Work for us

Why work for us?

Happiness   -  Independence - Respect

Every day is different

Have fun at work

Love coming to work

A chance a grow


Make a difference


Great training and support

Our purpose

(Which you can be part of)

Happiness, independence, respect: everyone deserves them. 
Everyone deserves the chance to access the things and the activities that bring them joy.
Everyone deserves the chance to be less dependent on others.  Dependence limits what we can do in life.  It puts up barriers.  We all deserve to access the world around us with as few limitations as possible.
Everyone deserves the right to be respected for who they are as an individual, no matter disability, race, gender or any other factor.
For some it starts with asking for their favourite food, for some its walking around the park with a family member and for others it’s reading a recipe.  No matter what the barrier to Happiness, independence or respect our mission is simple:
To use a combination of passion and evidence based teaching to give our pupils the chances they deserve.
If you think you can share our purpose then Chatten is the place for you!


Be part of something new

Be part of a family

Competitive pay

Innovate and change lives

Training and development



Work with pupils directly in the classroom.  You could be a tutor, a senior tutor, a teacher or a classroom manager.  Whatever path you choose you get to work directly with out amazing pupils every day.

Pupil support

Perhaps you are a BCBA looking to support ABA at Chatten.  Or maybe you are a SALT, an OT?  Possibly you are looking to work in senior management to help lead our school to further growth?  If any of these apply this is the place for you.

Pupil support

School support

Without an amazing support team a school cannot function.  Office, cleaning, site maintenance.  Where would we be without you?  

School Support

Are you looking for a new role where everyday is an adventure and you get to make a real difference?  Then Chatten might just be the place for you!

Head Designate: Adam Dean (also person to contact for enquiries)


Contact number: 07821680581

Address: C/O Adam Dean - Market Field School, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7ET

Chatten Free School is part of the Hope Learning Community (HLC)

Gary Smith OBE is the CEO of the Hope Learning Community Trust

The Chair of trustees for the HLC is Micheal Andrews

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