Class Teacher

Purple Oaks Academy, Northampton, Northamptonshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Primary
Working pattern Part-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

Are you an outstanding classroom practitioner looking for an exciting role in a special school?

About the role and you:
We are seeking to appoint a primary teacher who is committed to providing a welcoming, stimulating learning experience for all students; what we are really looking for is someone who is passionate about working with students with special needs and someone who is willing to contribute to the broader academy life.

To be successful you will need to be familiar with delivering a thematic curriculum and differentiating for a range of learning needs. You should also be a creative, enthusiastic individual dedicated to ensuring that students needs are met, providing them with a positive learning journey and helping them to achieve their aspirations.

This role is suitable for either experienced professionals who wish to progress their career or for NQTs who want to begin their career in a learning rich environment, both from mainstream and special settings.

About us:
Our purpose built building opened in January 2018 and will provide 100 places for students (3-18) with a diagnosis of autism and/or Severe Learning Difficulties. The academy currently has 61 students and will grow each year until it reaches full capacity.

In return:
You will join a team of committed staff who are dedicated to ensuring students are prepared for the years beyond education and are supported to pursue their dreams.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who wishes to work in a unique environment. The role will expose you to challenging situations involving students with significant special educational needs; therefore experience of working with children with autism would be advantageous. The Trust also value continuing professional development, giving you access to a variety of learning opportunities including training courses via the Learning Alliance and opportunities for sharing best practice. This role offers the opportunity for a great work-life balance.

Visits to the academy are warmly welcomed and encouraged, please contact Tina Matty on 01604 434471 or email to arrange a visit

If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.
The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

Essential educational requirements

• Degree level qualification.
• Postgraduate professional Qualification e.g. Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Essential qualifications

• Degree level qualification.
• Postgraduate professional Qualification e.g. Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Essential skills and experience

Newly qualified Teachers and experienced Teachers are all encouraged to apply to this post

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Not Applicable
School size 81 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Purple Oaks Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Purple Oaks Academy

School location

Whiston Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN2 7RR