Learning Development


Part Time

Closing Date

24 May 2023 9:00 am

Start Date

1 September 2023

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We are looking for a qualified specialist teacher in SpLD to work in our busy Learning Development Department. The person should hold a Level 5 Diploma in SpLD with qualifications to assess for Access Arrangements or a Level 7 Diploma in SpLD. The position involves supporting pupils who are on the SEND register with weekly lessons to teach them study skills to support their profile and to assess for Access Arrangements. Support is provided for students throughout the school day, including before and after school.

The position demands high professional standards and excellent subject knowledge in order to assess and support pupils with a range of SpLD profiles.

This post is initially offered on a four days per week basis but this can be discussed at interview.

There is the opportunity for the successful candidate to play a full and active role in the pastoral and co-curricular life of the School if they wish. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fun, forward-thinking School which is committed to academic excellence; continual development of staff; and innovative teaching and learning strategies. This is within the context of outstanding pastoral care and co-curricular provision to ensure the best possible holistic pupil experience.

If you like to work collaboratively and welcome the opportunity to develop as a practitioner, we offer a comprehensive induction and CPD programme for all levels of staff, competitive remuneration package, support with teacher training for unqualified teachers and outstanding, well-equipped facilities.

Closing date: 9.00am, Wednesday 24 May 2023

Interviews will be held week commencing 5 June 2023

Applications will be assessed in order of receipt and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received. We reserve the right to appoint before the closing date and therefore invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.

Candidate Brief – Specialist Teacher May 2023

To apply please download and complete the following forms, and return them, with a letter supporting your application, by email to 

Application for Employment – Teaching Staff

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Further details and an application form are available from our website: or by contacting the HR Department on 01372 231545, email: .

Reg Charity No: 312064

St John’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  The School may carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates and all applications will be required to provide details of their online profile, including social media accounts, as part of their application.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.”

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