- Islington Based Special School
- KS1 ASD SEN Teacher Role
- Full Time
- Start ASAP
- Primary Classes
- £140 - £185 per day
A specialist SEN school in Islington that caters for children with Autism is seeking to appoint an additional SEN teacher to their primary phase to take on a new class opening after Easter on a full time basis. The school is focused on children with moderate to severe Autism and as such the curriculum is based largely on the EYFS "P Levels and lower KS1 national curriculum guidelines. Due to unprecedented numbers of pupils moving into the borough the school is opening a new class of 5 students in April. It is safe to assume that the initial stages will be tricky as the whole class will be new as will the teaching and support staff. That said the job offers a great opportunity to secure a permanent job at this excellent school as the Headteacher would ideally like for the class teacher to progress with the pupils up the school next year.
The Headteacher is seeking to appoint a new and forward thinking SEN Teacher as autism specific specialist. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and committed SEN Teacher or Primary teacher with good recent ASD teaching experience in special schools or mainstream. The ideal SEN teacher is someone who has some basic PECs and makaton experience, is adaptable and willing to work across the ability range within the school. The school is a friendly, safe, positive and structured environment in which every young person is respected and encouraged to achieve independence (through academic, employment and personal skills development).
The school favours a cognitive behavioural therapy approach to teaching and learning and uses the National Autistic Society TEACCH guidelines as the cornerstone of their ethos for SEN teachers and support workers. ABA techniques are used where beneficial for the pupils but this is not the direction that the leadership favour.
This SEN teacher job is an exciting opportunity to be a part of our school's continued development where you will be working closely with the SLT, Teaching and Support staff to improve learning outcomes for all pupils.
To be considered for this role, you will need to be able to demonstrate a desire for improving pupil outcomes, as well as some ASD knowledge (through experience and/or practice). The right candidate will have a passion for SEN teaching and the skills to engage, inspire and motivate students.
By joining this lovely school you will:
- Have an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of pupils and to the school;
- Meet and work with wonderful, hardworking pupils and colleagues;
- Have increased opportunities for continued professional development.
- "SEN Teacher"
- "ASD" or "PMLD" or "SLD" or "special educational needs"
- "SEND Teacher"
- "Severe Learning Difficulties"
- "Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties"