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Orchard Manor School is part of the Special Partnership Trust. We are a special school with a residential provision that caters for over 200 students aged 3-19. We provide education and care for pupils with sometimes challenging communication and interaction difficulties, Autistic spectrum conditions and learning needs. Pupils attend either weekly residentially (Monday – Friday) or as day pupils..

Our motto is ‘We live and learn together’. This is achieved through working in partnership with all stakeholders and other relevant professionals. We treat each child as an individual by ensuring the learning opportunities are challenging and engaging. Our aim is to help each child enjoy education which will enable them to be successful members of the school and wider communities.

Our School is situated in beautiful woodland grounds, in the seaside town of Dawlish. We provide a wide range of opportunities to learn outside and offsite to enhance the education and care of our pupils.

We structure our curriculum around our students identified needs in order to enable them to develop holistically. Alongside academic progress we are committed to supporting our pupils to develop their; life and social skills, confidence and resilience and love of learning to promote their sense of achievement and self-worth. Our ultimate goal is that the young people who leave us are prepared for adulthood; whether that be employment, further education, training, or living as independently as possible contributing positively within their community.

Are you passionate about educating and caring for pupils so that they are equipped for the next stage of their lives?  If so, you are just the person we need to join our talented team at Orchard Manor School. We welcome informal visits for prospective employees, and if you would like to come and see where we work, please contact Karyn Buckle-Cooper, our HR Lead by email: to arrange a suitable time and date.  Please also have a look at our Recruitment Brochure and ensure that you are familiar with our Online Check for Shortlisted Candidates which will be undertaken should you be successful. 

Our current vacancies are listed below.  If you would like to get a feel of our school do have a look at our social media pages too - we are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.    

If you would like to see vacancies across the partnership, please click here.

We look forward to hearing from you!


  • 22/03/24

    Teaching Assistants across the school

    We are delighted to say that our school is growing, and we have been allocated an additional class. We  are looking for amazing Teaching Assistants to join our innovative and expanding specialist provision.  If you have experience of working with children and young people in eith...
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