6 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    30 October 2023

  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Actual salary


Pay scale

NJC Scp 7-12

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of students with special educational needs? Come and join our warm and welcoming community at Talbot Specialist School and be part of our fantastic team!

We are looking to appoint inspirational and energetic practitioners to join our team of highly skilled and dedicated staff who work creatively with our students to deliver imaginative and exciting learning opportunities.

We have a new leadership team in place and are developing our curriculum and expanding our provision to include learning at different sites across the city. This is an exciting time to join the school and to be part of our amazing journey!

What the school offers its staff

Talbot Specialist School is a recently inspected good school for students aged 11-19 with Cognition and Learning Difficulties – including emotional needs, behavioural needs, profound and complex learning difficulties and autism. We are based in the South of Sheffield, serving approximately 230 young people and their families from across the city. Situated on the same site as Newfield School, we offer high quality facilities which enable our students to be as independent and prepared as possible to have purposeful and fulfilled adult lives. We actively seek opportunities to promote inclusion and work closely with Newfield and other Sheffield Special Schools.

Further details about the role

Do you have:

  • Passion to work as part of an exceptional staff team to support our students to enjoy their time at school and achieve their potential
  • Experience in working with young people with profound and complex learning difficulties and/or ASD
  • Relevant training or qualifications (e.g. SEN, Team Teach, Positive Handling, First Aid)

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to enthuse and motivate others
  • Commitment to working in partnership with families and other agencies as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Candidates should be willing to take responsibility for basic care and hygiene as part of their duties to ensure that the students can gain full access to the curriculum. This includes meeting personal care needs and feeding.

Undertaking training in the following areas will be a requirement: Moving and Handling, Makaton Signing, Team Teach (Positive Handling Techniques), Safeguarding and Medical Needs.

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 hr@talbot.sheffield.sch.uk

Skilled worker visa sponsorship is not available for this job.
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About Talbot Specialist School

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
School size
217 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number

School location

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