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Clarendon School is part of The Auriga Academy Trust. It is a special school for pupils aged 4-16 with moderate learning difficulties and additional complex needs (including autism). There are places for 140 young people, usually in classes of around 12. Our team work together to provide the best education and pastoral care to ensure that Clarendon is a place of learning for everyone.

If you're searching for your next post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed candidates.

Clarendon School and The Auriga Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Our current vacancies are as follows:

Secondary Class Teacher

Start Date: 1st September 2020
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Salary: MPR plus 1 or 2 SEN Allowances dependent on experience (Outer London)

Clarendon is a special school for pupils aged 4 to 16 with moderate learning difficulties, some of whom have additional complex needs (including Autism). Our school moved into new premises in 2018, with the new Secondary Centre co-located with a mainstream secondary school and another special school in central Twickenham. The school was again rated Outstanding by Ofsted in January 2019.

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding teacher to join our well-established secondary team. The teacher will be responsible for the delivery of the majority of the curriculum to their class. We follow a broadly primary teaching model, with class teachers teaching their class for most subjects, though with subject specialists in PE, music, drama and design & technology. Our classes have about 12 pupils, and teachers are supported by a highly committed team of support staff. Most of our pupils are working at levels about one Key Stage below their mainstream peers.

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and highly flexible candidates who have the ability to work collaboratively, manage the classroom environment and actively contribute to the wider life of our school. Clarendon is an inclusive school so candidates must have strong communication skills, be fast learners and the ability to work as part of a highly-skilled team. This post would suit a primary trained teacher (with QTS) in their first five years of teaching, with a demonstrable interest in special educational needs or experience in an SEN provision.

Prospective candidates would normally be encouraged to visit Clarendon School Secondary Centre, though due to the current situation this is not currently possible. Instead, please do visit the school and Trust websites. If you would like an informal discussion with the Head of Centre (Mrs Rosemary Clarke) prior to application please ring on 020 3146 1441 to arrange a time. Further details and our recent Ofsted report can be found on the Clarendon School website

Clarendon School is part of the Auriga Academy Trust, a small local specialist academy chain. The
Trust and its three constituent special schools work in a close and supportive partnership, with each school maintaining its unique identity and ethos. All Trust schools are in the London Borough of Richmond upon the Thames, South West London which has excellent public transport links. Further details about the Trust can be found on the Auriga Academy Trust website

Closing Date for Applications: 8:00 am, Monday 8th June 2020
Interviews: To Be Confirmed

Clarendon School and The Auriga Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check with a check of the DBS barred list.