Deadline is today

  • Job start date

    1 February 2024

  • Closing date

    1 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

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

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Main Scale & SEN

What skills and experience we're looking for

The ideal candidates will:

• have experience of teaching children with SEND, in either primary or secondary phases;•

have high expectations of pupil behaviour, attitudes and achievement;

• enjoy teaching an innovative, creative and integrated curriculum which supports pupils who require a multi-sensory approach;

• be enthusiastic, confident and able to show initiative;

• be flexible and adaptable team player with excellent communication and organisational skills;

• be able to effectively liaise with other professionals and external agencies and can work effectively as part of a team ;

• have a friendly manner with a good sense of humour;

• be calm and patient;

• show evidence that they can form positive and professional relationships with pupils, staff and parents;

• have good interpersonal skills and enjoy being part of a supportive team;

• be committed to high quality teaching, learning and assessment.

What the school offers its staff

The opportunities for further professional development and training would enable the successful candidates to progress in their career.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Governing Board of Heltwate School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its care and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our recruitment practice complies with all relevant legislation. As part of our commitment to safeguarding children and vulnerable groups the appointment is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and an enhanced clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service. In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education, the school will carry out an online search as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

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.

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About Heltwate School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 18
School size
207 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18
Phone number
01733 262878

Heltwate is a highly regarded mixed day special school offering education for pupils aged 4-19 years who have a wide range of interests, abilities and learning needs.  We provide the highest quality of education, therapy and care to children who have moderate to severe learning difficulties. In addition, we also offer Autism specific education. We are a school committed to life-long learning and our education includes the subjects of the national curriculum and more importantly communication, life and social skills. We are currently situated over two sites, the Heltwate main site is home to Reception to Key Stage 3 pupils and Heltwate @ St George's in Lawn Avenue,  Dogsthorpe is where our Post 16 young people are located. In 2023 we expect to open our Jubilee site in Bretton for our Early Years learners.

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