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Job Ref No. ECC7069-443 Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: MPS + SEN Allowance
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 07/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Are you passionate about therapueutic SEND enducation? Do you want to make sure that all pupils reach their full potential and receive the very best opportunities and outcomes? If so we are looking to offer an ECT an exciting opportunity to further develop their career in SEND education.

Lexden Springs is an inspiring school where no two days are ever the same (but a smile is always guaranteed!) which caters for pupils aged 3 - 19 who have a variety of severe learning difficulties, including some with autism and/or challenging behaviour and some with serious medical conditions.

We pride ourselves in having high quality and enthusiastic staff that encourage our pupils to achieve their fullest potential academically, socially, emotionally, physically, morally, spiritually and aesthetically, enabling each pupil to grow in confidence, and able to participate in the wider community. We support our staff in doing this by offering a high level of training and development throughout their time at Lexden Springs and encouraging them too to also reach their fullest potential.

To join our team you will need:

  • To want to work therapeutically
  • The ability to create a clear vision for the class
  • The skills to develop the pupils to their full potential
  • To have a strong track record of outstanding teaching
  • To be able to assess pupils knowledge and understanding scaffolding their next steps accurately
  • To have high expectations of students and experience of raising achievement
  • Understand the complexities of SEN pupils
  • Have QTS to understand the learning of our pupils
  • Passion for pupils with SEND

In return we will provide:

  • A dedicated and experienced team of support staff in your class
  • An experienced teaching team with a wealth of knowledge
  • Career development opportunites within our school
  • Timetabled PPA
  • Excellent training and support/mentoring for ECT years
  • Supportive and proactive governors
  • Awesome pupils and staff
  • The ability to undertake educational research
  • An amazing purpose built school with excellent facilities

If you feel that this is you and that you have the drive from this role we would like to hear from you.

Visits to our school are encouraged and welcomed. Please call the school office to arrange a visit on (01206) 563321 Option 2 or email

Lexden Springs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the Safer Recruitment process the successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,age or disability status.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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HR Department
Winstree Road, Colchester
Essex, CO3 0PZ
Telephone: 01206 563321

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