Liberty Training has been supporting young people aged 16-25 for over a decade, but so many of our learners need better education and support pre-16. We realise that the lives of these young people could have been changed for the better if only there was a school like Liberty out there… so we have decided to create one!
Our specialist post-16 college, Liberty College, has gone from strength to strength over the years and we are at a very exciting stage in our development, where we are branching into key stage 4 by establishing our new high school, Liberty High. This independent school will support SEND learners with a focus on those with SEMH needs.
Liberty High will be established with the same ethos, vision, culture & teaching methods as Liberty College, using fun, friendly and relaxed teaching environments to create a safe space for our learners where they can flourish and grow. We aim to mirror the College environment within our school, treating the learners as adults to encourage independence and prepare them for life after education. You can read more about our college below:
At Liberty College, we believe that everyone deserves a chance to better themselves. We help young people aged 16-25 develop employability and life skills in a fun and friendly way, using a combination of activities, hands-on learning and unique teaching methods. We embrace opportunities to learn outside the classroom, from paintballing to trips to Disneyland Paris.
Liberty College recently achieved a Good Ofsted grading - http://www.libertygroupltd.co.uk/what-ofsted-say
“Leaders and staff have created a culture which is extremely supportive. Staff ensure that the college is welcoming and there is a calm environment for learners to learn in.” Ofsted 2022
“Leaders and staff ensure that learners develop their confidence, independence and mental resilience.” Ofsted 2022
“Leaders ensure that learners experience a wide curriculum which helps learners prepare for adulthood in modern Britain.” Ofsted 2022
We have a relaxed atmosphere in our college, and our team aren't like traditional teachers- we are more like motivational speakers or support coaches. We don't just teach skills but are there to help and guide young people in all areas of their life. Our experienced team are down-to-earth and approachable. We understand that each of our learners is unique, and we respect and embrace their individual differences.
We have small group sizes with up to 8 in a group, depending on the needs of the individual learners.
Learner Testimonials –
"We have more freedom and we're not treated as children; we're treated as adults. We are treated with respect."
"Liberty is like a little family, we all have differences, and we all accept others, it's a safe place, it feels like a home away from home. There's no ‘one size fits all' approach here- they cater to everyone's needs."
"Liberty is different to other schools and colleges because it gives you a good, bright vibe and you can also chill and relax."
"It was a helpful and positive experience. It was what education should be like."
Staff Testimonials -
"I have never worked somewhere as rewarding and supportive as Liberty before. It makes me wonder why I waited so long to make the leap into Post 16 special education. The learners and staff made me feel so welcome when I started. I feel valued and have autonomy. I also have a work-life balance which is a rarity in education".
“I have only been working at Liberty a short time, but working here has been a positive and wonderful experience; the environment and staff have been very supportive and encouraging to allow me to reach my potential, providing me with training, personal support and opportunities for growth and development. I truly enjoy working for Liberty and always inspired by their ethos, approach and vision for the future.”
Find out more about Liberty College - www.libertygroupltd.co.uk
Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Self-Disclosure Form and, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, will also be subject to an online search.
Liberty and all its personnel are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The DBS (formally CRB) helps employers makes safer recruitment decisions. A number of roles, especially those involving children or vulnerable adults, require a criminal record check. All job offers are subject to successful Enhanced DBS and barred list checks.
Appointments will be subject to satisfactory recruitment and vetting checks, including two references, one of which must be your current or most recent employer. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we will ask for references prior to interview (subject to consent being given). Our safer recruitment policy can be found on our website and attached below.
We reserve the right to close the advert early so advise early application.
Please note CVs will not be accepted.