Location: Doucecroft School, Eight Ash Green

Salary: £22,244 to £32,831 plus up to 2 SEN points available for a suitably experienced and qualified candidate

Full time role 

Job ref: D158 

Autism Anglia’s Doucecroft School is a vibrant, dynamic and highly supportive independent day and boarding school for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition.

Our school provides a bespoke, individualised education to children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition and has a proven track record of dramatically raising the outcomes for the students who have completed their education with us. 

Our school has multidisciplinary working at the heart of achieving outcomes for children and young people, with specialist therapists and professionals providing expertise in addition to the highly skilled education team.. All staff within the school are committed to striving towards outstanding, led by an enthusiastic and dynamic senior management team. 

We are looking for a highly motivated and inspirational teacher who is committed to improving the life chances of children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced teacher to develop their career in a school which offers excellent continued professional development, support and supervision. By its nature, Doucecroft School offers an excellent work/life balance reflected by small class sizes and a senior management team who are committed to reducing the administrative tasks of its teachers, in order to allow teaching staff to focus heavily on direct outcomes for the students. 


  • Qualification in Teaching, eg BEd, PGCE – essential
  • Qualification/training in special education – essential
  • Knowledge of S.E.N. and assessment across both P levels and National Curriculum levels - essential
  • Relevant experience working with students with autism or learning disabilities in an educational setting – essential
  • Training in the management of challenging behaviour - essential
  • Experience working with students across the ability range and autistic spectrum - desirable
  • Experience managing a team of learning support assistants 

Further information and an application pack can be downloaded from the links shown below. If you would like to speak to someone about this role  please contact Cat Symington, Business Manager, Doucecroft School, Abbotts Lane, Colchester, Essex CO6 3QL. Telephone 01206 771234. 

Visits to the school are highly recommended to fully appreciate the fantastic environment and ethos of our school. For an informal chat about the role or to organise a visit please contact Jane Smart; Head Teacher directly on 01206 772134 

Closing date for applications will be Friday 29 March 2018

Interviews will be held w/c 23 April 2018 

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as well as requiring a signed declaration of ‘disqualification by association’ for anyone who lives or works in your household.

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