies who together are helping to transform communities  

Further information

Visits are warmly welcomed, or alternatively you may like an informal and confidential conversation about the role. 

Please contact Kari Anson on 01709 512088 or kanson@nexusmat.org Visits around the school are possible most days.

Nexus Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. 

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level and a barred list check. Further information about the Disclosure and Barring Service and can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. 

We are an equal opportunities employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. 

To apply please complete an application form which can be found on our vacancy page. 

Completed application forms are to be returned via email or post to Samantha Sayles on kelford.vacancies@nexusmat.org or postal address: Kelford School, Oakdale Road, Kimberworth, Rotherham S61 2NU. 

All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

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Working hours

12-month Fixed Term from September 2023 hours a week

Career location

Rotherham, South Yorkshire

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