Vacancies at Sancton Wood

Part-time Maths Tutor

Wanted for immediate start.  PT maths tutor for a small group of Y9 students.  Contact for more details.


Part-time Teacher of Chemistry

 Required as soon as possible a qualified and enthusiastic Science Teacher with a Chemistry specialism who wishes to work in a unique, supportive environment.

Sancton Wood is a small, family friendly school with pupils aged 1-16 years. Recognised for its outstanding contribution to the social and emotional development of each individual child.

The school is now embarking on an ambitious expansion plan, which will see its profile, raised within the Cambridge landscape of independent education and which will significantly develop provision. Key elements of that plan are the improvement and development of facilities, and the enrichment of both the curricular and extra-curricular provision.

Sancton Wood emphasises the core curriculum of English, Maths, Science and Languages. Physics, Chemistry and Biology are taught separately and our aim is to give each student a sound scientific foundation using a mix of practical investigation, written work and class discussion. We have well-designed laboratories in addition to being able to visit the University of Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory and Botanical Gardens.

If you are passionate about teaching Chemistry and being a part of this influential department, we would like to hear from you. In return we offer a competitive salary and a range of benefits.


Learning Support Assistant

We are looking to appoint a qualified Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to work one to one with pupils with Special Needs.  The role is term time only for 7 1/2 hours per week during normal school hours.

Job Description


  • To work in partnership with, and under the guidance of the SENCo and any other professionals (class teacher), concerning the educational, emotional, social and physical needs/well being of a named child.
  • To liaise with SENCo and class teacher in delivering a planned programme of individualised work to the named child.
  • To monitor and report on progress with the planned programme of individual work.
  • To work with the child in a planned way individually, in a small group, or as part of the larger class or, when the teacher is working directly with the child, to work with other children.
  • To help with setting up and maintaining activities which the named child is involved in.
  • To maintain notes and observations/other records, as directed, concerning the named child.
  • To play a part in the creation and maintenance of a happy, caring, and stimulating environment throughout the school by treating all children, parents and fellow professionals with kindness, openness and respect.

Enthusiastic, self-motivated, demonstrate enthusiasm, drive and ability to work as part of a team and make use of their own initiative when appropriate.  Prior SEN experience required for 20 hours per week.  Have NVQ level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent qualifications or experience.

Please contact our SENDCo Harriet Carter for further details –


Exam Invigilators

SANCTON WOOD SCHOOL is looking to recruit exam invigilators for the May/June Summer 2019 examinations session. There may be other occasions throughout the year when invigilators are also required.

This work is occasional, part-time and paid on an hourly basis at £10.50 an hour. The hours will vary between 8.00 am and 4.00pm.

All training will be provided and previous experience is not required.

Invigilators need to be reliable and discrete, flexible and observant. They need to be able to show understanding and relate to learners, as well as to maintain authority and remain calm under pressure or in unexpected circumstances. Close attention to detail and the ability to communicate clearly and accurately at all times are essential.

Sancton Wood is a small, family friendly school pupils aged 1-16 years. Recognised for its outstanding contribution to the social and emotional development of each individual child.

Please submit a completed application form via the TES online link.

Deadline for application is Monday 8th January 2017

Sancton Wood is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.