• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    12 April 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    15 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Main Pay Scale / Upper Pay Scale + SEN 1 £2,270

Job summary

We are looking for a dynamic Secondary Teachers to join an exciting and innovative school. Phoenix is a well-established Outstanding (Ofsted Nov 2018) special school for pupils with severe language and communication difficulties including autism. The School offers a unique service to the children of Tower Hamlets. The school has a multi-ethnic population, which reflects the diversity of the borough. Phoenix has two sites, Phoenix School and Phoenix Upper School. The two sites cover the age range 3-12 and 12-19 respectively. In January 2021 Upper School site was completed and offers students a wonderful learning environment, which is reflected in the curriculum.

The position would suit energetic and creative professionals who are looking to make a difference to the lives of young people with autism and complex needs as well as furthering their own professional development. Experience of working in a special school is not essential but knowledge and expertise of SEN is required.

We are an award winning school and accredited through the National Autistic Society; praised for our creative approach to working with children with autism. Phoenix was awarded a commendation for its excellent work across the school.

The school has excellent facilities and resources to support teaching and learning. There is a comprehensive induction and training programme for new and existing staff. This is an exciting opportunity in a school providing for children and young people, where change and challenge are key to what we do.

If you feel you have the skills, experience and drive to take on this role and become a member of our team, we would very much like to hear from you.

You will:
• Be willing to make an outstanding contribution to our school.
• Be committed to high standards and improving achievement for all.
• Be able to provide a friendly and warm welcome to our parents, Governors and the wider Community.

TLR responsibility allowances maybe be available for candidates with relevant experience for areas of lead.

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 12th April 2021
Shortlisting Date: 12th April 2021
Interview Date: 26th & 27th April 2021

It will not be possible to re-arrange these dates. If you are intending to apply, please ensure you are available to attend for an interview. Candidates invited for an interview will be required to take a Lateral Flow Test onsite, as will members of the panel.

The Governing Body of the school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and staff and the Executive Headteacher must ensure that the highest priority is given to following all safeguarding guidance and regulations. The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS clearance. We are dedicated to equality and valuing diversity.

Employee benefits

SEN 1 £2,270

Applying for the job

Application Form can be found on Phoenix website under current vacancies www.phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Special school
Education phase
School size
383 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Phoenix School

Special School for children with Autism

Arranging a visit to Phoenix School

Visit to the school are recommended. You will be required to take a Lateral Flow Test Onsite.
To arrange a visit please contact: Sandra Clarke Head of Secondary sclarke@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

School location

49 Bow Road, London, E3 2AD

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