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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:

Clarendon Head Teacher 

We need a new Headteacher to lead us into the future!

You will provide inspiring professional leadership, be responsible for the day to day efficient management and lead Clarendon to provide an excellent education with only the best outcomes for pupils. The Head will act as the public face and advocate for the school, representing effectively in Clarendon’s best interest and those of the pupils by connecting and co-operating with the services and schools in the trust.

You need to be confident, committed, considerate, collaborative and inclusive minded. You will inspire, motivate, support and encourage pupils, families and staff from across our community. 

Clarendon is an Ofsted Outstanding special academy for 160 pupils aged 4-16 with Moderate and Complex Learning Difficulties. Our unique and friendly school has two sites within the borough of Richmond upon Thames, both self-contained but co-located with inclusive minded mainstream schools. Gateway Centre, which is led by Clarendon School, supports learners with ASC at a local mainstream high school. Our Primary and Secondary centres opened in new or newly refurbished buildings 5 years ago, giving us excellent purpose built facilities, and further expansion on a fourth site, for pupils aged 4-19, is being planned so that we can meet the increasing need for specialist places locally.

What we can offer:     

We will give you the support and opportunity to provide successful, strategic and creative leadership to shape and influence the outcomes for an exceptional group of pupils in a happy growing school.

  •       STPCD based salary and pension
  •       Cycle to work and other salary sacrifice schemes
  •       Kew Gardens membership
  •       Corporate eye care
  •       Occupational health and Employee Assistance Programme
  •        Support with professional development
  •        Onsite parking

 Clarendon is part of the Auriga Academy Trust, consisting of the three special schools within Richmond Upon Thames.

For full details please see the applicant pack.

Secondary Teaching Assistant

Start Date: ASAP

32.5 hours per week – 39 weeks per year 

Salary: Scale 4  NJC09 - NJC10

Clarendon is a special school for pupils ​with moderate learning difficulties, many of whom have additional complex needs (including Autism). There are places for around 140 young people (50 Primary and 90 Secondary), usually in classes around 12. 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.

We are looking to appoint a motivated, organised and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our caring and friendly team working with pupils aged  11 to 16 in our Secondary Centre in Twickenham. The successful candidate will be expected to develop strong and positive relationships with staff and pupils. They will support pupils to enhance learning and encourage them to become independent learners as well as providing educational, welfare and therapeutic support for pupils with a range of learning needs.

We are looking for staff with good communication skills, ability to work on their own initiative and previous experience of working with pupils with learning needs.

To apply for this post, please complete our application form. In your letter of application in Section 9 you will need to explain how your skills, ability, knowledge and experience match the individual requirements in the person specification. Give evidence/examples wherever you can in support of your application. Relevant experience may include paid work or other activities such as college, leisure, family or domestic, community and voluntary work.

Candidates are welcome to visit the Secondary Centre, to book an appointment please contact 0203 146 1441. 

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 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: 30th September 2022

Interviews: W/C 10th October 2022

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.