Brooke School is a large and innovative broad-spectrum special school that currently caters for students 4-19 years old, with strong partnerships with parents/carers, local schools, colleges and community groups.
It is our vision for learners to develop their curiosity while nurturing a love of learning.
We also aim to support our students to become independent, safe and happy individuals. We are a school that is striving for excellence, which was recognised in our last Ofsted visit: “Leaders are taking well considered actions to address the weaknesses highlighted at the time of the previous inspection (Ofsted, 2023).”
- Can you inspire students and families?
- Are you excited about development and change?
- Do you want to be part of a vibrant and happy community?
We are looking for individuals to join us on our journey, if you answer yes to the three questions above, please contact us.
We are seeking to appoint a qualified Family Team Manager/DSL with recent SEND experience to join our hard-working and dedicated staff team at Brooke School.
The core purpose of the Family Team Manager DSL is to work effectively as a crucial part of the School’s Management Team. Leading a multi-disciplinary group of skilled practitioners, the Family Team Manager/DSL would have responsibility for the effective delivery of high-quality services so that families achieve the best possible social, health and educational outcomes.
The Family Manager/DSL will take lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection across the school (including online safety). They will take part in strategy discussions and inter-agency meetings, and contribute to the assessment of children.They will advise and support other members of staff on child welfare, safeguarding and child protection matters, and liaise with relevant agencies such as the local authority and police.
In return we can offer you:
- Strong, supportive leadership and a caring and enthusiastic staff team.
- A commitment to quality professional development.
- The opportunity to make a real difference to change the lives and futures of our children through strategic, thoughtful action.
Candidates should read the accompanying documentation and complete a Job Application Form, providing a detailed covering letter outlining the skills, experience and qualities that make them the ideal candidate for the role.
Brooke School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Check and satisfactory written references.
Unity MAT is an academy trust in which schools work together to improve the educational outcomes for children and young people under one shared charitable company. We do this through clear leadership and governance; we plan, support and improve outcomes resulting in the raising of standards across our academies
By working in close partnership, Unity MAT aim to transform all our learners’ lives. We recognise and celebrate different abilities, aptitudes and interests and believe that everyone can develop through dedication and hard work and leave our schools fully prepared for adulthood.
Please read the accompanying documentation and send your completed job application form, with cover letter, to: HR7023@welearn365.com
Interviews will be conducted on – Week Commencing 27th November 2023
Please telephone the School office on 01788 812324, or email Christine Prestidge, at
HR7023@welearn365.com for further information or to arrange a visit.