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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    4 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 May 2023

Job details

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - Monday - Friday, hours typically between 7.30am and 9.30pm, term time plus 5 CPD days

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,777.00 - £24,054.00

What skills and experience we're looking for


The ability to understand and empathise with children.

The ability to set appropriate boundaries for children

A positive regard for children

The ability to critically assess children’s progress and to communicate this through the writing of reports

The ability to work as part of a team

The ability to solve problems

The ability to take on board new ideas

A sense of humour

A clean driving licence with business use

The capacity to physically manage children

The ability to communicate clearly with a variety of parents, professionals and agencies.


Working with or caring for children of primary school age.

What the school offers its staff

CPD opportunities for career development

Pension scheme

Commitment to safeguarding

The Beckmead Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people so expect all staff and volunteers, as well as those who work on the premises, to share this commitment. As part of our safeguarding commitment, appointment to any post is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, medical clearance to include the ability to participate in Physical Intervention and a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check as well as evidence of the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.
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About Wells Park School

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
School size
Up to 56 pupils
Age range
5 to 11

Wells Park School is a residential primary school within The Beckmead Trust which caters for pupils between 5 and 11 years old, who have an educational statement for social, emotional and mental health difficulties. The children board at Wells Park School from Monday to Friday during term time and are referred to the school by Essex County Council. The site is based in a semi-rural area of Essex, close to the London Borough of Redbridge. The education team at Wells Park School strive to help children who have disengaged from school and learning, to develop strategies to manage their behaviour in a classroom. With small classes of up to ten pupils and a minimum of one teacher and one Higher Level Teaching Assistant in each classroom, the staff at Wells Park are able to introduce and maintain clear classroom boundaries for the pupils. Through providing ability, rather than age, appropriate learning tasks, children at Wells Park can experience success in learning and begin to engage and enjoy learning in school. The pupils arrive at school on a Monday morning and leave on Friday, spending four evenings and nights at the school. Residentially, the children are grouped according to their social needs into four ‘houses’ of up to ten children and three care officers. The ‘houses’ have a family feel to them and mirror the interests and personalities of the children living there. As well as sharing breakfast and dinner with their ‘house’ the children are encouraged to develop their self-help skills and to take on responsibilities appropriate to their age and abilities. The children’s life experiences and social skills are greatly enhanced through the variety of activities provided throughout the week. The aim is to support families and carers to enjoy positive experiences and relationships both with their child and the school.

Arranging a visit to Wells Park School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@beckmeadtrust.org.

School location

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