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Ellen Tinkham School is part of the Learn to Live Federation and is a successful special school catering for pupils with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties, from the age of 3 up to 19.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our vision:

Everyone will be the best that they can be
Everyone has a voice
No one is excluded

Our current vacancies are detailed below.  All vacancies advertised require a DBS disclosure, and require the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.  We will also carry out an online check of publicly available information to assess shortlisted candidates’ suitability to work children.

If you are interested in any of the roles detailed below, please complete an Application form and email this to recruitment@ellentinkham.devon.sch.uk

Current Vacancies 

*** SIXTH FORM LEAD/TEACHER ***

Ellen Tinkham is seeking to employ a Sixth Form Lead/Teacher to join our incredible teaching team in September 2024.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to lead our Sixth Form Department onto its next phase of development. The successful candidate must be creative, inspiring and have high expectations for our students and be ambitious for their future outcomes. This is a full-time permanent vacancy which has become available as our existing Sixth Form Lead/Teacher is retiring after 15+ years in the role.  Could you be the future Sixth Form Lead/Teacher we are looking for?

We need the successful candidate to:

  • Have experience teaching complex SEND students in KS4 / KS5
  • Inspire our young people
  • Demonstrate experience of leading a team
  • Build effective and positive relationships with families
  • Be an effective communicator
  • Realise our strategic vision
  • Keep the school vision at the centre of everything they do
  • Be part of a dedicated team creating a stimulating and person-centred environment

As part of our teaching team we offer:

  • A supportive environment
  • Class sizes of between 6-11 students
  • A comprehensive induction programme
  • High quality training and support from SLT and colleagues
  • Opportunities for career progression and middle leadership opportunities
  • Cross Federation working with colleagues from our associated school, Bidwell Brook based in Dartington
  • Networking opportunities with colleagues from other special schools through SWALSS and the SENtient Trust
  • Excellent CPD opportunities as part of the Devon Hub South West Institute for Teaching (SWIFT)
  • Access to Health & Wellbeing services

Opportunities to spend time in class and/or visits to the school are most welcomed. For an informal chat about the role, please telephone 01392 482533 to speak with Monika Davis, Head of Site.

The successful candidate will be required to commence in September 2024.  To apply for this post, please read the job description and complete the application form.  If you are accessing the MS Word application form from a mobile device, please “Save As” / download the form prior to completion.

Job Description / Application Form / Safeguarding Policy

The closing date is Monday 17th June 2024.  Completed applications should be returned to recruitment@ellentinkham.devon.sch.uk

*** PART TIME TEACHER ***

Ellen Tinkham has a vacancy for a fun, creative, inspiring, person-centred Teacher to join our teaching team in September 2024.  The position is for 2 days a week, actual days to be discussed at interview.

You must be enthusiastic and have a passion for providing high quality teaching and learning to pupils with SEND from ages 3 to 19 years. Our pupils deserve the very best and we are seeking a Teacher who can nurture and inspire our children, and foster a love of learning.  If you are looking for a career change but unsure whether SEND teaching is for you, we can offer sessions in class as part of the application process.  If you have a mainstream Primary or Secondary background and are considering working in the SEND sector, we would be keen to hear from you.

The successful candidate will keep the school ethos at the centre of everything they do and be part of a dedicated team creating a stimulating and person-centred learning environment.

As part of our teaching team we offer you:

  • A comprehensive induction programme
  • Class sizes of between 6-11 pupils
  • Opportunities for career progression and middle leadership opportunities
  • A supportive environment
  • Cross Federation working with colleagues from our associated school, Bidwell Brook based in Dartington
  • Networking opportunities with colleagues from other special schools through SWALSS and the SENtient Trust
  • Excellent CPD opportunities as part of the Devon Hub South West Institute for Teaching (SWIFT)
  • Access to Health & Wellbeing services

Opportunities to spend time in class and/or visits to the school are most welcomed. For an informal chat about the role, please telephone 01392 467168 to speak with Katy Bradley, Head of Site.

The successful candidate will be required to commence in September 2024.  To apply for this post, please read the job description and complete the application form.  If you are accessing the MS Word application form from a mobile device, please “Save As” / download the form prior to completion.

Job Description / Application Form / Safeguarding Policy

The closing date is Monday 17th June 2024.  Completed applications should be returned to recruitment@ellentinkham.devon.sch.uk

*** TEACHING ASSISTANTS ***

Ellen Tinkham School’s application process is now open to appoint Teaching Assistants to work in our vibrant and innovative special school in Exeter.

These positions would suit intelligent, caring and resilient people who will keep the school ethos in the centre of everything they do. The successful candidates will inspire our young people and be part of a dedicated team creating a stimulating and person-centred learning environment. The school caters for students and young people from 3 years to 19 years.  Class sizes are between 6-12 pupils. We currently have vacancies across the school and college. The successful applicants would need to be flexible in their approach and willing to work across all age groups, when required.

This role requires a DBS disclosure and the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

The salary range at C Grade (based on 5 days per week), Monday to Friday 9 am – 3.30 pm (1200 hours per annum), term time only, starts at £14,957 rising to £15,507.

We offer a range of staff benefits:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • Excellent employee assistance programme which includes physiotherapy, counselling, wellbeing and access to private healthcare if applicable;
  • Staff discounts;
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • Wide range of staff training and development opportunities including work based teacher training.
  • Amazing students, fantastic supportive colleagues.

The successful candidates will be required to commence as soon as possible.  To apply for this post, please read the job description and complete the application form.  If you are accessing the MS Word application form from a mobile device, please “Save As” / download the form prior to completion.

Job Description / Application Form / Safeguarding Policy

Completed applications should be returned to recruitment@ellentinkham.devon.sch.uk

Learn to Live Federation Governors

If you are interested in joining our Governing Body, please email Katy Young, our Clerk to Governors via clerk@learntolivefederation.co.uk

Everyone will be the best they can be; Everyone has a voice; No-one is excluded.