- SEN Teacher (SLD/ASD)
- Permanent Job
- Ealing, West London
- Full time
- Starting September
- Pay depending on experience (MPS - UPS + SEN Point 1)
The SEN Teacher Vacancy:
A fantastic primary special needs (SEN) school based in Ealing, West London is seeking a special needs teacher with some recent ASD or SLD experience to join their team from September. 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. This vacancy has arisen due to a permanent member of staff taking a senior leadership role in another school - the Headteacher is proud of this fact as it speaks volumes for the CPD and staff development schemes in place at school.
The SEN School:
This vacancy has opened up in an Outstanding Ealing special school for children aged 4-11 years old catering for children with complex learning difficulties including autism and other sensory impairments. The pupils at the school show great progress, especially in the core areas of communication, independence and socialisation. The school offers fantastic modern facilities with recently remodelled classrooms and additional facilities such as sensory rooms, soft play areas, therapy suites, sensory playgrounds amongst a broad range of bespoke amenities to enhance the learning and development of the pupils.
Each classroom has an interactive white board with connection to the internet and school network. Pupils have access to a wide range of ICT resources including touch screen PCs, laptops/tablets and cause and effect toys. Classrooms are bright and airy and are well resourced to meet the educational and sensory needs of pupils. There is also a well-stocked school library.
The SEN Teacher Role:
The successful applicant to this special needs teacher job will be teaching a mixed KS1/2 class (6 pupils) with Autism and Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD.) The majority of the children have additional medical and sensory needs as well as some physical impairments and come from Ealing and all over West London. 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 three 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.
The Ideal SEN Teacher:
- The successful candidate will be flexible, with the ability to use their own initiative where required.
- You will either have QTS or be a trained teacher from an English speaking country and have a direct route into obtaining QTS.
- You will be able to provide references that demonstrate a proven track record for delivering good qaulity teaching and learning outcomes.
- You will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to lead a small team effectively.
- You will have a good range of behaviour management strategies.
- You will have a good understanding of child development theory.
- You will ideally have taught an autistic child in a UK school (mainstream or SEN) within the last 2-3 years.
- You will have a basic understanding of PECS or Makaton.
- You will be based either in Ealing and the surrounding areas or willing to commute to the area.
Experience working in an SEN school or with Autistic or SLD children would be an advantage but the school are clear that they want a good teacher first and foremost - 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.
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