9 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Food technology

Working pattern

Full time: Full Time

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS2 +1 SEN Point Depending on experience

Additional allowances

1 SEN point dependant on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

St John’s Catholic Specialist School is a school for young people up to 19 years with special educational needs. Our mission is to support our students to gain the knowledge and skills they will need to thrive in adult life. Every day is different, and staff work with pupils with a range of different needs, which include sensory impairments, communication and learning challenges or autism. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team of dedicated professionals who are committed to providing the very best life chances for our students.

We have an exciting opportunity to join the team within our provision. The successful candidate will be committed to planning and delivering a high quality, engaging curriculum, which will challenge and inspire all our students. We are seeking an outstanding teacher who is enthusiastic and passionate about food safety, nutrition and science, as well as developing a range of practical skills.

This role includes:

  • Planning, teaching, and assessing learning in an imaginative curriculum.
  • Working with a support team of knowledgeable and committed colleagues.
  • Enhancing pupils’ communication skills.
  • Promoting pupils’ self-esteem, independence, and participation within the school and local community.

Our ideal candidate will be someone who is compassionate but purposeful, focussing on maximising pupils’ progress; someone who works well in a team and is open to developing new skills. We are looking for people who want to make a positive difference every day and are committed to helping all our young people feel respected and valued.

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer:

  • A very supportive environment with a strong commitment to professional development.
  • An induction programme tailored to your experience and needs.
  • A school which actively promotes the well-being of staff.
  • A school culture that encourages everyone to achieve their best.

Candidates are warmly welcomed to visit the school and experience how rewarding your work could be.

For further details and an application pack contact Mrs K Holt - karen.holt@stjohns.org.uk (01937 842144)

Closing Date: Noon Monday 1st July 2024

Interviews: W/C 8th July 2024

St John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. All staff are expected to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service and references regarding your suitability to work with children. We promote diversity and want a workforce, which reflects the population of Leeds.

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.

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 karen.holt@stjohns.org.uk

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About St John's Catholic Specialist School, Boston Spa

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
56 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number
01937 842144

St John’s is a specialist residential and day school for students up to 19 years old with a range of special needs including hearing impairment, autism, language impairments and learning difficulties. We have a strong focus on developing spoken and written communication skills and signing is not used to deliver the curriculum.

The school prioritises mental health and wellbeing and we have been particularly successful reintegrating pupils who have been out of education for some time.

Arranging a visit to St John's Catholic Specialist School, Boston Spa

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email karen.holt@stjohns.org.uk.

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