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  • Job start date

    8 January 2024

  • Closing date

    22 November 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 November 2023

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

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

1SEN point

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting time to join the team at Bardwell School. A teaching role at Bardwell is absorbing, thought provoking, exciting and challenging. We have high aspirations and expectations for all of our pupils and in turn, this leads to high expectations of teachers. Teachers at Bardwell have a deep understanding of how all children learn and what they are motivated by, they then apply this knowledge to deliver creative, exciting learning, that engages our pupils and supports them to achieve.

Some examples of our expectations include:

- Delivering highly personalised, inclusive lessons

- Completing termly assessments that include multimedia evidence of achievements

- Working closely with other professionals and families

- Being a lead professional in the class, promoting and establishing high standards in your class team

- Supporting in the delivery of our residential trip programme

- Contributing to our continual journey of school improvement

If you have a proven track record of being an excellent teacher, this could be a great role for you. However, previous special school experience is not essential, and we welcome applications from strong trainee teachers or those early in their career. It is essential you fully share our values, which can be found on our website.

What the school offers its staff

Benefits of working at Bardwell School include:

Professional development opportunities

  • Regular training and access to a range of internal and external professional development opportunities, tailored to your learning needs, your job role and your career aspirations.
  • Opportunities for career progression, secondments and transfers within The Gallery Trust, the largest special school Academy Trust in Oxfordshire.
  • Opportunities for collaborative working across the schools in The Trust, offering the chance to liaise with experienced colleagues, building knowledge and professional networks
  • Develop your career in The Gallery Trust, an expanding and successful organisation which offers opportunities for progression, secondments and collaborative working with colleagues across our schools


  • Competitive salaries for teaching and support staff based on School Teacher Pay and Conditions Document and the NJC Green Book
  • Access to attractive pension plans (TPS and LGPS), linked to salary life assurance
  • Contribution towards glasses and eye tests for DSE use
  • Salary sacrifice schemes, including childcare vouchers
  • Perkbox - discount and wellbeing platform membership


  • 24/7 access to a free Employee Assistance Programme to provide confidential advice and guidance
  • Excellent induction processes, and strong line management structures to promote your wellbeing atwork
  • A culture which is open to employee ideas and encourages open dialogue
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Regular staff surveys and gathering of staff views to gain feedback on wellbeing and to drive improvements
  • The opportunity to join colleagues for social events
  • Family friendly policies, which promote your wellbeing
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Weekly opportunity to purchase from the Post 16 lunch bar (currently soup and scone)
  • Tuck shop – run by Post 16 provision (The Lodge)

  • Membership to My Healthy Advantage wellbeingapp


  • Free car parking and cycle storage

Commitment to safeguarding

The Gallery Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment with The Gallery Trust is subject to verification of ID and qualifications, satisfactory evidence of the right to work in the UK, health clearance, NCTL and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check. The Gallery Trust is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from candidates from all ethnic and community backgrounds.
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About Bardwell School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
106 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Phone number
01869 242182

Bardwell School is a community special school for children aged 2 – 19 years with severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple learning difficulties. The school has 105 pupils on roll, following recent expansion of the school buildings. We are passionate about students at Bardwell having their abilities recognised and celebrated, whilst receiving an excellent education. The staff team is committed to very high standards in relation to every aspect of our pupils’ education. The school is values led, with every decision underpinned by its principles and values. These values include a positive reinforcement approach to behaviour management and a non-label led, individualised approach to planning and delivering learning for all students. Bardwell School is a member of The Gallery Trust, an expanding Special Needs Multi Academy Trust, which is dedicated to improving outcomes for SEND learners in Oxfordshire. The Trust has a national reputation for excellence and is influential in the development of SEND strategy in the county. With six academies currently in the Trust, our aim is to build a community of eight to ten special schools over the next five years.

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