Suffolk and Norfolk Special School and Specialist Provision Staff Recruitment Fair 2024

Would you like to find out more about working in a special school?

Between 15th and 30th January there is a range of online sessions and in person visits to schools.

This is for teachers, classroom support staff, admin teams, catering teams etc

Senior Leadership Teacher Higher Level Teaching Assistant Special Teaching Assistant Residential Child Care and Activties Officer Cook Cleaner Administrator SENDAT Central Team

Book a visit to a school, have a tour, ask questions...........

Participating schools have a link below to book onto a school tour.

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29th Jan

Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy (TWOA) is a school for children, aged 3-16 with physical, medical and / or sensory needs and associated learning difficulties. 

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23rd Jan 2024

Riverwalk school Bury St Edmunds. Tour available Tuesday 23rd January 2024.

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15th and 19th Jan

Mulberry – Cognition and Learning centre, KS1-2 at Mendlesham Primary and KS3-4 at Stowupland.  Tour at Stowupland 15th Jan, Tour Mendlesham 19th Jan

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17th Jan

Priory School in Bury St Edmunds has over 200 students KS1 to KS5 for Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) and also has 23 residential beds  Monday to Thursday. Includes Mount Road, Priory Aspire, Priory@Thurston and Angel Hill College.

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23rd and 25th Jan

Duke of Lancaster – Fakenham Norfolk. Is a communication and interaction school, most students will have an Autism diagnosis and be working in the normal range for their age.

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Tues and Thurs

Stone Lodge Academy has 181 places across KS1 to KS4. Students have Moderate Learning Difficulties.

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17th and 23rd Jan

Chalk Hill in Sudbury is an Alternative Provision (AP) Academy. 30 places for young people in KS2 and KS3. There are also 12 residential beds.

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22nd and 29th Jan

Sunrise Academy in Lowestoft caters for 52 students with SEMH needs from KS2 to KS4

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17th and 24th Jan

Our focus is on children and young people with Speech Language and Communication needs. Many students with other SEN labels also have SLCN.

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25th Jan

The Ashley School in Lowestoft is an MLD special school for students KS2-4. It also has residential beds.

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16th or 23rd Jan

The Bridge is an SLD special school in Ipswich for KS2-4

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16th and 22nd Jan

Chapel Green, Norfolk, A complex needs special school pupils aged 3-19 years. For 160 pupils. Our school is designed to meet the needs of those with profound, severe / moderate learning difficulties, 

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Sir Peter Hall School a Special school for students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. They may have other additional needs such as Autistic Spectrum (ASD), Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder (ADHD), Emotional Based School Avoidance (EBSA)

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25th Jan

A specialist provision for pupils with social communication and interaction needs and autism from Year 5 to Year 11 in Bungay,

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18th and 25th Jan

All pupils attending Bure Park will have an Educational Health and Care Plan with Social, Emotional and Mental Health as their primary need, additional to this our pupils come to us with a range of different challenges and starting points.

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Our focus is on children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs and Autism. Our pupils have a significant range of additional special educational needs, which staff are well trained to support. 

We provide a person-centred approach to meeting the individual learning and development needs of students with SEND in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment. 

17th and 18th Jan

Peile is a Moderate Learning difficulties provision attached to mainstream. There are students in KS3 and KS4 who spend up to 50% of their time in mainstream.

25th Jan

Supported Learning Study programmes offer a holistic, differentiated curriculum that supports students with their transition into adulthood. Our specialist facilities and experienced staff enable students to work towards meaningful goals.

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

No. Although people who have experience and qualifications are always highly sought after! Teachers need to be UK registered qualified teachers either QTS or QTLS.

Teaching Assistants should have a minimum of GCSE 4 (or equivalent) in Maths and English.  If you do not have GCSE 4, we may be able to help you achieve the required standard, just declare it in your application.  

There are many free courses that you can take to upskill yourself in other areas of SEND as well as academic qualification. 

NO! It’s just different. The emotional ups and downs are probably higher and you need to be resilient. Class sizes are smaller usually between 6-14.  You will not need to mark a lot of books every night, but you may need to call more parents, log more incidents on systems and plan to adapt your lessons for as many children as there are in the class.

No, although it’s always useful, what we look for is the mindset of continuous positive regard and kindness.  For our students, consistency is key, so being able to commit to regular days and hours is helpful.  If you would like some experience, we offer Special School Experiences at several of our schools.  You might also consider volunteering at our schools.  Applications for volunteers are also on our Jobs page.  We offer a range of SEND specific training that will help your knowledge once you are in post.

This is an area on our recruitment platform where you can apply in advance of a job being released.  Just head over to SENDAT Jobs and create an account on MyNewTerm.  Then you can let us know which schools and posts you are interested in applying for, and we will notify you when a job come up that might suit your interests.  You can even map how far away the schools are from where you live!

Yes, all volunteers and employees will need an enhanced DBS check. This safeguarding check is part of our Safer Recruitment processes. We will apply for the DBS on your behalf once a conditional offer has been made.  All you need to do is provide us with copies of ID documents.

Please get in touch with the office at the schools your are interested in to arrange a time that may be more suitable.

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