Vacancies at Running Deer School

Working for Running Deer School and Running Deer CIC gives you a fantastic opportunity to grow and develop.

We provide excellent training to enable you to reach your full potential and opportunities for continuing personal development at every stage in your career. On top of this, you will be working in the heart of Dartmoor national park at our head office at Butterdon Wood, the home of Running Deer CIC.

You will be working with other outstanding people throughout our network, helping to shape the futures of the children at Running Deer School and those attending our Intervention programme.

Current Vacancies

Please take a look at our current vacancies, listed below to find out more about working for Running Deer School and Running Deer CIC:

SEN Teacher

SEN teachers are responsible for delivering a bespoke individualised academic timetable for our students covering a range of subjects KS2-KS4 including core subjects – Maths, English and Science, ASDAN awards, Gateway Qualifications, and project based learning.

You will be working with students in a 1:1 or very small group environment to enable our students to reach their full potential, whilst supporting their special needs.

SEN Teaching Assistant | Case Worker

Are you a teaching assistant or someone that has previous teaching experience? Are you looking for a fresh new challenge, working in the classroom and the great outdoors?

Would you like to work for an independent SEN school that has just achieved the Ofsted Good Provider mark? A school based on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon that provides small, specialist, high-support education to children and young people between 8 and 16 with a range of special educational needs?

If so Running Deer School would like to hear from you.

Running Deer School, part of Running Deer CIC are currently looking to recruit SEN Teaching Assistant | Case Workers due to continued expansion. Join our pupils and friendly team as we look forward to the new academic year this September!

The role of a Case Worker can be challenging and physically demanding from time to time but is very rewarding. We provide ongoing training, full support and excellent renumeration. You will need to be able to work with children and young people who may display aggressive or non-compliant behaviour in a sensitive but firm way, while at all times ensuring that they are kept safe and well.

As a Case Worker you will engage directly with our pupils, delivering high quality learning and therapeutic activities; working on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis with our pupils, both outdoors and in the classroom. If this sounds like the challenge you’ve been looking for please apply to become a Case Worker at Running Deer School!

Click the button below to find out more and download an application pack.


“Through your help we have been able to keep this child from permanent exclusion and enable a smooth transition to his new school.”

Alison | Teacher

Running Deer School is a DfE registered independent school (registration number: 878/6067) for young people with Special Educational Needs. Part of Running Deer CIC, we provide activities and opportunities based around traditional rural skills and land based studies, bushcraft, equine assisted education, dog therapy, green woodworking and conservation.

Running Deer CIC is a not for profit organisation and company limited by guarantee. Company No: 7605814. VAT Reg No: 289345260.

Head of School: Rachael Knight

Telephone: +44(0)1647 400201
Email: school at
Address: Butterdon Wood, Moretonhampstead, Devon, TQ13 8PY

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