3 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2



Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

SEN1 allowance (£2,539)

What skills and experience we're looking for


Has qualified teacher status with a degree qualification

Evidence of further professional study eg. NPQML or current NPQ

Experience of working with pupils with SEND

Evidence of Continuing Professional Development

Professional Knowledge, Skills and Understanding:

A proven record of sustained effective classroom practice, demonstrating effective outcomes

High expectations and shows a passionate commitment to developing the best in young people, with a relentless focus upon ensuring excellent attainment and outcomes

Has a record of successful working with parents as partners in learning

Experience of monitoring and evaluating teacher effectiveness in relation to standards and outcomes

A sound understanding of the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2

Committed to on-going research into strategies that can be adapted for successful implementation at The Abbey School.

Ability to track, monitor and analyse student data to provide intervention to support outcomes

An excellent understanding of phonics

Experience of developing ambitious, progressive and well sequenced Schemes of Learning

Effective use of assessment and attainment data to improve departmental standards and practices.

An excellent knowledge of whole school reading strategies

Knowledge of leading, designing and implementing a high-quality curriculum that promotes challenge and engagement for students and inspires staff

Attendance at a researchED event, or similar, and ability to evidence how this has impacted their practice.


The ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with students

A commitment to inclusive education

Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (References)

Equality of Opportunity

The ability to ensure that there is equality of access to educational attainment and that all aspects of equal opportunities are adhered to

Personal Qualities

Passion for English

Inspirational, dedicated and motivated individual

High quality communication skills with the ability to develop positive relationships with all stakeholders

Ability to maintain trust and be highly respected by staff

A sense of humour and a good sense of well-being

High expectations of self and others

A flexible and adaptable approach

Ability to stay calm under pressure

Treats people fairly, equitably and with respect to maintaining positive working relationships

Has resilience and the determination to be successful within this role and ambitious for the School and its students

Ability to provide evidence to show a commitment to professional development

Ability to plan personal development for staff with varying levels of experience

A relentless drive and commitment to getting the best out of all pupils with no child left behind

A creative and imaginative thinker who has the ability to identify innovative solutions to problems

For full details, please view the recruitment pack.

What the school offers its staff

  • 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


Further details about the role

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

Professional development

  • Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures
  • Take part in further training and development in order to improve own teaching (with a particular focus on SEND)
  • Where appropriate, take part in the appraisal and professional development of others


  • Communicate effectively with students, parents and carers
  • Keep in regular contact with parents/carers of students in form group (email, phone or home school book)

Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals

  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school
  • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues

Personal and professional conduct

  • Uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school
  • Have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school, and maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality
  • Understand and act within the statutory frameworks setting out their professional duties and responsibilities

Management of staff and resources

  • Direct and supervise support staff assigned and where appropriate, other teachers
  • Where required contribute to the recruitment and professional development of other teachers and support staff
  • Deploy resources delegated

Other areas of responsibility

  • Undertake break duties as and when required

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

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@abbey.surrey.sch.uk

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About The Abbey School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
School size
133 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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