Teacher - Hedgeway School

Salary: Pay in line with Teaching Main Scale (M1 £24,728 to M6 £33,824)

Location: Hedgeway School, Pilning, Bs35 4JN

NEW role: Aurora Hedgeway School is growing in Bristol. You can be part of its exciting future!

Working with children and young people is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world! 

So says our CEO who has been involved with teaching and running special schools for over 40 years.  He established Aurora in 2015 and leads people who are passionate about making a difference to the lives of children and adults with SEND.

Aurora Hedgeway School provides flexible specialist education and residential care for children and young people aged 8-19 years old with communication and associated difficulties. Students may be on the autistic spectrum, have Asperger’s Syndrome or other difficulties that impact their emotional health and well being and create barriers to learning.

The school has had significant investment which has included two new classroom buildings, new sensory room, a refresh of all the indoor and outdoor facilities and two new offsite children’s homes in Bristol and Pilning.

As part of our next phase of development we are seeking an equally passionate and committed individual to join our education team. Ultimately, our focus is to provide great outcomes for the people we support and to empower them to achieve their goals. If you’re someone that can make a difference we want you on our team.

The Role:

We are looking for a SEN Teacher with experience in core subjects with additional subject experience but we are also happy to except applications from candidates with similar experience in the SEN Teaching network. The candidate will be responsible for the high quality of teaching and learning of all pupils who are assigned to them, having responsibility for their progress, welfare and outcomes.

Supervise the work of any support staff, who are assigned to work with their pupils.

Key Accountabilities:

To have an up to date knowledge and understanding of the professional duties of teachers and the statutory framework within which teachers work. To take responsibility for implementing school policies and practice, including those relating to safeguarding and equality of opportunity. Provide leadership across the school in a designated subject or curriculum area, this to include:

  • monitoring quality and standards

  • contributing to school planning and self-evaluation

  • providing professional support to other teachers and support staff

  • advising the Head of Education on appropriate resources and materials

  • leading appropriate professional development.

  • to implement the aims of the school.

If you are passionate about giving children and young people life chances that will shape their future, then you may well be the person we are looking for.


Essential: PGCE, Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent teaching qualification and evidence of in-service training.

Desirable: Postgraduate diploma in Autism


Experience of working in a special school environment and in particular with pupils with autism.


Be part of our successful team and also benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance

  • Pension plan

  • High street discounts

  • Child care vouchers

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Paid Holiday

Aurora is an innovative provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with special needs and disabilities.

If you are interested, then click “Apply Online” below. Alternatively, call Aurora Hedgeway on 01454 632532 or email it to recruitment@the-aurora-group.com

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Click here to view the full job description

Click here to download an application form - If you are not applying online please email to: recruitment@the-aurora-group.com

Closing Date: January 10th 2018