Abbot’s Way School is a fresh, forward thinking independent specialist day school, for students aged 7-14, and for students aged 7-16 from 2022 with dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.
Situated in the historic Somerset village of Meare, Abbot’s Way provides a vibrant and aspirational environment for students.
We hold a passion for specialist education and the highest aspiration for our students. Highest quality, holistic provision enables students to gain individually tailored support for their specific learning differences, in order to excel and achieve their personal potential, both academic and pastoral.
Students with specific learning differences are exceptional young people, with immense 'brilliance' and talent. They deserve the very best education where strengths are recognised and challenges are expertly understood and supported so that a student is not held back, but accelerated toward their potential.
At Abbot's Way our team of outstanding professionals work in harmony to discover, foster and develop young peoples’ strengths, enabling them to gain the self-belief and self-esteem they require, in order to flourish, thrive and learn.
We are looking for outstanding and committed team players who would like to be part of building and developing a quality, forward thinking provision.
Successful applicants will be able to evidence ‘inspirational learning with a difference’, and demonstrate:
· Absolute belief in a skills-based, themed curriculum
· Passion for multi-sensory, ‘student led’ learning
· Creativity, innovation and empathy
· Commitment to a strong safeguarding culture
Knowledge, skills and experience in the following areas is desirable:
· Dyslexia / SpLD
· Language disorder & processing
· Auditory processing
· Speech sound disorder
· Social communication
· High functioning ASD
· Sensory preferences & sensory integration
Clinical supervision is provided to support development of your clinical competences and deliver evidence based approaches to intervention.
Professional registration with RCSLT and HCPC is required
Contract Type: The post is for five days per week, term time only, plus inset days (5 per year)
Term time only, plus 5 inset days per year
Full time hours preferable
Salary: Band 6 posts, salary dependent on experience
Closing Date: 22nd October 2021
Abbot’s Way School is an equal opportunities employer.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.
Successful applicants are subject to an enhanced DBS check. You will need to provide 2 professional references, and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.