Independent Specialist School Teacher

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Town/City: Peterborough
Salary Details: £32,000-£36,000
Vacancy Type: Full time, permanent
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am until 4pm, 8.30am until 5pm on Wednesdays for team meetings

Are you looking to start a career within a small Independent Specialist School with class sizes up to 7 pupils, and one Teaching Assistant?

The Beeches’ vision is to provide support and care for children with learning difficulties and challenging behaviours, promoting independence, choice and valuing individual uniqueness, diversity and achieving outcomes that matters most to the children and young people we care for.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time teacher to join our Independent Specialist School in Peterborough where we support young people aged between 9 – 19 years with a range of disabilities and primarily a diagnosis of autism, with a particular specialism in developing communication and social skills through a therapeutically informed approach.

Within our school settings, our ethos is to ensure our pupils receive excellent educational opportunities and acquire knowledge and skills, e.g. numeracy, literature and IT skills, in addition to developing personal and life skills that will support them through to adult life. You should be passionate for the wellbeing of children, and have a caring and patient nature.

No two days are ever the same, sometimes they may be challenging but always positive.

What you will need to succeed:

  • You must have a QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) Qualification or PGCE, which is required for the position, with a minimum of two years of teaching experience.
  • Experience in teaching Year 3-Year 6 and/or SEN Year 7-11.
  • An understanding of SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities).
  • Due to the personal choice of the people we support, we are looking to recruit someone who has a full clean UK driving licence.

What does an Independent Specialist School Teacher do?

  • Ensure that all learners undertake highly individualised learning programmes, designed to meet their specific needs and aspirations.
  • Deliver highly effective teaching, learning, and assessment that enables all learners make better than expected progress against their outcomes.
  • Play an active role in young people’s lives, prioritising the experience of the learners, and being an excellent and supportive colleague.


As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to young people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and benefits as one of our employees, in addition to the following:

  • Paid leave for school holidays
  • Company pension scheme 
  • SAGE Employee Benefits
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Birthday bonus
  • Free access to around the clock employee assistance programme for advice and support
  • Regular CPD training
  • Free car parking
  • Fully funded enhanced DBS
  • Fast tracking through HR

*T&C’s apply based on contract

To apply for this role, please send your CV to or complete an application form below.

*All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and pre-employment checks.

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