This job expired on 2 June 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    2 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000 - £43,685 pro rata

Pay scale


Additional allowances

SEN Allowance (£2,384 pro rata)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Bridge School is an excellent all-through school for SLD pupils. This is an exciting opportunity to join The Bridge School, part of Unity Schools Partnership. The school facilities are modern and first class, with all the extra special provision you would expect in the best special schools. Candidates may already be working in SEND or may wish to pursue a career in this sector. EYFS experience would be advantageous.

Class teachers manage a group of between 8 to 12 pupils and are supported by a team of TAs and a Phase Leader. Our pupils are delightful!

At this exciting time for the school, we are looking for an inspirational Class Teacher with a passion for SEND and a creative, innovative approach to delivering the curriculum, to join us and make an impact on the learning of our students. We are looking for candidates with the motivation and determination to ensure that students make progress and also to improve and boost their experience.

For more information, to arrange a visit or an informal discussion about the role please contact Tina Sharman, Deputy Headteacher by email tina.sharman@thebridgeschool.org.uk or phone 01473 556200.

What the school offers its staff

The school serves a catchment area that covers Ipswich and surrounding areas of Suffolk. The main school is based on one campus, with the primary building constructed and opened in 2015 and a new, purpose-built secondary complex that opened in 2021. The Reception and Pre-School site is opening in September 2023 on Bramford Lane.

The school is part of a collaborative, forward thinking Academy Trust of 32 schools. Unity Schools Partnership will be creating a network of special schools working together as we have recently opened a new special school inBury St. Edmunds and have been approved to open another in Romford, as well as already having special schools in Ipswich and Haverhill.

You will be supported in your role by experienced SEND leaders who will be available to offer advice and guidance as the school moves forward under their leadership. Significant training and development are available through opportunities for professional development, research, teacher training and collaboration between schools and across phases.

Commitment to safeguarding

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.
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About The Bridge School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 16
School size
160 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 16
Phone number
01473 556200

Arranging a visit to The Bridge School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email tina.sharman@thebridgeschool.org.uk.

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