Be part of something new!

We are just starting on the most exciting journey imaginable.  The journey to build something that will make a difference.  Join us now to be part of forming what we will become in the future.

Outstanding training and development opportunities

No matter what role you do with us you will have chances to learn and grow both professionally and personally. We have an extensive training platform and everyone has opportunities to progress.   

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.


Chatten is more than a work place.  We are a family.  Chatten work together, learn together and play together.  We encourage a supportive, nurturing environment for all our staff.  We promise you will feel like an important part of something amazing.  Also - you will smile (a lot). 

Competitive salaries

We strive to offer competitive salaries at all levels of our organisation.  

Innovate and change lives

It doesn’t matter where you work or at what level.  You will have the chance to innovate and be proactive (in fact it’s part of the job).  The best part, your innovations WILL change lives for the better.

Work life balance

When you are here you will work hard and you’ll love it.  But we know balance is important.  That’s why we aim to work reasonable hours and avoid (where possible) taking work home.  We also have a balanced approach to school holidays which see you having more time off on a more regular basis.

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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