Working for Southgate School

Headteachers Welcome

Thank you for considering Southgate School as a place to work.

We are looking for staff who will help us strive to become the best provision we can be for our pupils and their families. We are aiming to become a highly specialist special school in all areas, and will provide a thorough induction alongside ongoing training and support to help us achieve this. 

Our staff are both dedicated and highly skilled and contribute to a very nurturing environment where the pupils can thrive in all areas of their development. Relationships in our school are a strength, and visitors comment on the very calm and warm environment. We are all working together to help our pupils to be as independent as possible and to give them the best preparation they need for adulthood.

The pupils who attend Southgate all have complex needs, are aged between 4 and 16, and have an Education, Health and Care Plan. We are a popular school and therefore our places are in high demand. Ofsted confirmed that we are a ‘Good’ school when they last inspected in November 2018.

All of our staff are able to give each pupil a fresh start each day, no matter what has happened previously. They are also highly committed to the safeguarding of children.

I hope our website provides you with the information you need about Southgate, our provision and offer. If there is anything else you need, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Paul Evans

Paul Evans


  • Supporting our incredible pupils to achieve their potential
  • Working in a vibrant diverse, and warm environment
  • Working with experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated staff
  • Comprehensive induction programme
  • Continuous Performance Developement
  • Supportive Performance Management
  • Opportunities to progress

What we look for

  • Commitment to safeguarding pupils at all times
  • Nurturing and person-centred approach
  • Resilience and reliability to provide the stability that our pupils need and deserve
  • Passion for children’s learning and wellbeing
  • High expectations of teaching and learning and behaviour
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to work as part of a team
  • Confident, positive, calm and tenacious
  • A positive outlook on life and education
  • A commitment to Continuous Professional Development
  • A willingness to give every child a fresh start every day

The roles

We have various roles across Southgate School including

Roles currently being advertised 

We are currently not advertising for any role but keep checking. 


General Information and Safeguarding

At Southgate School we take Safeguarding seriously and follow safeguarding procedures throughout the recruitment process. 

All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an Enhanced DBS check (including Children’s Barred List) and past employment references.  Each candidate is required to provide 2 references who can comment on their employment, safeguarding, behaviour, performance and any disciplinary issues.

You will have completed an enhanced DBS and medical health questionnaire before starting at Southgate School.  When you start your role you will receive a comprehensive induction and any mandatory training including Safeguarding and core CPD.

You will have regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school and maintain high standards in your behaviour, attendance and punctuality.  These will be drawn to your attention as part of your induction, ongoing performance development through school communications.