SEN Senior Teacher (Curriculum Lead), Royal School

Seashell Trust is a national charity supporting children and young adults with complex communication, physical disabilities and multisensory impairments from across the UK. We provide specialist care and education, for children and young adults from 2-25 years.

Judged Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ 2016/2017 for the third consecutive time and Advanced Autism Accreditation award 2020, Royal School Manchester is recruiting for an inspirational and resilient Teacher who is motivated by overcoming barriers to provide aspirational and nurturing education for all our students.

Role Summary

We wish to appoint a dynamic and inspirational school leader to shape the ongoing success of our curriculum development, policy and provision within the school. The successful applicant will undertake the duties of a Senior Teacher and Curriculum Lead under the reasonable direction of the Head of School.

As a result of the promotion of the current post holder to the headship, this is an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking, dynamic and hardworking team.

The successful leader will be responsible for the development of the curriculum, management of teaching staff and HLTA and ensuring that an outstanding level of education is maintained across the school. You will lead on school developments according to the school development plan and annual schedule.

The students follow an individual and functional timetable including literacy, numeracy, creative arts, vocational, leisure, life skills, physical development and personal and social skills. Timetables and curriculum learning is developed around students’ interests and needs, allowing programmes to be motivating and provide learning platforms that result in exceptional progress.

The staff work with a range of highly skilled professionals including Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Assistive Technologists and ASC specialists in delivering individual education programmes. They also work in conjunction with our residential colleagues and parents ensuring a consistent approach.

This is an excellent opportunity for an inspirational leader with a proven track record of motivated and inspiring others to join our fantastic team and really make a difference!


  • Teaching Degree or Post Graduate Diploma (Qualified Teacher Status QTS)
  • Additional MQ or Master’s degree in Autism, MSI, VI or HI

Our Benefits

Life assurance, annual performance linked pay increases, employee assistance programme, on site counselling, doggy day-care/grooming, on site gym, on site yoga and boot-camp, monthly street food vendors onsite, cycle scheme, long service awards, employee engagement forum, and a beautiful campus with fantastic facilities all onsite!

So if you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career opportunity in an Ofsted Outstanding School, then please apply ASAP!

We provide an environment that is safeguarded and as part of our safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and full references will be taken.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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