17 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    9 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 June 2024

Job details

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Key stage

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

Working pattern

Full time: 36.25

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Standard national scale in line with the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document plus SEN1

Additional allowances

SEN1 allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Early Careers Teacher – Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Degree or equivalent
  • An extensive knowledge of differentiation for learners with special educational needs
  • A good understanding of assessment and the use of assessment information
  • Knowledge and experience of safeguarding processes and approaches in relation to the learner profile at Glenwood
  • Knowledge of how to support learners who may find school and social settings difficult
  • Commitment to Professional development


  • Evidence of further study and research
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge and experience of specialist programmes and approaches for children/young people with Special Educational Needs, e.g. TEACCH, PECS

Professional Skills and Experience


  • Experience of teaching across a variety of learner needs
  • Demonstrate consistently high-quality teaching strategies
  • Support and motivate both colleagues and learner by leading through example
  • Knowledge of how effective curricular thinking and planning can impact on progress
  • Ability to manage a team to successfully achieve agreed goals
  • Experience of working positively and productively with parents/carers
  • An understanding of the essential qualities necessary for improving the quality of learning and teaching
  • The ability to work with a wide range of professionals and multi-agency approaches
  • Communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences (verbal, written, using ICT as appropriate).
  • Ability to deliver effective professional development for staff
  • Deal successfully with situations that may include difficult situations and conflict resolution.
  • The ability to maintain a work/life balance and awareness of own wellbeing


  • Successful experience of teaching in a special school
  • Experience of working in different key stages and phases of education

Personal Skills, Qualities and Attributes


  • Ability to relate positively to and show respect and kindness to all members of the school and wider community
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated with high levels of personal drive, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Be an effective team player who works collaboratively and effectively with others.
  • The ability to enthuse and inspire others
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Approachable, able to develop and maintain positive professional relationships with others
  • High expectations of self, other staff and learners
  • Commitment to the broader life of the school
  • The ability to make decisions based on the available information with confidence, clarity and decisiveness
  • A sense of humour and fun!

What the school offers its staff

Thank you for being intrigued in the role of Early Careers Teacher at Glenwood School. Glenwood is an amazing place to be, for both learners and staff.

Glenwood School will aim for nothing but the best in support of its learners. Its mission is to be transformational.

Our model is deeply rooted in making progress that is meaningful for learners and their families.

The successful candidates will be professionals who recognise the importance of doing things differently to ensure learners achieve and enjoy life.

We are looking for an Early Careers Teacher who can recognising the unique “fabulousness” and unique contributions of our learners, demonstrate initiative and contribute great ideas towards their lives.

As an Early Careers Teacher at Glenwood School, you will be a member of a daring and dynamic team and work closely with a diverse team of education and health professionals.

This is a challenging role which will be demanding in terms of thinking outside the box and coming up with brave and creative solutions. However, support will be there when you need it. We offer the chance to shape a role and to be involved with something very special.

To reach the aspirations we set out for teachers, as an ECT you would have an extensive network of support from a diverse range of professionals across Education and Health. Working at such an innovative and creative special school would give you a wealth of insight and inspiration at the beginning of your career.

We are looking forward to welcoming new professionals to a team. Tours and conversations with the Headteacher are expected. We look forward to meeting you and we are curious to know what your first question will be. It will tell us so much about you!

Further details about the role

Please look at our job pack to find out more about the role

Commitment to safeguarding

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Applying for the job

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About Glenwood School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
223 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number
01268 792575

Glenwood is a brave special school for pupils aged 3-19 years. We provide for 228 young people. We moved into a superb building in September 2017 and we are developing a successful 20 bed residential provision, which is an educational intervention, as part of the school’s holistic approach.

Arranging a visit to Glenwood School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hannah.bryant@glenwood.essex.sch.uk.

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