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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible pending notice requirements.

  • Closing date

    1 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: ​Hours of work: 39 hours per week (term time plus some days as required e.g. GCSE results day). Working Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 4:00pm and Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm, alternative hours are Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm and Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

​Salary: competitive, we will consider all salaries for this role, equivalent M1 to M6. 

Pay scale

​Salary: competitive, we will consider all salaries for this role, equivalent M1 to M6.

Additional allowances

We offer a part SEN allowance for this role (this will rise again in April 2024 and to full minimum SEN in April 2025). Further details will be explained to those invited for an interview.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Talbot House Children's Charity are looking to recruit a passionate and experienced Primary Teacher. Applicants must hold QTS with full Early Career Teacher (ECT) Status (formally NQT), to apply.

​The suitable applicants must have experience of working with SEN pupils with complex needs, including SEMH, ASD, ADHD, trauma and attachment, to work in our growing school. Some of our pupils may have multiple needs.

We are a non-maintained special school with pupils ranging from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4, this role is to teach Key Stage 1 & 2. Class sizes are rarely bigger than 6 pupils.

The applicant should have excellent knowledge of the curriculum, have classroom management skills and high expectations for all pupils to achieve their potential and have current or recent experience of working with KS1 and KS2 pupils.

See our Job Description and Personal Specification for full details of the vacancy. If you believe you have what it takes to become part of our fantastic team please apply.

What the school offers its staff

​Working at the Charity you will:

  • receive death in service benefit, equal to 4 x basic salary, plus many other benefits such as employer assist program (EAP), GP and physio access and more.

  • be offered access to an independent financial advisor.

  • join the Teachers Pension Scheme.

  • attend staff events.

  • be working with a passionate team.

  • work in a bright and modern environment, with ample parking and grounds.

  • be provided with meals while at work.

  • be added to the DBS update service, paid for by the Charity.

  • be offered opportunities to undertake training and gain qualifications relevant to the role.

Further details about the role


To apply, please complete the application form attached for your convenience, or available from our website (link above). Please use the personal specification to help you complete the 'skills, experience and knowledge' section of the form. Applicants who read our 'Tips for Applicants document' before completing this section of our application form are more likely to be offered an interview. You will find our Tips for Applicants document on our website, link above.

If you have any queries regarding this position or the application process, please contact HR on 0191 229 0111 or email HR at:

  • hr@talbothousecc.org.uk

​​Note: The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment (see full policy details on our website).This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances and continued subscription to the DBS Update Service. Please see link for further information:

​Please note that this role is classed as regulated activity as it involves working directly with children and/or vulnerable adults. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-declaration form prior to interview. Please note it is an offence to apply for this role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and the Charity has the right to respond appropriately.

​Please view our safer recruitment policy. Applicants should be aware that any relevant issues arising from their declarations and references will be addressed at interview.

Commitment to safeguarding

Talbot House Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure or online and Enhanced Certificate Check. All appointments are subject to our Safer Recruitment Policy, which is available for you to read within each vacancy page on our website.

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About Talbot House Children's Charity

School type
Special school, ages 5 to 18
School size
37 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 18
Phone number

Our aim is to inspire young people to become resilient, motivated, and successful adults who are equipped to meet the challenges of today and the future. We do this by creating a positive, supportive, and stimulating environment that promotes their development, academically, spiritually and socially. We pride ourselves on ‘changing children’s lives’.

Talbot House Trust is a charitable organisation the site is in a village called Walbottle on the outskirts of Newcastle upon Tyne, enrolling pupils aged 5-18.

All pupils have an EHCP (Education, Health Care Plan). Talbot House is a non-maintained special school and charity for children with complex needs specialising in SEMH/ASD. However, many of our children have multiple complex needs such as ASD, ADHD, trauma and attachment alongside their primary need of SEMH/ASD, some with multi diagnosis. We pride ourselves on knowing and understanding our pupils by building good relationships with them from day one, along side their families.

We ensure that we can do the best for every pupil therefore we look closely at the need of each pupil and ensure that they access the best curriculum for their need. Once a pupil is on roll, we will start preparing their support plan by the end of he second week this will be in place. We will also base this on their EHCP and information gathered during enrolment. Pupils support plans are a working document which are reviewed and updated on a regular basis. The support plan is guided by information sharing through our daily briefings at the end of each day, this allows us to make appropriate changes and update strategies as required. Pupils have the opportunity to work towards a variety of qualifications including GCSE’s, Entry Level 1, 2 & 3, Functional Skills Level 1, 2 & 3, AQA Unit Awards.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@talbothousecc.org.uk.

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