Teacher, Somerset

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Newbury Manor SchoolSomerset

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS (£22,917 - £33,824) plus SEN allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Priory Education and Children’s  Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural  care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality  schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting  difference for everyone we support.

Newbury Manor School is a specialist school for 35 young people  aged 7 to 19 who have autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). Our tailored  approach means we are able to support young people with a wide range of  needs, from those who are broadly average in their ability to others,  who have more severe learning difficulties.

We provide a total environment where young people are offered safe,  secure and predictable surroundings in which they can come to understand  their own areas of difficulties and learn skills and techniques in  order to overcome them. This ensures that they are able to fulfil their  potential socially, academically, physically and spiritually and enable  them to rebuild their low self-esteem and self-belief.

We take pride in the environment we can offer. The school is located  in a beautiful, quiet, rural location in Somerset in a Georgian manor  house, which has a range of outbuildings and extensive grounds. Our  ethos was created in the belief that a positive, supportive, achieving  culture is essential for good pupil progress. We seek to maximise  independence and individual potential so pupils gain the skills to live  happy, meaningful and fulfilling lives.

We require a motivated, skilled and resilient primary specialist  with experience and/or a strong interest in supporting young people on  the autistic spectrum. The chosen candidate will demonstrate energy,  enthusiasm and the ability to teach effectively across a range of  subject areas. You may have experience of supporting young people with  severe learning difficulties but this will not be essential. You will  have a flexible approach and will be able to meet the changing needs of  our young people.

With the support of colleagues, you will develop the skills,  confidence and experience to deal with the challenging behaviour that  some of our students can, at times, exhibit. This role may involve some  personal care and you must be a driver with at least 3 years driving  experience. Enthusiasm, willingness to learn and emotional resilience  are essential attributes. As Class Teacher, you will direct and mentor  classroom support staff.

Experience of working in a SEN environment is desirable, along with knowledge of working with ASD and complex needs.

You will join a supportive and experienced team of dedicated  education and support staff. Full training and development will be  provided along with a bespoke induction programme and the ability to  network with teachers across other Priory sites.

If you would like to discuss the vacancy or arrange a visit to site please contact Sue Witt, Administration Manager on 01373 8149880 or email suewitt@priorygroup.com

Interviews for this role are expected to take place on 26th February 2018.


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 5 years.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

If you are applying to work within our Children’s Homes we will need  to request all references from where you have worked with either  Children or Vulnerable Adults.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the  Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored,  multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex  educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental  healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless  transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower  dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that  every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible  outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in  partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies  across the country to provide transparent pricing models and  evidence-based care programmes.


Priory Education Services is committed to  safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must  be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post,  including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant  body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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More about Newbury Manor School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 10 - 16 years
Address: Newbury, Neils, Frome, Somerset, BA11 3RG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1373 814980
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Newbury Manor School is a specialist school for 30 young people who have autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). Our tailored approach means we are able to support young people with a wide range of needs, from those who are broadly average in their abilit...