Primary Teacher, Warminster, Wiltshire

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Acorn Education TrustWarminster, Wiltshire
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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Acorn Education Trust is seeking to appoint an experienced teacher to teach in Link 2, our new primary alternative provision centre, from September 2018. This is a wonderful opportunity to be in at the outset of this exciting new venture to provide support for pupils with social and emotional difficulties and/or who are on the Autistic Spectrum in the local area.

Link 2, due to open in the autumn term 2018, is a purpose built alternative provision centre for up to eight pupils from year 3- 7 based at New Close Primary School, Warminster. The centre will be accommodated in two big classrooms in an area separate from the main school. Pupils will have access to a garden area, and, the school field and PE facilities, thus there is significant scope for outdoor learning. Pupils will follow the national curriculum and have opportunities to develop their emotional literacy through bespoke programmes designed by the teacher. 

Our aim is to ensure that Link 2 is providing the highest standard of education for the pupils in its care and you will be an essential team member in ensuring this. You will work closely with the Director of SEND and the Senior Leadership team of the Trust to deliver our vision.

As a teacher of Link 2, you will be passionate about teaching children with social and emotional difficulties and maintaining high standards. You will be committed to developing expertise in the teaching of pupils with ASD and SEMH and will be able to work effectively in a growing team.

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Qualified teacher status, with the commitment to developing expertise in the teaching of pupils with challenging behaviour and social and emotional difficulties;
  • Proven ability to raise the outcomes for pupils;
  • A commitment to securing positive outcomes for pupils with SEMH and ASD
  • A commitment to working in partnership with parents, school staff and outside agencies;
  • High levels of professionalism; 
  • An outstanding commitment to ongoing professional development;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with high levels of emotional intelligence;
  • A commitment to safeguarding all children and adults.

In return we will offer you:

  • Training opportunities both externally and in-house;
  • The opportunity to further your career;
  • Supportive line management;
  • A caring and dynamic team of colleagues;
  • A commitment to achieving the best for all of our pupils and staff.

If you are enthused by what you read please telephone Elaine Fullick, PA to CEO, Acorn Education Trust for further information or to arrange a visit on 01985 224246 or

To apply please complete the TES application form and send via the “apply” button, and, write a letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4) outlining your philosophy of education and how your career to date has lead you to apply for this role and send by email to

Interviews to be held week beginning 21st May 2018

The Acorn Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Services) check will be required for the successful candidate. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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More about Acorn Education Trust
Address: C/o Kingdown School, Woodcock Road, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 9DR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1985 215551