Dunstable, Luton, Bedford, Leighton Buzzard, St Albans
Childcare, Education/Teaching, Public Sector
Full Time

Head Teacher: Mrs. Lisa Leonard

The Chiltern School is Growing!
Inspire; Endeavour, Achieve
Central Bedfordshire
Class Teacher (SEND)

Maternity Cover/Fixed and permanent contracts

Salary: MPS/UPS (salary dependent on experience)
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are looking for a teacher who “Dares to be different”. If you are passionate about education, have high aspirations for young people and you are an outstanding teacher with the ability to engage pupils in motivating and creative learning, come and join our talented team. 

The Chiltern School is an Area Special School in Central Bedfordshire, we cater for pupils from 3-19 years across 2 sites. We provide a stimulating learning environment for pupils who have a wide range of needs from communication and interaction, cognition and learning; physical, sensory, medical, social, emotional and mental health. We were rated a Good school by OFSTED in October 2017, join us as we embark on our journey to become an Outstanding Centre of Excellence for SEND. 

Our vision is to develop children who are happy, confident, inquisitive and independent.

Our curriculum is highly personalised, pupils follow different pathways to meet their changing needs, with a strong emphasis on celebrating the small steps. We have a caring yet purposeful environment where high expectations, good manners and positive relationships are nurtured. 

Staff work together, expertly and enthusiastically, we provide high quality opportunities for continuous professional development, promote action research and use evidence based practice to enrich our own learning. 

We believe that the individual is at the heart of everything we do, everyone is valued and our differences are celebrated. It is our aim that as members of the Chiltern Family: 

  • Everyone will thrive
  • Everyone will feel safe, happy and fulfilled 
  • Everyone will want to explore the world
  • Everyone will acknowledge, encourage and nurture strengths and talents
  • Everyone will be able to engage in positive and healthy relationships
  • Everyone will have the determination to take the next step
  • Everyone will challenge themselves when presented with opportunities for personal growth and development 
  • Everyone will be encouraged to express themselves, make choices and engage in decision making about issues that affect their lives

The ideal candidate will embody our school values which are:-

  • Curiosity                        
  • Respect
  • Optimism                       
  • Resilience
  • Kindness                        
  • Humour
  • Respect                        
  • Courage

This opportunity would suit candidates with or without special school experience, we welcome teachers from mainstream schools and NQT's who want to develop their SEND skills in a forward thinking and supportive school. We are looking to appoint a teacher who:

We welcome applications from NQTs and teachers with mainstream or special school experience. This is a Fixed term maternity cover position.  

Application packs are available in this advert and from downloading on the school website:-

No CV's will be accepted

Visits to this split site school are encouraged. These can be arranged by contacting:- Karen Unsworth, Headteacher’s PA 01582 667106 or email –  

Closing date for applications: Thursday 8th February 2018 at 9am

Our preference is for completed application forms to be returned by email. However, forms can be posted or hand delivered to either school site. Receipt of application forms will always be acknowledged by e-mail.  

Interviews:- Week commencing 19.02.18

The Chiltern School, Primary Site, Beech Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 3LY
The Chiltern School, Secondary Site, Kingsland Campus, Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, LU5 5PX