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Sedgemoor Manor School, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4NP

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Negotiable, dependent on experience (MPS or UPS)


Full time

Job Advert Role Description

We require a motivated, skilled and resilient primary specialist with experience in supporting young people with specific learning difficulties.  As a Qualified Teacher, the chosen candidate will demonstrate energy and enthusiasm and will have experience of leadership within a primary setting.  In addition, the ability to teach across the secondary provision or holding a recognised SEND qualification would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will:

  • Work closely with the Head Teacher and Deputy Head in developing quality first teaching strategies to ensure the needs of all students are met within planning and within lessons
  • Lead a team of colleagues in modelling and championing a number of areas, including how we personalise a curriculum; developing emotional intelligence; deepening understanding and developing practice in supporting our students; developing our links within the community to diversify our own curriculum offer
  • Have the understanding, skills and confidence to deal with the challenging behaviour that some of our students can at times exhibit, and an understanding that such behaviour is communication of unmet need
  • Possess enthusiasm, willingness to learn and emotional resilience which are essential attributes to this post
  • Be responsible for the pastoral support of a group of students and the teaching of core subjects, with co-planning time with subject specialists where needed.

If you share our determination to achieve the best possible outcomes for all our pupils, we can promise you a collaborative culture, ongoing professional development and ample scope to use your creativity and initiative as part of a highly energised and supportive team.  We require a motivated, skilled and resilient qualified teacher with experience in supporting young people with ASD.  Experience of working in a SEN environment is essential, along with knowledge of working with ASD and complex needs.

The role will suit an experienced qualified teacher who can demonstrate energy, enthusiasm and the ability to teach effectively. You will have a flexible approach and will be able to meet the changing needs of our young people. Ideally, you will have experience of working with young people who have complex communication issues, and a knowledge of Thrive or other programmes that hold young people in high regard.

You will join a supportive and experienced team of dedicated education and support staff. Full training and development will be provided along with a bespoke induction programme and the ability to network with teachers across other Priory sites.

Your Benefits

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

Sedgemoor Manor is a specialist day school registered for 45 young people who have needs associated with a diagnosis on the autistic spectrum/SPLD and are aged between 10 and 18 years. Our tailored approach means we are able to support young people with a wide range of learning difficulties. We accept that young people who are referred to us may have previously experienced a ‘cycle of failure’ and our aim is to have a transformational impact on their lives by them experiencing a ‘culture of success’. We support all young people to achieve successful outcomes so that they can progress to experience fulfilling and rewarding lives.

We offer bespoke packages of education and therapy for our young people. We strongly believe that some individuals will always struggle to ‘fit in’ to existing structures and will only thrive when their provision is tailored to their specific needs and circumstances.

We warmly welcome our students into our community, which is underpinned by a culture of outstanding relationships, nurture and unconditional high regard.


Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

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.


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. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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