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  • Start date details

    ASAP or before September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Additional allowances

St Joseph’s allowance of £2,270
with an additional £1,000 Retention Bonus**

What skills and experience we're looking for

St Joseph’s Specialist Trust are looking for 2 dynamic class teachers to join our team, with start date as soon as possible but no later than September 1st, 2024.

Applicants should be qualified teachers, ideally with experience in a SEN setting. We will accept applications for NQTs and ECTs. You will lead a class alongside Therapists, of up to 14 students supported by a dedicated team including Higher Level Teaching Assistants and TAs. Our education team, working with our integrated therapy team, enable the students to access and enjoy therapy-based education.

This is an excellent opportunity if you are approachable and professional with empathy and understanding for the needs of our students. You will be encouraged and supported to further develop your skills and knowledge by undertaking regular CPD opportunities. All Teachers with QTS may be asked to take on leadership of a subject and this will be discussed on an individual basis at interview.

St Joseph’s is a registered charitable trust comprising specialist school, college and registered children’s home working with vulnerable children and young people with complex needs and two supported living houses for young adults. Our 70+ students are aged 5 to 19 years old with complex learning disabilities and severe social communication and behavioural issues, many with autism.

All our staff need compassion and empathy and the drive to make a real difference to the lives of our young people. If you are recruited, you will be required to complete Team Teach positive behaviour support training as part of your induction before employment. Physical and mental resilience are essential qualities in all our employees.

What are we looking for?

  • Common Sense: you will need to work in a team and dynamically risk assess challenging situations to keep yourself and others safe.
  • Excellent Communication skills: you will need to be able to communicate effectively with all staff, children, families and professionals and make your classes engaging and interesting.
  • Patience: you will need to adapt to the pace of each individual young person and be able to remain calm when faced with anxious, emotional or frustrated behaviours

What the school offers its staff

  • We have a beautiful 23 acre site in Cranleigh, on the edge of the Surrey Hills, one mile from the village

  • Delicious and healthy free hot lunches are provided to all during term time
  • Medical cashplan (after qualifying period)
  • **£1,000 Retention bonus - £250 after 1 month, £250 after 1 year, £500 after 18 months at Trust
  • Ample free on-site car parking
  • Have consistent 1:1 line manager support and opportunity for personal development
  • Be provided with an Employee Assistance Programme (confidential, professional wellbeing and counselling 24/7 service for yourself and your family)
  • Gain Mental Health and Wellbeing support through a team of on-site qualified Adult Mental Health First Aiders
  • Complete on-site Team Teach training with our specialist Inclusion Team, refreshed every 2 years
  • Access a full induction programme

Your own transport is desirable due to the rural location of the Trust however, we are very close to the village centre and a 20 minute walk from bus stops providing buses from Horsham, Godalming and Guildford. By joining St Joseph’s you become a key worker

Commitment to safeguarding

St Joseph’s Specialist Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure and take up of references.

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About St Joseph's Specialist Trust

School type
Special school, ages 5 to 19
School size
73 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19

St Joseph’s Specialist Trust is an independent non-maintained specialist school and college, registered children’s home with two local adult supported living houses nearby. The St Joseph’s community consists of approximately seventy five students at the school and college, twelve tenants resident at the Supported Living Houses who are supported by almost 270 staff.

We cater for young people aged 5 – 19 with complex and severe learning difficulties, many of whom are on the Autistic Spectrum, and other associated difficulties. We use an embedded therapies approach and focus on access to the community for all, irrespective of their challenges.

St Joseph’s 22 acre site is situated on the outskirts of Cranleigh in the Surrey Hills between Guildford and Horsham. There are bus connections but we do not have a railway station. Due to the semi-rural location it is advantageous to have a car.

Arranging a visit to St Joseph's Specialist Trust

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@st-josephscranleigh.surrey.sch.uk.

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