SEN Teacher, David Lewis School, Cheshire

SEN Teacher, David Lewis School

Location: Cheshire, SK9 7UD

32.5 hours per week (full-time)

Competitive Salary (dependent on qualifications, skills and experience)

David Lewis School is a small but growing non-maintained Special School for children and young people between the ages of 11 and 19. As a specialist education provider we enhance the skills and life options of children and young people with learning difficulties including autism, epilepsy, and other neurological disabilities. We recognise that successful learning is achieved through positive experiences and we strive to create a school day that is motivating, rewarding and purposeful.

We are looking for an inspirational SEN Teacher who is committed to developing the skills, confidence, ambition and independence of children and young people on their journey into adulthood.

The successful candidate will be:-

  • An outstanding teacher with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)
  • Experienced in and passionate about teaching children and young with special educational needs
  • Able to use their knowledge and skills to provide the best possible education for learners
  • Creative, resilient with a positive attitude
  • Committed to working collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Confident in dealing with children and young people who may display challenging behaviours

In addition to the range of employee benefits below, the role offers:

  • The opportunity to work in a highly specialist, supportive environment
  • An individualised curriculum based on the National Curriculum, developed specifically to meet the varied needs of the David Lewis learners
  • Wonderful learners with a highly positive and ambitious attitude to learning and to life
  • A commitment to individualised, specialised and collective continued professional

NOTE, this vacancy is open to applications from NQT’s (newly qualified teachers).

Other benefits include:-

  • 35 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Teachers’ pension
  • Up to 12 weeks full sick pay
  • Life Assurance Cover (3 x basic annual salary)
  • Annual Pay Award
  • Further Education Sponsorship
  • Career Progression
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing provision including:-
  • an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Health services
  • A Physio service for staff
  • A Staff Counsellor
  • On site pharmacy
  • On site gym and swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Employee Referral and Reward Scheme

To apply, please request an application form from

Informal Enquiries may be made to Angie Fisher, Director of Education on 01565 640186

Closing date: Friday 15th July 2022; Interviews may be arranged upon application.

David Lewis welcomes applications from a diverse talent pool.

To request any reasonable adjustments to support you with the application or shortlisting process please contact 01565 640024.

Working at David Lewis involves close and unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups including children and is therefore a regulated activity.  As part of our safer recruitment practices applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening which includes checks with previous employers.  This post, due to its nature, duties and responsibilities, will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).