Vacancies at our school will be advertised here and on the Gloucestershire County Council website.

Job Title: Class Teacher
Grade: TMS + SEN1
Start date: 1st September 2021
Closing date: 7th April 2021
Interview date: 20th April 2021

Battledown Centre for Children & Families is part of SAND Academies Trust and is a school for pupils with a range of special needs, aged 2-11, based in Cheltenham.

Would you like to work somewhere that you could make a real difference to children’s lives? Are you a hardworking, enthusiastic individual that wants to be part of a warm, welcoming Special School?

We are looking to appoint a Teacher to join our dedicated and friendly team in school.  The successful applicants should have a passion for working with special educational needs and disabilities, which include severe learning difficulties; physical difficulties; profound and multiple learning difficulties; severe autism and challenging behaviours.  If you have the ability to see the ‘whole’ child (including Communication, Language & Interaction, Cognition & Learning, Self Help & Independence, Sensory & Physical and Social, Emotional & Mental Health Needs), and you are committed to the education of pupils with a wide range of learning and associated difficulties, we look forward to hearing from you.

Please contact Jane Davis, for an application form by calling 01242 525472, or emailing

The closing date and time for all applications is 12:00 noon on 7th April 2021 and interviews to take place on Tuesday 20th April 2021. We regret that to reduce administration costs, you will only be contacted if you are selected for an interview, therefore, applicants who have not heard of the progress of their application within 2 weeks of the closing date should assume that they have not been shortlisted.

Please email your completed application form to .  Please note that CVs are not accepted and late applications will not be considered.

SAND Academies Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.  This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory pre-employment checks.

Please download an application form then email your completed application form to

Application Form
Job Description
Personal Specification



At Battledown we have several volunteers who help children to play and learn in class and at activities such as Riding, swimming and Forest School.

All volunteers receive basic training on how we work at Battledown and additional training that is specific to the children they work with. This is an opportunity for you to meet new people and share your skills with others.

If you think you would like to support children play and learn and are interested in:

  • Messy Play
  • Drop-in groups
  • Riding
  • Forest School
  • Swimming

If you think you have others skills to offer like:

  • Light gardening
  • Fundraising
  • Grant/bid writing

If you are over 16 and think you would like to help will you please download our starter pack.

We are currently updating these pages.

  • Information form
  • Prospectus
  • Guidance for Safer Working Practice for Adults working with children
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1
  • Safeguarding Policy

Contact Jane Davis for more information on 01242 525472 or email

Please note an Enhanced DBS Clearance and photo ID will be required for any volunteer.

Battledown Centre for Children & Families. Harp Hill, Cheltenham GL52 6PZ Tel: 01242 525472 • Fax: 01242 257557

Battledown Centre for Children & Families. Harp Hill, Cheltenham GL52 6PZ Tel: 01242 525472 • Fax: 01242 257557