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Primary Teacher - KS1 & KS2

Talbot House Children's Charity are looking to recruit a passionate and experienced Primary Teacher to join our growing school.

To apply, applicants must hold QTS, ideally with full Early Career Teacher (ECT) Status (formally NQT), however, we will consider applicants looking to begin, or complete, their ECT as we are currently in a position to support this.

Suitable applicants must have experience of working with SEN pupils with complex needs, including SEMH, ASD, ADHD, trauma and attachment, to work in our growing school. Some of our pupils may have multiple needs.


We are a non-maintained special school with pupils ranging from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4, this role is to teach Key Stage 1 & 2. Class sizes are rarely bigger than 6 pupils.


The applicant must have excellent knowledge of the curriculum, classroom management skills and high expectations for all pupils to achieve their potential.


See our Job Description and Personal Specification for full details of the vacancy. If you believe you have what it takes to become part of our fantastic team please apply.

Hours of work: 39 hours per week during term time (from time to time Teachers may be required to work outside of these hours, for example school staff might be required to attend school on GCSE results day). 

Working hours are: Monday to Thursday, 8:00am to 4:00pm, and Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm (we do offer alternative hours, Monday to Thursday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, and Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm, to help with childcare or other needs, you could also combine a later start Monday to Thursday, but chose the earlier start time on a Friday).

Salary: we will consider all salaries for this role, and will offer a salary equivalent to M1 up to M6, for those with ECT. Salary may vary for those who are yet to complete ECT/Induction.


We offer a part SEN allowance for this role (this will increase from April 2024 and will rise again to full minimum SEN rate from April 2025). Further details will be explained to those invited for an interview.

Start date: September 2024 (or potentially sooner, pending your notice period requirements).

Working at the Charity you will:

  • receive death in service benefit, equal to 4 x basic salary, plus many other benefits such as employer assist program (EAP), GP and physio access and more.

  • be offered access to an independent financial advisor.

  • join the Teachers Pension Scheme.

  • attend staff events.

  • be working with a passionate team.

  • work in a bright and modern environment, with ample parking and grounds.

  • be provided with meals while at work (free of charge during term time).

  • be added to the DBS update service, paid for by the Charity.

  • be offered opportunities to undertake training and gain qualifications relevant to the role.

If you have any queries regarding this position or the application process, please contact HR on: 0191 229 0111 or email:

To apply please fully complete our application form, using the personal specification to help you complete the 'Personal Statement' section of the form. Applicants who read our Tips for Applicants document before completing this section of our application form are more likely to be offered an interview. You will find our Tips for Applicants document and Application Form attached above. Please send your completed application form to:

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday, 14 April 2024

Shortlisting: w/c Monday, 14 April 2024

​1st Interview Date: w/c Monday, 15 April 2024


If you have any queries regarding this position or the application process, please contact HR on 0191 229 0111 or email hr at:

For safer recruitment reasons we are unable to accept CVs. You will find our Application Form attached above. CVs will not be reviewed.

Note: The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment (see full policy details on our website).This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances and continued subscription to the DBS Update Service. Please see link for further information:

Please note that this role is classed as regulated activity as it involves working directly with children and/or vulnerable adults. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-declaration form prior to interview. Please note it is an offence to apply for this role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and the Charity has the right to respond appropriately.

We can only accept a Charity Application Form for this role. We are not able to accept CVs for any role. If you submit a CV it will not be reviewed. Please view our safer recruitment policy. Applicants should be aware that any relevant issues arising from their declarations and references will be addressed at interview.

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