Teacher in Upper Key Stage 2 Vacancy

The Wherry School

Specialist School for ASD Learners

(Supported by The Wherry School Trust)


UPPER KEY STAGE 2 CLASS TEACHER (Year 5/) – 1 post available – From September 2018

The Wherry School,

Hall Road,


(information from Rachel Quick, Principal; Alex Gotte Business Administrator – 01603 629440)

  • MPS + SEN Point
  • Newly Qualified Teachers may wish to apply for this post

Following opening in September 2017 The Wherry School are delighted to offer this unique and exciting opportunity to inspire young people with autism as the school continues to grow. We are looking for a teacher with the passion to deliver a truly individualised curriculum at KS2. You will be joining our school staff in a newly built and resourced specialist setting for children with a diagnosis of autism and who all possess a mainstream ability profile.

The Wherry School opened in September 2017 with 48 learners, initially in Years 1 to 8, and within three years will grow to its full capacity of 100 students across the 4-19 age range. In September 2018 12 new learners will join the school, 6 in the primary phase and 6 in Year 7. The school has been established to meet a clear educational need in the area and is supported by a Trust and educational partners, all of whom are successfully providing outstanding education and/or support to children and young people in Norfolk.

The successful candidates will be qualified teachers and required to deliver their subject specialism across classes in the Primary School (approximately 6 children per class and 2 Teaching Assistants) and to personalise the learning for the children they teach and direct support staff to ensure that individual needs are met.

Already a teacher, or a newly or recently qualified teacher with relevant experience of working with children and young people with autism, you have a strong track record and knowledge of Key Stage 2 Curriculum. You will demonstrate excellent knowledge of working with pupils with Special Educational Needs and possess outstanding classroom management skills which reflect the specific needs of this group of learners along with highly developed interpersonal skills. What will set you apart will be your relentless commitment to achieving high standards of teaching and learning, your passion for improving outcomes for young people with Autism and the highest aspirations for all learners you work with.

If you are interested in this post please contact Rachel Quick, Principal of the Wherry School, at office@thewherryschool.co.uk to find out more about the role – please include a contact number in your email.

You can download the Recruitment Information Pack, including an application form, from our website at www.thewherryschool.co.uk or attachments noted below:

  • Teacher Recruitment Information which includes

    • Person Specification

    • Primary Teacher – job description

  • Teaching staff application form

  • Wherry School Safeguarding Policy 2017/18 – can be found on our Website

  • Wherry School Equal Opportunities Policy 2017/18 – can be found on our Website

Please email applications to office@thewherryschool.co.uk

  • Closing date: 14th May, 2018 – 12.00 noon

  • Interview dates: Visit and Assessment – 18th May, 2018 and formal interviews 23rd May, 2018.

The Wherry School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A full DBS check will be required for the successful candidate and all procedures and checks as in the school’s Safeguarding Children Policy will be followed. The Wherry School is an Equal Opportunities Employer. This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

Person Specification – PDF

Recruitment Information Pack – PDF

Equal Opportunities – PDF

Application Form – DOC