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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    11 March 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Main Pay Scale

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Woodlands Secondary School is a large, secondary-age, special school in the Northwell Drive area of Luton. We serve a poulation of young people with a variety of special educational needs - those with severe, profound and/or complex learning difficulties, from across the town.

The school is committed to the provision of high quality education for young people with severe, profound and complex learning needs.

We have worked hard to devise a suitable and innovative curriculum offer which supports our young people to achieve our vision of 'Empowering young people to become successful adults'.

We are looking for a teacher who:

  • is committed to raising standards and implementing a creative, relevant and functional curriculum which will empower young people to be successful now and in the future
  • has a desire to learn and take on new challenges; is resilient and able to look after and nurture their own wellbeing
  • has successful teaching experience of working with children and young people with severe, profound and/or complex learning difficulties
  • is able to plan and adapt teaching and learning for students and to provide opportunities for students to make progress towards their EHCP priorities
  • is a stong and empathetic team leader who can lead and develop a team of support staff to facilitate learning opportunities for the students
  • is committed to safeguarding students and promoting the wider development of students

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • fantastic students
  • a hardworking, friendly and supportive staff team who are committed to supporting our young people
  • great facilities for learning, including the school garden, hydrotherapy pool, rebound room, soft play room, school cafe, tuck shop, mini-enterprise hub, school library, and the school gym.
  • senior and middle leaders who take staff (and student) wellbeing seriously, whilst ensuring the best outcomes for young people.
  • a supportive Governing Board.

Benefits of working at Woodlands Secondary School:

  • Minimum of 10% PPA time
  • High quality CPD
  • Free access to Employee Assistance provided by Spectrum - this is confidentiap support 24 hours a day, 7 days per week
  • Supportive senior and middle leadership team
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Access to our onsite cafe, 3 days per week - sit in or take away; loyalty cards available
  • Opportunities to be entered into a half-temly draw to win a cafe voucher - based on good attendance
  • Access to the onsite gym
  • Discounted membership rates at Active Luton
  • Free eye tests and contributions towards glasses

Commitment to safeguarding

Woodlands Secondary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children.

Applying for the job

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About Woodlands Secondary School

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 18
School size
262 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01582 572880

Woodlands is a large secondary special school located in the north of Luton. Our mission statement is to 'Empower our young people to become successful adults.'
Our students have severe or profound learning difficulties, some have additional learning needs.
We have developed and refined our ambitious curriculum offer to meet the needs of the different cohorts of learners to ensure that learning is interesting, relevant and functional.
We have great facilities on site and aim to enrich learning by accessing the community and applying learning beyond the classroom.

Arranging a visit to Woodlands Secondary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email caroline.lowry@woodlands.luton.sch.uk.

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