Primary Teacher

Job title:              Primary Teacher                                                                          

Salary:                 £24,000 – £30,000 per annum

Location:             Westbourne School, Sutton in Ashfield                                             

Hours:                  37.5 hours per week

Contract:             Permanent

We are looking for an inspiring and innovative Primary Teacher to help develop and grow a new specialist Autism and Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties provision based in Sutton-in-Ashfield. Located in an imposing, traditional building, with top class learning and vocational facilities, you will have access to high quality resources and equipment. As a Primary Teacher, this is a truly unique and exciting opportunity to help shape a brand new school and help create a truly exceptional learning environment, to support and develop our pupils. You will have the opportunity to create and tailor the curriculum as well as access high quality CPD to help pursue your own personal goals.

About the role

Westbourne School caters for children aged 11-18. You will be responsible for planning and delivering across all subjects as required. Differentiation and individualised learning strategies are vital skills required to meet the needs of all our pupils who will have had varying degrees of success in their educational lives.

As we are new, you will be tasked with creating exciting and inventive curriculums, aiming to utilise all of our resources and looking far beyond the confines of a classroom. This truly is an amazing opportunity to develop subjects with learning and engagement at the core of everything we do. With access to high quality facilities, the only restriction is imagination.

The teachers at Westbourne School are encouraged to take a creative approach, seeking ways to positively engage with and motivate pupils. You will be confident in directing and utilising support staff within the classroom, in order to create a fun and effective learning environment for our pupils.

The ideal candidate will successfully set a vision and targets for pupil success and be confident in using their knowledge and expertise to monitor progress, give regular feedback and encourage our young people to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Who we are looking for?

The successful candidate will be versatile in their teaching approach and be willing to teach a number of subjects across the curriculum. QTS is preferred.

This can be a challenging environment and therefore determination and resiliency are key characteristics for the post. We are seeking a Teacher with an understanding of SEMH and ASD, allowing the successful candidate to immediately form positive relationships and adapt to the needs of the pupils. However, we invest heavily in teacher development and want staff who endeavour to achieve more.


Acorn care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.

We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.