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Full time Special Needs Teacher Bradford

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Teacher (SEN) - Bradford

If you aspire to help children with complex needs achieve their potential - this SEN Teacher role could be suited to you.

Due to a recent increase in pupil numbers, a special school in Bradford are looking to appoint a teacher this term on a full time basis. The school caters for pupils aged 11-16 with Special Educational Needs including Autism, Moderate and Severe Learning Disabilities and Global Developmental Delay. Although secondary aged, the majority of pupils follow a Primary model of learning, with class teachers delivering lessons across the curriculum.

As a special educational needs (SEN) teacher you'll work with children who require an advanced programme of learning in order to reach their full educational potential. A key aspect of working in this field is identifying individual needs and being responsible for creating a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment. You will work alongside key professionals including an on-site medical team, physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists to implement bespoke learning programmes. You will have a sound understanding of working with young people with Education, Health and Care Plans.


Applications will be considered from Newly Qualified or Fully Qualified Teachers with both Primary and Secondary specialisms. You will be welcomed into a large staff team and will be fully supported by experienced, class based Learning Support Assistants. Experience of planning lessons to meet the needs of SEN pupils within a mainstream or specialist classroom is essential.

You may also have received training in PECS, Makaton, TEACCH, and/or Team Teach - however this is not essential. Teaching Personnel hold regular CPD events to support your transition into Special Needs Teaching - please contact us to find out more!

You will need to show:

  • Commitment to working with pupils with special educational needs
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - you will be working as part of a large, multi-disciplinary team
  • Adaptability - it is important to be able to respond to the needs of the children and change plans accordingly
  • A positive, energetic and enthusiastic outlook
  • Patience, understanding and empathy with pupils and parents


As an SEN Teacher, you will:

  • Prepare lessons and resources
  • Develop and adapt conventional teaching methods to meet the individual needs of pupils
  • Use special equipment and facilities, such as audiovisual materials and computers to stimulate interest in learning
  • Collaborate with the senior staff to define appropriate activities for the pupils in relation to the curriculum
  • Liaise with other professionals, such as Social Workers, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists and Educational Psychologists
  • Organise learning outside the classroom in activities such as community visits, school outings or sporting events
  • Assist in meeting the personal care and/or medical needs of pupils
  • Carry out administrative tasks, including updating and maintaining records of pupils' progress
  • Effectively manage behaviour

If you are thinking about enhancing your career prospects as a Special Needs Teacher, please contact Rebecca Holden on the details provided, or make your application today.

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