Alderwasley Hall School – Teacher Vacancies

Location: Alderwasley Hall School, Derbyshire


Main Pay Scale – dependent on experience

Job Info

Due to increasing numbers of Young People seeking our excellent provision we have a rare opportunity
to join one of the country’s largest Special Schools for young people with a diagnosis of Autism,
Asperger’s’ Syndrome and Speech and Language Disorders. The split site school is located in the
Derbyshire countryside with both sites set in beautiful rural locations.
We demand flexibility, integrity, hard work, resilience and a deep desire to educate young people. In
return you will receive fantastic support, incredible career development opportunities, an impressive
team working approach to education and the priceless reward of knowing that you are making a
difference each and every day to the lives of some very unique individuals.
The School’s most recent integrated OFSTED inspection in July 2018 graded the school as Good overall
but with 2 outstanding judgements in Leadership and Management and in Personal Development,
Behaviour and Welfare. Residential OFSTED inspections over the past few years have graded the
residential provision across both sites as Outstanding. An external Challenge Partner Review in March
2018 graded the overall education provision at the school as Outstanding.
Classroom Teacher for Primary/Juniors
Main Pay Scale – dependent on experience
We are looking for an excellent teacher to join a small primary department. We have high
expectations that young people with thrive in our environment and become successful
learners. The vacancy exists due to an increasing number of young people who wish to access
our unique provision. The successful applicant should have knowledge and experience of
teaching across Key Stages 1-2.
Classroom Teacher
Main Pay Scale – dependent on experience
We are expanding across all areas of the school, however, the curriculum areas where we would
prefer additional teaching capacity are KS3/4 Maths, and KS3/4 ICT, experience of BTECs or ASDAN
alongside a KS4 or 5 pastoral role. This is not an exhaustive list and the ability to offer other subjects
will not be a bar to a suitable candidate as we do ask that some staff teach across a range of subjects.
The character of the person and their qualities outshine a specific curriculum need for us. We are
looking for someone who has the potential to be an outstanding teacher of our remarkable young
The successful candidate will work within a small but experienced teaching staff team, supported by a
large and dedicated Learning Support Worker (LSW) team. There will also be an expectation to work
alongside a team of dedicated and highly specialised Speech and Language and Occupational
Therapists. This whole team approach is key to our excellent provision.
If you are an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher and you want to make a significant difference to
the lives of young people then we would like to hear from you.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Paul Burrows, Deputy Headteacher on 01629
822586, or
Please visit for more details and to complete an online application.
Please contact Sharon Harrison on 01629 821410 for information by post.
Application Timelines
Informal Look around the school
(Please book in advance via Sharon Harrison)
Monday 14th October 2019
Anytime between 3 – 5pm.
Closing Date for all Applications Thursday 17th October 2019
Shortlisting of Applications
Thursday 17th October 2019
Notification to successful applicants Friday 18th October 2019
(via email and post)
Interview Date Thursday 24th October 2019

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