We are a small and friendly, mixed, non-selective independent school for children aged between 4 and 18 years. We excel in providing a supportive, family type environment and many of our teachers choose to educate their children here at Magdalen Court.

Our whole ethos is tailored to develop our children's confidence and as part of this we run an extensive outward bounds programme. We have small class sizes that allow a teacher to fully support each pupil and look for teachers skilled in differentiating tasks. Some of your class will be ahead of their peer group, whilst others have learning difficulties such as dyslexia. It is important that you have great communication skills as we work closely within our team and with parents. The school's friendly and relaxed atmosphere is maintained by our fantastic team of staff and we welcome teachers with a good sense of humour who are happy to contribute where they can to our wide range of extra-curricular events.

In return we offer a caring, school community, where staff are valued and substantial bursaries are given to members of staff for their children to attend and benefit from our small class sizes and attention to the individual. 

We are currently entering a new phase with a new Senior Leadership team and have ambitious plans for the future with a collective desire to be the school of choice for Children and Young People with SEND in the Exeter area. We recently had a successful visit from Ofsted in September 2020 as part of our move towards Specialist Status.

Current Vacancies...

Learning Support Assistant

We're currently looking for a Learning Support Assistant to work in our small, friendly independent school located in Exeter. In particular we are looking for someone who has SEND training and experience.

Some of our pupils have a variety of complex needs, which makes this role challenging and rewarding. No two days are the same!

We would require you be willing to work both with a pupil on a 1:1 basis and as part of a class team. If you are a resilient and flexible team player then we would love to hear from you.


Duties will include:

  • Working with individual children and small groups aged 5 to 19 with a variety of learning needs
  • Providing support to teaching staff in the academic development and pastoral care of individual or groups of children, including SEND pupils, from Reception to Year 11
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, with both children and adults
  • Strong problem solving skills - we often have to find different ways of making things work for individual children
  • Effective team-working
  • Resilience and flexibility to manage diverse and sometimes conflicting demands on your time


Job Type: Full time – 8.30am – 4pm Monday to Friday Term Time only (Fixed Post until 31st August 2021)

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

Salary: TBC depending on skills and experience.

To apply or find out more please send your CV with covering letter to

SEND Teachers - Various Subjects

We're currently looking for a SEND Teachers to join our growing team.

Magdalen Court is a small independent Special School which offers high quality education and pastoral care. The age range of pupils taught is mostly 7-16 with some sixth form placements up to age 18 for those teachers with appropriate experience and knowledge. 

We offer specialist skills and provision for learners with social communication needs including speech and language difficulties and autistic spectrum conditions.  Some of our learners have associated sensory needs and emotional needs including anxiety.  Some have specific learning difficulties.

Learners follow a broad curriculum working towards iGCSE, GCSE including Entry Levels, ASDAN and vocational qualifications.  They are expected to move onto Further and Higher Education. There is a provision for a few pupils to stay on at school past the age of 16 if they require a little longer to complete their course of study to gain qualifications. Outdoor learning is a key feature for all pupils and we have an enthusiastic outdoor learning department to support this.

All of our learners aspire to be fully independent members of society by the time they reach adulthood and a lot of emphasis is put on growing self esteem and independence. We are currently looking to recruit outstanding qualified teachers with an SEND background preferably within a specialist setting. 

Class sizes are a maximum of 10 pupils with a high staff to pupil ratio. We would require you be willing to work both with a pupil on a 1:1 basis and as part of a class team.

Start Date: This is an exciting opportunity for qualified teachers who have the desire to progress in a forward-thinking school and are full time/permanent positions for September 2021. Subject to the successful candidate’s availability the role could start during the Summer Term however. 

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

Salary: £28,000 - £36,000 - plus SEND Allowance

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 26th March