SEN Teacher - Primary Class
Primary SEN Teacher
Small Class (6 pupils)
Autism (SLD/ASD) Class
Key Stage 2
Long Term Post
Hounslow SEN School
The SEN Teacher Job
A special school for children and young people with moderate and severe learning difficulties based in the London Borough of Hounslow are seeking to appoint an experienced SEN teacher to start with them on a long term basis covering a member of staff who has been diagnosed with a long term illness. The school educates pupils with moderate to severe learning difficulties a high proportion of whom have a diagnosis of autism.
Ofsted recently adjudged the school to be an outstanding provision highlighting a number of exceptional features including, teaching and learning, leadership and safeguarding. The school is based in a recently opened a state of the art modern purpose built facility that offers a huge range of resources including soft play and sensory rooms, a therapy pool, bright well appointed classrooms designed to the exact specifications of the teaching team and the needs of their students. Staff point to the happy, friendly and supportive team environment where everyone is highly professional but where staff do enjoy each others company - "having a laugh and enjoying your day" is encouraged by the SLT.
They are currently recruiting for a classroom teacher to work in the primary department. The successful applicant will have a very small class (6 pupils) with a high ratio of staff to pupils (2 Full Time TAs). They are looking for applicants who have experience or understanding of pupils with SEND, specifically Severe Learning Difficulties and Autism. Due to the complexity of need and the fact that this position has arisen at short notice in the middle of the year they are only looking for teachers who have recent experience in a specialist SEN school teaching a similar cohort of children.
SEN Teacher Essential Qualities:
Experience of developing and adapting curriculum and schemes of work to meet the needs of pupils with SLD and Autism
Imagination, creativity and a highly developed sense of responsibility
A desire to motivate and enthuse all pupils.
Thorough knowledge of assessment and an understanding of how to deliver and assess differentiated programmes of study
A passion for the promotion of the highest levels of progress in learning and independence
The ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team, in partnership with all stakeholders including parents
Having spoken to staff to establish what it is they like about their jobs common themes do emerge.
The SLT are a stable team that has built an exceptional reputation steadily over the last 5 years. They make a point of investing in the training and development opportunities of the teaching and support staff. The school is committed to raising standards through continuous development and enhancing the learning experiences of the pupils.
If shortlisted, you will be required to spend a full day in school. The assessment day will include class based activities and well as an interview and written tasks.