51 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    13 September 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 July 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: Full time (FTE.)

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

SEN Allowance 1

What skills and experience we're looking for

You will be expected to carry out the professional duties of a teacher as outlined in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions 2023/24 document, or any subsequent legislation and to meet the Teachers’ Standards (attached). In addition, you will be required to follow all the current school policies, procedures and protocols and uphold the good reputation of the school.

Specific Duties: Class Teacher

  • Ensure that you are able to demonstrate how your role furthers the core principles, values and key objectives linked to the school improvement plan and the school’s key priorities

  • Establish and maintain an appropriately ordered learning environment with displays of student work which comply with school wide guidance and expectations

  • Use formative and summative assessments to secure pupils’ progress

  • Be accountable for pupils’ attainment, progress and outcomes

  • Be responsible for the pastoral care of students in your care promoting self-discipline and good behaviour at all times

  • Deliver high quality teaching to students assigned to you

  • Be responsible for ensuring that improvements in personal and social development, behaviour, literacy, numeracy and communication are priority targets for all students

  • Support and promote opportunities for 2-way inclusion with peers within school and with mainstream students as appropriate, in order to enhance students’ learning and social development

  • Ensure an appropriate level of inclusion reflecting the particular needs of the individual student, the EHC plan and exploiting the opportunities arising from the co-location of our split site provision

  • Ensure effective working partnership is established and maintained with the CNS and therapist teams

  • Ensure effective home-school links are established and maintained and that appropriate logs are kept of all communications using school wide systems

  • At all times display a high regard for risk management through robust risk assessment and the strict adherence of school policies pertaining to Behaviour and Safety Management

What the school offers its staff

We are proud of the fantastic learning culture at John Watson. The decisions we make are guided by SLICE.

These 5 areas drive the work of the school. Our aim is to empower each child to ensure they can live as full and as independent lives as possible…






If you share our values of teamwork, inclusion and innovation and have high expectations of what children can achieve, we would love to hear from you. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic teacher to join our existing committed team. The post would suit someone with sound knowledge of child development and experience of working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs.

We are a Community Special School for children and young people from the ages of 2-19 years, with 110 on roll. Our pupils have severe learning difficulties, or profound and multiple learning difficulties. The designation of the school means that pupils typically have complex needs, and medical needs requiring a high degree of differentiation and bespoke provision. In most cases our pupils will be working below the national curriculum and the equivalent of Expected Levels for NCY1.

We value a happy, healthy and secure learning environment in which all the needs of pupils are met, enabling each young person to reach their individual potential and to maximise their independence. We provide pupils with opportunities for integrated educational experiences across shared sites with mainstream schools.

We offer small classes, typically less than 10 pupils per class, working within large teams of support staff and additional NHS therapists, and have newly furbished high-spec learning spaces through most of the school. We have a unique relationship with Wheatley Nursery School who share our site.

Further details about the role

Please complete the application form, which can be found on our website,

www.johnwatsonschool.org and return by email to sbm@johnwatsonschool.org.

Please do not send CVs, applications will only be considered using the correct application form. Aspart of our recruitment process we will require you to fi ll out an overseas check prior to interview.

We will email this to you on receipt of your completed application.

Salary Details: MPR/UPR plus SEN Allowance 1

Job Term: Permanent (Maternity cover also available)

Appointment Type: Full time (FTE.)

Contact Telephone: 01865 452 725

Closing Date: Sunday 13th September 2024

Shortlisting: W/C 16th September 2024

Interview Date: TBC

To start: ASAP or January 2025

Commitment to safeguarding

Safer Recruitment
John Watson School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All users are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

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About John Watson School

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 19
School size
112 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Phone number
01865 452725

We cater for children and young people with Special Educational Needs from the ages of 2-19 years. The school is designated for SLD and PMLD pupils. The majority of the pupils are working at pre-KS1 levels. They are vulnerable learners with complex needs who need individualised provision to meet their medical and/or behavioural needs and to engage them in learning

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