This job expired on 27 June 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    27 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 June 2024

Job details

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Special Needs

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £41,333.00 Annually (FTE) Plus SEN Allowance, £2,539

Classroom Teacher job summary

** Exciting Opportunity for Classroom Teacher in an Outstanding Special School , would suit Newly Qualified Teacher**

Northgate School Academy Trust recognises that a highly effective, inclusive and cohesive staff team results in great pupil outcomes. It also helps make the school a great place to work in. If you have a positive attitude and a desire to continually develop – look no further – this could be a great job for you.

Northgate School is a successful outstanding special school in Northampton, serving children and young people aged between 11 and 18. All pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan. The school caters for a range of complex needs in particular:

  • Moderate learning difficulties
  • Autism
  • Speech, Language and Communication difficulties

Whilst we recognise that our children and young people have special educational needs we also work hard to recognise and celebrate and build upon their strengths and encourage them to be 'their best self'.

We are currently seeking to recruit a classroom teacher to work at our Northgate site for the next academic year September 2024.

We are looking for passionate and resilient individual who will work proactively and who are ambitious for our children and young people to be curious, kind and have a real sense of belonging within our school community. Someone who is an inspirational, hardworking and enthusiastic person to join our highly motivated 'outstanding' team.

This role is not subject specific.

In particular, we are looking for someone who:

  • Wants to teach a purposeful, meaningful curriculum to help prepare pupils for adulthood
  • Can adapt and adjust their teaching to motivate and engage pupils by being creative and inspiring
  • Has a desire to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding relating to SEND
  • Has a positive attitude, is resilient and able to keep calm

In return, we offer:

  • A friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic team who work hard and support each other
  • Children and young people who are keen to learn
  • A school determined to support wellbeing and work-life balance
  • High quality continual professional development


Sick Pay

Teacher Pension scheme available

Free on-site car parking

Regular training and development, team and wellbeing sessions

Employee Assistance Programme (Relate)

We do not expect teachers to come to school knowing “everything there is to know” about SEND, however previous experience would be an advantage.

What next? If you are interested in the position, please do not hesitate to contact the Head of School, Mrs Francesca Shears via email: l.collins@northgateacademy.org.uk to find out more about this great opportunity.

Northgate School Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff to share this committment. We will ensure that our recruitment and selection process reflects this committment.

The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS clearance, medical clearance and references that are satisfactory to the school.

Closing date for applications: Thursday, 27 June 2024

Interviews: Subject to confirmation, Monday 8 July 2024

Start date: September 2024

Salary range: TMS plus SEN allowance

Commitment to safeguarding

Northgate is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects staff to share this commitment. We will ensure that our recruitment and selection process reflects this commitment.

An enhanced (DBS Disclosure & Barring Service), health check and suitable references will be required for the successful candidate.

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About Northgate School Academy Trust

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
School size
256 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Northgate is an 'outstanding' special secondary school (11-18 years) for pupils with learning difficulties, physical and sensory disabilities and up to a third of pupils are on the autistic spectrum. 260 pupils on roll.

We are OFSTED 'OUTSTANDING' and became an Academy in September 2011.

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