Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    16 April 2021 at 5:00 pm

  • Date listed

    25 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
TMS1 – UPS3 + 1SEN point

Job summary

This is an exciting time to join the team at Bardwell School as our school expands. We are recruiting for a permanent post from September 2021.

A teaching role at Bardwell is absorbing, thought provoking, exciting and challenging. We have high aspirations and expectations for all of our pupils and in turn this leads to high expectations of teachers. Teachers at Bardwell have a deep understanding of how all children learn and apply this knowledge in class to deliver creative, exciting learning that motivates our pupils and supports them to achieve.

Teachers at Bardwell School work hard, but all aspects of the role and workload are focused on having an impact on the children and young adults at our school. The teaching team actively informs developments and collectively identifies the best ways to improve the school further.

Some examples of our expectations include:
- Delivering highly personalised inclusive lessons
- Completing termly assessments that include multimedia evidence of achievements
- Working closely with other professionals and families
- Being a lead professional in the class, promoting and establishing high standards in your class team
- Supporting in the delivery of our residential trip programme
- Contributing to our continual journey of school improvement

If you have a proven track record of being an excellent teacher this could be a great role for you. However, previous special school experience is not necessary, and we also welcome applications from strong trainee teachers or those early in their career. It is essential you fully share our values, which can be found on our website.

Applying for the job

To apply for this post, please email or telephone 01869 242182 to request an application form and a job pack. You can also download an application form and job pack from our website or from The Gallery Trust website

Please submit your application form by 5pm on Friday 16th April 2021 to or by post. Please ensure you detail any gaps in employment and use the selection criteria which is contained in the job pack when you prepare your application, as shortlisting for interview will be based on how closely you demonstrate your ability to fulfil the essential criteria. We do not accept CVs. If you are shortlisted, we will take up written references before your interview so please provide permission for this and provide accurate phone and email contact details for your referees. One of your referees must be your current or last employer, and if you are employed in a school, must include your current Head Teacher.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
84 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Bardwell School

Thank you for your interest in the post of Teacher at Bardwell School.

Bardwell School is a community special school for children aged 2 – 19 years with severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple learning difficulties. The school has 94 pupils on roll and, following current expansion of the school buildings, the school will grow to 105 students.

We are passionate about students at Bardwell having their abilities recognised and celebrated, whilst receiving an excellent education. The staff team is committed to very high standards in relation to every aspect of our pupils’ education. The school is values led, with every decision underpinned by its principles and values. These values include a positive reinforcement approach to behaviour management and a non-label led individualised approach to planning and delivering learning for all students.

Bardwell School is a member of The Gallery Trust, an expanding Special Needs Multi Academy Trust which is dedicated to improving outcomes for SEND learners in Oxfordshire. The Trust has a national reputation for excellence, and is influential in the development of SEND strategy in the county. With six academies currently in the Trust, our aim is to build a community of eight to ten special schools over the next five years.

Please visit our website to find out more about the school. If you would like to visit the school to find out more about this exceptional opportunity before you submit your application, you will be most welcome. Our staff and students will be delighted to meet you!

Thank you again for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.

School location

Hendon Place, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 4RZ

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