Full-Time Teacher

Job description

Location: Based in Worthing, West Sussex

Salary: Dependant on experience

Sector: Independent SEMH, SEN, School (Learning and/or Social, Emotional and behavioural Difficulties)

Seadown is a small independent, non-maintained, school. It is a school for young people, from years 1 to 11, with a variety of educational needs including MLD, dyslexia, autistic spectrum, ADHD and BESD (SEMH).

At Seadown children and young people who have previously been isolated or excluded from school are supported to grow and develop socially, to gain some confidence and be encouraged to do their personal best.

Safeguarding Responsibilities

  • To comply with the safeguarding policies, procedures, and code of conduct
  • Safeguard the health & safety of all pupils
  • To demonstrate a personal commitment to safeguarding and pupil wellbeing
  • To ensure that any safeguarding concerns or incidents are reported appropriately in line with school policy
  • To engage in safeguarding and any other relevant training when required
  • Be willing to undertake, and put into practice, the PRICE de-escalation training award including physical handling
  • Adhere to any other reasonable requests from the Headteacher and/or Senior Leadership within the School

Teacher responsibilities

  • The duties will include all aspects of teaching pupils through key stage 1, 2 or 3, including writing PIES, reports, annual review documentation and bespoke behaviour plans
  • You will additionally lead a subject hub (to be negotiated)
  • To have oversight of their assigned class at any given moment regardless of whether they are in direct contact with them at the time (i.e. dealing with, and following up on, issues that have occurred with other staff, groups or settings; ‘Forest School’ being an example)


General Responsibilities

  • To support and promote the aims and ethos of Seadown School
  • Be committed to raising the standards of achievement
  • Implement all policies agreed upon by Seadown School
  • Provide a safe welcoming, organised, creative, and interesting learning environment.
  • Be aware that each child has a right to equal opportunities and equal access to the curriculum
  • Maintain high expectations, encourage, and support the pupils to achieve their best.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, setting high professional standards
  • Maintain a good order of discipline amongst the pupils when they are in school and engaged in school activities off-site and to be sensitive to the needs, culture, and ethnic background of the children



  • Plan, prepare and assess pupil's work and lessons within the parameters laid down by our planning policy and schemes of work
  • Develop and adapt conventional teaching methods to meet the individual needs of the pupils
  • Provide guidance and advice to pupils on educational, social, and moral issues
  • Be prepared to take responsibility for an extra-circular activity


Evaluation, Assessment and Record Keeping

  • Access, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of pupils as defined in the school policies
  • Communicate and consult with pupils, colleagues, parents/carers, and outside agencies as appropriate
  • Mark work, providing regular feedback according to the agreed marking and presentation policy
  • Set regular, ambitious, yet achievable, targets for the pupils both academically and social emotionally incorporating EHCP outcomes


Other responsibilities

  • Participate in scheduled meetings, including a daily team meeting
  • Participate in duty rosters, including taking some assemblies

Application deadline: 26th January 2024

Job Type: Permanent

On-going Vacancies


We are always interested in hearing from suitable, bank staff positions, teaching and catering assistants  If you would like more details or would like an application pack please contact the school.

> Volunteers are always welcome. We are currently looking for drivers. Please contact us for more details.


For more information, please contact Sam Green, Human Resource Manager on Tel: 01903 216164.