Outstanding Teacher ready to take the next big step in special needs education, Waltham Forest

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Whitefield Academy TrustWaltham Forest

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Start date: Summer Term
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £30,564 - £46,750salary according to experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Whitefield Academy Trust is internationally recognised for its expertise in teaching children and young people with a wide range of special educational needs. Our schools, situated on two campuses in Waltham Forest in North East London are dedicated to helping students with complex needs, autism, and visual impairment unlock their full potential and lead happy and fulfilled lives. We also have a base in a local college where students develop independence and gain vocational qualifications. Both schools have a long history in their community; Whitefield Schools opened in 1903 and Joseph Clarke School celebrated its centenary last year.

You will be working with the most knowledgeable and supportive specialist teachers in the country – and with excellent facilities. Our Research and Development Centre offers unparalleled potential for continuous professional development and collaborates with both Kingston University and the University of East London – you will have the opportunity to gain a Post Graduate Diploma in Special Education whilst working with us. Middle and senior leaders are supported to complete the National Professional Qualification for Middle/Senior Leadership.

If you are

• an existing mainstream teacher, ready to make a serious commitment to professional development in special education

• an existing special school teacher, looking to deepen and extend your expertise in preparation for a leadership role

• an NQT looking to start your career in one of the UK's leading special schools

We would like to hear from you.

If invited to interview, you will get a chance to visit different parts of the Academy and we will work to match your skills and aspirations to our needs. 

About Us:

Whitefield Academy Trust comprises: 

Whitefield Schools – an outstanding school based in Walthamstow which provides specialist education for pupils with complex needs including communication and interaction difficulties. 

Joseph Clarke School – a school which is highly regarded for its expertise in visual impairment based nearby in Highams Park

The Trust Schools attract pupils from North and East London and surrounding counties and together have more than 450 pupils on roll.  

Our Research and Development Centre provides support, training and resources for both school staff and other professionals.  It also hosts an excellent library and an Outreach Service which supports pupils across 4 Local Authorities.

Waltham Forest as an area combines the best aspects of vibrant city living with easy access to some beautiful green spaces. It has excellent transport links.

To find out more about the Academy and to download an application form:

Visit www.whitefield.org.uk/jobs or contact the Human Resources Department:

Tel: 020 8531 3426. 


Whitefield is uncompromising in its commitment to safeguarding children and young people.

• Interview date 7 February 2020

• Outer London Weighting applies

More about Whitefield Academy Trust
Type: English SEN Schools & Colleges
Address: Macdonald Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4AZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 5313426
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