We are looking for an Education and Care Lead who will ensure outstanding progress in all areas of learning, communication, daily living skills, vocational skills, sensory tolerance and healthiness for our young people who have severe autism post 19– 25.

Key information:
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per year
Closing date: 26th April 2019
Meet and greet: 2nd May 2019
Job description: Education and Care Lead (19-25) job description
Apply: Online application form


Prior's Court was set up by Founding Patron Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose vision of a centre of excellence for children with autism became reality with the opening of Prior's Court School in 1999. We have since grown to support around 80 young people with autism aged between 5-25 years with the opening of Prior's Court Young Adult Provision in 2011.

We offer a range of specialist services within a residential children’s home, school and adult provision to support children and young people severely challenged by their autism. Working with our young people can be challenging but extremely rewarding. Read more about what it's like to work at Prior's Court and the difference you can make here.


We are ambitious for the young people at Prior's Court and aim to bring the highest level of expertise to support and improve their life chances. The Education and Care Lead (19-25) will be accountable for demonstrating outstanding progress in all areas of learning, communication, daily living skills, vocational skills, sensory tolerance and healthiness for the young people aged 19–25 at Prior's Court who have autism and severe learning difficulties. 

They will ensure that an appropriate and exciting learning programme is in place that provides for the learning, safety and all round development of the young people and ensure that their progress and achievement is maximised through effective measurement systems. 

Find out more about this role in the Job Description.


Our staff are key to the progress and achievements of young people at Prior’s Court and we aim to make them feel valued and supported with training in autism along with knowledge and skills they need to do a great job and develop their careers. Find out more about the benefits we offer.


Read through the application documents below, then complete a short online application form to apply. You may be required to fill in additional forms depending on the role and will be advised by HR following your application. You can read about our application process in detail here.

There will be a meet and greet with the recruitment team on the 2nd May for anyone who has expressed their interest in the Education and Care Lead role.

Application links: 
Job description    Online application form

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All positions at the school are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.