5 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    3 January 2024

  • Closing date

    4 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS plus SEN1 allowance (£2,382)

Additional allowances

SEN1 allowance (£2,382)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and innovative Teacher with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to achieving high standards within a thriving department to teach a range of subjects. The successful candidate will have a strong academic background, be an excellent classroom practitioner who is capable of inspiring and motivating students and have experience of working with children with special educational needs (please note this does not need to be within a special school setting).

We welcome applications from both primary and secondary qualified teachers. We have a great mixture of both within our school - something that greatly enhances our curriculum offer! The majority of our students are working at a KS1 and KS2 level with a small number studying GCSEs in English, Maths and Art.

For this particular role, the successful candidate would need to teach and co-ordinate History throughout the school and deliver a small amount of Science as well as some other subjects. For candidates that are interested there would also be the opportunity for a middle leadership responsibility as Head of Year. This is optional.

Working in a special school is extremely rewarding and our students continue to amaze us on a daily basis with their attitudes, achievements and behaviour. We welcome you to come and meet us and see our fantastic students and staff in action prior to placing your application.

What the school offers its staff

The Abbey can offer:

  • Amazing students who want to learn
  • A brand new, state of the art, English classroom
  • Excellent IT facilities in a modern school fit for 21st century teaching
  • A range of CPD opportunities to support professional development inside and outside the classroom.
  • A range of evidence-informed strategies to support teaching and learning inside the classroom.
  • A consistent approach to behaviour which ensures learning is not disrupted.
  • A welcoming and supportive staff community
  • Opportunities to collaborate across a range of mainstream and specialist provision schools within the Weydon MAT.
  • External leadership/NPQ opportunities, including supporting masters’ applications and aspiring senior leader’s development programme
  • On site car parking
  • Westfield Health Cash Plan


Commitment to safeguarding

The Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS, Children’s Barred List and Right to work in the UK checks are required for all posts. further details including relevant policies are available on the school website: https://www.abbey.surrey.sch.uk/1209/key-information/category/42/safeguarding-and-esafety

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@abbey.surrey.sch.uk

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About The Abbey School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
School size
133 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01252 725059

Located in south Farnham, The Abbey is an outstanding secondary special school with just over 130 students who have learning and additional needs (LAN). About 40% of our students have autism or other social communication difficulties, a quarter have speech and language needs and others have physical challenges or complex health care needs. Expectations for student outcomes are high, but helping them overcome barriers to learning is an equally important part of our role. The school has been part of the Weydon MAT since 2018. Over the next 2 years The Abbey will be undergoing significant investment as we expand from a 2 to 3 form entry school to support Surrey County Council’s SEND Sufficiency Strategy 2020 – 2025. Our staff are our greatest asset and we are extremely proud of our whole school ethos. Our 20 teachers and 35 associate staff are highly motivated, mutually supportive and come from all walks of life.

Arranging a visit to The Abbey School

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

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