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Staff Vacancies

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 Nicola Jones njones@orchard-manor.org 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. 

All current vacancies are listed below. 

Please also have a look at our Recruitment Brochure and 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.    

We look forward to hearing from you!

  • 18/04/24

    HLTA (Interventional and Cover) x 2

    We are looking to recruit two bubbly and passionate HLTAs who perhaps aspire to teach in the future as you will be joining a school where there is potential for career progression.  We are looking for people who enjoy working with pupils, are looking to make a difference and who have experience...
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  • 18/04/24

    Teaching Assistant Post 16 (Work Related Learning Support Assistant)

    Due to our pupil numbers increasing, we require a Post 16 Work Related Learning Support Assistant to join our innovative and expanding specialist provision. We are looking for individuals who have experience of working with children and young people in either mainstream or specialist education...
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  • 27/03/24

    Deputy Head Teacher Curnow School

    We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and energetic Deputy Headteacher. The successful applicant will be an exceptional SEN teacher and leader with proven skills to support our continued success in providing an outstanding educational provision
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  • 22/03/24

    Teaching Assistant x 2

    Due to our pupil numbers increasing, we require 2 Teaching Assistants to join our innovative and expanding specialist provision.   We are looking for individuals who have experience of working with children and young people in either mainstream or specialist education settings.  We pa...
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  • 22/03/24

    Teacher KS1/2 SEN

    We are looking for the sort of primary school teacher that our young children will remember for the rest of their life.  Most importantly, you must be kind, firm, gentle, have a great sense of humour, be patient, forgiving and nurturing.  Our young people are at the beginning of their jour...
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  • 22/03/24

    Forest School Instructor

    We are looking to appoint a Forest School Instructor to join our staff team. Our Forest School Instructor will be responsible for leading daily Forest School classes for pupils of all ages. The successful candidate will be passionate about developing children’s outdoor skills alongside their s...
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  • 22/03/24

    Catering Assistant

    We are looking for a great team player who has catering experience to join us in the kitchens on Upper Campus.  You will be directed by the Catering Manager to help prepare and serve food and beverages to our secondary school aged students who have additional needs and anxieties.  We are l...
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