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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    10 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 April 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000 - £41,333

Pay scale

M1 - M6

Additional allowances

£1,000 SEN Allowance per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Essential

  • Achieved, or in the process of achieving, QTS/QTLS

  • PGCE-qualified

  • Experience of teaching relevant subjects

  • Has experience and enjoys teaching children with Special Educational Needs and challenging behaviour

  • Experience of delivering a relevant GCSE qualification

  • Knowledge of the secondary curriculum for Maths
  • Knowledge of the specification for Maths GCSEs
  • Ability to adapt curriculum to suit requirements of complex needs pupils
  • Good communication skills
  • Be creative in teaching approaches
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Highly motivated to make the school successful and contribute to the school's vision
  • Able to be flexible, manage change, and adapt rapidly to changing situations
  • Calm disposition and able to communicate well and appropriately with students and parents

What the school offers its staff

Lighthouse School - Staff Benefits

  • Free milk, tea and coffee;
  • Free on-site parking;
  • Pension scheme membership;
  • Enhanced school sick pay;
  • Free Flu vaccines;
  • Weekly parking raffle - allocated space near the entrance
  • Weekly staff shout outs;
  • Awards for demonstrating the school values;
  • Free eye tests for VDU users;
  • Free breakfast on training days
  • Secret Buddy Scheme
  • Teacher discounts - all staff - offering discounts and online offers at major high street/online retailers.
  • Anonymous staff feedback survey;
  • Refurbished staff room and garden;
  • Close to countryside/ woodland area
  • HR open door policy
  • Leave of Absence - enhanced on local authority entitlements;

Health and Wellbeing Services

  • Wellbeing early finishes;
  • Wellbeing initiatives on several training days
  • Free 24/7 confidential counselling service;
  • Free mental health services
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Free physiotherapy/MSK services following a GP referral;
  • Free Nurse support for those suffering from: Bereavement of a close relative, Cancer, Cardiac conditions, Stroke, COVID 19, Menopause, Medical trauma - i.e.; PTSD/ heart attacks, Other life limiting or changing conditions
  • Stressing Coaching
  • Long COVID support;
  • 24/7 GP service;
  • Occupational Health Support;

Commitment to safeguarding

Lighthouse School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All newly appointed staff who have lived or travelled overseas for 12 months or more in the past 10 years will be required to undertake an overseas check as part of our pre-employment checks. Information can be found on the government website at

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About Lighthouse School Leeds

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
School size
81 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
0113 457 0605

Lighthouse School in Leeds is a completely unique secondary school. In fact, we are the first of our kind in the country – a specialist free school. We focus on a ‘destination-led’ approach for our students, who all have a diagnosis of autism (ASC). Our journey so far has been amazing and we are immensely proud of what our students have achieved. We are a ‘Good’ school with aspirations to be ‘Outstanding’ in the near future.

Arranging a visit to Lighthouse School Leeds

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email HR@lighthouseschool.co.uk.

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