Job Details

Job Title: Teacher
Salary: £22,244 to £35,218
Location: Acorn Park School, Banham
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

About the School

Acorn Park is a Special Educational Needs (SEN) School and Residential home within the Acorn Care and Education and NFA Group, the UK’s Largest, Independent Children’s services group.  The School specialises in communication and learning challenges associated with Autism.

The School and Homes are within a private, 30 acre Estate situated within Norfolk’s picturesque and tranquil countryside, close to the town of Banham.

The aim of the site is to provide enough support to unlock each child’s potential so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. We provide the young people with as much freedom as possible in a safe and supervised environment. This is achievable due to the dedication and support from a range of employed professionals who are passionate, reliable and understanding.

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Acorn Care and Education is part of the Outcomes First Group.

About the Role

The post holder will:

  • Secure a high quality of teaching, effective use of resources and improve standards of learning and achievement for all pupils in consultation with the curriculum leaders, and school leaders.
  • Teach a range of subjects as necessary to ensure the effective delivery of the school’s curriculum.
  • In consultation with the Head of School undertake other identified areas of responsibility as necessary to ensure effective delivery of the school’s curriculum.


Who we are looking for

Are you a passionate and organised KS1 teacher with early year experience? Can you adjust your teaching style to benefit the development of all your students?

The school is looking for someone with excellent classroom management, who teaches with an enthusiastic and nurturing approach and has high expectations of learning.

In return, the KS1 teacher will have the opportunity to work with a fantastic team in a welcoming environment.

Applicants must:

  • Be a good (with desire to be outstanding) classroom practitioner who has high expectations of self and others and is passionate about encouraging all pupils to achieve success. 
  • Be ambitious to support and extend the learning opportunities for all of the pupils. 
  • Have a commitment to working in partnership with the Therapy team: Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists, other staff, parents and the community to reduce the barriers to learning that children and young people with autism face and promote excellent learning opportunities for all. 
  • Have drive, enthusiasm and a clear vision for achieving educational excellence for children with autism. 
  • Have an in-depth understanding of the EYFS/primary curriculum. 
  • Have strong interpersonal and leadership skills. 
  • Be able to contribute to the wider curriculum of the school through sports, arts, music, drama and other enrichment activities.
  • A real desire to make a positive difference to the pupils you work with.


Essential Criteria

  • Formal Tertiary qualification in Teaching / Education (either undergraduate degree in education or undergraduate degree +
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Work as a team member and identify opportunities for working with colleagues and sharing the development of practice
  • Play a key role in development of SEN provision within Acorn Park School
  • To Enable access to learning and social opportunities for pupils with SEN through delivery of teaching, support, families and the young person
  • To work with Key Partners in Acorn Parks Schools Therapy service


Why work for us

  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Free School meals on site
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path


Applications are invited online though the Acorn Care and Education website If you have any further questions regarding how to apply please contact

Acorn care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.