Witherslack Group is made up of a cast of thousands, whether it be the teaching, care or therapy staff or the children, young people and their families.

Everyone plays their part to realise life changing moments and endless stories of success.

A happy place to work

Our focus on having a happy and engaged staff team helps us to achieve life changing opportunities for our children and young people in our schools, children’s homes and integrated learning centres. 

In this short film Jayne Carter, our HR Director, talks about her commitment in supporting every member of staff to achieve happiness in their role and the positive impact this has on our young people every single day.

Are you ready to join us to help realise even more fantastic outcomes? Browse our career opportunities here.



Who we are

We are the leading provider of specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum disorder; Asperger’s Syndrome; speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs.

Our track record of success and sector-leading Ofsted judgements has been achieved through an ethos of high aspiration, placement stability through our ‘team around the child’ approach, unique in-school therapy solutions and our inspiring environments. These all combine to optimise life opportunities for children and young people, give confidence to parents and carers, and deliver unmatched value for local authorities.

Our focus on support, care and acceptance allows each young person to develop as an independent individual, equipped with the knowledge, experience and life skills to look to the future with increased confidence and aspiration. We are truly proud of the role we play in changing the lives of young people and helping them to realise their full potential.

Creating moments of magic

Every child and young person deserves the care and support to help them reach the full potential, and look forward to the future with ambition to create their own story of success.

In this short film, our staff share their motivation for coming to work every day and how creating moments of magic brings them job satisfaction like they’ve never experienced before.


What we do

The Group’s schools, children’s homes and integrated learning centres provide a complete day, residential and 52 week system of education and care. We also offer our young people the chance to access in-house vocational centres and further education facilities.

Our people are central to everything we do – the dedicated and passionate teaching, care and therapeutic professionals who combine to create a unique and inspirational environment for every child.  Their commitment and ability to genuinely connect with each child allows us to achieve long lasting outcomes and fulfil the ambitions of our young people.

Most importantly though, we go the extra mile for all of our young people to ensure that their time in our schools and children’s homes gives them the foundations and ambitions to achieve in their futures and create their own story of success.

Our support to you

We are committed to providing expert advice and support to both our own staff but also parents, carers and professionals across the special educational needs sector . Our ever-growing range of events and resources offer practical advice and support that will add to the toolkit of parents, carers and professionals.

Find out more about the range of advice and support we offer here

Our clinical services

Across all of our schools, children’s homes and integrated provisions, we provide young people with unrivalled levels of therapeutic support, both in terms of the expertise and experience of our in-house staff and the wide range of therapies and support offered.

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Opportunities in education & teaching

For every pupil at one of our schools the sky is literally the limit.  Our highly dedicated, skilled and experienced team of teaching and care professionals work with parents and carers to deliver outstanding outcomes and inspire the future that every child deserves.

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Sign up for alerts

If you want to be kept up to date on the latest vacancies across our Group, register your details here.

Contact us

If you have a question about a role or a general enquiry, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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