Teacher – Fulltime/Permanent


MPS/UPS + 1 SEN Point

Actual Salary £25,714 - £41,604 Plus SEN Allowance £2,270

We are looking for an energetic and passionate professional who will ideally have experience of working with children with additional needs. Experience of teaching ICT/computing would be an advantage. Our professional community reflects the diverse nature of the student population, consisting of a wide range of professionals including subject specialists and primary practitioners. We would welcome applications from experienced colleagues or those who are starting out on their teaching career.

Ideal candidates will:

  • hold a recognised teaching qualification
  • be resilient and have a good sense of humour
  • have experience of teaching students with additional needs in either a mainstream or specialist setting
  • be flexible and keen to develop what you can offer the Redwood community and in turn what we can offer you.
  • be able to encourage active learners at all levels, inspiring the young people towards their destinations in line with their EHCP outcomes
  • have outstanding interpersonal skills

The post will offer you exciting professional development opportunities if you are seeking to develop your career within a thriving professional, supportive and engaging environment. We offer a vibrant CPD programme which develops leaders at all levels and you would have the opportunity to be part of some exceptionally exciting projects as Redwood continues to grow within the local and national SEND context.

Information About the School

Redwood is a large and pioneering 11-19 secondary special school which was opened in 2007 and replaced the pre-existing 3 secondary special schools. We are based across 4 sites; our main school is situated on a co-located site with Oulder Hill School in Rochdale, our post 16 REEC centre is based in Middleton and we have two internship pods at the Rochdale Infirmary and Rochdale FC. From September 2021 we are planning to be working with our mainstream colleagues to establish 2 hubs which will promote the inclusion agenda even further.

Mission Statement

In the Redwood community we lay roots to the branches of future success by providing a safe, high quality and engaging learning environment. Everyone is nurtured, valued and empowered to be active learners in a holistic manner, encouraging independence, family and personal growth.


Prepare for Adulthood

Create safe, lifelong relationships

Aspire to be the best we can be

Celebrate individuality and diversity

Inspire Rochdale and the wider community

To apply for the role, please submit an application form to vacancies@redwood-school.com

The closing date for all applications is Monday 10th May 2021 at 9am

Interviews to be held week commencing 17th May 2021

The successful candidate will be required to commence work from September 2021.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring and background check

The ability to converse at ease with customers and service users and provide advice in accurate spoken English is an essential requirement of this post.

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Redwood Secondary School is a ‘learning community’ where all are involved in a continuous process of improvement and enrichment. The school is committed to fostering a positive climate for all members of its community and believes the involvement of volunteers in school enhances the provision available to our young people. We believe that volunteers help us to develop our links with the community and allow the young people at school the opportunity to work with adults outside the school and raise the school’s profile.
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