Join us and become part of the future at Forest Moor School
Thank you for your interest in Forest Moor School. We are a thriving SEMH Special School located in a 20 acre ex-Naval Intelligence base surrounded by Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
As part of Wellspring Academy Trust we make a difference for the young people in our care. This is an incredibly exciting time for us as we continue our journey in developing this site to be a truly unique offer for all of North Yorkshire and beyond.
If you want to
- Make a real difference to some of the most vulnerable young people in North Yorkshire
- Work in a truly unique facility where the outdoors are part of every learning opportunity
- Move away from some of the restrictions of a mainstream pathway
- Work with students to help them with their Social, Emotional and Mental Health development in addition to their academic learning
We would like to hear from you.
The Forest Moor Application Form must be completed in all instances. CV’s will not be accepted.
Return all applications to Gemma Ashton
Alternatively, please email or call to arrange a visit or a further conversation about the post
If you have not been contacted regarding an application within 5 days of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful.
We are sorry but we are unable to provide feedback on individual applications for posts.
Forest Moor School is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and values the diversity of culture among our community, staff and students. Ensuring best practice in our staff recruitment processes is essential to this commitment. We will seek to ensure that all job applicants and staff are treated fairly, with respect and without bias. No applicant or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another because of her or his age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, caring or parental responsibilities, racial group, religious or philosophical beliefs.
Forest Moore is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All candidates that are successfully selected for an interview will be required to complete a self-disclosure form.
The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.
Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.
Our Forest Moor Career Journey
I came to Forest Moor after working with children with different special educational needs such as autism, ADHD, selective mutism etc whilst working with these childrens I realised that I had a passion for working with children with SEN needs and SEMH needs.
I started at Forest Moor through an agency and they suggested that Forest Moor would be a good fit for me, I said I would rather go into an SEMH setting than SEN and they gave me Forest Moor.
I worked at a nursery for two years prior to starting at Forest Moor, 1 year I was working and doing my college course at the same time.
I have progressed to where I am now through various training and building my relationships with all the students.I have moved from working at a nursery and doing placement in primary schools to being a GTA at Forest Moor and being in a variety of classrooms, from then I have changed my position to care team.
My plans in the future is to go down a pastoral route and to explore safeguarding more. I believe Forest Moor can help me with this as they provide accurate training and also offer external support to get people when they want to be.