SEN Teacher - Newfriars College

Castle Grove off, Newhouse Rd, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent ST2 8BH
Unqualified - Upper Pay Range
26 Mar 2021
15 Apr 2021
Rob Millington
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

At Newfriars College we are passionately committed to harnessing the potential of every student. Do you believe that every learner deserves a rich, rewarding and stimulating education? Do you believe that the College has a critical role in transforming learning and enriching the lives of students and their families? Would you like to be part of something energetic, innovative and empowering? If so we would love to hear from you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented teacher to join our College. We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who is committed to achieving excellence and ensuring every student succeeds.  It is imperative that you have high expectations, ambition, a love of challenge and a determination to make a difference to the lives of our fantastic learners. You might not be qualified as a teacher yet, but we will support you to develop. If you have the right attitude, we can help you to build your expertise.

Leadership and management

You will work closely with colleagues and managers to ensure that the curriculum across the three Pathways at the College are in line with a range of internal and external stakeholder needs, to deliver an offer that is relevant and meets the needs of students preparing to transition into adulthood.

Quality of Education

You will have experience within a Special Education school or college. You should be able to demonstrate an approach to curriculum, teaching and learning that is exciting and innovative while also meeting the needs of our students. At Newfriars College we offer a broad curriculum of accredited courses including AS, GCSE, BTEC, NCFE as well as our innovative College ‘Step Up’ Qualification programme which is validated and celebrated through use of the ‘Evidence for Learning’ progress tracker app and ‘Levels of Engagement’ model.

Innovative and Rich Curriculum

We pride ourselves on providing a practical, skills based, personalised curriculum offer for all of our students across our three pathways to ensure we support the breadth of the learners at the College. We work collaboratively with our local community and the role will require proactive parental engagement. Our rich curriculum offer is outwards facing actively engaging our learners with their community. Learners benefit from an internal and external work experience and learning contextualised to real-life contexts.  Our curriculum offer embeds additional therapies, assistive technologies and a total communication approach to meet the individual needs of our young people.

So, are you a person who is innovative, systematic, well organised, self-motivated, collaborative in your approach? Do you have the experience of the successful development and delivery of creative, flexible curricula that support students on their journey towards achieving their potential and to prepare for successful adulthood? If this opportunity fills you with enthusiasm and you would like to join us on our exciting journey, then please submit an application. 


Newfriars College

Newfriars College is a Specialist FE College with 175+ students aged between 16 and 25 who have a range of Special Educational Needs. Every student is in receipt of an EHCP. At Newfriars, we are creating a vision that places our learners and their families at the heart of everything we do. The College is committed to a multi-disciplinary approach to meeting students' needs, and promotes high quality professional development for all staff.

Newfriars is part of Shaw Education Trust which is a growing, multi-academy trust based in Staffordshire, Birmingham and the North West. As part of the trust, our new colleagues will benefit from high quality professional development and will be supported in their career progression by our experienced leadership team. You will be an outstanding teacher willing to embrace and develop our collective values and ethics. In return your efforts will be recognised and rewarded and your contribution valued and celebrated by our whole College community. Our sole aim is to enable every one of our young people to thrive and reach their potential as well as enjoying their time at Newfriars. The College actively embeds the Shaw Education Trust ambitions to ensure every school and College delivers: A Positive Climate and Environment for Learning; ensures everything we do is ‘Best in Class’; that One Size

Fits One; We are about ‘Education for Life’, ‘Learning to Lead’ and ‘Improvement Never Stops’.


Applications welcome from FE, Secondary & Primary teachers. Applications from unqualified teachers are welcomed.

Applications from teachers who have knowledge of Specialist Communication including PECs, Makaton, AAC and Assistive technology are particularly welcomed

We welcome visits to the College prior to your application, via our College office. We are able to host visits when you will be given the opportunity to discuss the post further.

For an informal discussion about working for Newfriars College and the Shaw Education Trust, please contact: Rob Millington on 01782 987180 (college closes on Thursday 1st April for the Easter break so please make any enquiries before this date)

Our Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and young people. 

All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.


Application packs available from:


IMPORTANT Completed applications to be returned by e mail to

Closing date: 15th April 2021


Interviews 22nd or 23rd April 2021 – shortlisted candidates will be notified by e mail during the Easter break so please check your inbox. This will provide sufficient time to notify your employer.

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