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Reference: JOB-72691
Location: The Fen Rivers Academy
Phase: SEND
Job Type: Permanent
Job Time: Full Time
Start Date: Autumn Term 2024
Salary: Negotiable
Closing Date: Sat 20th Jul 2024

Primary/SecondaryTeacher

The Fen Rivers Academy

School House

King's Lynn

PE30 2HU

Tel: 01553 887330

Email: FenRiversOffice@thebridgetrust.academy 

Headteacher: Amanda Fewkes


  • Salary: Main Pay Range
  • Permanent
  • Full time (Monday – Friday)
  • Start Date: Autumn Term 2024


Are you looking for an exciting new challenge?

Are you an innovative, creative practitioner?

Do you have drive and ambition to be the best that you can be?

Do you relish working in an environment where you will be supported all the way?

Do you enjoy really making a difference to children’s lives?

Would you like to be part of a Trust which promotes research, creativity and staff development?

Then come and meet us.

Our story:

The Bridge Trust is a unique Multi Academy Trust which consists of five special schools, one mainstream school, a Training & Development Service and an Outreach Service. We are an ambitious family of schools that embraces the individuality of everyone – children and adults. We acknowledge that learning can look different for different pupils and staff, and we look to change our approach to meet the needs of the individual. The Bridge Fen Rivers is a therapeutic SEMH Special School offering full time education and therapeutic support to up to 96 children aged between 5 and 16 years old. Pupils are referred to the school by the local authority as part of their duties to arrange SEN provision.

Fen Rivers, which is part of The Bridge Trust, provides young people with specialist education in order for them to progress and succeed in sustained education or employment. We do this through high-quality therapeutic teaching and learning, based on effective relationships, that enable the achievement of life skills and meaningful qualifications. For more info, please visit our website: thebridgetrust.academy/our-schools/fen-rivers/ 

We are recruiting for: 

A Teacher to work in our alternative education provision. You will be teaching students who have emotional and behavioural difficulties, in small groups. The work is intensive requiring flexibility, sensitivity, patience and resilience. An ability to work with and engage all students with creativity and passion towards the subject is essential.

You will be part of a small but effective team where communication and professionalism are paramount. The work, whilst challenging, is extremely rewarding. Primarily you will be required to teach, produce schemes of work and lesson plans. Building rapport with students/families/carers is key to this role and you will need to liaise with a variety of agencies to problem-solve student issues and barriers to learning.

In return, we can offer you:

  • Excellent professional development opportunities.
  • A supportive community and a committed team of staff that are equally determined to give students the best possible opportunities.
  • Financial Wellbeing Scheme, Employee discount schemes, Employee Assistance Programs.

Visits and discussions are welcome. Please contact – H.Leggett@thefenriversacademy.org.uk to arrange this with you.


How to apply

A job description and person specification are available from ‘Attachments’. 

To apply for this vacancy, please select the orange ‘Apply for job’ button and enter your details to be redirected to our career page for the application form.

Please note CVs will not be accepted.


Closing date:      20 July 2024

Interview date:     TBC


The Bridge MAT is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure and children’s barred list check where relevant.

This position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subsequent amendments to this Act.