Work With Us

 

If you would like to join the Gretton team, then we’d love to hear from you.

 

Visit our Virtual Tour page to see a student interview our Headteacher and a tour of our school. 

We require highly motivated, well qualified and experienced staff with the drive to contribute to the further development of the school.  Successful candidates must be experienced and have a knowledge and understanding of Autism Spectrum Conditions.  You will also be dynamic, flexible, committed and have an abundance of energy and enthusiasm.

"It's a family here. Staff help each other and students interact. It's a happy little

family!"

-Kitchen Staff

 

Gretton School is an independent specialist school for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, specifically high functioning autism. We welcome students from 5—19 years old, as weekly boarders or as day students. Based just outside Cambridge, we work with 12 counties to provide a broad and individualised education for these unique and wonderful students.

 

The school is growing and developing, it’s integrated therapeutic team are working tirelessly alongside the management team and the teaching and support staff to further develop our fantastic practise and outcomes. This is a really exciting time for Gretton School, its staff and students, do you have what it takes to share the journey, and effectively support the school to its rightful bright future?

 

To apply please click on 'Apply Now' under the relevant job vacancy, download and complete the application form then email your completed form to jobs@grettonschool.com

Vacancies

Gretton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

We aim to be a fair employer and are committed to equal opportunities. Gretton School does not discriminate against employees on the basis of gender, ethnic origin, disability or age.

  • Deputy SENDCo

    Start date: September 2021, 

    Apply by date: 10.05.21

    Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

    Salary: £24,507 - 29,664 DOE

    Your new role:

    You will  work closely with the SENDco to coordinate the school’s SEN provision and oversight of the day to day operation of that policy with the aim of raising all SEN pupil achievement. 

    What will you need to succeed?

    • Ability to effectively support and advise colleagues

    • Awareness of child protection issues

    • Proven SENDCO experience in the UK, or equivalent (desirable)

    • SENDCO qualification or willingness to work towards 

    • Have strong communication, literacy and numeracy skills

    • Eligible to work in the UK (must have valid visa)

    • Recent classroom-based references and valid DBS/police checks

    • Solution focused approach to challenge

    • Enthusiasm and resilience

    • Teamwork skills 

    • Reliability and integrity 

    • Good personal and professional organisation skills

    • Flexibility

  • SENDCo

    Start date: September or ASAP

    Apply by date: 10.05.21

    Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

    Salary: £29,664 - £36,961 DOE

    Your new role: 

    You will be responsible for the Strategic development of the school's Special Educational Needs provision and oversight of the day-to-day operation of that policy with the aim of raising all SEN pupil achievement.

    Coordinate all Annual Reviews and reviews of Individual Education Plans and attend / chair reviews. 

    What will you need to succeed?

    • Ability to effectively support and advise colleagues

    • Awareness of child protection issues

    • Proven SENCO experience in the UK, or equivalent (essential)

    • SENCO qualification (desirable) 

    • Have strong communication, literacy and numeracy skills

    • Solution focused approach to challenge

    • Enthusiasm and resilience

    • Teamwork skills 

    • Reliability and integrity 

    • Good personal and professional organisation skills

    • Flexibility

  • Primary Teacher

    Start date: September 2021

    Apply by date: Friday 21st May

    Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time

    Salary: Competitive

    Suitable for newly qualified teachers (NQT)

    Your new role:

    We are looking for exceptional people to work with our exceptional students. We are recruiting a full time, permanent Primary Class Teacher to join our team from September 2021.  

    What will you need to succeed?

  • Night Residential Support Worker

    Start date: ASAP

    Apply by date: Thursday 22nd April.

    Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

    Salary: Up to £16,800 pa

    We are recruiting a Residential Support Worker to work in a friendly and supportive boarding environment where your input will be key in achieving positive outcomes for our young people. Our warm and homely boarding houses allow young people to stay at Gretton from Monday to Friday during term time. 

     

    Working Hours:

    • 22.15– 08.15 Monday through to (and including) Thursday nights only during term time.

    What will you need to succeed?

    We are seeking people who thrive on working in a challenging but immensely rewarding environment. Experience of working with people with autism is not necessary, but a commitment to learning is. Relevant training - Level 3 qualification in residential childcare is provided.

  • Bank Teaching Assistant

    Start date: As soon as possible 

    Apply by date: ongoing hire

    Salary: £10.00 per hour

    We are recruiting for bank staff Teaching Assistants.

    Your new role:

    We are looking for exceptional people to work with our exceptional students. The successful candidates will have the ability to support teaching across either the primary or the secondary phases. You will need to flexible with your availability including being available at short notice as you may be covering pre planned cover, sickness cover and any temporary absences.

     

    What will you need to succeed?

    We are seeking people who thrive on working in a challenging but immensely rewarding environment, who are passionate about supporting the development of social, life and independence skills and who truly want to make a difference in the lives of young people.

Mrs Beardmore - Music Teacher & Form Tutor

“I have worked at Gretton School since 2015. Not only does the school provide great challenges and opportunities for teachers in terms of curriculum development and planning but also it provides a great sense of pride and achievement in your work. In the twenty years that I’ve been a teacher, I’ve not worked anywhere where you feel so valued for your skills and ideas.

Gretton staff are very much a squad and motivate and encourage everyone in all aspects, both in school and socially. Gretton School encourages and cares about your work-life balance. This understanding of the pressures of family life is one of the many reasons that I love being a part of Gretton. After working in mainstream education for 17 years, this approach, alongside the real opportunity to educate fantastic students, is both refreshing and inspiring.”

Mrs Taylor O'Farrell - DT Teacher & KS3 Leader

“I can say without any hesitation, how much I love my role here at Gretton.  Leaving mainstream education and coming to a school where the entire focus is to promote progression and individualise support for the unique learner; feels like I have found my ultimate niche.  Every day I learn something new and incredible about ASC and other associated conditions.  I work with some of the brightest most intelligent minds, who just happen to see the world slightly differently to me; who in turn, have helped me develop strategies for my profoundly autistic son.  I am the happiest I have been in my entire career.”

Mr Watkins - Exams Officer & KS4 Form Tutor

"Since starting at Gretton in June 2016, it has been a pleasure to work alongside the most dedicated and hard-working team of colleagues. Every day the team go over and above expectations, to ensure every student is given the same opportunity to progress, to feel happy and be safe."

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