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Primary Teacher




Sedgemoor Manor School, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4NP

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


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


Full time

Job Advert Role Description

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

This 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 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.  Enthusiasm, willingness to learn and emotional resilience are essential attributes.  You will 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.

Experience of working in a SEN environment is essential, along with knowledge of working with ASC 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.

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.

If you would like to arrange a visit or have an informal conversation about the role please contact Emily Bott, Headteacher on 07736 553924.

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 School is a specialist day school registered for 60 young people who have needs associated with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum and who are aged between 7 and 19 years. 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 can 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. Many of our students have struggled in mainstream education and thrive in an environment with other autistic students, where the level of support and teaching methods are specifically designed to overcome the challenges that they face.

Sedgemoor Manor offers an environment which promotes self-confidence, self-reliance and self-esteem and provides students with the strategies that they need to meet the challenges associated with their specific learning difficulties. We warmly welcome our students into our community, which is underpinned by a culture of outstanding relationships, nurture and unconditional positive regard.

We are proud to offer a broad range of on-site therapy. Our therapy team includes a Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, mindfulness coach and we are developing a Thrive Approach across the school.

We take pride in the environment we can offer.  The school is located in a beautiful, quiet, rural location in Somerset in a manor house, which has a range of outbuildings and extensive grounds. We have specialist rooms for maths, English, science, food, DT, mechanics, animal care, horticulture and outdoor learning. We have many animals on site including ponies, sheep, goats, cats, tortoises, fish, turtles, snakes and bearded dragons.

Our facilities for physical education are similarly outstanding. We have nine acres of playing fields where students play most field sports, including cricket, soccer and rugby, together with athletics and tennis on two hard courts. Our purpose-built sports centre houses four badminton courts, volleyball courts and a weight-training gym.

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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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