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Vacancies at The Russett School

Thank you for your interest in working with us.  The Russett School is proud to be rated ‘outstanding by Ofsted’ and is built on a community of dedicated staff and pupils. This, along with our generous benefits package, makes The Russett School a great place to work.

Career Development

We are passionate and committed to supporting our staff to pursue ongoing professional development which includes:

  • A structured and tailored induction programme for new staff to help them settle into their new roles within the academy
  • An annual performance and development review
  • Support to develop in their chosen field and reach their full potential through identified career pathways
  • Tailored NQT and RQT development and support opportunities
  • Opportunities to move into middle and senior leadership positions
  • Opportunities to engage in school- to-school support and external training
  • Support to undertake nationally recognised awards and qualifications
  • Membership to the Chartered College of Teaching
  • Membership to a range of online training providers

Employee Wellbeing and Benefits

The Russett School is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of its staff by offering a variety of initiatives:

  • Occupational health services
  • Private Health and wellbeing services
  • Family friendly policies to support work-life balance
  • Complimentary health, well-being and exercise classes
  • Opportunities to complete PPA offsite
  • Pension scheme membership

Safer Recruitment

The Russett School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and expects all those working at with the School/Trust to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)


"Having started at the Russett School as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, I have been supported to fulfil my aspirations of first becoming a Teacher and now a Middle Leader for Post 16. I have been able to successfully gain QTS and NPQML with full support of the academy and my mentors."

Craig Williams

"I started at the academy as a Grade 4 Teaching Assistant and quickly realised that I wanted to pursue a career in teaching. I have been closely supported by the Senior Leadership Team to gain QTS which has allowed me to do this. I have since moved in middle leadership and I am looking forward to starting my NPQML next year."

Edward Duffy

Latest Vacancies

Special Education Needs Teacher                                                                                                                                Employer: The Russett Learning Trust
Salary: Main Pay Scale + SEN Allowance
Location: The Russett School, Middlehurst Avenue, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 3BW.
Contract:  Temporary
Work Pattern: Full time – 5 days per week
DBS Check: Enhanced

Closing Date: Friday 4th February 2022 at 12.00pm

The Russett Learning Trust and Governors wish to appoint an enthusiastic practitioner who is passionate about teaching pupils and young people with complex needs.

The Russett School is an all aged (2 – 19) special academy providing outstanding education for pupils and young people with, Severe Learning Difficulties, Speech and Language Difficulties and Complex Needs.

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be able to deliver outstanding teaching bringing high expectations of behaviour and attainment.

The Russett School & The Russett Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

We would welcome the opportunity to talk to you and show you around the academy. To arrange, please email:

Short Listing will take place on week beginning the:  7th February 2022

Interviews will be held on week beginning the: 14th February 2022

Application Form

Job Spec Special Educational Needs Teacher

Class Teacher Person Spec

Recruitment Privacy Notice

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


How to Apply:

Thank you for your interest in our job vacancies. Please note your application must be on a Russett Learning Trust application form and completed as fully as possible and explain any gaps in your employment history. We would like to understand more about how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the job description and person specification for the role.