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  • Closing date

    26 November 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 September 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3



Working pattern

Full time: 8:30 - 16:00 Mon-Fri; 32.5 hours per week, Term Time Only

Contract type


Pay scale

Teachers’ pay scales, plus SEN 1

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

Candidates must be able to convey core subjects and topic-based learning to pupils who have a range of abilities and be able to monitor and assess to ensure the best possible progress. The successful candidate will have a commitment to developing outstanding practice and the desire and drive to improve educational outcomes and life chances for our very special pupils.

Applications are welcome from UQTs, NQTs and experienced teachers who have the ability to think creatively and are resilient and motivated by challenges.

Experience of working within a SEN setting and experience of teaching higher KS2 and lower KS3is desirable but not essential

Please see the attachedjob descriptionandperson specificationfor full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for.

What the school offers its staff

Benefits include: Free car parking, lunch provided on site, and Employee Assistance Programme.

Further details about the role


Key - Essential = E; Desirable = D; Assessed by Interview = I;, Assessed by Application Form = A; Assessed by Certificates = C; Assessed by References = R

Qualifications and Training

  • QTS E
  • Evidence of further recent professional development E
  • Relevant SEN training and qualifications D
  • Evidence of Computing Specialism or Interest E

Knowledge and Experience

  • Best practice in delivery of teaching to pupils with complex special needs
  • Best practice in delivery of the curriculum subject
  • Delivery of education to pupils with one or more of the following: speech and language difficulties, learning difficulties, autism
  • Curriculum subject content for examination levels
  • Delivery of the curriculum subject to an excellent standard
  • Working with students with special needs in a voluntary or professional capacity
  • Teaching in a special school
  • Teaching young people with learning difficulties
  • Working with and managing other professionals in the classroom to enhance learning
  • Graphics design computer packages
  • Photography
  • Mixed media

Skills and Abilities

  • Good decision making based on evidence
  • Time management and organisation
  • Good classroom management and teaching skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Conflict management skills

Personal Attributes

  • Demonstrates a teaching style routed in compassion and inclusivity where students are treated with dignity
  • Ability to combine effectiveness with humour, friendliness and warmth
  • Communicator
  • Leader
  • Change orientated
  • Visionary
  • Self-motivated and a motivator for others
  • Team Player
  • Inclusive and respectful
  • Genuine commitment to the ethos and work at St Dominic’s School

This job description is not necessarily an exhaustive list of duties but is intended to reflect the range of duties the post-holder will perform. The job description will be reviewed regularly and may be changed in the light of experience and in consultation with the post holder.

Commitment to safeguarding

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About St Dominic's School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 19
School size
153 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 19
Phone number
01428 684 693

St Dominic’s School is a special academy in Surrey and provides outstanding education for pupils and students aged 7-19 typically with a primary diagnosis of Speech Language & Communication Needs and/or Autistic Spectrum Condition. The school is located in Hambledon, close to Witley, Milford, Guildford and Godalming.
We are part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a specialist Trust with 12 Academies and seven College Centres across London, Surrey and Sussex.
At St Dominic’s we believe passionately in a multi-disciplinary, ‘needs led’ approach to meeting each child’s and young person’s needs, resulting in carefully managed groupings, including specialist intervention work from our in house therapeutic team.
The school works closely in partnership with families, referring authorities and external agencies to coordinate the best possible education, care, guidance and support for its pupils and students.

Arranging a visit to St Dominic's School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email zpetkova@stdominicsschool.org.uk.

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