6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Required for September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 July 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    10 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time (part time will also be considered)

Contract type


Pay scale

Main Pay Scale 1 (£36,745) to Upper Pay Range 3 (£56,959) (Inner London)

Additional allowances

+ £2,574 SEN Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Our reputation is founded on our high standards, and maintained by our caring, dedicated staff, who create a nurturing and inspirational atmosphere throughout the school. The whole team is enthusiastic and united in their desire to prepare pupils for life beyond Paddock.

To work at Paddock, where the focus is on providing outstanding support and education for pupils with severe learning difficulties and autism, there are several qualities and attributes that are highly valued:

  • Team Player
  • Compassion and Empathy
  • Keen to contribute to school life
  • Commitment to putting pupils first and helping them to reach their potential
  • Life Long Learning
  • Resilience
  • Celebrate Learning
  • Strong work ethic

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • Highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible PPA time (with agreement of senior leadership)
  • Strong senior leadership support
  • Opportunities to develop area of specialism
  • Partnership for training and development with schools in Wandsworth and beyond.
  • An outstanding training programme
  • Access to employee wellbeing scheme
  • Opportunities for promotion within the school
  • Cycle 2 Work
  • Smart Schools Benefits (which include Lifestyle Savings, Wellness support, saving scheme for everyday expenses)

We would be delighted if you joined with us on this journey.

We welcome visits to the school.Please contact recruitment@paddock.wandsworth.sch.uk to arrange a suitable time and date.

Further details about the role

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below or from the Wandsworth Council website https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/

Alternatively, please contact the school for any further details by email recruitment@paddock.wandsworth.sch.uk.

Completed applications should be returned to the school either by email recruitment@paddock.wandsworth.sch.uk or posted to the Secondary School addressed for the attention of the HR Advisor.

Closing date: 22 July 2024 (at 5pm)

Interview dates: We advise the candidates to apply as soon as possible and reserve the right to interview before the closing date and the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@paddock.wandsworth.sch.uk

Visas cannot be sponsored.
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Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Paddock School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
School size
217 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

Paddock School is a growing, outstanding and innovative split site school in Roehampton and Putney for pupils with moderate to severe learning difficulties with autism or severe of complex learning difficulties. We currently have over 200 pupils on roll with approximately 180 staff.

We pride ourselves on the warm, nurturing culture of the School and staff share a deep commitment to supporting the individual needs of pupils; every pupil here is known, understood and nurtured. The Assistant Headteacher must champion this philosophy and also possess stamina, mental agility and an approachable, positive outlook. Exemplary inter-personal skills are essential.

Arranging a visit to Paddock School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@paddock.wandsworth.sch.uk.

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