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SEN Teacher (Autism/ASC/ASD)

  • SEN Teacher
  • Autism Secondary Class
  • Up to 8 pupils with autism
  • Part of a Trust with Outstanding SEN Schools (Ofsted)
  • South London
  • Inspirational, supportive Head Teacher and SLT
  • Short term and Long term to permanent positions starting May 2021
  • On-site Parking
  • Interviews ASAP

Are you an experienced Primary, Secondary or SEN Teacher who is seeking a new opportunity in a special needs environment from May 2021?

Are you passionate about making an impact and working with children with ASC (Autism)?

About the Role - SEN (Special Educational Needs) Teacher

  • You will be responsible for teaching a small class of around 6-8 students with Autism
  • You will use a wide range of resources to help each student understand and engage in lessons including PECS and Makaton
  • You will have a good basic understanding of TEACCH principles and recent experience teaching primary pupils with Autism in an SEN or mainstream setting
  • You will have additional support in the classroom from other specialist staff.
  • You will plan and deliver effective lessons using the UK curriculum.

Person Specification - SEN Teacher

An engaging and dedicated SEN teacher for a newly opened SEN school in South London: you will assess, plan, develop, coordinate and implement individual learning programmes for students with Autism and associated learning/social needs. The teacher will be expected to provide a tailored programme, integrating the physical, sensory academic, social and emotional needs of each individual student.

You will have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), after completing a PGCE, Graduate Teaching Program (GTP), Bachelor of Education (B.Ed), QTLS or equivalent overseas teaching qualification
  • Previous experience of teaching pupils with special needs, including ASC/ ASD/ Autism, Moderate or Severe Learning Difficulties (MLD, SLD)
  • Strong knowledge of the UK national curriculum
  • Committed to a long term part-time or full time role in Richmond

You will:

  • Be able to plan effective and engaging learning sessions that are multi-sensory and differentiated to meet each child's individual needs
  • Have the ability to develop rapport with children with complex autism and other related needs
  • Have a clear focus on getting the best learning and pastoral outcomes for children with SEN
  • Be aware of safeguarding procedures and follow best practise procedures within the school
  • Be honest, hard-working, reliable and punctual
  • Be a creative playful, patient, calm and fun presence in the classroom
  • Have experience of Attention Autism, Makaton, PECS, Intensive Interaction, Team Teach would be advantageous but not essential.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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