NEW For 2023  – We are working with other SEND schools in Suffolk. There is also the option to visit Riverwalk school which is in a different Trust but we are keen to work together.

Are you interested in finding out what it's like to work in a special school?

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Over the February half-term (Monday 13 - Friday 17th February), we will be hosting a staff recruitment and careers week for those interested in making a difference to the future aspirations of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

An opening session at the beginning of the week will introduce the trust and its provisions and a closing session at the end of the week will address and answer any questions submitted during the week.

During the week there are opportunities to visit schools face to face for a tour and chat to staff, in addition pre-recorded videos from current teachers and support staff will be made available to offer an insight into working at SENDAT. Other videos will provide opportunities to find out more about current vacancies, the application process, benefits of working at SENDAT and upcoming projects for which we will be recruiting.

Anyone in or outside of education is welcome to access the content from the virtual recruitment and careers week which will be shared below . If you are interested in accessing the live streams at the start and end of the week, please book your free tickets using the links below.

If you have any questions, please submit these via the Microsoft Form which is linked at the bottom of the page so they can be answered in the closing session.

SENDAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons at all times.

School Tours

A tour of a school is a great way to get a feel of the school and meet a few staff. There are tours at most school. we have offered different times for different types of roles. please register for these free tours so that we have an idea of how many people to expect.

Tuesday 14th

Duke of Lancaster


Priory School

Wednesday 15th

Riverwalk school

Duke of Lancaster

Thursday 16th

Stone Lodge Academy

Friday 17th

Chalk Hill AP Academy


  • Monday 13th Feb: A opening session delivered by  Lawrence Chapman (SENDAT CEO) via this page
  • Tuesday 14th Feb: Pre-recorded videos from classroom support staff,  a Family Support worker (FSW), Admissions and Review Officer and a Community Engagement Officer.
  • Useful Links
  • Friday 17th Feb: A  closing session delivered by Lawrence Chapman (SENDAT CEO) via Microsoft Forms to answer any questions submitted during the week. 
  • Useful Links

Current vacancies at Riverwalk click here

Employee Benefits at SENDAT

  • Induction and Probation
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Health care Cash Plan (Simplyhealth)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Supportive working environment

Monday 13th Feb: Opening Session

Session will be here 10am 17th Feb

Applying using My New Term

You can apply for all our jobs using My new term, form our jobs page on the website. Here Hannah talks you through how to get started with the app.

Tuesday 14th February: Pre-recorded videos from classroom support staff and residential staff, 10am Tuesday 14th.

Wednesday 15th February: Pre-corded videos from teaching staff, administration staff and catering and premises staff, videos available 10am


Sarah Stannard – Catering Manager


Thursday 16th February: Pre-recorded videos about leadership, progress on recent projects and upcoming opportunities.

Leadership – leadership at SENDAT

Friday 17th February: Closing Event

Closing video available 10am

Feedback Form:

Careers Fair 2023 questions

Special School Experience Programme (SSEP)

The SSEP is an offer for any member of staff to spend time in a special school. This could be with any type of staff, classroom support, teachers, HLTA, leadership. From 1/2 day to 2 days, we can build a programme around you and what you would like. This could be to find out more about working in a special school or to support the work you are currently doing. All safeguarding checks will be needed first. Please see the flyer for further information and contact.

Other useful links........