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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    13 June 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2



Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

COREM1-EXCELM3 (MPS/UPS) £31,350-£47,839 + SEN1 allowance £2539

Additional allowances

SEN1 allowance £2539

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and innovative teacher with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to achieving high standards to join our English department.

The successful candidate will have a strong academic background, be an excellent classroom practitioner who is capable of inspiring and motivating students and have experience of working with children with special educational needs (please note this does not need to be within a special school setting). We welcome applications from Early Careers teachers.

The majority of our students are working at a KS1 and KS2 level with a small number studying GCSEs in English, Maths and Art.

Working in a special school is extremely rewarding and our students continue to amaze us on a daily basis with their attitudes, achievements and behaviour. We welcome you to come and meet us and see our fantastic students and staff in action prior to placing your application.

Duties and responsibilities


  • Plan and teach well-structured lessons to assigned classes, following the school’s plans, curriculum and schemes of learning
  • Assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned students, making accurate and productive use of assessment
  • Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of students
  • Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge students
  • Promote good progress and outcomes by students
  • Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
  • Participate in arrangements for preparing students for external tests
  • Keep student target cards and profiles regularly updated
  • Teach subjects outside of specialism when required
  • Attend parent evenings as and when required


  • Lead Annual Reviews for students in form group
  • Ensure all provision specified on EHCP is in place
  • Adapt, personalise and differentiate lessons to accommodate student SEND
  • Keep up to date and abreast of new SEND initiatives/legislation

Whole-school organisation, strategy and development

  • Undertake the role of Form tutor
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies, practices and procedures, so as to support the school’s values and vision
  • Coordinate a subject curriculum area
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school
  • Work with others on curriculum and student development to secure coordinated outcomes
  • Provide cover, in the unforeseen circumstance that another teacher is unable to teach
  • Attend meetings, including but not limited to, subject specialist, CIN, pastoral and Team Around the Child

Health, safety and discipline

  • Promote the safety and wellbeing of students
  • Maintain good order and discipline among students, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

Please view the full recruitment pack on our website for the full job spec

What the school offers its staff

The Abbey can offer:

  • Amazing students who want to learn
  • Excellent IT facilities in a modern school fit for 21st century teaching
  • A range of CPD opportunities to support professional development inside and outside the classroom.
  • A range of evidence-informed strategies to support teaching and learning inside the classroom.
  • A consistent approach to behaviour which ensures learning is not disrupted.
  • A welcoming and supportive staff community
  • Opportunities to collaborate across a range of mainstream and specialist provision schools within the Weydon MAT.
  • External leadership/NPQ opportunities, including supporting masters’ applications and aspiring senior leader’s development programme
  • On site car parking
  • Westfield Health Cash Plan


Commitment to safeguarding

The Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS, Children’s Barred List and Right to work in the UK checks are required for all posts. further details including relevant policies are available on the school website: https://www.abbey.surrey.sch.uk/1209/key-information/category/42/safeguarding-and-esafety

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About The Abbey School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
School size
145 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01252 725059

Located in south Farnham, The Abbey is an outstanding secondary special school with just over 130 students who have learning and additional needs (LAN). About 40% of our students have autism or other social communication difficulties, a quarter have speech and language needs and others have physical challenges or complex health care needs. Expectations for student outcomes are high, but helping them overcome barriers to learning is an equally important part of our role.

The school has been part of the Weydon MAT since 2018. Over the next 2 years The Abbey will be undergoing significant investment as we expand from a 2 to 3 form entry school to support Surrey County Council’s SEND Sufficiency Strategy 2020 – 2025.

Our staff are our greatest asset and we are extremely proud of our whole school ethos.
Our 20 teachers and 35 associate staff are highly motivated, mutually supportive and come from all walks of life.

Arranging a visit to The Abbey School

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

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