Come and join our Sandgate Team...

Working at Sandgate School...

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic, flexible individuals to join our growing school team. 

Sandgate is a special school for children and young people between the ages of 3-19 years.

We are a split site school and currently have a £6.5m new build in progress on our upper school site. We
take pride in fostering a positive and dynamic learning environment for students with severe learning
difficulties.

Our school has a large catchment area and accepts students with severe, profound and complex needs. Our
students are diverse in terms of their abilities, interests, strengths and sense of humour and therefore, our
staff team have a range of experience.

Our growth as a school shows that we are very forward thinking and enjoy working with partners to ensure
that we are meeting the growing needs of our students in school and county wide.

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of young people with severe learning
difficulties? Are you dedicated to providing an inclusive and supportive learning environment? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Sandgate offers staff a range of benefits as well as being an integral member of a reputable and trail
blazing school, you will have access to:

  •  Ongoing professional development opportunities
  •  Mentoring from colleagues within your team
  • Variety of students working within a vast array of curriculums and styles of learning to diversify
    your educational knowledge
  • An internal HR and Pay advisory service
  • Employee benefits including self-referral for occupational health support including mental health
    and physical health as well as physiotherapy
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Vouchers and discounts for supermarkets, cinema tickets, high street and online retailers as well as
    much more
  • A great pension scheme with high employer contributions

 

Please note – we do not use recruitment agencies and only accept direct applicants for roles.

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant Vacancy – September 2024

PCD7 – £26,421 – £27,334 Pro Rata for Term Time working (inclusive of 70JWC)

Fixed Term until July 2025

Due to a period of continued growth, we are looking to recruit enthusiastic, flexible and qualified classroom practitioners to join our growing school team, to work within our secondary setting. We are open to applicants with full or part-time availability and those with experience working with students with additional needs in secondary settings. If you don’t have any relevant experience or have experience in working with early years or primary students but have an interest and a willingness to learn we still want to hear from you! We are motivated to offer training opportunities to support our staff to meet the needs of students while progressing with their career journey).

Sandgate School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment will be subject to (1) satisfactory health checks, (2) references, (3) an Enhanced DBS check and (4) satisfactory completion of a staff suitability declaration form and (5) a self-declaration form will be required from all shortlisted candidates. The school is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Application forms are available here: W&F Job Application Form Nov 2023- Word

Please find the job description here: TA-Job-Description-Person-Spec – 2023

Completed forms or emails requesting any additional information should be sent to: vicki.lowis@sandgateschool.org.uk

Apprentice Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Apprentice Level 3 Teaching Assistants  – Applications now open!!

32.5 hours per week with time in school and college – 15 month contract – £6.40 per hour

Closing date for applications: Monday 10th June 2024

Working with our training partner Gen2 we are recruiting apprentice Teaching Assistants to join our growing school.

 

 

 

 

 

Application forms are available here:

Teaching Assistant – Sandgate School in Furness (South Cumbria) – GEN II Engineering & Technology Training Ltd (gen2training.co.uk)

Please find the job description here:

 Apprentice TA Job & Person Spec.pdf

Further information here:

Gen2 Teaching Assistant

Sandgate School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment will be subject to (1) satisfactory health checks, (2) references, (3) an Enhanced DBS check and (4) satisfactory completion of a staff suitability declaration form and (5) a self-declaration form will be required from all shortlisted candidates. The school is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Midday Supervisor

Midday Supervisor Vacancies

PCD3A £18,562 annum + 30JWCs new, increased pay scales yet to be applied

(This role is term-time only and paid pro rata – approximately 7.5 hours working per week but can be discussed at interview). 

Sandgate is in a very fortunate position to be an expanding school and therefore, we are looking to grow our team further, and for new Midday Supervisors to join our vibrant school community.

Sandgate School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment will be subject to (1) satisfactory health checks, (2) references, (3) an Enhanced DBS check and (4) satisfactory completion of a staff suitability declaration form and (5) a self-declaration form will be required from all shortlisted candidates. The school is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Application forms are available here: Application Form

Please find the job description here Midday Supervisor job description

Completed forms or emails requesting any additional information should be sent to: cbroom@sandgateschool.org.uk

Cleaning Operatives

Salary OP1 Grade 1 £18,333 inclusive of living wage supplement (pro rata) – new, increased pay scales yet to be applied

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic self-starters to join our friendly, supportive and motivated cleaning team. Ideally, the candidates will have previous cleaning experience, however training is available and mentoring in the team is ongoing. This is a team that collaborates very successfully, in large part due to an experienced, present and supportive line manager.

Requirements

  • Previous experience preferred but training and mentoring will be given
  • Reliable and hardworking, with a keen eye for detail
  • Able to undertake all cleaning duties with a professional attitude and an awareness that there may be students on site
  • Flexibility to work across either school sites and during the school holidays
  • The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Relevant DBS and Barred List checks as well as references will be required for this post.

Working schedule is usually:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 3.30pm-6pm
  • 12.5 hours per week (occasional overtime hours may be necessary at times)
  • This is a year round role as the team do clean the site during school holidays

Sandgate School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment will be subject to (1) satisfactory health checks, (2) references, (3) an Enhanced DBS check and (4) satisfactory completion of a staff suitability declaration form and (5) a self-declaration form will be required from all shortlisted candidates. The school is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

If you are wishing to apply, download the Application Form

and the job description and person specification here Cleaning Operative

or email cbroom@sandgateschool.org.uk for the application pack.

Please email your completed application form to: cbroom@sandgateschool.org.uk

You may wish to print and post your application form. If this is the case, please ensure you post your application in good time to meet the deadline date and address this to: Sandgate School, Sandylands Road, Kendal, LA9 6JG

Please label your envelope clearly with: CLEANER APPLICATION PACK

 Start date: to be discussed at interview