SEND Teacher - Acorn School (Phoenix Learning & Care)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £25,000 - £31,500

Are you a passionate SEND teacher who has proven expertise in delivering an outstanding education to children with social, emotional and mental health needs?
Do you strive to make a difference through a creative and cross curricular approach?

We are currently recruiting an experienced and resilient teacher to join our passionate and nurturing team, here at Acorn School in Winkleigh. The position will suit an outstanding practitioner who is able to demonstrate exceptional teaching skills in the classroom as well as providing leadership and guidance to our teachers and support staff.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of teaching children aged 8-16 with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, ASC and/or ADHD. They will be able to deliver cross curricular lessons within a small class environment by carefully adapting and personalising learning to student's individual needs.

This is a unique opportunity to work within a truly therapeutic environment where our dedicated in-house therapy team work seamlessly with education staff to provide meaningful packages of support that enables children and young people to reach their individual potential.

Acorn is an independent co-educational school which provides learning and a supportive learning environment for students from Key Stage 2-4 with Social, Emotional, Mental Health difficulties, Autism Spectrum Condition and/or Specific Learning Difficulties.

The successful applicant will take responsibility for providing leadership and management across the designated Key Stages and promoting an ethos of achievement.

Acorn School achieved an OFSTED Good rating on its recent full inspection. The inspectors quoted:
“Staff skilfully help pupils to settle and find their feet. The staff are caring, this is a happy school, staff and pupils share much humour. They work and relax together”. Pupils told us they like the school because they feel understood and appreciated ‘for who they are’.

Not only will you have the privilege of working with wonderful Young People and fantastic colleagues, as part of Phoenix Learning and Care Group, you will be entitled to the following benefits:
- Employee Pension Scheme;
- Retail/High-Street Shopping Vouchers;
- 12.8 weeks annual leave;
- Employee Assistance Scheme;
- Fully paid classroom based induction with extensive ongoing training programs;
- Aid in obtaining extra qualifications and upskilling;
- Internal progression.

If you would like to come and visit the school to meet the team and find out more, please contact Wendy Miles by emailing

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationWest DevonMid DevonDevonTorridge
  • Work Postcode

    EX19 8EY

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupTeaching - Special & Other

  • Salary Details

    £25,000 - £31,500

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required