COVID 19 UPDATE: Avocet House and Turnstone House remain open throughout the Covid 19 epidemic, all necessary precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of our young people, staff and visitors.  Referrals continue to be accepted and any enquiries should be referred to the Principal, Vicki Collings.

Download our Covid 19 Action Plan for further information and for details of our remote education offer.


SES Kite commenced on 4 September 2020 providing a new provision for post 18 year olds.

Current Job Vacancies

A Special Place to Work

We don’t run ordinary children’s homes. We don’t run ordinary residential special schools. We want extraordinary people to work for us. Do you want the challenge and the privilege of being the positive turning point in a child’s life? We are seeking inspirational adults who are in harmony with our view of learning as a life long issue, who believe in the capacity of children to learn and grow despite their life circumstances, who see learning in its widest sense and can be creative, innovative and think outside the box in order to re-awaken excitement and enthusiasm in children. We want high quality professionals who would bring creative approaches to helping children reconnect with learning and manage their behaviour and are committed to excellence in personalisation. We require people who can connect with our “no limits” philosophy and share our passion, vision and belief about rescuing children and their families. Although the roles use conventional labels we are one integrated team.


Salary £18,562 to £21,322 (depending on experience) plus sleeping in bonus as per rota

SES has 15 years of outstanding practice in caring for and educating looked after children with complex social, emotional and mental health difficulties.  In September 2020 we began a new venture, designed to Continue Reading

Closing date: 01 Oct 2021

CHILD CARE PRACTITIONERS with Specialist Education Services

Starting salary £18,562 to £19,698 (depending on experience) plus sleeping in bonus as per rota. Career opportunities within SES create the potential for quick progression to salary range of £20,092 - £24,491.

We are looking for Child Care Practitioners to support our children and join the teams at our inspiring dual registered children’s home and educational settings; Avocet House (near Loddon) and Turnstone House (near Continue Reading

Closing date: 24 Sep 2021

COOK/HOUSEKEEPER with Specialist Education Services

Salary £19,312 to £20,903 (depending on experience). Temporary post for a minimum of 1 year. 37 hours per week with a degree of flexibility.

Turnstone House (near Bungay) is a dual-registered children’s home and educational setting run by Specialist Education Services. Our home can accommodate up to 8 children, all with social, emotional and mental health complexities. Continue Reading

Closing date: 24 Sep 2021

TEACHING ASSISTANT with Specialist Education Services

NJC Scale pts 3 – 8 (£18,562 - £20,493 per annum, pro rata for term time only). Scale pts 6 – 8 for an appropriately qualified and experienced candidate.

Specialist Education Services is looking for Teaching Assistants to join our teams at Avocet House and Turnstone House.  We are a company with a national reputation for excellence in our work with Looked Continue Reading

Closing date: 01 Oct 2021

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT with Specialist Education Services

£18,562 to £19,698 pa depending on experience and qualifications

We are looking to appoint a proactive and adaptable Administrative Assistant to join our team at Avocet House to support the business, financial and admin functions of the company. General Responsibilities: To provide Continue Reading

Closing date: 06 Oct 2021