Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Dorchester


Dorchester Learning Centre is looking for an inspirational and dedicated KS4 teacher to join our school in September 2019. This is a position that will allow you to focus on delivering personalised learning to our pupils and make a difference to the lives of young people. You will be working with a team who are passionate about helping our pupils to be the best that they can be. If putting children first in education matters to you, then we would love to hear from you.

We would be particularly interested if you have a specialism in:


Food and Nutrition

Health and Social Care

Child Development



You should be able to demonstrate:

Previous experience of working with pupils with communication needs, autism and ADHD in an educational setting.

Ability to develop strong professional relationships with the young people who have complex needs and have often experienced significant difficulties in previous education settings

Creativity, compassion and dedication to take on additional professional development

Skills in planning and preparing learning activities to support the development within the national curriculum and improve social communication.

Expertise to react calmly to challenging situations and behaviour and demonstrate the resilience needed to support children with high levels of anxiety. Develop guidance to support others to manage behaviour in a positive way.

Experience in communicating frequently and effectively with colleagues and families about the needs of the children and regularly reviewing strategies and practice as their needs change.

Aptitude to use your own initiative to meet young people’s varying and complex needs

The Dorchester Learning Centre has a main teaching base close to Dorchester (Monkton Park) and also a classroom at the local hospital. Students who attend the centre come from a variety of backgrounds – dual registered, permanently excluded, SEN needs and medical referrals. Our pupil number is 56 and the cohort ranges in age from 5 - 16, with more or less an equal split in the number of PRU and SEMH places. Visits to the school are encouraged, so please don't hesitate to ring Deborah Guyler, School Business Manager, on 01305 261213 to make an appointment.

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

The Dorchester Learning Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; this is a commitment which we expect all staff and volunteers to share. The successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check in line with the Governments safer recruitment guidelines.

Interview date: 23 May 2019