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Special School Vacancies


We have a number of Special Schools in the alliance that provide education for pupils with special needs.  Working in a special school requires specialist skills but there is no separate teaching qualification to be a special needs teacher.

We have four Special Schools that are recruiting trainees for 2018-19 (as well as others currently training students in 2017-18). The three recruiting for 2018-19 are:

  • Queensmill School – looking for a salaried trainees for primary;                                                                                                                
  • Cambridge School  - looking for 2 salaried trainees for primary;
  • Pield heath House School - looking for 2 salaried trainees for primary; and
  • Jack Tizard - looking for 1 unsalaried trainee for primary (to be confirmed)

These training programmes have to be standard teacher training programmes and you will be able to see more details about them in the primary vacancy tables on this website which will be updated for the 2018-19 cohort in September 2017. These schools will be marked '(SEN)'.

Anyone whose host school is a special school will need to have a slightly longer second placement to ensure sufficient experience is also gained in a mainstream environment.  However these programmes hosted at special schools will give you an excellent grounding for a future career in the special needs sector.

It is particularly important that you get observational experience in any special needs school if you wish to apply for these programmes so that you can demonstrate some understanding of the relevant issues, demands and rewards of this sector.

In the past we have also recruited a trainee for Parayhouse School in Fulham.