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Art Teacher - Maternity Cover




Coxlease School, Clay Hill, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7DE

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time


UQT Bands 1 - 6 (£18,169 - £28,735) / QTS Main Scale Bands 1 - 6 (£25,714 - £36,961) + SEN allowance upon successful probation


Full time

Job Advert Role Description

Aspris Children’s Services (an independent company which was formally Priory Education and Children’s Services) is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist care and education for a reason. We recruit some of the most committed people in the sector.

We are seeking a forward-thinking and adaptable Art Teacher, who will encourage and inspire our learners at Coxlease School.  Please note this is a fixed-term, maternity cover position.

Coxlease School is a specialist provision set just outside of Lyndhurst.  Boasting direct access to New Forest walks and a calming, spacious site, Coxlease School provides a therapeutic approach to teaching SEMH students.  We are a small school with ages ranging from Primary years to post-16, so it comes to no surprise that positive relationships with staff and students is at the forefront of what we do. We provide education through a holistic, SEND friendly curriculum, incorporating therapy, social skills and an enrichment programme into our everyday teaching.

We are offering a unique opportunity to experience a different setting within education, which can support any teacher (qualified or unqualified) with building on knowledge and insight within the social, emotional and mental health sector. This opportunity allows educators to test their skills and ideas in a non-judgmental location, which in turn, allows individuals to reflect on good practice and move forward with their professional development.

We pride ourselves in building strong, trusting relationships with students who come from all walks of life. From this, we adapt our teaching to ensure all our learners achieve, and we (as a team) thrive in providing our students with valuable, positive life experiences.

We are a supportive, humorous group who welcome anyone with their own ideas, resilience and the ability to see our students beyond their paperwork.

What we can offer…

  • A full-time teaching assistant
  • Generous PPA and timetable flexibility
  • CPD opportunities & additional 1:1 mentor support (if required)
  • Small class sizes (Maximum of 8 students per class)
  • A generous budget to ensure you have what you need
  • An opportunity to gain experience within a unique education setting 
  • SEN allowance (if applicable)
  • Work-life balance ethos (promoting mental wellbeing for staff)
  • Breakfast and lunch is provided to all staff
  • On-site gym facility.

What we are looking for…

  • Someone with fresh ideas
  • Willing to teach across the key stages (Year 3 – Year 11)
  • Enthusiasm and resilience towards challenging behaviour
  • A Sociable, team player
  • The ability to understand and respect our students’ histories
  • Excellent use of initiative with a non-defeatist attitude
  • A willingness to think outside the box
  • Able to adapt to our behaviour policy.

Aspris 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 the Disclosure & Barring Service.

What do you get in return?

  • A generous salary
  • Being part of a company that invests in you and your team for personal and professional development
  • Reward and discount schemes
  • Pension
  • Enhanced DBS fee paid
  • Access to a holiday package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing support

All applicants with varied experience welcome to apply.  



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

Our UK specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes and fostering agency provide the highest standards of support to children with a range of needs. This includes autism, learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and supporting some of society’s most vulnerable children. With a large national footprint, as well as education services in the Middle East, this also offers significant and exciting development and progression opportunities for our staff.


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


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