Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    2 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

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Special Needs

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£18,000.00 - £27,915.00 Annually (Actual) 0.6 FTE M1 - UPS3 Dependant on experience plus £2,539 SEN Allowance

Part Time Complex Needs Teacher job summary

If you want to work in a school where children are at the centre of every decision, then The Orchards could be the school for you!

The Orchards is a specialist free school, which opened in September 2016, to support the learning needs of disabled pupils in the North of Trafford. Our bespoke and child centred curriculum is both dynamic and exciting and we are looking for practitioners who would like to join our team and deliver this curriculum for our pupils.

In September 2023 our staff team worked together to create The Orchard’s cultural values and we are looking for staff who want to work in this culture to join our forward thinking and dynamic staff team.

At The Orchards we

  • Ensure that children influence everything that we do and we are driven to work so that every child gets the very best.
  • Ensure that everyone’s welfare is important and everyone feels listened to and valued.
  • Believe in the shared vision of the school and work hard as individuals to bring that to life to improve outcomes for children and their families.

If you share these values and want to work in a school where staff say …

‘Staff well being is well considered and work load is spread well to avoid an overwhelming amount of work for staff’ & ‘It has been a real pleasure joining the school. I feel listened to and valued daily’

then we could be the school for you! Come and help us ‘Champion Remarkable Children’ at our truly remarkable and fabulous school.

If you would like to come and see our school, we will be offering a school tour on 15th May at 1pm. Please contact the school office to book via email

We are open, supportive and flexible with high-quality CPD opportunities through our Teaching School Hubs and Professional Development Institute.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for a full list of responsibilities and accountabilities.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Orchards

School type
Free School, ages 3 to 11
School size
125 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

The Orchard’s School caters for children aged 4-11 with a wide range of needs, from moderate to complex with specialisms in cognition and learning, communication and interaction, physical and sensory and children with complex medical conditions. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative and inspirational Special School on its journey to become a beacon for SEND provision. Our school is a member of The Dunham Trust, which is a multi-academy trust of five schools based in Trafford.

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