Teaching Assistant

SEN (Special Educational Needs)

Grade 6 from £22,759 pro rata

37 hrs per week, 39 weeks p.a. (holidays to be taken during school closure).

Cantell is seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to join our Additional Educational Needs Team.  We would welcome applications if you are experienced, or looking to have a change in career (and take up new challenges). The successful candidate will be required to provide learning and care support on a 1:1, small group and in class basis.  Good communication and IT skills and a high level of literacy and numeracy are essential to the post.

For further details and an application form, please visit our website www.cantell.co.uk or email recruitment@cantell.co.uk                                         

Closing Date: 15 July 2022

The school is committed to safeguarding children and all applicants are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Specialist Mental Health Practitioner

Full-time, term time only

Salary £47,125 or £53,218, depending on experience

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mental Health Practitioner to be a part of a supportive and innovative child and adolescent mental health service. The role, based in Cantell School Southampton, will be a member of the School’s Extended Senior Leadership Team, and will be working in partnership with Solent NHS Trust.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop, alongside the mental health lead, the already strong provision offered to our students. They will be required to work alongside linked agencies to the school and have the ability to develop links not currently made. An ability to work with parents to develop their knowledge of mental health issues and strategies that can be used to support their child will be vital to the success of the candidate.

The candidate will be required to develop the CPD of staff at the school and support trainee mental health nurses, whilst on placement from Solent NHS Trust.

They will be able to monitor and evaluate the impact they have had and will be able to succulently report key findings to key stakeholders.

The post holder will:

• Provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy assessment and intervention for children identified as needing support/intervention.

• Independently manage a case load of young people with identified occupational therapy needs.

• Work with carers, Education, Health Social Care and other multi-disciplinary colleagues as appropriate to assess, design and develop evidence-based intervention and management plans.

• To identify, develop and deliver in-service training for education staff, other professionals, students and parents / carers and modify training packages according to the needs of training participants.

• Plan and deliver intervention and advice for children in the school setting.

This is a great opportunity to join a happy, thriving, and successful school, a ‘founding’ member of the Aspire Community Trust – a group of 9 cross-phase schools that work together to create an aspirational learning journey for our children aged between 4 and 16. The role is critical in supporting the delivery of high-quality children’s mental health services across the Trust.

We are looking for an exceptional individual with the right attitude, skills and knowledge who share our passion to deliver the best quality care experience for children and their families.

The post holder will have duties related to the clinical delivery of care to children, young people and their families and calls for a professional with experience of working with children and young people experiencing difficulties with their mental health and trauma.

Further details and an application form are available on our website www.cantell.co.uk.   Alternatively, please contact Lucie Sabiston on 023 8051 6704 or email recruitment@cantell.co.uk.

Closing date:  15 July 2022

The school is committed to safeguarding children and all applicants are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Examinations and Administration Officer


Term Time, 39 weeks per annum

Salary Grade 7 from £25,419 pro rata

Cantell School is seeking to appoint an Examination and Administration Officer to provide high levels of organisation and accurate delivery of exams. This role requires absolute accuracy and the use of highly organised systems at all times. You must be an excellent communicator and have exceptional administrative and organisational skills. Previous experience of working within a school environment would be an advantage and a genuine interest in working amongst young people is essential.

Flexibility is crucial to meet the demands of a busy school as is the ability to build effective relationships with staff and the whole school community.  The post will be available on a permanent contract to start as soon as possible.

Responsibilities include:

• Operating as the school’s Examination Officer and undertaking the associated administration including electronic entry and registration for courses for external qualifications, mock exams and internal exams.

• To act as a focal point for examination queries, liaising with staff, students and/or parents as necessary and ensuring that all relevant documentation is processed.

• To be aware of JCQ and exam board requirements and ensure that they are met.

• General administration support

All candidates must complete the application form.

Further details and an application form are available on our website www.cantell.co.uk   Alternatively, please contact Lucie Sabiston on 023 8051 6704 or email recruitment@cantell.co.uk.

Closing date:  10 June 2022 12 noon

The school is committed to safeguarding children and all applicants are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Computer Science and IT Project Lead

September 2022

Permanent, Full-time

Cantell School is a very special place for students to learn and staff to work.

We are a popular and oversubscribed school and are seeking to strengthen our existing dedicated and passionate Computer Science and IT team.

This is an opportunity to lead and manage your own impactful and rewarding project in Computer Science and IT education. As well as joining a creative, experienced and well-resourced department, you will have support for opportunities such as:

• Leading curriculum development in Computer Science and IT across our 9 cross phase schools in our Aspire Trust

• Complete research projects with the University of Southampton, as part of a funded PhD or Master’s program

• Develop cross-curricular Computer Science and IT learning within Cantell

As a school we always listen to our staff, and would love to hear your ideas for how you would promote Computer Science and IT.

Cantell is a happy, thriving and successful school, and proud to be a true comprehensive.

Relationships between staff, students, their families and the wider community are excellent and contribute to the overall success of the school. We have the highest expectations from our students and they have the highest expectations from us. In this way we create a culture of responsibility and respect. 

“I am so proud to work at Cantell. I believe that in our school students and staff are a family. This shows itself from top to bottom and is an ethos created and shared by a devoted Headteacher. Structures and systems support this ethos. The students are provided with so many opportunities to enrich their lives. I am always moved by the kindness that is so prevalent in our community”. – Staff Survey Response – March 2022

The quality of education is front and centre at our school with an ambitious curriculum that challenges our students to be the best that they can be by ensuring they are able to remember and apply their learning in a wide range and variety of contexts. At our school, knowledge is power. 

We will offer the successful applicant:

  • A committed and extremely supportive staff team
  • An extensive and personalised CPD programme
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to our students
  • The payment of any reasonable relocation costs.

We wish to appoint candidates with:

  • Ability to promote high quality teaching and learning
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and motivational skills
  • A passion for improving students’ lives and opportunities
  • High levels of ambition and drive for outstanding performance from staff and students

Further details and an application form are available on our website www.cantell.co.uk   Alternatively, please contact the HR Manager by emailing recruitment@cantell.co.uk or by telephone on 02380516704.

Closing date: Friday 20th May.  Interviews to be held week beginning the 23rd May.

The school is committed to safeguarding children and all applicants are subject to an enhanced DBS check.