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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    16 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 May 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS (Outer London) Depending on experience

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Thank you for your interest in the role of Class Teacher at West Lea School.

We are seeking dynamic individuals, who will continue to inspire and motivate our staff and support and encourage our pupils to make excellent progress, whatever their starting point or situation. We have vacancies across our campuses and are looking for a people who can demonstrate vision, resilience and empathy and can evidence the capacity to deliver both high support and high challenge.

We are a ‘values-based’ organisation and, as such, we expect our people to embody our values.

A teacher at West Lea School is someone who knows what is important to them and who uses their values, and those of the school, as a guide and a motivator. We are looking for an exceptional candidate who:

  • Has a commitment and passion to work with pupils with a wide and diverse range of SEN and can embrace the school’s vision, aims and ethos of ‘Learning for life’.
  • Is an exceptionally enthusiastic and committed teacher to manage and motivate children and staff, and can lead, motivate and inspire their class team to raise standards in learner outcomes

What the school offers its staff

Our vision, mission and values guide, inspire and unite us.


We believe in a world where everyone can flourish.


We’re breaking down barriers for children and young adults in Enfield with special educational needs.

Our values


Helping learners succeed beyond the classroom, both now and in the future. Equipping them to overcome challenges and embrace opportunities by developing skills, confidence and independence. Preparing them for adulthood, further education and the workplace.


Creating a united and supportive environment where we’re one big family working together so everyone can flourish. Reaching into the local community to provide opportunities for learners beyond the school gates.


Creating a place where everyone is welcome, where no one feels isolated or alone and opportunities are open to all. Teaching, inspiring and supporting learners to play an active role in home, school and community life.


Helping learners to reach for the stars, overcome challenges and break down barriers. Ensuring educators, employers, parents and carers think differently, positively and creatively to see beyond the present and embrace new possibilities.


Making kindness our default setting, recognising its power to boost someone’s day or change their life. Encouraging learners to be kind and compassionate to themselves and others in a world that may otherwise judge and exclude.

Commitment to safeguarding

West Lea School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure and checks regarding proof of ID, medical clearance and the right to work in the UK.

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About West Lea School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
School size
444 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Phone number
020 8807 2656

Based in the borough of Enfield, West Lea is a school that provides education to children and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities, from the ages of 4 to 25.

We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome. Our four campuses – Meridian, Haselbury, Learning for Life and Horizon – serve nearly 450 learners and are home to 220 employees.

A strong community that works together with the common goal of helping each other to flourish, our learners leave equipped with a ‘suitcase of skills’ that help them to progress onto further education and work.

We’re a disability confident employer that’s Investors in People accredited, with firmly held values placed at our core.

• Our origins are humble. We opened in 1938 as an open air school for ‘delicate’ children
• Our modern-day growth journey began in 2014, starting with 80 learners on a single site
• We now cater for students with a range of complex special educational needs and disabilities
• We’ve grown rapidly in response to increased demand across the borough of Enfield
• Our four campuses serve nearly 450 learners aged
4 to 19 and 25 learners aged 19 to 25
• Throughout their journey, learners develop vital life skills as well as achieve academically
• We actively prepare learners for adulthood, further education and the workplace
• Our provision includes the Attendance Support Service (ASU), Home Tuition Service and a post 16 bridging programme that enables learners to go to a local college
• Our Travel Training Programme enables many learners to travel confidently and independently
• Learners gain work experience with local employers and through our partnership with the Learning for Life Charity (LFLC)
• Our Supported Internship Programme gives young people aged 16 to 25 an opportunity to work
• 80% of our interns get jobs and 90% retain them
• We’re a founder member of the Enterprise Cooperative Trust in Enfield borough

Arranging a visit to West Lea School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email humanresources@westleaschool.co.uk.

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