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  • Start date details

    Required from January 2024

  • Closing date

    4 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

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: Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Teachers Pay Scale

Additional allowances

+ SEN 1 (opportunity for TLR 2.1)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you driven to provide the best possible education for young people with special needs?

Are you an innovative, creative teacher?

We are looking for an English teacher with an interest in special needs education to join us at Garratt Park. You may be an experienced teacher or ECT from a secondary, primary or special needs background. We are a small school, so the ability to teach other subjects would also be an advantage. You will need to be an excellent classroom practitioner who is able to deliver these subjects to students at different levels. English is taught across the school and is accredited at KS4 and KS5 through Entry Level Certificates, GCSE with excellent rates of progress for students in relation to their pathway.

What the school offers its staff

We have a supportive body of staff and everyone is automatically a member of the Employee Benefit Scheme with a range of external support and discount offers. Furthermore, there is a potential for further Teaching & Learning responsibilities and appropriate training for the right candidate.

Garratt Park School is a special school for children and young people aged 11-19 who have moderate learning difficulties, along with other special needs disabilities including Autism, SCLN, sensory impairments and a small number with more complex needs. We are situated in the inner London borough of Wandsworth and most of our students come from the local area, from diverse backgrounds with around one third entitled to free school meals. Earlsfield is well served by public transport with easy access to the city center.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our friendly and welcoming school. Please contact Janice Button at recruitment@garrattpark.wandsworth.sch.uk to arrange this.

Further details about the role

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below or from the Wandsworth Council website https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/

Completed application should be returned to the school either by email - recruitment@garrattpark.wandsworth.sch.uk or post.

Closing date: 04 October 2023 (at noon)

Interview date: Week Commencing 09 October 2023

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Commitment to safeguarding

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

This post is subject to a DBS check.

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About Garratt Park School

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
School size
214 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

We are a special school for students aged 11-19 with moderate learning difficulties. Around half have ASD, and one third have input from our own speech and language and occupational therapy team. They are from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds: more than half are from ethnic minority groups, and nearly half attract pupil premium.

We are located near Earlsfield station, which has excellent links with central London and Surrey. The local area is culturally rich.

Our chief aims are:

To prepare our students for full social inclusion, because students are at the centre of all we do.

Provide a range of academic and practical accreditations from Entry Level to GCSE. All students take the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Personal Development Programme.

Offer experiences in the local community, including college placements, work experience and a wide variety of trips and visits. We have formed links with Tate Modern, the Oval and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and others.

Ensure that our students go to college or into work when they leave us; over 5 years, 97% have found appropriate placements.

Our staff are a culturally diverse group with varied experience in primary and secondary mainstream schools, as well as in special schools. The staff is highly supportive, and teachers value the support of teaching assistants, therapists, learning mentors and literacy support specialists. The Leadership Group provides strong support and direction.

The school is a highly popular choice amongst parents, both in Wandsworth and in surrounding authorities. Our funded number has increased over the last year. We are always over-subscribed, and currently have 212 students in 210 funded places.

Relationships in the school are founded on our UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award, which also underpins our Good Behaviour Policy.

Arranging a visit to Garratt Park School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@garrattpark.wandsworth.sch.uk.

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