Unqualified Teacher – EduK8

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Contract Type: Full Time

We are looking to recruit a dynamic team player with a passion for inclusion who understands how crucial relationships are in a school environment. The successful candidate will be work as part of a close team and support young people with SEMH needs.  

Part of the role will be working within EduK8. EduK8 is a bespoke area of the school that works with vulnerable students and those at risk of permanent exclusion. Our January 2018 inspection report remarked that “Pupils taking time in the EduK8 provision make good progress.  Many of these pupils were not doing as well as they could before they joined EduK8.  They are less distracted and are learning more now.”  We have become a local centre of excellence for how a school can be truly inclusive.

The role itself will involve teaching a range of both academic and vocational subjects to small groups of students. This is an exciting opportunity to develop an area of strength in the school, and the role will grow depending on the skillset of the candidate.

As a school, we recognise the importance of curriculum, and the students that fall under our inclusion provision have access to a broad range of subjects and activities including outdoor education, horticulture, animal care, construction and bicycle maintenance. We also like to develop our staff, so if the successful candidate has an area of interest that they would like to introduce as a curriculum area, we would be excited to hear about this.

Redbridge Community School is an Ofsted rated (2018) “Good” school in Southampton.  It is a special community to be a part of.  For staff we offer:

  • No after school meetings lasting longer than an hour and only one meeting a week
  • A non-onerous marking policy
  • A work/life balance that is envied by other schools – Your life outside school is just as important!
  • A true community school where it feels like you are making a difference
  • An ethos of care for students and staff alike
  • A leadership team that supports staff in all they do
  • Great progression opportunities
  • An entitlement to a Private Health Care plan as soon as you join us, which covers operations, dental and optical care as well as providing many other benefits

In June 2022 we were once more awarded as Platinum Investors in People School placing us in the top 1% of employers nationally. The following comments are from our 2019 and 2022 reports, and they sum up what it is like to work in our community:

“There is an underlying ‘family’ feel to the school, with everyone wanting to do their best for the students, whilst supporting one another in their development and wellbeing.”

Leaders invest heavily in their staff, for example they provide opportunities for staff to take care of both their physical and mental health.  Staff feel valued and like working at the school.  They comment favourably on Leaders’ attempts to reduce unnecessary workload, enable flexible working and respond positively to reasonable requests for compassionate or other leave.”

Please have a look at our website to find out more about how we can offer you a superb work/life balance.

Closing date for applications: 9am Friday 14th July 2023

Job Starting: 1st September 2023, but an earlier start date would definitely be considered.  

Redbridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide suitable references.

For any questions related to this position please contact: Mrs Sarah Morris, HR Administrator by email to –  

To apply for this position please download an application from and submit electronically to stating which role you are applying for.


July 14, 2023