An "Outstanding" (OfSTED 2016) Special Needs School in North West London is seeking to appoint a specialist SEN Teacher to join their team from March 2017.
The school cater to pupils from age 4 through to 19, who have been diagnoses with a range of needs, however the majority of pupils are on the autistic spectrum. Due to recent expansion, the school are seeking to appoint an experienced ASD Teacher who can take over and continue the good work established by the previous teacher.
The role offers the opportunity to work with an established, hard-working and highly adaptable team of three specialist Teaching Assistants (TAs) and a higher level teaching assistant (HLTA). The team is very friendly and have a great understanding of the needs and characteristics of the children in class. In addition, the school benefits from in-house Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, PE Teachers, Art Therapists and a highly experienced Music Teacher.
All applicants must have recent experience teaching students with autism, ideally within a specialist SEN environment. Good to Outstanding primary teachers with recent experience teaching a pupil or pupils with more complex learning needs/autism in a mainstream school will be considered although the school are clear that the challenge will be difficult initially. The class consists of eight pupils who range in age between 4 and 7 and have been grouped in accordance with their academic and social development. The school itself has been heavily invested in over the last few years and facilities are exceptional. Parking is plentiful and the school can easily be accessed by London Underground or bus. The ideal candidate will have:
• A proven record of teaching SEN students with autism
• The ability to prepare and teach effective lessons taking into account the individual needs of learners
• A clear understanding of TEACCH practices
• Have a basic understanding of PECS and Makaton
• A creative approach to lesson planning
• A patient, calm and engaging classroom manner
• Strong communication and leadership skills
• Full teacher status
• Registered DBS or be prepared to carry out a new DBS application.
If you have experience working with children or young adults with special education needs, and are interested in making a positive contribution to the lives of young people, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Simon on 020 3219 7740.
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