Peterhouse School, Preston New Rd, Southport, PR9 8PA

Employer: Autism Initiatives, Peterhouse School

Salary: MPS/UPS + 2 SEN Points

Hours: Full time

Closing: 10th June 2024

Are you seeking a workplace that offers a variety of inspiring, enjoyable, and rewarding experiences every day? A role where you feel fulfilled knowing that you and your team have made a difference to the amazing young people in your care?

Peterhouse is a non-maintained Specialist School for autistic pupils aged 5-19 in Southport. We are looking for an enthusiastic and caring class teacher with a passion for SEN and a creative, inspirational approach to delivering the curriculum. The successful candidate will join our thriving school and make a real difference to the lives of our learners!

Peterhouse School offers a rich and ambitious curriculum for all our learners to best equip them for the future. We have high expectations for learners’ progress in the core areas of interaction and communication, cognition, physical development, social, emotional, and mental health, as well as self-help and independence. Every pupil has a personalised curriculum that is closely aligned with their education, health, and care plan (EHCP). Our high-quality curriculum is led by our expert teaching staff but is created collaboratively with parents, carers, and other professionals and specialists as needed. We want pupils to be excited about coming to school and love learning. We want them to be motivated and challenged and watch as they thrive in a school that understands their individuality and celebrates their unique qualities and strengths. Most of all, we are committed to providing every learner with the tools and strategies to become a successful adult with autism.

What is the role?

Peterhouse is seeking to appoint a talented and motivated Class Teacher to join our team in September or as soon as possible thereafter. Our successful candidate will offer our pupils the best teaching and learning experiences and opportunities, ensuring they achieve the excellent outcomes they deserve. Having experience working with learners with autism is essential, and our successful candidates will be selected based on their commitment and enthusiasm to learn and develop new skills to achieve the very best for our learners and their individual development. We invite all interested applicants to contact us to arrange a visit.

Due to the growth of the school, we are looking to appoint from a range of experience, which could include:

  • Mainstream teachers who have knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum and SEN in mainstream
  • Teachers with expertise in working with students with high needs ASC
  • We are particularly interested in applicants with specialist subject knowledge in Maths but this is not essential
  • ECTs are welcome to apply

What do we offer?

In addition to a competitive salary, the following benefits are offered:

  • Teacher pension scheme
  • Excellent ongoing professional development research-informed practise and training.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • A team of leaders, teachers and staff that are welcoming, skilled and dedicated to our pupils
  • A stable, friendly and committed staff team determined to give our learners the best possible opportunities;
  • Learners who enjoy school and thrive on their broad-based curriculum and wide range of activities;
  • An exceptional school with good established practices, a sound financial position and future place of growth;
  • High levels of support to develop your teaching, including partnership work
  • We offer a competitive rewards and benefits package

We place the outcomes of the children and young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do.  We want our staff to work with the knowledge that their role has a significant and positive impact on the lives of others.

Peterhouse School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check with barred list information, the cost of which will be met by Autism Initiatives.

How to Apply

If you are interested in the above position we would be delighted to hear from you. Further information and an online application form are available here , or you can contact us via