Jobs to created at Northwold school

PUBLISHED: 10:53 28 October 2009 | UPDATED: 21:44 07 July 2010

UP to 80 jobs will be created at a school for troubled children.

UP to 80 jobs will be created at a school for troubled children.

The Sheridan School in Northwold, near Brandon, was recently granted permission to relocate to larger premises which has left it able to cater for more youngsters.

The school will initially recruit 40 people, in full and part time roles, with further 40 over the next two years.

Run by Priory Education Services, the school teaches young people between 10 and 16 with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Sheridan School principal, Bobby Evans, said it could now broaden its intake to include youngsters with learning difficulties including autistic disorders.

He added: “Following discussions with a range of local authorities we know there to be a lack of appropriate provision within this sector in the region.

“We hope to be allowed to integrate ourselves into the local community and contribute positively to the parish of Northwold.”

The school has recently relocated from its site in Southburgh to the site of the former Comfort Inn in Thetford Road in Northwold.

The change means it can now accommodate up to 26 residential students and 14 day places.

It will open on November 2, with the young people expected to move in during the October half term.

A recruitment day will be held on Wednesday, October 28 between 9.30am and 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 4.30pm and 6pm and 9pm.

Anyone interested in attending should contact Sue Purvis on 01953 850494.

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