Job title:        Primary Teacher

Location:        Westbourne School, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

Hours:             8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Salary:            Up to £32,000 dependent on experience

Contract:        Permanent, Term Time only


About the Group:

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

Acorn Education and Care provide Education and Care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.


About the School:

Westbourne School will cater for children aged 11-18 and aims to achieve an occupancy of 49 pupils. We are a new specialist SEN school based in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. Located in the original school building, brought right up to date with top class learning and vocational facilities.


About the Role:

You will be responsible for planning and delivering various subjects across the curriculum. 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 one year in to our development, 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 a unique opportunity to develop subjects with learning and engagement at the core of everything we do. With access to high quality teaching rooms and vocational facilities, the only restriction is imagination.

Teachers at Westbourne 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.


Who we are looking for?

The successful candidate will be versatile in their teaching approach and be willing to teach across a variety of subjects including English, Maths, Science and Topic. Subjects such as Design Technology will be delivered by specialists. Having Primary and/or SEND experience will support in this role.

If you are passionate about this truly unique and rewarding sector and have the energy, drive and desire to motivate our pupils and ensure they achieve the best possible outcomes, then we welcome your application.

Why work for us?

A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Pension
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Free School Meals onsite
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Employee Rewards Hub

This position is due to commence in or around September 2020 (subject to approved reference / DBS checks).  Applications for this post are invited through the Acorn Education and Care website 

If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please email

Previous applicants wont need to apply. Please get in touch if you would like your application re-instating. 

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

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