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Elms School

Elms School

Primary/Middle School Class Teacher

Permanent/ Full Time position.  Applications welcome from Newly Qualified Teachers and experienced practitioners.

MPS-UPS plus SEN £2270 - 4479

Start: January 2022

Elms School is a special day school for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Pupils in the Secondary department have learning difficulties as well.  The school has a mixed roll of 159 students between the ages of 5 and 16.  The school is arranged into the lower, middle and upper phase.  Pupils in the middle phase follow a largely Primary model until the end of Year 8.  Class sizes are up to ten pupils with one Teacher and two Teaching Assistants.

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative and creative individual who is a good team player to teach our Year 7 pupils. The successful candidate will have a high level of emotional intelligence and resilience, a flexible approach to their work and an ability to embrace change.

Previous experience working with children with special educational needs is desirable but not essential.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to engage our pupils in learning and to meet their needs in lessons.  Strong behaviour management skills will be essential.  Our children have social, emotional and mental health needs and a nurturing approach and high levels of empathy are essential.  Candidates will need to have excellent behaviour management skills and some knowledge of the issues around attachment difficulties.  In addition, we are looking for an outstanding practitioner who has a sound knowledge of the Primary curriculum.  Most importantly, if you have high levels of emotional intelligence, resilience and a desire to make every day a learning experience, we are keen to hear from you.

The school has been assessed as Good following the Ofsted inspection in October 2017. The most recent inspection report was published in November 2019.   Visits to the school are encouraged and a member of the Leadership team will look forward to introducing you to Elms.  Should you wish to take up this opportunity, please contact Melanie Wright on 01304 201964 or

Elms School is committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check, pre-employment medical clearance, good references and verification of the right to work in the UK.

Closing date:  Monday 27th October

Interviews:  Tuesday 5th October

The school requires a completed application form – no CV’s accepted.