Step-down services for children and young adults

At Young Foundations, we specialise in residential step-down services, and specialist education, for children and young people with complex needs.

Upper Key Stage 2 Teacher

Stafford Hall, Halifax

40 hours per week
£28,600.32 - £37,355.52 per annum (DOE), 40 Hours per week - Term Time Only

Upper Key Stage 2 Teacher – Stafford Hall School, Halifax

Are you a passionate and dedicated SEN Teacher ready to make a profound impact on the lives of students with Special Educational Needs (SEN)? Do you thrive in an environment where every day is an opportunity to inspire and nurture young minds? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Salary: £28,600.32 – £37,355.52 per annum (DOE), 40 Hours per week – Term Time Only

We are looking to appoint an Upper Key Stage 2 Teacher, on a term time basis only to take a creative and varied approach, whilst seeking ways to positively engage with and motivate pupils through lessons that promote learning and raise levels of attainment.

About us:

Young Foundations is an award-winning organisation, providing step-down services, and specialist education, for children and young adults. Stafford Hall School is a specialist care and education provision for children and young people (aged 11-19), who have a range of identified complex and challenging needs such as: Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Conditions and other health needs.

Stafford Hall School is a split site provision and staff can be expected to work at either site, and may be asked to move site to meet the needs of the students.

Key responsibilities: 

  • To maintain consistently high standards in relation to all aspects of the Teachers’ Standards
  • Be responsible for student attainment and progress
  • Ensure Quality First Teaching is central to your practice, accelerates progress and celebrates outcomes
  • To lead a curriculum area throughout school in order to raise whole school standards and aspirations
  • Plan, teach and deliver an engaging, bespoke and personalised curriculum underpinned by EHCP need 
  • Expertise in delivering a holistic, inclusive and creative curriculum rooted in unconditional Positive Regard and pupil outcomes
  • Contribute positively to policy and practice 
  • Be a role model for our learning community
  • Make a significant contribution and impact in all aspects of school improvement
  • Engage with all school systems professionally to ensure the vision for excellence is maintained 
  • Use dedicated time to develop your CPD profile and be the ‘best you can be’



  • Qualified Teacher Status 
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Substantial recent experience of teaching in a SEN setting (during the past 3 years)
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience with vulnerable children
  • Good interpersonal skills and emotional resilience in working with children
  • Up to date knowledge of Local Authority and National expectations for SEND including 2014 SEND Code of Practice including knowledge of EHCP and their implementation
  • Good awareness of and clear ability to safeguard children by developing appropriate relationships, personal boundaries and maintaining discipline
  • Confidence to review own performance and undertake continuous professional learning
  • Meet the Nationals Standards for teachers and (where applicable, those for UPS)


Benefits to working with us: 

  • A rewarding career you can be truly proud of 
  • A supportive environment that is committed to helping you flourish
  • Competitive Pay
  • Enhanced Maternity Package 
  • Company funded DBS
  • Full induction and comprehensive training and development programme 
  • Career progression


Young Foundations are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff to share this commitment. We adopt fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across the company inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, satisfactory reference, right to work checks and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check. 

Stafford Hall School and Coach House

About Stafford Hall School

Stafford Hall School caters for children and young people who have autism, severe and complex learning difficulties and who exhibit associated challenging behaviours.

The school can accommodate up to 12 children and young people from ages 11 to 19. The school is mixed gender and non-denominational.

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