Mark College, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4NP
Priory Group Division
Education & Children's Services
Vacancy Type
Permanent - Full Time
37.5 per week
Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Job Advert Location Description

Mark College provides a very special environment for vulnerable students with the potential to succeed but who have barriers to their learning, whether this be reading, writing, anxiety or social issues.

We are a mixed residential special school that provides education and on-site boarding facilities for up to 80 young people aged 10 to 19 years with specific learning difficulties, including:

  • ASD
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Language disorders
  • Students with high anxiety

We are the ideal setting for students who have strong academic potential but struggle in a mainstream setting. Here at Mark College, we provide a nurturing environment with specialist teaching up to A-Level standard, that supports each and every young person in our care to achieve their full potential.     

Job Advert Role Description

We are seeking to recruit an Occupational Therapist who has an interest in working with young people with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ASD and sensory integration needs.

The post holder will have the opportunity to manage the delivery of a therapy programme for young people between the ages of 10 to 19 years. They will work with students using evidence based and child centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions, which provide students with the confidence, skills and coping strategies required for independent living.

Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 5 years.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

If you are applying to work within our Children’s Homes we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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