SEN Teacher in Wallington

Location: Carshalton
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: PECAR
Salary: £34k - 40k per year
Job Published: 7 months ago

I am working with an all-age foundation special school, which consists of two campuses; one based in Wallington, which provides for pupils with profound and multiple learning disabilities and severe learning disabilities.

The second campus is based in Carshalton which provides for pupils with autism and severe learning disabilities and / or significant social and emotional difficulties that effect their capacity to cope across daily activities. 

All staff are expected to work across both campuses as required.

All of the children have an Education Health and Care Plan and often have a number of dedicated professionals working with them in order to support them to reach their potential - we are very proud of our trans-disciplinary approach and place great emphasis on supporting our pupils to feel safe, well and emotionally regulated in order that they can achieve their best.

This is a warm and friendly school, with high aspirations for their fantastic pupils. They have modern facilities, several play areas, a sports hall, hydro pool and computer rooms.

Main duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching(in relation to teaching pupils with profound / severe learning disabilities and / or autism)
  • Contribute to the development of a curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all pupils the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life
  • Plan and sequence learning towards building sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning and employment and independent living.
  • Develop individual programmes of study that are designed to help pupils to remember in the long term the content they have been taught and to integrate new knowledge into larger concepts
  • Have high aspirations and set challenging learning intentions for all pupils which takes into account prior learning and re visits any gaps in learning
  • Plan for, teach and assess the assigned group of children with Profound / severe learning disabilities and / or autism. 
  • Plan and deliver lessons and learning materials to motivate and support all pupils to make at least good progress
  • Set high expectations for pupils’ wellbeing and behaviour, and ensure pupils have the tools and support required at all times to regulate and feel ok.
  • Ensure pupils’ attitudes to their education or training are positive, they are committed to their learning, know how to study effectively and do so, are resilient to setbacks and take pride in their achievements
  • Create an environment where bullying, peer-on-peer abuse or discrimination are not tolerated.
  • Promote and develop literacy and numeracy skills throughout teaching and learning activities so that literacy and numeracy do not present barriers to learning.
  • Provide intervention activities for those pupils who need support to boost attainment/progress or who require additional challenge.
  • Set work for pupils absent from school for any reason.
  • Use ICT and other technologies and learning resources as learning tools to inspire and motivate pupils.
  • Create an environment where every pupil’s voice is heard, respected and responded to. 

Pastoral Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons.
  • Provide enrichment opportunities for pupils’ broader development, enabling them to develop and discover their interests and talents
  • Be the first point of contact for parents/carers in the assigned tutor group.
  • Monitor and set targets with therapy colleagues, for the social and academic progress of pupils in the tutor group. 

Qualifications and experience

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Degree or equivalent.
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Recent and successful class teaching experience
  • Experience of teaching pupils with profound / severe learning disabilities and / or autism).

Skills and knowledge

  • Knowledge of the curricula appropriate for children and young people with profound / severe learning disabilities and / or autism.
  • Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies for children and young people with profound / severe learning disabilities and / or autism.
  • A good understanding of how children with profound / severe learning disabilities and / or autism learn.
  • Ability to adapt teaching to meet individual pupils’ needs
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with pupils with profound / severe learning disabilities and / or autism.
  • Knowledge of guidance and requirements around safeguarding children
  • Knowledge of effective behaviour management strategies
  • Good ICT skills, particularly using ICT to support learning

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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