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Melbury College

Melbury College

A partnership that includes Melrose School, Canterbury Campus, Merton Medical Education Service (MMES), Cobham Court and the Whatley Campus.

English Teacher


Melbury College, Whatley Campus wish to appoint a talented and ambitious English teacher who would like to take on an exciting new opportunity within a brand new Special School for pupils with ASD/ SpLD difficulties, based in Wimbledon.

We are seeking enthusiastic and dynamic teachers who would like to broaden their experience, who have a strong commitment to raising standards of teaching and learning and who can promote a positive school culture.

Whatley Campus, opening in September 2022, will provide high quality education for pupils with EHCPs for ASD, social communication difficulties and/or Speech and Language difficulties.  The new school will cater for Secondary pupils, aged 11-16, with an additional small KS2 unit.  The school will cater for 80-100 pupils, with a phased admission plan from September 2022 for up to 30 pupils.

The successful candidates will have good knowledge of specific learning difficulties and a variety strategies to support pupils with ASD, speech and language difficulties and associated SEMH.  Pupils will thrive in small classes with a high level of additional support including therapeutic interventions and personalised learning programmes in order to support them to unlock their full potential.

Melbury College is a partnership that includes Melrose School, Primary and Secondary Campuses (Special School for pupils with SEMH), Canterbury Campus (Secondary PRU), the Merton Medical Education Service and the Merton Alternative Education Service.  

The post requires the teachers to plan and deliver suitable education provision for the pupils in Whatley Campus.  The teachers will have a lead role in co-ordinating the education provision for the pupils, teaching a broad and balanced curriculum as well as establishing and maintaining partnerships with parent/carers and local services.  

This post offers an excellent opportunity for enthusiastic and committed teachers to work within a dedicated and successful team. 

Personal attributes

Candidates should have:

• an excellent teaching record.

• experience and understanding of pupils with ASD/ social communication difficulties as well as good rapport with pupils 

• ability to monitor and review through self-evaluation, report writing and a clear system of record keeping.

• ability to teach flexibly, innovatively  and responsively 

• evidence of ability to successfully manage and support pupils with ASD and/or speech and language needs

• the ability to plan and deliver outstanding teaching and learning for both individuals and small groups with high quality outcomes for all pupils.

We offer the following:

• The opportunity to work in a unique, dynamic, successful and forward looking school, supported by committed and conscientious colleagues.

• The opportunity to be part of an expanding provision with close links and partnerships across several different sites

• An excellent environment in which to further develop your skills with opportunities for professional development.

• A provision with a creative, open and supportive ethos.

Salary & Benefits

MPS/UPS SEN 1 (Inner London)

Full time, Permanent (part-time would be considered)


Whatley Campus
Whatley Avenue
Raynes Park
SW20 9NS

Supporting documents

Deadline and how to apply

Start date: 1st September 2022

Completed application forms to be emailed to Caroline Aldon at caldon@melbury.merton.sch.uk or apply through TES

Equal opportunities

Melbury College is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. As such all applicants will be required to submit details of two references who will be contacted in advance of interviews for shortlisted candidates. The successful applicant will also be required to undertake enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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