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  • Start date details

    as soon as possible subject to pre-start compliance checks and training

  • Closing date

    15 December 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 November 2022

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2



Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£26,245 - £38,173 (qualified teacher)

Additional allowances

St Joseph’s SEN allowance of £2,270

What skills and experience we're looking for

A challenging and rewarding opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Teacher to take the lead in planning and supporting Numeracy in our education team across the school and college to start as soon as possible.

Applicants should be qualified teachers, with experience and/or qualifications in numeracy/maths, and ideally experience in a SEN setting. Working alongside the class teachers and therapists, you will be planning and preparing numeracy lessons and contributing to and delivering lesson in classes, to small groups and individual interventions. Students also access and progress through the IXL online numeracy learning programme and the role will include monitoring students’ progress alongside the class teachers. Our student's levels of learning are up to KS3.

What are we looking for?

  • Common Sense: you will need work in a team and dynamically risk assess challenging situations to keep yourself and others safe.
  • Excellent Communication skills: you need to be able to communicate effectively with staff, children, families and professionals and make your classes engaging and interesting.
  • Patience: you will need to adapt to the pace of each individual young person and be able to remain calm when faced with anxious, emotional or frustrated behaviours, some of which would be deemed unacceptable elsewhere.
  • All our staff need compassion and empathy and the drive to make a real difference to the lives of our young people. If you are recruited, you will be required to complete Team Teach positive behaviour support training as part of your induction before employment. Physical and mental resilience are essential qualities in all our employees

What the school offers its staff

  • **£1,000 Retention bonus - £250 after 1 month, £250 after 1 year, £500 after 18 months at Trust
  • Team Teach positive behaviour support training, refreshed every two years by our in-house trainers
  • Medical cashplan (after qualifying period of employment)
  • Employee assistance service (confidential, professional wellbeing and counselling 24/7 service)
  • Excellent network of support across the organisation including a team of Adult Mental Health First Aid and Occupational Health
  • Local leisure centre discount on gym, swim and fitness classes
  • Based on a beautiful 23 acre site in a semi-rural area on the edge of the Surrey Hills (own transport is desirable due to rural location)

Further details about the role

St Joseph’s is a registered charitable trust comprising specialist school, college and registered children’s home working with vulnerable children and young people with complex needs and two supported living houses for young adults. Our 70+ students are aged 5 to 19 years old with complex learning disabilities and severe social communication and behavioural issues, many with autism. Our education team, working with our integrated therapy team, enable the students to access and enjoy therapy based education.

PLEASE NOTE that we do cannot sponsor candidates to move from abroad or convert visas at this time. You must be resident in UK with full right to work.

We reserve the right to interview suitable candidates before the closing date which may result in the role being filled.

Commitment to safeguarding

St Joseph’s Specialist Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure and take up of references.

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About St Joseph's Specialist Trust

School type
Special school, ages 5 to 19
School size
73 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19
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St Joseph’s Specialist Trust is an independent non-maintained specialist school and college, registered children’s home with two local adult supported living houses nearby. The St Joseph’s community consists of approximately seventy five students at the school and college, twelve tenants resident at the Supported Living Houses who are supported by almost 270 staff.

We cater for young people aged 5 – 19 with complex and severe learning difficulties, many of whom are on the Autistic Spectrum, and other associated difficulties. We use an embedded therapies approach and focus on access to the community for all, irrespective of their challenges.

St Joseph’s 22 acre site is situated on the outskirts of Cranleigh in the Surrey Hills between Guildford and Horsham. There are bus connections but we do not have a railway station. Due to the semi-rural location it is advantageous to have a car.

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