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Ticehurst Hospital School (CAMHS)
Priory Group Division
Education & Children's Services
Vacancy Type
Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time
37.5 per week
Job Advert - Division Information

At Priory Education we are proud of our reputation for delivering quality education and care services with positive outcomes for children and young people aged 5 to 25 who have experienced difficulties in their previous education placements.

Job Advert Location Description

Ticehurst Hospital School is an independent co-educational day school for young people aged 11 to 18 with mental health problems. Our students are all inpatients of the CAMHS unit at The Priory Hospital Ticehurst, based in Ticehurst, East Sussex. We have a team of specialist teachers and teaching assistants who deliver education to all young people at the hospital, where the school is based.

It is our intention that every student develops their courage, determination and skills as a learner, so they can re-engage confidently with their education on discharge. We liaise with mainstream schools and colleges and each young person has an individualised curriculum plan in each subject area, with progress being closely monitored.  Our school offers a broad based academic and enrichment curriculum, with specialist teaching spaces, teaching technologies and substantial grounds around our buildings. we also offer an 0ff-site curriculum including work experience and voluntary work for our Post-16's.

Job Advert Role Description

Are you ...

An outstanding practitioner, committed to the best possible outcomes for young people with an interest in Food technology and able to support learners in a variety of learning settings?

Passionate about influencing educational best practice? Able to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team of professionals?

A flexible TA, able to support forward thinking change and respond quickly to the needs of each young person we teach?

Are you ...

A Teaching Assistant with experience in working with young people who are challenged in their learning?

Do you have experience working with young people with social, emotional or mental health problems?

The successful candidate will have responsibility for learning support for the delivery of Individual Learning Plans supported by the subject lead teachers and the pastoral care of all young people supporting the ethos of the school ensuring that safeguarding needs is of paramount importance.

The role is supported by the Head of School/Senior Teacher and the Named Teachers in meeting the individual needs of young people.

This is an excellent opportunity for candidates from mainstream or specialist education or community provision who are looking to move into a hospital specialist setting.

If you have relevant experience, possibly with a relevant additional qualifications, then why not contact the Executive Head Teacher, Patricia Wilson or Head of School, Lesley Sinclair for an informal chat on 07802 876 868/01580 202262.  Visits to the school are warmly welcome.

Closing date is 9th February 2018, with interviews to be held week commencing the 19th February 2018.

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.

Job Description
Closing Date

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