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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    3 February 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    6 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

SEN (£2,384 per annum)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Qualified teacher status

  • Degree

  • Successful teaching experience and experience of teaching Maths

  • Desired qualifications in ASC (formerly ASD)

  • Knowledge of the National Curriculum

  • Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies

  • A good understanding of how children learn

  • Ability to adapt teaching to meet students’ needs

  • Ability to build effective working relationships with students

  • Knowledge of guidance and requirements around safeguarding children

  • Knowledge of effective behaviour management strategies

  • Desired experience in teaching students with ASC (formerly ASD)

  • Good ICT skills, particularly using ICT to support learning

  • Resilience – tomorrow is a new day with new opportunities.

  • A belief that ALL students have the right to an education

  • Commitment to safeguarding and equality

  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times

  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively

  • High expectations for children’s attainment and progress

  • A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all students and promoting the ethos and values of the school

  • Share our vision

What the school offers its staff

You will be part of an inclusive and collaborative team that, no matter what the challenge may be, are ready to face it head on and are committed to seeing it through.

Learning can look different for everyone; learning is continuous and enabled by the broad curriculum, therapeutic interventions, and the environment the school and staffing team create. It’s only through your awesome teaching that we will create that environment together to ensure the pupils progress towards a happy life that they can enjoy.

The Harbour School Dorset is a special school for students with ASC and SEMH needs. It’s an exciting time for us. We moved to a brand-new building in 2022 and we’re growing our staffing team to support an increase in student numbers to 160 within the next 3 years.

You will have the opportunity to develop your career in a School and Delta Education Trust, a small but growing Trust. Our ethos is encompassed in our vision “Learning together in pursuit of happiness”. We put this into practice by ensuring:  

  • All decisions are made in the best interests of staff, students and families.  

  • High support, high challenge and evidence informed in everything we do.

  • We work collaboratively and make team, not individual, decisions.  

  • We acknowledge our mistakes and use them to learn and improve.  

  • We are always open to learning and seeking new ideas.  

Further details about the role

“Unity is strength… where there is teamwork and collaboration wonderful things can be achieved” Mattie Stepanek

As part of Delta, Education Trust, Harbour School Dorset’s vision is “Learning together in pursuit of happiness”. This means we really care whether pupils love or hate their learning, so we work hard to create a space where pupils learn together to become knowledgeable, self-aware, independent and happy people who make a positive difference, wherever life takes them. Are you an enthusiastic individual who can bring this vision to life and make a real difference to children’s lives?

We require someone who can take an innovative approach to achieving the desired results for our students and who can empower young people to see the importance of qualifications as a foundation to a successful journey in life.

Dan our Headteacher and his senior team are always looking for awesome people to join our expanding team to meet increasing student numbers, and right now are looking for a Teacher to make a difference to children with ASC and social, emotional and mental health needs and giving them the opportunities they deserve is a job like no other.

If successfully shortlisted the HR Department will also be conducting an individual online search including social media platforms of your ‘name, education and employment’, to demonstrate due diligence following the updated ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022' guidance. The search will not form part of the actual shortlisting process and any concerns arising from the search will be discussed directly with you. 

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Please ensure a full work history is completed in your application form including any gaps of employment. Applicants will be required to complete satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) check is required for this post prior to commencement. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer. 

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 hr@deltaeducationtrust.com

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About Harbour School Dorset

School type
Free School, ages 10 to 19
School size
29 pupils enrolled
Age range
10 to 19

School location

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