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Class Teacher

Hours of work: Full-time teacher's hours 
Working pattern: Full-time
Fixed term for: One year

Salary details: A SEN allowance of £2,270 has been attached to this role

Closing date: Midday, Friday 14 October 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

The Southfield Trust/Hazel Court Secondary School
Larkspur Drive
East Sussex
BN23 8EJ

Phone:      01323 465720
Email:       recruitment@thesouthfieldtrust.com
Website:   www.thesouthfieldtrust.com

Please note, we do not accept CVs.


Class Teacher -  The Southfield Trust/Hazel Court Secondary School
Hazel Court Special School/FE department in Eastbourne is looking to appoint an excellent, self-motivated and inspirational class teacher who is committed to a pupil-centred approach to learning and who is dedicated to creating exciting, purposeful and challenging learning opportunities. This post is requried from January 2023.

Hazel Court is a dynamic Special School for pupils with severe learning disabilities and complex needs. The academy is part of The Southfield Trust which works in partnership with The Lindfield School and The South Downs School. The Southfield Trust is currently in an exciting phase of development including the opening of a new Free School.

Our aim at Hazel Court is to achieve the best possible outcomes for our young people for their future lives. Hazel Court is a positive environment with a very welcoming and highly supportive whole staff team approach. 

The successful candidate will be:

  • Innovative, creative and passionate about what they do for each individual learner
  • Able to contribute towards developing the independence, communication and self-regulation of each individual learner
  •  Committed to working with parents/carers and other professionals resulting in the best possible life outcomes and future opportunities
  •  Collaborative in their approach towards supporting the wider work of the school and Trust

Applications are encouraged from applicants with experience of supporting pupils with a range of special educational needs or who may have some experience but more than anything a willingness to learn through collaborative working with other skilled staff. 

For more information about the school please visit the Trust website:  www.thesouthfieldtrust.com

You are encouraged to visit the school - please contact Karen Sitwell-Cook, Assistant Headteacher at Hazel Court Secondary School directly to arrange a visit or for an informal chat about the post - email officehcs@thesouthfieldtrust.com or phone 01323 465720.

This post is initially required for Hazel Court, however, candidates should be aware they may be required to work on any one of the Trust’s school sites.  

A teaching post application form, job description and person specification can be accessed via the Vacancies tab on our Trust Website at www.thesouthfieldtrust.com

We look forward to receiving your application.  We do not accept CVs. Your application will be accepted if sent by email to recruitment@thesouthfieldtrust.com 

The Southfield Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Employment will be subject to satisfactory DBS Enhanced clearance and references.

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/198429/27506

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne, East Sussex

  • Salary
  • £25,714 to £41,604 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 14/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • The Southfield Trust/Hazel Court Secondary School

  • Contract type
  • Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 32.5

  • Job type
  • Teaching and Leadership