Cherry Garden School41 Bellenden Road, London, SE15 5BB

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Special Needs Teacher required for September 2020

Salary: SEND Allowance & Inner London MPS/UPS


  • Are you passionate about children’s learning?
  • Do you have high expectations for every child?
  • Are you able to work collaboratively as part of a dedicated team?
  • Do you want to be part of an exciting, talented team leading change in a forward thinking school?
  • Are you enthusiastic and flexible?


Cherry Garden is an outstanding community special school that meets the needs of children (2-11 years) with severe and complex needs including autism. We are in a new state of the art building with brilliant facilities and extensive landscaped grounds and it goes without saying the children are ‘amazing’. Please check out our Twitter account on @CherryGdnSchool to see them in action.

The Headteacher and the Governing body are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate teacher who is keen to develop their knowledge and skills in working with pupils with complex needs. We provide extensive support to our mainstream primary and early years partners and work closely with the Teaching Schools Alliance on Leadership CPD programmes.


Primary/Early Years teachers new to special needs are very welcome to apply. We can offer you tailor made professional development and support in a vibrant and fun working environment. We have a ‘can do’ culture where innovation and creativity is within our DNA.

Cherry Garden is located in vibrant Peckham, Zone 2 (5 min. walk from Peckham Rye station).There are a multitude of shops, cafés, leisure facilities and open spaces on our doorstep as well as excellent transport links.


Newly Qualified Teachers are welcome to apply.

To support the right candidate, we can offer an additional month’s salary for relocation.

Previous experience within a special needs setting is desirable but not essential. Visits during the school day are actively encouraged. Please request a visit by contacting Sabrina via For informal discussions please contact Teresa Neary, Headteacher, on 0207 237 4050 or 07921 210 922.

All Southwark schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Application requests and information about our school can be found on our school website at Alternatively you can contact or phone 0207 237 4050.


Closing Date: 26th February 2020

Interview: w/c 2nd March 2020


(We reserve the right to extend the closing date and interview at a later date).

Please note: CVs are not acceptable – only applications on the official form will be considered for shortlisting.

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