Job Vacancies

The staff at Side By Side consists of a dedicated team of qualified and experienced staff, who work to do their utmost to help and educate the children with and without special needs. 

 If you want to join our dedicated team, please download application form below;

Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Salary:                         Competitive dependent on experience

Location:                     London Hackney

Full/Part Time            (min 3 Days a Week)

Term Time Only          Full-salary paid

Start Date                    September 2017        - One-year Contract

Side by Side Special School is an independent, special needs day provision based in North London, for pupils aged 2 – 19.  The nursery department is fully integrated enabling children with and without special needs to learn and play alongside each other with the pupil 5 – 19 being part of our special school.

We are seeking an experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist

(Top Band 6/Band 7) to join our multi-disciplinary team.

Our pupils have varying difficulties; learning, developmental and physical and we believe that regardless of disability, every child should receive the support they need to reach them potential and enjoy life to the full.

You will have a proven track record in paediatrics and working with special needs.  You will be able to provide assessment, advice, therapy and support, to individuals and groups of children at the school. You will be an active member of our multi-professional team that will ensure that the pupils’ needs are being met.  You must be able to work independently, be organised and confident in setting therapeutic goals for the children. 

SI training and experience an advantage.
You will need to be registered with the HCPC and the post will require an enhanced DBS check.

Special Needs Teacher / Early Years Practitioner

We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative Qualified Teacher.

 You will have experience teaching children with special needs and be able to deliver exciting and engaging activities for the children.  You must be a good communicator, able to lead the class, work flexibly and be able to manage and work together with our teaching assistants. You will have skills and understanding of a range of teaching and learning strategies to make a positive impact on the children’s progress.

We also encourage teachers who have qualified outside the UK to apply for this position.

For an application pack, to arrange a visit to the school, or for further information please contact Mr Gerald Lebrett, Headteacher, on 020 8880 8300 or email