Vacancies

Elmwood & Penrose are schools which teach students who have additional needs.  We are based in Bridgwater, Somerset.  We are all empathetic and have an awareness of the challenges our students face in their lives.  We have re-organised two special schools onto three sites.  We believe that our students need to experience the rights of passage to different buildings as they get older.  Penrose, the primary school, is based in Albert Street, Bridgwater and is a maintained Trust school.  The secondary school, Elmwood, is co-located with Robert Blake Science College on Hamp Avenue, Bridgwater and is a PFI.  The Jean Rees Centre 16-19 provision is based on the campus of Chilton Trinity.

Are you looking for your next challenging and exciting opportunity?  Our governors wish to recruit to the below vacancies,


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Caretaker required at Elmwood & Penrose Federation to start ASAP

Full time 37 hours per week all year round, permanent position

Grade 14 pt 13 -17 £17,391 - £18,672

Elmwood & Penrose Federation are seeking to appoint an organised and reliable Caretaker. You will be part of a team responsible for the high quality maintenance, security and cleanliness of the school buildings. The team is led by our Premise Manager.

You will need to be flexible, available to attend out of hours to urgent security or maintenance issues and to open and lock premises on a daily basis and to open and lock the building for pre-arranged lettings. You will need to be able to drive and be willing to move between different sites throughout the day and be happy to drive the school vehicles. There are also some cleaning responsibilities. An awareness of Health & Safety and building skills would be an advantage.

If you feel you have what it takes to work with us to achieve the very best for our school we would very much like to hear from you.

Enquiries and visits are welcomed, if you would like to arrange this, please contact the Business Manager Jayne Couzins on 01278 411222

Elmwood & Penrose Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts working with children and/or vulnerable adults will be subject to an enhanced DBS and medical clearance.

Holidays cannot be facilitated during term time.

Closing date: Thursday 18 October 2018 at midday

Shortlisting will take place on: Thursday 18 October 2018 after midday

Interviews: Thursday 25 October 2018

Elmwood & Penrose Federation, Hamp Avenue, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 6AW

Tel: 01278 456243

Email: sch.601@educ.somerset.gov.uk

Website: www.elmwood-school.org.uk

Age range: 4-1

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Elmwood & Penrose Federation 0.6 MPS Class Teacher from January 2019
Permanent Position

Elmwood & Penrose Federation are looking for an innovative and enthusiastic part time teacher to work at Penrose School from the start of the Spring Term January 2019 on a permanent contract.

There are two schools within the Federation, Penrose School which is a Primary phase special school and Elmwood School which is a Secondary phase special school. Elmwood School has a separate Post 16 facility, the Jean Rees Centre. The three different sites are situated across Bridgwater.

Our students have a wide range of learning needs. We are looking for an outstanding teacher to work with our primary sensory leaners who are working at early p levels. You would be working within a supportive team of committed teachers and support staff. If you feel you have what it takes to work with us to achieve the very best for our students we would very much like to hear from you.

We are committed to offering our staff a high quality and extensive CPD and offer opportunities for progression throughout the Federation.

Enquiries and visits are welcomed. Please contact Mrs SE Pring.

Elmwood & Penrose Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts working with children and/or vulnerable adults will be subject to an enhanced DBS and medical clearance.

Closing date: Monday 22 October 2018 at midday

Shortlisting will take place on: Monday 22 October 2018 after midday

Interviews: Thursday 25 October 2018

Elmwood & Penrose Federation, Hamp Avenue, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 6AW

Tel: 01278 456243

Email: sch.601@educ.somerset.gov.uk

Website: www.elmwood-school.org.uk

Age range: 4-1

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Lunchtime Supervisor 7.5 hrs per week. Start date: As soon as possible

Monday to Friday term time only. Hours 12:00 – 13:30

Grade 16.8. £8.61 per hour

There are two schools within the Federation, Penrose School which is a Primary phase special school and Elmwood School which is a Secondary phase special school. Elmwood School has a separate Post 16 facility, the Jean Rees Centre. The three different sites are situated across Bridgwater.

Our students have a wide range of learning needs. We offer a personalised curriculum alongside a wide range of enrichment opportunities and interventions.

Applicants should be:

* Able to work alongside others to ensure independent life skills are practiced and developed throughout the day

* Able to demonstrate a positive and enthusiastic approach

* Enjoy working with children and young people

* Some personal care may be involved

* Well organised

We are committed to offering our staff a high quality and extensive CPD

Enquiries and visits are welcomed. Please contact Mrs SE Pring.

Elmwood & Penrose Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts working with children and/or vulnerable adults will be subject to an enhanced DBS and medical clearance.

Closing date: Monday 15 October 2018 at midday

Interview date to be confirmed

Elmwood & Penrose Federation, Hamp Avenue, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 6AW

Tel: 01278 456243

Email: sch.601@educ.somerset.gov.uk

Website: www.elmwood-school.org.uk

Age range: 4-1

View the Full Job Description Here

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