Teacher, Courtlands

Thank you for taking the time to look at our Teaching position at Courtlands School.


Courtlands is a friendly and ambitious school which is part of Transforming Futures Trust in Plymouth which caters for primary aged children (4-11) with Moderate Learning Difficulties and Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.  Our innovative curriculum is based on meeting individual’s needs rather than schemes of work, and it provides a wide range of curriculum and therapeutic input.

Our children love coming to school and enjoy all that we have to offer, through their therapies to the extra-curricular clubs and activities, but most of all the personal relationships they have with their peers and us. They tell us that they feel very safe and well cared for and proud when they make progress. They behave exceptionally well when calmly and consistently supported to reflect on their own needs and learn to empathise with others and to be proud of their own achievements. 

We are looking to recruit an outstanding Teacher to join the team where you can be class based as well as supporting children outside of the classroom. We are looking for people with a real passion for working in an environment with complex but rewarding children in a supportive and compassionate environment. You will complement the work of the wider school by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision. The successful candidates will demonstrate an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting relevant strategies to increase achievement of all pupils including, where appropriate, those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and use effective behaviour regulation strategies consistently in line with the school’s policy and procedures.

We can offer you a motivated and skilled staff team and a real opportunity to make a difference to the future of our wonderful children and school.  We look after our staff with award winning care for their wellbeing (National Wellbeing in Schools Award 2019).  You will receive training in a wide range of areas and mentoring from a line manager and Leadership team whose door is literally open all the time.

For the last 5 years we have been on a journey to become a trauma informed community, responding to the adverse childhood experiences of many of our pupils, including challenging school experiences before being matched with the right setting for them. We believe that every interaction, no matter how fleeting, is the opportunity for an intervention to help our pupils grow as people who know how awesome and valued they are, especially at times they are struggling and communicate through unkind or unsafe behaviour. We want staff who see the children’s challenges for what they are, who can use PACE with the best of them, and can remain calm under pressure.

To apply 

please send a completed application form to TFTrecruitment@deltservices.co.uk