Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    Easter term or ASAP

  • Closing date

    3 February 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    23 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

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

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

SEN Allowance 1

What skills and experience we're looking for



  • Proven ability to meet Teachers’ Standards in full

  • Successful recent relevant classroom experience teaching primary age pupils

  • Excellent understanding of Safeguarding and Risk Management

  • Understanding of how to support the holistic needs of pupils with complex learning needs and behaviours

  • Excellent classroom organisation and management skills, in order to maximise pupil autonomy

  • Proven ability to manage a class team effectively to meet the holistic needs of those in your care

  • Proven track record in using pupil performance data to monitor the progress of pupils

  • Commitment to providing quality inclusion opportunities

  • Ability to provide coaching and mentoring support to your class team

  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to contribute to school leaders, governors and other professionals involved in self-evaluation and school improvement

  • Excellent understanding of how to support early reading (including structured phonics) and how to embed rudimentary maths knowledge and understanding

  • Excellent IT skills to support your role, and support effective learning and assessment

  • Excellent understanding of the needs of families with SEN children and ability to maintain links with parents/carers

  • Willingness to participate in the wider life of the school

  • Proven commitment to continuing professional development


  • Experience of working in more than one setting

  • Experience monitoring the quality of provision across a Key Stage and/or area of the curriculum across the school

  • Team Teach trained

  • Recent experience contributing to curriculum design and development

  • Experience offering training to other colleagues in a curriculum area

  • Experience of working with pupils in the locality, beyond the classroom

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.






If you share our values of teamwork, inclusion, 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 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 are judged Good by Ofsted (October 2022) and we are ambitious in our vision for the future provision for our pupils. 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. There are exciting times ahead as we are expanding on both sites, with new secondary classrooms due to open this year.

Further details about the role

Please complete the application form, which can be found on our website, and return by email to The deadline for applications is Friday 3rd February 2023

Please do not send CVs, applications will only be considered using the correct application form. As part of our recruitment process we will require you to fill out an overseas check prior to interview. We will email this to you on receipt of your completed application.

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About John Watson School

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 19
School size
109 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

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

School location

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