(With experience in a Primary model delivery and to lead Science across the School)

Teachers Pay Scale plus SEN allowance
Required from January 2020

The William Henry Smith School is a non-maintained residential special school for boys aged 7-19 experiencing complex Social, Emotional, and Mental Health challenges. Our students have a breadth of special educational needs, including learning difficulty and disability. We are a not for profit charitable organisation providing ‘Ofsted Outstanding’ education, therapy and care. Our vision is to ensure opportunities for success are provided through a diverse programme of bespoke individual learning pathways and life skills across the 24 hour curriculum which serve to develop resilience and skills for life-long learning, happiness and an improved quality of life. The school has a strong ethos and culture, built upon firm foundations that underpins all our work on improving quality of life outcomes for our students and their families. Our strong focus on keyworking, developing relationships with students and partnerships with parents and carers, has an expectation that all staff across the school are committed to taking on the role with support.       

‘It is clear that the curriculum is broad and balanced; high quality teaching and learning ensures outstanding outcomes for students’ (Ofsted 2018).

We are currently looking to appoint an enthusiastic, passionate and resilient teacher to join our experienced and specialist team. The successful candidate will be an excellent practitioner and will teach all core subjects, where there is a strong focus on phonics, communication, language and vocabulary, and English and Maths. The ability to offer a cross curricular mode of delivery and actively teach other areas within the curriculum such as SRE, Modern Britain and PSHE is essential. The successful candidate will be responsible for their own learning group and actively support students’ social, emotional and academic development embedded within the 24 hour curriculum. They will lead Science, ensuring that our Science curriculum across EYFS, KS1 and KS2 provides the foundations and scaffolding for success through investigative and imaginative learning projects. A key element of delivery will be to prepare our KS3/4 students for accredited qualifications. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and developing our successful school farm, integrating and connecting it to the Science and wider curriculum and further develop links with local schools and the community. There is a whole school expectation that all staff play an integral part in our keyworking structure which is embedded within our quality of life values and ethos. 

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As part of the recruitment process, visits to the school are essential and will take place on Friday, 11th October.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service background check (you are applying for a position working in regulated activity). The school is also committed to promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of both students and staff and reflects life in Modern Britain.

For further information on this post please contact Rajinder Randhawa, Vice Principal at the following email address: 

To obtain an application pack please email

Closing date for applications:  Wednesday, 9th October 2019

Proposed interview date:  Tuesday, 15th October 2019