Key Stage Two Teacher 

Maternity cover
Closing date: Friday 18 September 2020

Believe in Children

High Close School is a flourishing residential and day special school catering for pupils aged 7–16 with a complex range of needs. Teaching and learning takes place in small class groups with a high level of support. The school was judged to be Good by Ofsted (March 2018).

We are seeking a teacher for maternity cover who is able to inspire a small class of pupils with a range of additional needs. We wish to appoint a committed professional who are lively and have a positive nature to join our team. We are looking for a teacher who has high expectations for learning and behaviour, who believes that every young person can achieve and who wants to leave work every day knowing that they have made a difference. 

We pride ourselves in being a small school where all children are known, valued and have their individual needs recognised and met. 

We offer:

  • Lovely children who deserve the very best
  • a great team of talented, supportive and enthusiastic staff
  • a happy school with strong links to Barnardo’s and other special schools.
  • a commitment from the leadership team to ensure a positive work - life balance
  • the chance to develop a rich and engaging curriculum which has the school’s amazing grounds supporting teaching and learning 

This is an exciting opportunity for a teacher who is:

  • An excellent classroom practitioner
  • Innovative and inspirational
  • Committed to and has a strong belief in teamwork
  • Calm and patient even in difficult situations.
  • Able to build positive relationships at all levels
  • Looking for a different next step in their career 

When applying you must provide a full history of employment since leaving secondary education, including periods of any post-secondary education/training and part-time and voluntary work as well as full time employment. Please also provide reasons for leaving each employment and explanations for any periods not in employment or education/training. 

Applications are welcome from teachers with either mainstream or special school experience. This is an exciting post with scope for personal and professional development in the future. 

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described. 

Applicants are encouraged to visit the school. For further information, please contact Claire Hughes on 0118 9785767. 

This is a full time, fixed-term position for two terms beginning January 2021.

For further details and to apply please visit

Job profile and position requirements documents can be downloaded below.

Closing date: 18 September 2020.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

Barnardo’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including reference checks being taken up prior to interview. For the successful candidate an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required.

Please download further details about the post below:

High Close 2020 update Teacher for Key Stage 2 job profile

High Close 2020 Teacher for Key Stage 2 requirements

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