Internal Staff Only Vacancies


The Southfield Trust are embarking on a new venture. In September, 2022 we are opening a new, purpose built special school, Summerdown.

Summerdown School will provide outstanding provision for two distinct groups, ranging in age from 3 to 16. The main school has been designed for pupils with autism and associated needs. The school will incorporate the Southfield Centre, which is a bespoke, state of the art facility for pupils with complex medical needs.

Opening Summerdown will create a wide range of interesting and motivating posts across every school in The Southfield Trust as we will recruit internally and externally.

Having recently appointed our Principal Designate for Summerdown School, we now need the following outstanding practitioners:

  • Head of Provision (Senior Leader)
  • Senior Teachers (with management responsibilities)
  • Teachers (with QTS and NQTs welcome)
  • Unqualified Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • MDSAs

Details of all of these appointments are available on the Trust website. 

Internal candidates are required to discuss any potential applications to work at another Trust school with their current Head of School / Headteacher before applying. 

If you are applying for the Head of Provision or a Senior Teacher role, please click the following link to external vacancies and follow the external application process:


If you wish to apply for the role of Teacher, Unqualified Teacher, Teaching Assistant or Midday Supervisory Assistant, please read the relevant information below regarding completing a letter of interest

Letters of Interest should be sent to  by Midday on Wednesday, 9th February 2022. 

Teacher / Unqualified Teacher - letter of interest format 

Teaching Assistant - letter of interest format 

Midday Supervisory Assistant (MDSA) - letter of interest format



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