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Learning by Doing

We are an Independent Specialist Provider, in the heart of Haringey.  Like John Dewey, we believe education is not preparation for life, education is life! 

We value our staff through our commitment to becoming a London Living Wage employer from 1st August 2022.



The transformative learning experiences at John Dewey Specialist College are designed to help our young people gain greater independence in their adult lives.  Established in 2008 as Area 51 Education, John Dewey Specialist College is located in  Wood Green and reflects the vibrant energy of this growth area. Our passionate and skilled team members are here to help our young people make an impact on the world. Are you ready to reach your potential? Join us!


TERM DATES 2022/23

13th September - 16th December

New students induction day Monday 12th September

3rd January - 31st March

 17th April - 21st July

Half term: 24th -28th October

Half-term: 13th - 17th February

Half-term: 29th May - 2nd June

Current Vacancies:
We are currently recruiting for Class Teachers with a specialism in Autism, complex physical needs or profound learning difficulties; and Scale 4 teaching assistants with experience in supporting complex behaviours OR ABA approaches.
Please visit our Vacancies page to apply now for September start.
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