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Castle School

Castle School

Early Years Practitoner - SEND

Full time – Permanent

Required: Autumn term 2024

Level 3 Payscale, Point 7 – 11, £24,294 - £25,979

Are you looking to develop your career working with children in a Special environment? Are you child focussed, engaging and fun loving?

Have you a passion for cooking and developing  life skills  with  pupils who have additional needs?

Can you support some of our learners to secure jobs in the hospitality or catering industries?

Castle is a thriving and innovative special school, and we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to be part of our vibrant community and work with our amazing children.

We are looking for an amazing Early Years Practitioner to join our superb team

  • Are you a skilful practitioner with bags of energy and enthusiasm?
  • Can you bring the curriculum to life whilst supporting pupils who require a multi sensory approach?
  • Do you have a proven ability to help students make progress in their learning as well as developing their independence ?
  • Would you like to join a superb team of teachers, support staff, and work with some wonderful young people?

If so, we would love to hear from you.

Castle School is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare. This role is in regulated activity and the post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Safeguarding procedures form part of the induction process. A copy of the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available to download from the Policies section of the school’s website

Online checks will be carried out on all applicants prior to short-listing. 

All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including the right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS check (with Child and Adult Barred list check) and two satisfactory references.  References will be applied for prior to interview.

Where applicants have lived and worked abroad, the school will also require a Certificate of Good Conduct and, where applicable, a letter from the professional regulating authority in the country in which the applicant has worked.

Castle School operates across three sites in the centre of Cambridge and you can be expected to work at any of these sites.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact us on 01223 442400 or email to arrange this. For an informal discussion, please contact Anne Haberfield, Deputy Headteacher, via the school office.

If you would like to apply please visit the ‘Vacancies’ section of our website to download an application pack and application form. Completed applications should be sent via email to or posted to: Castle School, Courtney Way, Cambridge CB4 2EE

Closing Date: Monday 1st July 2024 at 09:00

Interviews: Tuesday  9th July