22 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    9 June 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    9 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time, part time, flexible, job share, term time: 32.5 hours a week

Contract type


Pay scale

M1-U3 (£30,000-£46,525)

Additional allowances

+SEN1, plus TLR2 for a curriculum subject available for the right candidate

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking dedicated and passionate teachers who are committed to providing the best possible education and life opportunities for all our students. We have full and part time positions available for an immediate start, and the opportunity for a teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) for the right candidates.

The Governors wish to appoint suitably qualified fulltime teachers (although part time would be considered) who are.

  • Passionate, with drive to ensure our pupils receive the best possible education.
  • Positive and creative, with a flexible approach.
  • Forward-thinking, inspirational, and receptive to change.
  • Able to work within the larger school team and manage a small team of class staff.
  • Able to respond to challenging behaviour with sensitivity and resilience.

In return we can offer.

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer.

  • The opportunity to teach within a forward thinking and supportive team.
  • A structured induction programme.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities.
  • A supportive community and a committed team of staff that are equally determined to give students the best possible opportunities.
  • A strong commitment to staff well-being.
  • Up to 3 paid wellbeing leave days per year (1 day to be taken per full term during term time).
  • Generous PPA time.
  • Opportunities for flexible working.

Further details about the role

Bishopswood is a special school in South Oxfordshire (Berkshire border) that provides specialist education for children aged 2—16 years with severe (SLD) or profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and complex needs, including those children with ASD. Holding an inclusive ethos, Bishopswood endeavours to provide specialist provision alongside its co-located mainstream partners across two sites.

  • Primary Provision - Sonning Common Primary School, Sonning Common
  • Secondary Provision - Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge School, Sonning Common

Bishopswood benefits from strong leadership at both school and governance level with a clear strategic plan for improvement in place. At the Propeller Academy Trust, our guiding principle is to be a Trust providing quality educational offerings alongside excellent facilities, whilst maximising each school's potential. The vision is for every school in the Trust to be a centre of excellence for education, building a collaborative ethos and maximising opportunities for staff and young people.

Visits to the school are welcome by arrangement. Please contact the school office on 0118 9724311 or by email office@bishopswoodschool.co.ukto arrange a suitable time.

The Propeller Academy Trust and its member schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people according to child protection and safeguarding guidelines. We expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

This post is classed as having a high degree of contact with children or vulnerable adults and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All post holders are subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check, including a Child/Adult’s Barred List check (where applicable to the role in question). Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@bishopswoodschool.co.uk

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About Bishopswood School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 16
School size
70 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 16
Phone number
01189 724311

Arranging a visit to Bishopswood School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@bishopswoodschool.co.uk.

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