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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible pending notice requirements.

  • Closing date

    19 March 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    1 March 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - 39 hours per week (Term time plus some days as required e.g. GCSE results day). Working either Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 4:00pm and 8:00am to 3:00pm on a Friday or Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm and 8:30am to 3:30pm on a Friday.

Contract type


Pay scale

Competitive, we will consider all salaries for this role.

Additional allowances

We offer a part SEN allowance for this role. Further details will be explained to those invited for interview.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Talbot House Children's Charity are looking to recruit an inspirational and enthusiastic Teacher, of Art & Design, Design & Technology and Photography to teach KS3 & KS4. Applicants must be QTS with NQT to apply.

The suitable applicants must have experience of working with SEN pupils with complex needs. All our pupils have an EHCP for SEMH, but many have multiple diagnosis and their SEMH is due to ASD, ADHD, Trauma, and attachment. Some of pupils may have multiple needs. All applicants are required to demonstrate excellent subject knowledge and excellent classroom management. We expect our staff to have high expectations for all pupils.

We are a small non-maintained school with pupils ranging from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4. Class sizes are rarely bigger than 6 pupils.

If you believe you have what it takes to become part of our fantastic team please apply.

See our job Description and Personal Specification for further details.

What the school offers its staff

A competitive salary is offered, we will consider all salary ranges for this role.

A choice of working hours from two available options.

Working at the Charity you will be:

  • working with a passionate team.

  • working in a modern environment, with excellent indoor and outdoor pupil and staff facilities and with ample parking.

  • provided with a choice of meals at work.

  • provided with a uniform, optional to wear.

  • added to the update service, which is paid for by the Charity.

  • able to join the teachers pension scheme (teaching roles only) or join our very competitive pension for non-teaching roles.

  • offered opportunities to undertake training and gain qualifications relevant to the role.

Further details about the role

Please see our full job description and personal specification on our website or the attached documents.

Our tips for applicants documents is very useful, we ask all applicants to use this to help them competed the application form as it explains how to get the best possible outcome at short listing stage.

Applicants who follow this guide are more likely to succeed to interview stage.

Commitment to safeguarding

Talbot House Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure or online and Enhanced Certificate Check. All appointments are subject to our Safer Recruitment Policy, which is available for you to read within each vacancy page on our website.

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About Talbot House Children's Charity

School type
Special school, ages 5 to 18
School size
37 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 18
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Our aim is to inspire young people to become resilient, motivated, and successful adults who are equipped to meet the challenges of today and the future. We do this by creating a positive, supportive, and stimulating environment that promotes their development, academically, spiritually and socially. We pride ourselves on ‘changing children’s lives’.

Talbot House Trust is a charitable organisation the site is in a village called Walbottle on the outskirts of Newcastle upon Tyne, enrolling pupils aged 5-18.

All pupils have an EHCP (Education, Health Care Plan). Talbot House is a non-maintained special school and charity for children with complex needs specialising in SEMH/ASD. However, many of our children have multiple complex needs such as ASD, ADHD, trauma and attachment alongside their primary need of SEMH/ASD, some with multi diagnosis. We pride ourselves on knowing and understanding our pupils by building good relationships with them from day one, along side their families.

We ensure that we can do the best for every pupil therefore we look closely at the need of each pupil and ensure that they access the best curriculum for their need. Once a pupil is on roll, we will start preparing their support plan by the end of he second week this will be in place. We will also base this on their EHCP and information gathered during enrolment. Pupils support plans are a working document which are reviewed and updated on a regular basis. The support plan is guided by information sharing through our daily briefings at the end of each day, this allows us to make appropriate changes and update strategies as required. Pupils have the opportunity to work towards a variety of qualifications including GCSE’s, Entry Level 1, 2 & 3, Functional Skills Level 1, 2 & 3, AQA Unit Awards.

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