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Teachers ready to take their next big step in special needs education

If you are

  • an existing mainstream teacher, ready to make a serious commitment to professional development in special education
  • an existing special school teacher, looking to deepen and extend your expertise in preparation for a leadership rol
  • an NQT looking to start your career in one of the UK's leading special school

we would like to hear from you.

Whitefield Academy Trust is internationally recognised for its expertise in teaching children and young people with a wide range of special educational needs. Our schools, situated on two campuses in Waltham Forest in North East London, are dedicated to helping students with complex needs, autism, and visual impairment unlock their full potential and lead happy and fulfilled lives. We also have a base in a local college where students develop independence and gain vocational qualifications.

you will have the opportunity to gain a Post Graduate Diploma in Special Education whilst working with us. Middle and senior leaders are supported to complete the National Professional Qualification for Middle/Senior Leadership

If invited to interview, you will get a chance to visit different parts of the Academy and we will work to match your skills and aspirations to our needs

About Us:

Whitefield Academy Trust comprises: 

Whitefield Schools – an outstanding school based in Walthamstow which provides specialist education for pupils with complex needs including communication and interaction difficulties.

Joseph Clarke School –  based nearby in Highams Park and highly regarded for its expertise in visual impairment.

Both schools have a long history in their community; Whitefield Schools opened in 1903 and Joseph Clarke School celebrated its centenary last year.

The Trust Schools attract pupils from North and East London and surrounding counties and together have more than 450 pupils on roll. 

Our Research and Development Centre provides support, training and resources for both school staff and other professionals. It also hosts an excellent library. Our Outreach Service which supports pupils across 4 Local Authorities.

Waltham Forest as an area combines the best aspects of vibrant city living with easy access to some beautiful green spaces. It has excellent transport links.

Download more details and the application form below

Whitefield is uncompromising in its commitment to safeguarding children and young people.

  • Closing date 23 September 2019
  • Interview date 8 October 2019