Job Vacancies

Class Teacher

Location: The Bridge Special School, Ipswich

Salary: MPS / UPS currently £24,373 to £40,490 + SEN Allowance £2,209

Job start: September 2020 or earlier

Job term: Full time

Job type: Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly improving special school, which joined the Unity Schools Partnership multi academy trust in June 2019.

At this exciting time for the school, we are looking for an inspirational Class Teacher with a passion for SEN and a creative, innovative approach to delivering the curriculum, to join us and make an impact on the learning of our students. We are looking for candidates with the motivation and determination to ensure that students make progress and also to improve and boost their experience.

The Bridge Special School is a popular school educating children and young people between the ages of 3 – 16 who have a wide range of communication, physical, and profound and multiple learning difficulties. Many of the pupils are on the Autistic Spectrum. The school serves a catchment area that covers Ipswich and surrounding areas of Suffolk. The whole school is based on one campus, with the primary building constructed and opened in 2015 and the construction of a new, purpose-built secondary unit planned for this year.

The school is part of a collaborative, forward thinking Academy Trust of 25 schools. Unity Schools Partnership will be creating a network of special schools working together as we have recently been approved to open new special schools in Ipswich and Romford, as well as already having a special school in Haverhill.

You will be supported in your role by experienced special education leaders who will be available to offer advice and guidance as the school moves forward under their leadership. Significant training and development are available through opportunities for professional development, research, teacher training and collaboration between schools and across phases.

For more information, to arrange a visit or an informal discussion about the role please contact Tina Sharman, Deputy Headteacher by email [email protected] or phone 01473 556200.

Closing Date: 09:00 am, Friday 31st January 2020

Interviews: Tuesday 4th February 2020

To apply, please visit

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required. This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2018 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.


Deputy Headteacher – Southend-on-Sea

Salary: Leadership Group: Spine Points 12-16

Closing Date: 5th February 2020 at Midday

Interviews: 12th February 2020

Website for further details and an Application Form:


Brief Description of vacancy:

The students, staff and governing body wish to appoint a dynamic and talented leader to become the next Deputy Headteacher of St. Nicholas Special Secondary School. They will be able to demonstrate their commitment to our students, their education and their future by their enthusiasm, motivation and acting as a positive role model.

We are looking for a candidate who:

  • Is an outstanding teacher
  • Has the highest expectations of themselves, colleagues and students.
  • Shares the same aspirations and vision for all aspects of our school, working in partnership with all staff, students, parents and governors
  • Has an in-depth knowledge of teaching and learning
  • Has a record of success in middle or senior management of raising standards and implementing new initiatives.
  • Is an excellent communicator.


We can offer you: 

  • A unique community of students who will provide you with great challenge but also great reward
  • A school that is well respected within the community and valued by its parents
  • A friendly and supportive team of staff and governors
  • Support for your continued professional development
  • An opportunity to make a genuine difference to the future of our school and its students


Visits to the school are essential.  Please arrange a visit to the school by ringing the school office on 01702 462322

All applications need to be returned to the school, via email to [email protected] by Wednesday 5th February at midday.


SEN Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The post will be subject to pre-employment checks. References will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.