Education 5 – 25 years career pathway

Both our primary school and secondary school-age residents and day students attend school at Prior’s Court during term time. The Learning team are responsible for our young people during the dedicated school hours within the Waking Day timetable. Using our unique facilities, our primary school-age students follow the national curriculum at the appropriate age and stage; our secondary school students follow vocationally relevant programmes of learning, and our young adults follow individual programmes of learning designed to help them develop the skills required to promote healthiness, happiness, independence and where possible to access the world of work.

The young people that attend Prior’s Court are between the ages of 5-25. The majority are residential and therefore access learning throughout their whole Waking Day.

The programmes are specifically designed with the overall goals of health, happiness, independence, and skills to enter the world of work. The key areas that we teach include; Daily Living Skills, Functional Academics, Vocational Skills, Communication, Healthiness, Keeping Me Safe and Positive Behaviour Support.

The importance of learning throughout the day is to learn in context at every opportunity and then generalise skills into different areas to include the community and family home.

See how you could progress in your career at Prior’s Court when you join our team.

Current vacancies  See all our career pathways

  • Autism Practitioner (Levels 1, 2 & 3)

    Autism Practitioners play a crucial role in supporting our young people to grow and develop encouraging each individual to achieve their aspirations and lead fulfilling and purposeful lives.

    Whether supporting young people in the home, classroom, on an outside trip or settling down to read a bedtime story, you will build an enduring bond with each young person you work with and go home each day knowing that you have made a real difference to their lives.

    There is a "levels" system within this role based on skills, knowledge and experience:

    Autism Practitioner Level 1  Autism Practitioner Level 2  Autism Practitioner Level 3

    Change path here Hear from some of our Autism Practitioners

  • Learning Facilitator

    As a Learning Facilitator, you will be delivering a high-quality learning and wellbeing programme in an environment that will support young people to grow and develop. By ensuring programmes are delivered through the work of Autism Practitioners you will be contributing directly to progress of skills made in all key areas of learning.

    Through role modelling outstanding working practices and providing coaching and support to Autism Practitioners you will deliver excellent outcomes for young people aligned with their individual learning and development wellbeing goals.

  • Learning Specialist

    Our Learning Specialists deliver ambitious programmes of learning that uniquely supports and challenges each young person to achieve their full potential. This includes managing assessment, timetabling, planning and development of individual learning plans. You will also provide coaching and support to others to deliver excellent outcomes for young people. Through group and targeted work. As a Learning Specialist you are responsible for ensuring the overall health, wellbeing, and progress of each young person in your area/programme of learning.

    Managing a team of autism professionals, you will coach and mentor excellent practices and ensure that the provision of learning and care exceeds the quality standards as outlined by Ofsted/CQC.

  • Learning Lead

    Education leads promote outstanding practice and guide a team of autism professionals and Learning Specialists to deliver excellent outcomes. By providing broad and balanced programmes of learning you will demonstrate outstanding progress and enable the learning, safety, and all-round development of our young people.

    Change for Learning & Wellbeing Manager path

  • Head of Young People's Learning

    As part of the Executive team, the Head of Young People’s Learning is responsible for creating and delivering the overall organisational strategy for progression across all seven Areas of Learning and how this impacts younng people's life after Prior’s Court.

    In conjunction with other members of the Executive team, you will drive continuous improvements and implement the Prior Approach model and associated autism tools and techniques across all programmes of learning.

  • Director of Young People’s Learning

    All members of the Executive team are responsible for challenging operational management practices to ensure every young person and team member is being stretched to achieve outcomes beyond our imagination.