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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

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

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time or part time considered, 1 FTE - 0.6 FTE

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Additional allowances

SEN Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for


We are looking for a full-time or part-time enthusiastic and talented teacher to join a supportive team of professionals who are committed to raising standards and using innovative ways to enhance the learning experience of our pupils. We need an outstanding classroom practitioner who has a passion for ensuring all pupils achieve their potential.

Visits to the school are encouraged and warmly welcomed by prior arrangement.


You will be responsible for pupils aged within the secondary age phase with complex learning difficulties and autism. The class follows an Upper Semi/Formal curriculum, incorporating learning, therapy and health needs and is supported by an experienced team of Teaching Assistants. The successful applicant will also be expected to be a key member of a curriculum team.

You will need to have an excellent understanding of child development, and experience of teaching pupils with SEND as well as experience successfully teaching pupils with complex needs, which may include ASC, SLD, PMLD or MLD. You will need to be a willing and inquisitive learner yourself and have the ability to work as a team with your own class and within the Silverwood School community.


  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Degree
  • Recent and relevant experience of PMLD, ASC, SLD, MLD or complex autism
  • Evidence of recent, ongoing professional development and commitment to further develop your skills
  • Experience of positive behaviour management approaches
  • Able to coordinate and teach necessary specialist areas
  • Awareness of strategies and approaches relevant to teaching pupils with complex learning difficulties
  • Ability to engage learners and adapt activities to reach all abilities successfully
  • Ability to be creative and to complete work efficiently and effectively
  • Knowledge of and commitment to equal opportunities, inclusion and outreach
  • Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviour
  • Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.

What the school offers its staff

Teacher pay rates, MPS/UPS plus an additional SEND allowance. The level at which this is paid will be dependent on experience

Silverwood School is committed to all aspects of personal development, it is inclusive and seeks to ensure every individual achieves. You will be part of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme, Wiltshire Employee Rewards, offered continuous professional development and a comprehensive wellbeing package.

If you want to work with us, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Commitment to safeguarding

Under section 175 of the Education Act 2002, Governing Bodies of maintained schools are required to ensure that their functions are carried out with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. It is vital that schools adopt recruitment and selection procedures that help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to work with them, in order to safeguard children.

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About Silverwood School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
School size
425 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

Silverwood School is a maintained co-educational special school for pupils aged 4 to 19 years. We formed in September of 2020 with campuses in Chippenham, Trowbridge and Rowde:

We have an ambitious vision to create a truly integrated and inclusive system of outstanding education for all young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Wiltshire. Wiltshire are investing in a £33 million new build at one site to create a state of the art centre for SEND education, health, and care and training focusing predominantly on pupils with complex SEND.

Our inclusive system of excellence will seek to re-balance and improve educational provision for all children and young people with SEND, including those currently in mainstream schools and resource bases or in other alternative provision. Offering local and community-based SEND provision across a wide area from its new inception. It will also deliver high quality training and expertise to a wide range of SEND settings across the county.

Arranging a visit to Silverwood School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email HR@silverwood.wilts.sch.uk.

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