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Middle Years Teacher




North Hill House School, Fromefield, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2HB

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time


MPS (£25,714 - £36,961) plus SEN allowance


Full time - fixed term for 1 year

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About the school:

Set in its own secure grounds, close to Frome town centre, North Hill House is an independent specialist day and residential school for boys and girls aged 6 to 19 years with high functioning autistic spectrum disorders and associated difficulties.

The school has been specifically designed to provide a strong focus for both UK and international students who need different levels of support to succeed, thus allowing young people with autistic spectrum disorders, Asperger's syndrome and associated difficulties to thrive effectively in an ever demanding and complex society. Students have ambitions to live and work as self reliant adults and we can help pupils to reach their goals with continued support, structure and guidance.

Residential provision up to 38 weeks is on the school site, with 52 week provision at Bath Road Children’s Home.

The role:

We are seeking a motivated, skilled and resilient Middle Years Teacher with experience and/or a strong interest in supporting young people on the autistic spectrum. The chosen candidate will demonstrate energy, enthusiasm and a flexible approach, and will be able to meet the changing needs of our young people.

Your focus will primarily be Key Stage 3, but the ability to teach across the key stages would be an advantage.

You may have experience of supporting young people with severe learning difficulties but this will not be essential. With the support of colleagues, you will develop the skills, confidence and experience to deal with the challenging behaviour that some of our students can, at times, exhibit. This role may involve some personal care and you must be a driver with at least 3 years driving experience. Enthusiasm, willingness to learn and emotional resilience are essential attributes. As Class Teacher, you will direct and mentor classroom support staff.

Experience of working in a SEN environment is desirable, along with knowledge of working with ASD and complex needs.

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.

Please note this role is fixed term from September 2021 for one full academic year.​ 

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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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