14 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    11 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS-UPS (including SEN and TLR points) depending on experience

Additional allowances

TLR + SEN Points

What skills and experience we're looking for

You will have:

- Expert knowledge of the primary and secondary curriculum

- Qualified teacher status

- A passion for working with children with Special Educational Needs.

- An ability to build effective working relationships with staff and pupils.

- A drive for improving the outcomes of the children in your care.

- Experience of working in a Special School setting, would be a distinct advantage.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate: high expectations of achievement, a vibrant and creative approach to learning, commitment to excellence and outstanding outcomes in both academic and emotional and social development and an ability to develop positive relationships with the children

What the school offers its staff

Company Sick Pay

Cycle to Work Scheme

Company Pension

Access to well-being benefits

Access to discounts and offers at highstreet shops

Further details about the role

Mayfield Special School educate pupils with SLD, PMLD and pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The school is operational on three sites which are 12 miles apart.

We are currently seeking an exceptional individual to join our teaching team at Mayfield School in Torquay to Lead our Secondary Department from January 2024. Mayfield School is a cross phase special school for pupils with SLD, PMLD and SEMH.

Commitment to safeguarding

All of our safeguarding and recruitment policies are available to view on TES.com where applications need to be made

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.

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About Mayfield School

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 19
School size
266 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Phone number
01803 328375

At Mayfield School in Torquay we have 180 pupils with severe and profound learning difficulties arranged in 19 classes from foundation through to Key Stage 4. We have highly skilled staff and fantastic facilities to support the ongoing development of every pupil’s EHCP need in a safe, nurturing and happy environment. At Mayfield College in Paignton we have 52 students in Key Stage 4 and 5 with severe and profound learning difficulties. The highly skilled College team provide a holistic programme of study for our young people which utilised challenging, relevant and fun learning experiences whilst supporting individual progression and preparation for adulthood. At Mayfield Chestnut in Brixham we have 32 Primary aged pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties arranged in 6 classes. Our highly skilled staff support our pupils to maintain academic progress whilst securing attachment and promoting resilience and wellbeing through playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy. Across our 3 sites we have the firm mission of Learning together to be the best that we can be building on the successes of today for the challenges of tomorrow.

Arranging a visit to Mayfield School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email adam.tapp@mayfield-special.torbay.sch.uk.

School location

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