- 1 Year Contract
- SLD SEN Teacher
- North London School
- Full time
- Starting ASAP Post Corona
- Pay depending on experience
The SEN Teacher Job
A large special needs (SEN) school based in North London is seeking an SEN teacher with some recent SLD experience to join their team as soon as schools reopen.
The successful applicant for this SEN teacher job will be teaching a mixed KS1 class (6 pupils) with Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD.) The majority of the children come from all over North London and have been moved into an specialist environment to help support their 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.
The SEN School
The successful SEN Teacher applicant will join a wonderful North London SEN school that has a great ethos. The school marries the best of two worlds, having the funding and facilities of a local authority funded school and the ethos and community feel of an independent prep school The school is well served by public transport and has good parking facilities.
The school ensures all pupils:
- Are supported to access learning opportunities in a meaningful way that takes account of their learning style and the impact of their Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
- Feel confident, happy and secure in themselves, their relationships and their learning.
- Have the right to protection from all types of harm or abuse.
- Develop and maximise their ability to communicate and interact socially with others.
- Develop their ability to think flexibly, effectively and independently.
- Successfully use strategies to help them manage challenges presented by their Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
- Reach their potential academically and work towards accreditation for their learning at the highest level possible for each individual.
- Have goals and aspirations for their life beyond school and are as independent as possible in their ability to achieve them.
- Are equipped and confident to take their place in society; able to be proactive and productive members of society, accessing opportunities to continue learning or working.
To do this staff are expected to ensure that:
- Pupils are all equally valued, respected and nurtured.
- Access to on-going training, including regular child protection training.
- Pupil's needs, including challenging behaviours, are rigorously assessed, understood and supported.
The Ideal SEN Teacher Applicant
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 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 SLD children would be an advantage but the school are clear that they want a good teacher first and foremost - excellent training is available.
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. Some experience using PECS and Makaton as well as a clear understanding of TEACCH methodology would be advantageous though not essential.
SEN Teacher Benefits
This North London SEN school is a fantastic employer who makes sure staff and children share a positive and supportive environment where each individual is important, valued and respected. There is a significant investment fund in place each year to be spent on training at school for all staff and a comprehensive induction programme for new starters. Things like TEACCH, PECS, Makaton, Team Teach and Elklan training amongst other things are updated amongst staff annually. The school is happy to support an excellent practitioner with passion for SEN but limited SEN experience.