Teacher (SEMHD) Key Stage 2 – Acorn School – Winkleigh, Devon

Location: Acorn School – Winkliegh, Devon 

Key Stage:

Salary: £23,000 – £28,000 per annum

Contract: 38 weeks plus 6 inset days

Start Date: April/May 2019

As Phoenix Education is expanding, we are looking for resilient, experienced SEMHD Teachers to join our dynamic team at Acorn School in Winkleigh. This is an exciting time to join the Acorn team as we look to expand the school on its brand new site in the beautiful countryside of Winkleigh.  This recruitment drive is part of stage two of Acorn Schools expansion plan. 

About Acorn School 

Acorn is an independent co-educational school which provides a supportive learning environment for students from Key Stage 2-4 with Social, Emotional, Mental Health difficulties, Autism Spectrum Condition and/or Specific Learning Difficulties. The school has recently relocated to a new site in Winkleigh and as a result, is expanding. 

We offer the opportunity to work within a truly therapeutic environment with teams dedicated to providing opportunities for children and young people to reach their individual potential; together with excellent employee benefits and opportunities for personal development.

‘We believe that all children & young people should be provided with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential; through building resilience, self-regulation and trusting relationships, we support our students to flourish; this promotes improved outcomes, attainment and self-esteem.’

Through honesty, empathy, aspiration, respect and teamwork, we strive to promote a culture where ideas can blossom, every individual can flourish and outcomes for all can be met.

The Role:

In your role you will be responsible for delivering Person-Centred education. You will have a full understanding of the statutory framework within which teachers work in order to enable our students to flourish and develop.

You will have a proven track record of working with children with a wide range of special educational needs, including those with complex autism as well as social, emotional and mental health difficulties.  You will also help to further build on a reputation of high-quality teaching and support for our pupils.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of Ofsted, Safeguarding and teaching Outstanding lessons

  • Understanding the needs of SEND children including skills in managing challenging behavior
  • Experience of working with SEND children
  • Monitoring quality and standards
  • Contributing to school planning and self-evaluation
  • Providing professional support to other teachers and support staff
  • Advising the Headteacher on appropriate resources and materials
  • Leading appropriate professional development.


Working as part of Phoenix Learning and Care entitles you to the following benefits:

  • Employee Pension Scheme
  • Retail/High-street Shopping Vouchers
  • Fully Paid Holiday allowance
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Fully paid classroom based induction with extensive ongoing training programs
  • Aid in obtaining extra qualifications and upskilling
  • Internal progression

How to Apply:

Cheryl – Recruitment Consultant

Please click on ‘Apply Online’ and you will be directed to our simple online application form which is mobile and tablet friendly. For more information please complete our short enquiries form below by clicking “Enquire” or call Cheryl on 01271379006 or email cpullen@plcl.org.uk

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

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