SEN Teacher (ASD/SLD)
- 2 Term Contract
- Full time
- Starting ASAP
- Camden LA
- Outstanding School
- Pay depending on experience
A large special needs (SEN) school based in Camden, North London is seeking an SEN teacher with some recent ASD and SLD experience to join their team with immediate effect in January. Ideally the successful applicant will have a proven track record working in an SEN environment but the Headteacher will consider a primary trained teacher with a passion for SEN, a proven track record as a teacher and a can do attitude. The job will initially be a handover working alongside the existing teacher who will soon go on maternity leave. You will then take full charge of the class to the end of the academic year.
The successful applicant will be teaching a mixed KS2 class (6 pupils) with Autism Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD.) The majority of the children have additional medical and sensory needs as well as physical impairments. The class consists of 6 pupils who are all working at P levels, as a result experience of the EYFS curriculum would be advantageous, though not essential.
Much of the work you would be doing will be based loosely on the Early Years curriculum with a particular focus on developing social and communication skills. You will be working alongside two really friendly learning support assistants (LSAs) who know the children and the school procedures and will help you get up to speed quickly. Some experience of PECS and makaton would be advantageous but training is available.
This is a quite challenging class as they are high energy but there are excellent staff and strategies in place.
The Successful SEN Teacher Applicant
The successful SEN Teacher candidate will be flexible, with the ability to use their own initiative where required. Experience working in an SEN school or with ASD and SLD children would be an advantage due to the challenges of the class however excellent training is available. They would be more than happy to support an excellent practitioner with passion for SEN but limited SEN experience.
Progress with these pupils can be slow when compared to their contemporaries so patience, a caring nature, passion for the job and strong self belief will be essential.
SEN Teacher Benefits
- Excellent central location in Camden
- Outstanding school
- Excellent transport links
- Small classes
- Moderate paperwork
- Good work/life balance
- Great rates of pay
- Supportive SLT
- Experienced and friendly TA Team
- Structured and comprehensive handover