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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    29 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: The agreed working hours are in line with Teachers’ pay and conditions.

Contract type


Pay scale

M2 - UPS3 depending on experience

Additional allowances

Qualified teachers will also receive an SEN allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Graduate Teaching Status qualification
  • An understanding of national curriculum, especially Key stages 1 and 2
  • Experience, or interest in, special educational practice, especially with children who have social, emotional and mental health needs.
  • A commitment to further and ongoing training, particularly in aspects of the relationship between behaviour, emotions and learning.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a professional staff team.
  • Open and honest communication and good presentation skills.
  • Up to date knowledge of current special educational needs issues and legislation.
  • Ability to prioritise the needs of each child within the group.
  • Ability to engage in supportive, effective and empathetic relationships with parents, carers and the wider network of the children.
  • Ability to understand and process the behavioural communication of children.
  • Understanding the importance of relationships on a child’s ability to learn.
  • Current driving licence.
  • Flexibility, creativity and imagination.
  • Good physical health and the ability to manage stress appropriately.
  • Sense of humour and the capacity to develop meaningful and boundaried relationships.
  • The ability to create a sense of aspiration and growth in children and staff.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and form supportive and enabling relationships with pupils and staff.
  • Experience facilitating circle times, nurture groups and / or forest schools.
  • Experience of engaging in reflective practice.
  • Knowledge of attachment theory and its application to practice in an educational setting

What the school offers its staff

  • Great pension scheme
  • CPD for Career progression
  • Teacher training programme
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Possibility of staff accomodation

Commitment to safeguarding

The Beckmead Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people so expect all staff, volunteers and contractors, to share this commitment. As part of our safeguarding commitment, appointment to any post is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, medical clearance (including the ability to participate in Physical Intervention), satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check as well as evidence of the right to live and work in the United Kingdom. We will also carry out an online search on shortlisted candidates to help identify any incidents/issues which are publicly available online.

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About Wells Park School

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
School size
59 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11

Wells Park School is a residential primary school within The Beckmead Trust which caters for pupils between 5 and 11 years old, who have an educational statement for social, emotional and mental health difficulties. The children board at Wells Park School from Monday to Friday during term time and are referred to the school by Essex County Council. The site is based in a semi-rural area of Essex, close to the London Borough of Redbridge.

The education team at Wells Park School strive to help children who have disengaged from school and learning, to develop strategies to manage their behaviour in a classroom. With small classes of up to ten pupils and a minimum of one teacher and one Higher Level Teaching Assistant in each classroom, the staff at Wells Park are able to introduce and maintain clear classroom boundaries for the pupils. Through providing ability, rather than age, appropriate learning tasks, children at Wells Park can experience success in learning and begin to engage and enjoy learning in school.

The pupils arrive at school on a Monday morning and leave on Friday, spending four evenings and nights at the school. Residentially, the children are grouped according to their social needs into four ‘houses’ of up to ten children and three care officers. The ‘houses’ have a family feel to them and mirror the interests and personalities of the children living there. As well as sharing breakfast and dinner with their ‘house’ the children are encouraged to develop their self-help skills and to take on responsibilities appropriate to their age and abilities. The children’s life experiences and social skills are greatly enhanced through the variety of activities provided throughout the week. The aim is to support families and carers to enjoy positive experiences and relationships both with their child and the school.

Arranging a visit to Wells Park School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@beckmeadtrust.org.

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