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Sen Class Teacher

Nyland CampusSwindon

About the Opportunity

We wish to recruit an outstanding SEN class teacher with proven classroom experience and in-depth knowledge of the curriculum, quality of teaching, learning and raising standards and the ability to ‘think outside the box’, to join us.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in partnership with the Principal, the senior leadership team, teachers in the school and staff from other schools that make up The White Horse Federation. Consequently we would welcome applications from excellent classroom practitioners who also understand the importance of emotional quotient and who would like to join our dedicated team and contribute to ensuring our school continues to flourish.

We are passionate and committed to ensuring our curriculum is engaging, inspiring and that it is tailored and adjusted to meet SEMH need. We work towards high levels of creativity and innovation in our teaching and learning across the school. Our ultimate aim is to provide children with access to a broad range of experiences and challenges so that every child reaches their full potential.

As a school, we also place high value on an individual’s professional development and training, regardless of where they are in their career path. As an academy within The White Horse Federation of schools, we benefit from sharing resources and support in every aspect of school life.

Our ideal candidate will be

An excellent class teacher with successful experience of teaching in a special educational needs environment who loves working with children and inspires them to achieve high standards and realise their potential;

A great team player who can work successfully in collaboration with others and contribute towards the school ethos and its school improvement activities;

Ambitious and prepared to invest time in their own professional development so that they can become and remain an outstanding teacher;

Able to make a significant contribution to the wider life of our School;

An outstanding, enthusiastic, forward thinking teacher;

Have the highest expectations for all pupils, to ensure they reach their full potential;

Be committed to high standards of teaching, learning and classroom management;

are innovative and creative in delivering outstanding opportunities for engagement within an extremely positive and appropriate learning environment;

Able to positively promote inclusion and have high expectations for all children.

We can offer you

A working environment that is flexible and can be adapted to creative thinking

A committed, hardworking and incredibly supportive team;

100% focus on improving outcomes for the children in our school;

Well-resourced classrooms;

A group of unique and original children;

Varied links and involvement with the local community;

Fantastic CPD opportunities through our tailored CPD programme;

Recognition of previous school continuous service;

Recruitment and retention allowance for the right candidate;

Relocation allowance if applicable.

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged - please come and meet some of the staff and our children and see for yourself! Please contact 01793 535023 to make an appointment.

More information about the school can be found on our website   

We welcome applications from NQTs.


We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

Car Purchase scheme (P)

Reward Gateway discounts (P&T)

Cashback healthcare plan (P)

Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)

Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)

Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)

Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

Why Work With Us

The White Horse Federation (TWHF) is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust that supports and sponsors many primary, secondary and special schools across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire.

Its shared vision for excellence through partnership means it is also committed to keeping the best of what makes a local school great – in other words, the type of schools where TWHF colleagues would be proud to send their own children.

TWHF combines a relentless drive for academic excellence with a shared moral purpose and shared values while ensuring that fun and happiness are key attributes of each of its schools. TWHF believes that partnership-working with its schools, pupils, and their parents, as well as the wider community, helps creates the best possible outcomes for all children.

TWHF empowers its colleagues through support, training, and career opportunities to recruit and retain outstanding staff who are leaders in their field. That way TWHF can ensure that every student achieves their full potential, regardless of background, culture, heritage, or ability.

TWHF recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. TWHF values the contributions of all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, TWHF welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before an appointment is confirmed. References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before the interview.

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