15 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    29 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    29 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, SEN specialist
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Outer London Teacher’s pay scales and SEN1 allowance plus Welcome Bonus*

Job summary

Are you an experienced primary or secondary teacher with a passion for working with pupils with SEND? This unique opportunity to be involved with a school from the very beginning represents a challenge that that will be incredibly rewarding!

We are looking for a dedicated, well qualified, experienced teacher to be a founding member of staff. You will have the opportunity to teach the full curriculum to a Year 7 class, supported by the Senior Leaders in the school and the Trinitas Central Team.

As the school grows, the opportunity to teach within a specialist subject (if appropriate) will increase.
This would be the ideal opportunity for an experienced teacher looking to develop within their career. It will be a varied and interesting role and if you feel that this could be the next exciting step for you, we’d love to hear from you.

The successful candidate will hold QTS and will have a proven record of excellent teaching, and behaviour management. You will need to be resilient and passionate about education, and embrace the challenges that working with pupils with this profile of need brings.

Employee benefits

SEN1 allowance plus Welcome Bonus*

Applying for the job

To apply for this vacancy please complete the application form, paying particular attention to indicate how you satisfy the criteria set out in the Person Specification. CVs will not be accepted. Applications should be submitted via email to Recruitment@trinitasacademytrust.org. The closing date for applications is as stated above.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England
Education phase
School size
1061 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Trinity Church of England School, Belvedere

Cornerstone is an 11-19 co-educational special free school, opening in September 2021 for approximately 16 pupils across two Year 7 classes. Situated in Belvedere in the London Borough of Bexley, the school is for pupils with autism and social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs, working at age-related expectations. At capacity, the school will have 90 pupils.

At Cornerstone, our vision is to ensure that every young person we work with is ‘Happy, confident and ready to contribute’. Built upon a foundation of compassion, we want every child to thrive and recognise the unique gifts they have. To this effect, the school has three key values:
• AMBITION: We have high expectations for all of the pupils and staff in our school. By working to build on individual strengths, but also taking the time and patience needed to understand weaknesses and supporting pupils to address these (both cognitive and emotional), we instil a strong sense of ambition in all.
• CURIOSITY: Curiosity is at the heart of life-long learning; at Cornerstone it is valued and rewarded. By instilling a sense of curiosity, every day brings opportunity to learn more about ourselves, our surrounding environment and we grow as a result.
• HAPPINESS: All members of the school deserve to be happy – when we are happy, we can flourish.

Our desire to achieve this vision, and to live out the key values of the school, run inherent through everything we do. This begins with the school environment, in which we provide a happy, safe and calm place in which pupils can feel secure. We encourage kindness at all times, promoting a compassionate and nurturing environment and dedicate the necessary time to form and maintain positive relationships.
We ensure pupils have access to a tailored, personalised curriculum in which they can work towards, and achieve, individual goals. Central to this personalised curriculum is recognising and developing individual interests and skills, promoting inquisitive learning. Pupils are also supported to develop critical life skills, ensuring they are empowered to make informed choices beyond the classroom. Cornerstone School says to its pupils we will provide ‘A foundation of learning, tailored to you’.

Cornerstone School will be a sibling of Trinity Church of England School, Belvedere and is part of the family of schools within the Trinitas Academy Trust

Arranging a visit to Trinity Church of England School, Belvedere

We would be happy to arrange a discussion or video call with a member of our Senior Leadership Team to share our vision for this role with you. To arrange such a discussion, please email: hr@trinitasacademytrust.org

School location

Erith Road, Belvedere, Kent, DA17 6HT

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