Job Opportunities

We currently have the following job vacancies at Avalon School:


Salary Range:  L11 - 17

With the leadership of:       

o   Leadership of a key stage/phase

o   Leadership of an area of school improvement/development

o   A whole school responsibility

o   Subject leadership of a priority subject across the school

o   Deputy DSL

Start Date:  January 2019

Avalon School is a special school for 55 pupils aged 11-19 years with a broad range of cognition and learning needs. It is a good school [Ofsted 2018]. Our pupils enjoy learning, enabled by a skilled, dedicated staff team. Avalon is a school with strong collaborative partnerships and valued outreach provision, responsive to the needs of children with SEN in local mainstream schools.

Following the appointment of the current deputy headteacher as headteacher, we are seeking a new deputy headteacher to join our dynamic team and play a key role in the leadership of the school.

‘Learning for Life’ is our vision for all of our learners.


-          Do you have the passion to ensure all our pupils achieve this?

-          Are you an outstanding teacher with successful leadership experience?

-          Are you ready for a new challenge?

If so we would love to hear from you!

Candidates are encouraged to visit the school, please contact the school office to arrange a tour. Please refer to the person specification to support in completing the application form.

Closing date: 9am Thursday 27th September 2018

Interviews:  Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Avalon School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff, external agencies and volunteers to share this commitment.  This appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


2x Special Needs Teaching Assistants- Full Time Fixed Term Contract

Contract dates: 5th of November [or before] to 31st August 2019 in the first instance.

Head Teacher : Alison Murkin

Hours are 34.24 per week which includes After School Club (on Tuesdays or Thursdays to be determined by the Head teacher)

Salary Grade 14: £17,391 – 18,672  ( £9.01 - £9.68 Per Hour) paid pro rata of full time (37 hrs)

Avalon is a growing special school catering for young people aged 11 to 19 years with a range of learning difficulties, including pupils with profound and complex medical needs.  Our teaching assistants support pupils’ learning and personal care. 

The right candidate will have a positive attitude and a commitment to supporting pupils’ learning in school, as well as in the community, for example at college, the farm, off site educational visits and residential opportunities. All of these things are at the heart of our curriculum.

As we continue to extend our provision for vocational learning, and preparing our learners for their adult lives, we also welcome applications from those from trade and vocational careers who have a commitment to enabling learners with SEN. 

Closing Date: 9:00 am Monday 1st October 2018

Interview: Friday 5th October 2018

To apply complete Somerset County Council application form, outlining how your experience, skills and expertise equip you for the role. Please refer to the person specification and job description in your application.

Applications to; or the school office.

For further information please contact the school office.


Fixed Term to 31st August 2019 in the first instance

GRADE:               Grade 15 point 9: £8.68 per hour, rising to £9.01 per hour

HOURS:                 8.75 hours per week for 38 weeks per year 

                              (47.5281 paid weeks per year)

Term time only

(Monday to Friday 12 – 13.45 pm)

Opportunities for some additional supply work supporting pupils in class

TO APPLY:               Apply online at , for further information please contact Alison Davies on 01458 443081

DEADLINE:     9.00 am Monday 1st October 2018                                  

INTERVIEW:    Thursday 4th October 2018

Enhanced DBS check required

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