Secondary Teacher – Vacancy

The Wherry School

Specialist School for ASD Learners

(Supported by The Wherry School Trust)


SECONDARY CLASS TEACHER – 1 post available – From September 2019

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 secondary phase continues to grow with the acquisition of two Year 10 classes from September 2019. We are looking for a teacher with the passion to deliver a truly individualised curriculum and subject specialist delivery at KS4. We welcome all applications but would particularly encourage teachers who are ICT and/or Maths specialists to apply for this exciting post as we develop our curriculum. You will be joining our school staff in a newly built and resourced specialist setting for children with a diagnosis of autism and who 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 2019 approximately 12 new learners will join the school, 6 in the primary phase and 6 in Year 7 and we will begin delivery of the Key Stage 4 curriculum which will include a traditional GCSE offer as well as appropriate alternative qualifications. 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 candidate will be qualified teachers and required to deliver their subject specialism across classes in the Secondary 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. The ability, flexibility and confidence to deliver additional subjects across the secondary curriculum is essential. Candidates need to be able to offer a secondary subject alongside their specialism.

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 3 and 4 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 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 or attachments noted below:

  • Teacher Recruitment Information which includes

    • Person Specification

    • Secondary Teacher – job description

  • Teaching staff application form

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

  • Wherry School Recruitment Policy – can be found on our Website

Please email applications to

  • Closing date: Tuesday 14th May 2019

  • Interview date: Thursday 23rd May 2019

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.

Safeguarding Policy – Doc

Person Specification – Doc

Recruitment Pack – Doc

Application Form – Doc