At OFG, we work smarter so you can spend more time doing what makes you happy!

How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*?

Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s work/life balance. We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

4DWW will be rolled out within our school, when we have a full complement of staff, and within the next year – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join us #teamOFG!

Job Title:          Class Teacher

Location:          Wessex Lodge School, Frome, Somerset

Salary:              £32,000 upwards per annum

Hours:              40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Contract:          Full Time, Permanent

Must be UK based

We are looking for an experienced Class Teacher to join our fantastic team at Wessex Lodge School, Frome.

About the role

As a Class Teacher and under the reasonable direction of the Head Teacher, carry out the professional duties of a teacher as outlined in the job description.

You will ensure provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students studying in the curriculum area, in accordance with the aims of the school and the curricular policies.  You will contribute to raising standards of student attainment and to facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their full potential.  You will develop and enhance the teaching practice of others and to monitor and support the overall progress and development of students within the curriculum area.

Educated to Qualified Teacher Status, you will be calm, engaging, resilient, and have an innovative style of teaching, motivated by helping every pupil to reach their potential.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • To safeguard all pupils across the school
  • To exhibit the highest level of professional standards at all times
  • To plan and deliver learning to a class.
  • To promote the love of learning in whatever area of school life to all students
  • To promote the school aims under the banner… An individualised education to improve life outcomes.

Purpose of the Job:

  • To ensure you contribute to the highest possible levels of safeguarding across the school.
  • To deliver and drive outstanding teaching and learning across the school.
  • To support the whole school e-safety working alongside the PSHE lead and DSL to ensure appropriate curriculum coverage and outcomes
  • To teach a class as necessary to ensure the effective delivery of the school’s curriculum


  • Driving Licence 
  • QTS


  • SEMH experience  

About us

Wessex Lodge School comprises of two main sites: Wessex Lodge School, the main school where classroom-based activities take place, the second site being Newmead Farm, located in Maiden Bradley and allows students the opportunity to explore subject paths which would otherwise not be available to them.

We have grown to support 40 students, aged 8-18 years old. Each student has individual needs based on developmental challenges, Social and Emotional Mental Health difficulties or Autism. We support them using individual plans and the THRIVE approach. Wessex Lodge offers all students an individualised education to improve life outcomes.

The established staff team come from a variety of previous occupations and have individual skills, which can be utilised, within this school. So, if you have an interest and/or qualifications in animal care, horticulture, construction, outdoor education, forestry or any other specific trade or hobby, we would love to hear from you!

Why join Acorn Education & Care?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS and social media checks.

*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy. 


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