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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 April 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS + SEN Allowance (£34,514 - £51,179 per annum)

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you ready to change the course of children's lives? We are looking for great people to join the founding team at The Compass School, a small school for pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health needs. We are growing and are looking for an excellent English teacher for Secondary (Key Stage Three-Four). If you are passionate about the way language, literacy and literature can change children and young people’s lives, this is the job for you.

As we are growing, we are looking for inspirational teachers with a passion for SEN and a creative, innovative approach to developing and delivering the curriculum. Join us and to make an impact on the learning and life chances of our students. We are recruiting for an English teacher who can teach KS3 and KS4 (GCSE). You don’t need to have experience in a Special School, but you will need creativity, curiosity and flexibility. The pupils are all able to access the National Curriculum at age-expected levels, so we need you to engage and challenge them to achieve their best. You will be able to use all your teaching experience and have the additional rewards of seeing pupils flourish, who were not able to do so before joining our school.

We are looking for candidates with the motivation, resilience and determination to ensure that students make progress, improve their experience of education and prepare them to lead fulfilling lives. We educate young people between the ages of 7-16 who have a wide range of Social Emotional and Mental Health needs. Many of the pupils may also be on the Autistic Spectrum. The school serves a catchment area that covers Havering and surrounding areas of East London. The school will also be adding to our network of special schools, alongside Sir Bobby Robson School, Ipswich, The Bridge School, Ipswich and Churchill Special School, Haverhill and Sir Peter Hall School, Bury St Edmund’s. You will be supported in your role by experienced special education leaders who will be available to offer advice and guidance as the school moves forward under their leadership. Significant training and development are available through opportunities for professional development, research, teacher training and collaboration between schools and across phases.

What the school offers its staff

Why work for us?

  • We offer termly supervision for all staff to support with your well-being
  • There is an extensive CPD programme, bespoke to our pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health needs
  • We offer a well-being day to be taken during term time and two-week autumn half term
  • Pupils leave earlier on a Thursday to make sure all staff can do training together
  • Unity Schools Partnership (The Trust) offer staff benefits such as the Cycle to Work Scheme and access to staff support through TELUS.

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 The Compass School

School type
Free School, ages 7 to 16
School size
Up to 60 pupils
Age range
7 to 16

Arranging a visit to The Compass School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email cwensley@thecompassschool.org.

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