Generalist Teacher, Wokingham

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High Close SchoolWokingham
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Teaching Scale Plus SEN Allowance
Contract term: Permanent

High Close School is a flourishing residential and day special school catering for young people with a complex range of needs. Ofsted has judged education to be ‘Good' (March 2018). We are seeking a talented and inspirational teacher with high expectations of learning and behaviour and a belief in the capacity of every child to achieve, from a primary or secondary background to work with a class of KS3/4 pupils with high functioning Autistic Spectrum Conditions. This is an exciting opportunity for a teacher who is:

  • An excellent classroom practitioner
  • Creative in the ways you develop and present learning opportunities
  • Calm and patient even in difficult situations.
  • Able to build positive relationships at all levels
  • Wanting to make a difference to the lives of young people


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.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the school. For further information, please contact Wendy Gosling on 0118 978 5767.

Barnardo's Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. Applicants must be willing to undergo relevant pre-employment checks, including references being taken up prior to interview and for the successful candidate, an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance.

As part of your application, you will need to provide full details of your employment since leaving secondary education, starting with your current or most recent employment first and then by working backwards, including reasons for leaving. Please also include any periods of voluntary work and/or training, providing reasons for any periods not in employment, education or training.
Read further about our commitment to safeguarding and our pre-employment checks in our applicant information sheet below.

Advertising end date: 13 December 2019
Interview Date: TBC

Location: High Close School, Wiltshire Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, England, RG40 1T

More about High Close School
Address: Wiltshire Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1TT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 118 9785767