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  • Start date details

    To start September 2024 or sooner, if possible, (please confirm any required notice period when applying)

  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 April 2024

Job details

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Key stage

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

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

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Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

St Mary’s is a popular and successful residential special school and college for pupils / students aged 5 to 19 with speech, language and communication needs, learning difficulties and other associated SEND.

We are looking to appoint a number of enthusiastic, flexible and innovative teachers as a result of a continuing increase in pupil numbers at our school. We welcome applications from highly successful and experienced primary, secondary, mainstream or special school teachers.

We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who have successfully worked with children with SEND in their current or previous experience.

One of our available positions requires experience of teaching Btec qualifications. Another requires an ability to teach and potentially lead Computing. Therefore, we are particularly keen to hear from candidates with experience in these aspects. Other posts available require more general experience, but we ask candidates to please identify aspects of particular strength and successful experience when applying.

We would like to appoint teachers who are able to adapt well to new challenges and are committed to raising achievement and who have the ability to demonstrate outstanding practice and high ambition for our pupils and students.

The successful candidates will be especially skilled in differentiating planning, implementing additional support programs to meet pupils’ / students’ specific needs and who are able to manage a support staff team.

The successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • An understanding & interest in SEND, with experience in working with pupils / students requiring additional support in accessing the curriculum;
  • The ability to ensure aspirational pupil / student progress for all pupils / students, regardless of their prior attainment, which at St Mary's is significantly below age related expectations;
  • The ability to work effectively within a team, providing direction to support staff delivering targeted intervention programmes.

What the school offers its staff

St Mary’s is a great school to work in. We can offer a very high-quality learning environment, a friendly and welcoming staff team, including an onsite therapy team, access to excellent resources and our pupils/students are a delight to work with!

Further details about the role

To apply, please download and return the completed application pack by email to: cbolongaro@stmarysbexhill.org.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss the post by arrangement. Please call the school office to speak to Natalie Edwards, Principal: 01424 730740

Closing date for applications is NOON on Friday the 17th May 2024, interviews will be held the following week.

For safer recruitment purposes, we do not accept CVs by way of application.

St Mary’s is an equal opportunities employer. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Successful applicants are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and an online search will be carried out for all shortlisted applicants

Commitment to safeguarding

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

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About St Mary's School and 6th Form College

School type
Special school, Inter- / non- denominational, ages 5 to 19
School size
111 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19
Phone number
01424 730 740

St Mary’s is a residential special school and college for children with a range of special educational needs, including speech, language and communication, autism and other associated difficulties.

Arranging a visit to St Mary's School and 6th Form College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email cbolongaro@stmarysbexhill.org.

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