Unqualified Class Teacher - Special Needs Secondary School

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Unqualified Teacher Pay scale 1 - Fixed Term position until 31st August 2023

Closing Date: Friday 3rd February 2023

Interview Date: W/C 6th February 2023

Would you like secure employment where you can progress your career?

If you would like to build a career that gives you genuine sense of achievement and fulfilment knowing that you can have a positive impact on the young people we support, then look no further and apply today!

We want to hear from you if you are an ambitious, inspiring, committed, highly motivated Teacher with an interest in working with children with special educational needs. You will join and be supported by a successful team who seek the best outcomes for our students. The appointed candidate will teach and support to a curriculum based on a primary school model. The most important aspect of the successful candidate is enthusiasm for teaching and a desire to improve your own continuing professional development.  With a majority of our students with an ASC or LD diagnosis and/or Speech, Language and Communication difficulty, the school supports an extensive CPD program to allow staff to continue to develop specialisms.

Garston Manor is a specialist school for Autism, Learning Difficulties and Speech, Language and Communication Needs for students aged 11-16 who have a very wide range of difficulties and needs, from mild or moderate through to complex, with an increasing co-morbidity of needs, especially related to complex medical needs. Our vision is to become the Number 1 LD Secondary School in all of Hertfordshire.  The school recognises the individuality of each student and using the slogan ‘different for different’, together with good to outstanding staff and practices, through constant evaluation of our work and in collaboration with parents, carers and other professionals, strives and endeavours to help each student achieve their maximum potential. We believed Growing Minds Succeed.

Our staff are dedicated, hardworking team players committing to improving the outcomes for our students.  Our premises were built in 2014 boasting calm, clean spacious facilities conducive to a better learning environment.  Garston Manor are privileged to have a communal sensory circuit room, sensory room and sports facilities as well as outdoor learning spaces attached to each classroom. The school has strong links with the local and wider communities and has a very active and engaged PTA. 


Garston Manor School offers:

  • What we can offer you as a teacher?

  • A school which values you as a professional
  • Curriculum pathways designed with a holistic approach to meeting our students needs
  • Happy and enthusiastic students who enjoy learning
  • A committed team of passionate professionals
  • Strong support for your further professional development
  • Exposure to a wide range of leadership responsibilities
  • A welcoming, friendly working environment where everyone is valued
  • A good work/life balance
  • Annual Occasional Day
  • Optional Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • On-site Parking
  • Wellbeing and Mental Health Support Package

Candidates will need to demonstrate they are;

  • An outstanding teacher or aspiring to be outstanding
  • Innovative, creative, enthusiastic – able to deliver results
  • A clear vision for raising standards
  • A passion for education in its widest sense
  • Exemplary understanding of the teaching, learning and assessment process
  • A proven ability to inspire others
  • High expectations of both professional conduct and student behaviour
  • Knowledge of curriculum development and delivery
  • Interest in developing knowledge to understand data
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • High levels of resilience
  • Enthusiasm, common sense, initiative and good humour
  • Good organisational and communication skills


Garston Manor School follows Safer Recruitment practices: all posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and references will be required in advance of interview. All references are sought via email, so a valid email address is essential for all referees. Interviews will not be held without both references being in place. All staff are expected to embrace our Child Protection policy and safeguarding procedures.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy in advance of the closing date if there is a good level of response. We recommend applicants submit applications as early as possible.  We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Visits to the school are recommended, please come along and see for yourself. To arrange a visit please email the admin team on admin@garstonmanor.herts.sch.uk or call the office on 01923 673757 with any questions.  

Closing Date: Friday 3rd February 2023

Interview Date: W/C 6th February 2023



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Contact details

Miss Christine deGraft-Hanson , Headteacher
Garston Manor School Horseshoe Lane Garston Watford
Hertfordshire WD25 7HR

Telephone: 01923 673757
Fax: 01923 440344
Email: admin@garstonmanor.herts.sch.uk
Website: www.garstonmanor.herts.sch.uk
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