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Top RISC OS-aware school seeks new staff

Published: 29th Jan 2007, 22:51:34 | Permalink | Printable

IT technician post reopened

A RISC OS-powered school for deaf children has posted a number of new job vacancies after impressing Ofsted inspectors. The award-winning Knightsfield school is looking for a RISC OS-aware IT technician after its previous one left to concentrate on his university course. The Herts school was also searching for a maths teacher to start in Easter or Summer this year.

Deputy head Sharon Pointeer said: "Knightsfield School for hearing impaired pupils has a number of vacancies for staff.

"We also have a number of support staff jobs, such as teaching assistants, to work during the school day, and care staff to work in the evenings in our residential provision.

"Finally, we are re-advertising our technician post as, sadly, the person we recruited last time through the advertising to the RISC OS community is in the process of completing a university dissertation and has reluctantly decided that he needs more time to concentrate on this."

In April, last year, Knightsfield bagged a top ICT award, a national first for a deaf school. On January 17 and 18, it was visited by the UK school standards watchdog; their subsequent report said Knightsfield was "outstanding" in all areas. The school uses a mix of RiscPCs and Apple Macs for its classroom work.


Knightsfield school website and current vacancies

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Sharon Pointeer is a familiar figure at various RISC OS shows throughout the year: I've spoken with her several times. If you are trying to picture her, she sometimes wears a highly visable green and pink vertically striped jacket - not quite your average depury head ! The school sounds a great place to work. Incidentally, I hadn't realised there was a "RISC OS in Schools Webring" until I visited (just now) the Knightsfield School website.

 is a RISC OS Usermartin on 30/1/07 9:47PM
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I can vouch for this school - it is a fantastic place to work, and all the teachers and pupils are very friendly! I worked there a couple of years ago as an IT technician over a summer between university years, and thoroughly enjoyed my experience there. It was just a shame that the university summer holidays weren't long enough!


 is a RISC OS Usercocodude on 31/1/07 7:26PM
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