KS3 Teacher of Maths and/or Science

Required for September 2023

Full or part-time.  Permanent contract. You may have a background in secondary or upper primary school.

Salary range £31,059  to £39,092 fte according to skills and experience

Do you remember why you became a teacher?

Was it the thought of making a difference to young people’s lives every lesson and when you could see meaning in all your preparation and hard work?

Was it the chance to use your personality and creativity to unlock potential and see with your own eyes the positive impact you made on young people’s lives?  When you recognised small steps forward and went home with a smile on your face?

Was it the challenge of working hard as part of a supportive team, where there was no “he’s alright with me” culture and you could share highs and lows with colleagues with no fear of being criticised or resented? At The Haven, we work with young people who have not been successful in mainstream schools. We build positive relationships and find solutions to get them back on track.

We are looking for a teacher who:

    • knows that one size doesn’t fit all;
    • can inspire a love of Science, Maths or possibly both.
    • wants to go home every day feeling good about their contribution, but still able to spend time with friends and family.

We are very proud of our school and love working here. If you think it might be the change you’ve been looking for, please call for a chat or, even better, come in to see us and talk to our staff. Don’t worry if you haven’t worked in a special school before as training will be provided for someone with a kind and empathic approach who has the required subject knowledge and teaching skills.

About The Haven

The Haven School is an independent special school for young people who have an EHCP for social, emotional and mental health difficulties.  This is a small school for 45 pupils aged between 11 and 19 who require a therapeutically informed environment in which to access their education. 

 Our pupils may have attachment difficulties linked to childhood and ongoing trauma, and there may also be a diagnosis of ADHD or ASC. Our timetable provides for flexible learning programmes which prioritise health, social and emotional development alongside academic achievement within a creative and challenging curriculum.

Our staff are trained and experienced in developing a safe and respectful environment for learning. We encourage an atmosphere of mutual respect where pupils work hard, make progress and achieve their potential as a result of having their individual needs assessed and catered for. Our staff group is welcoming and supportive and our school is a happy one.

Accredited qualifications available include a range of GCSEs, BTECs and functional skills.  We put great emphasis on academic achievement and are very proud that all our pupils sit these exams and achieve impressive results.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is an inspiring and flexible teacher
  • has proven teaching excellence with a commitment to high standards and the delivery of exciting and engaging lessons.
  • has excellent communication skills, resilience and a sense of humour
  • has energy, enthusiasm and a commitment to team working and supporting colleagues. 
  • is an empathetic communicator, who leads by example and builds positive relationships with students, parents/carers, staff and all other stakeholders

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

Completed applications should be sent to

Closing date: 18 May 2023

Interview date: 24 May 2023