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Capella House School is a day, co-educational special school located over two sites (Primary and Secondary) for pupils whose primary or main presenting needs relate to difficulties with speech, language and communication. Our team work together to provide the best education and pastoral care to ensure that Capella House pupils are heard and seen to shine.

If you're searching for your next post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed candidates.

Capella House School and The Auriga Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Our current vacancies are as follows:

English teacher (KS3 and KS4)

Capella House are looking for an English Teacher for their secondary provision. 

Potential candidates are welcome to visit the school and please contact Dominic Sunderland (Headteacher) for more information. 

Capella House School is part of The Auriga Academy Trust is a small local specialist academy chain.  ​The Trust and its three constituent special schools work in a close and supportive partnership, with each school maintaining its unique identity and ethos. All Trust schools are in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, ​South West London which has excellent public transport links. Further details about the Trust can be found on the Auriga Academy Trust website ​ 

Teaching Assistants (Primary and Secondary)


Start Date: 1st September 2022

32.5 hours per week – 39 weeks per year 

Salary: Scale 4  NJC09 - NJC10

Capella House is a forward-thinking, unique and innovative special school with a very exciting future ahead.  The school provides for pupils aged 4 to 16 with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) as their primary need. Other additional needs which may include ASD, ADHD, Sensory issues or Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. Classes have up to 7 pupils and will are supported by HLTAs, TAs and Therapists.

The school opened its Secondary Department in September 2019 in purpose built accommodation co-located with Clarendon School and Richmond upon Thames School. Our primary centre opened in September 2021 co-located with St Mary's primary school in Twickenham. The Auriga Academy Trust was created in 2016 by our partner special schools Clarendon and Strathmore, in order to extend local SEND provision.  

The successful candidate will be expected to develop strong and positive relationships with staff and pupils. They will support pupils to enhance learning and encourage them to become independent learners as well as providing educational, welfare and therapeutic support for pupils with a range of learning needs. We are looking for Teaching Assistants with good communication skills, ability to work on their own initiative and previous experience of working with pupils with learning needs.

To apply for this post, please complete our application form. In your letter of application in Section 9 you will need to explain how your skills, ability, knowledge and experience match the individual requirements in the person specification. Give evidence/examples wherever you can in support of your application. Relevant experience may include paid work or other activities such as college, leisure, family or domestic, community and voluntary work.

Closing date for applications: 13th June 2022

Interviews: W/C 27th June 2022