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SEN School Job Vacancies

As a well established national charity offering services to the SEN sector since 1994, our websites are very popular and receive thousands of visitors every month. This new section helps to advertise SEN School ‘Job Vacancies’ throughout the UK. This new service is free for all EQUALS members.

If your school is not an EQUALS member, then you can
submit any job vacancies for £125+VAT per job

Should your school, have any SEN job vacancies, please contact to submit your vacancies.




Is seeking an

Occupational Therapist

(3 days per week – academic contract)

(Salary will be on band 5 of the NHS pay scale – depending on level of experience)

This is an exciting time to join Kisharon School as we are moving into our brand new, purpose built school building, opening in September 2020.

We are looking for someone to cover a maternity leave from the end of April 2020 with the possibility of becoming permanent.

As an Occupational Therapist, you will play a big part in developing our pupil’s independence. You will join a dedicated team working with pupils with severe and profound learning disabilities, ASD, ADHD and communication difficulties. You will contribute to helping our pupils build a brighter future for themselves. This is a challenging role, but the rewards are worth it.

Are you passionate about empowering students with learning difficulties?

  • Do you have the enthusiasm, commitment and determination to develop our students?
  • Can you roll up your sleeves and work under pressure, as part of a dedicated team?
  • Are you highly motivated, with strong communication and interpersonal skills?
  • Are you committed to an ethos that promotes the progress and well-being of each pupil?

If you can respond with “Yes” to the above questions, we want to hear from you!

Kisharon School, an OFSTED rated ‘Good’ special school for pupils aged 4-19 years, has an integrated approach towards developing the potential and independence of our pupils with moderate to severe and profound learning difficulties.

For a job description and application pack please visit or contact the school on or call 020 8455 7483.

Closing Date:  Friday 13 March 2020
Interview Dates:  Week Commencing Monday 16 March 2020

Kisharon is committed to equal opportunities and safeguarding the welfare of children and adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. This role requires an enhanced DBS check.


James Rennie School
California Road

Telephone:  01228 554280


Job reference: JRS/AH02/20
Permanent Position
Leadership L7-L11
Actual Salary £46,430-£51,234

James Rennie School is a specialist all age school for 150 wonderful pupils with severe and profound learning needs, they come from across the North of Cumbria. Due to the retirement of the current post holder we need to recruit a new assistant head to lead our primary team and coordinated special educational needs.

The post would equally suit someone from a special needs background or with mainstream experience, and we have the view that we can train for knowledge to enable our pupils to succeed but we can’t train for the person you are.

We’d like you to support our current educational provision but with the whole school help us to develop something that’s even better. You’ll play a key role in supporting our pupils learning, developing other staff and driving development within our primary department.

Our Curriculum is based on what children need to learn, and how do they need to learn; as such the successful candidate will have the imagination and insight to look at the barriers to learning and help us innovate ways to reduce and remove these. Most of all you will enjoy and want to celebrate what are pupils learn in partnership with our families and whole community.

Whilst a SENCO qualification isn’t necessary for the role within Special Schools we would like to support you to gain this if you do not hold the qualification already so you have the best possible knowledge and skills for the role.

Further details and application packs are available electronically by email from visits to the school are encouraged, to arrange this, please contact Kris Williams, Headteacher at

Closing Date:  18th March 2020 noon
Interviews to be held on:  24th March 2020

James Rennie School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, an enhanced DBS check including the barred list will be required for the successful candidate and other procedures and checks will be followed as laid out in our Safeguarding Policy



Corbridge Road
NE46 1UY

Hexham Priory School uses Supply Teachers and would expect any supply teachers that we use to be on the Northumberland County Council supply teaching data base. To find out more details about joining the Teaching Supply scheme, please ring Northumberland County Council on 0845 600 6400.

We like to invite possible supply Teachers into school on a voluntary basis to spend some time with our pupils before they cover a staff member. We have found that this benefits both the pupils and the supply teacher, especially if they have little special needs teaching experience.

Corbridge Road
NE46 1UY

Tel.: 01434 605021

We are always looking to increase our bank of supply Teaching Assistants who are available to work in school. Work may be on an ad hoc basis to cover for absent staff or regular work to cover in a class when a child from our school attends a teaching session in their local mainstream school supported by their own Teaching Assistant.

We would be interested in hearing from anyone that has a Child Care qualification equivalent to NVQ Level Two or higher, with good levels of literacy and numeracy. Experience will also be taken into account. Application forms along with the Health Declaration forms can be downloaded below and should be returned to school via email. All Supply Teaching Assistants must have a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)clearance, which can be facilitated by school. We would recommend joining the DBS update service.

Heathfield School
Oldbury Way
PO14 3BN

We are looking to appoint friendly, calm and enthusiastic people to join our existing dedicated team of supervisory assistants. The successful applicants will be working within a supportive, fun team and will be an important member of the school structure.

You will need to be flexible and ensure confidentiality and safeguarding is given the highest regard.

Main duties will include

    • Supervising pupils in the lunch hall, outside on the playground or in their classrooms during wet lunch breaks.
    • ncouraging positive play by leading a range of playground games.
    • Ensuring the safety, welfare and good conduct of pupils
    • Promoting healthy eating
    • Ensuring any issues are dealt with in a positive and thoughtful manner.
    • Assisting with associated duties, e.g. cleaning up spillages, ensuring tables are clean etc.
    • This role involves assisting with feeding programmes and all aspect of personal care
    • Supporting staff and children in the classroom before and after lunch
    • Previous experience is not essential, as full induction programme and training is offered by the school.
    • Interviews will be arranged on receipt of applications

For further details and an application form, please visit our website at you can also contact the school office at or telephone 01329 845150.

Closing Date:  Rolling
Start Date:  ASAP