Job Details

Job Title:              Unqualified Teacher/Instructor - Assessment Centre

Salary:                  £25,000 - £33,000 per annum

Hours:                  37.5 hours per week; 5 Days Per Week

Location:             The Moorlands, Staffordshire

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen due to the opening of our assessment centre based in rural Staffordshire near the town of Newcastle under Lyme.  The provision is part of Glebedale School an independent special school registered with the DfE. 

Moorland Assessment Centre offers short term crisis intervention and assessment placements for children and young people with complex SEMH and additional needs who are not able to access either our school site or mainstream educational provision. Education, care and clinical staff work collectively to plan next steps and longer term appropriate placements. Children and Young People living at the Centre will access a broad and balanced curriculum which supports both personal and academic development.

Job Purpose

To ensure the educational needs of all young people are met by providing a consistent and efficient service come good with the organisation's aims, objectives and philosophy.

This will involve delivering an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students which will include:

GCSE in core subject, Entry Level qualifications, Functional Skills qualifications and any other qualifications considered relevant to meet the needs of the student.

The job is divided into two parts:

  • to provide a broad and balanced education including National Curriculum core subjects, to young people in our assessment centre.
  • to provide care staff with guidance and plans for activities that meet the outcomes of the curriculum

Lessons will be taught in groups of three, paired and 1:1 sessions.

About us

The Moorlands is an Ofsted registered specialist 6 bed residential children’s home specifically designed to meet the needs of young girls & boys, age 7-18 years, with social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties. Located in a rural setting, situated close to Stoke on Trent, The Moorlands provides a caring, structured, and homely environment for our children. We are within commuting distance of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Hanley, Tunstall, Stafford, Crewe, Macclesfield and other surrounding towns and villages. Please note we do require a Full UK driving license for this role.

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.


Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.