Special Needs Teacher
£150 - £230 per day + Dependent Upon Experience/Skills
A large special needs (SEN) school based in West London is seeking a special needs teacher with some recent SLD experience to join their team from immediately. 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.
Special Needs Teacher (SLD)
1 Year Contract
Pay depending on experience
One of the very best Special Schools in London for boys and girls aged 4 to 11 years, the school offers an outstanding quality of education (OfSTED) combined with unbelievable facilities and resources. They aim to provide a quality education for children who have complex moderate to severe learning difficulties, including autistic spectrum disorders.
The school celebrates diversity and promotes equality and acceptance of others by encouraging pupils to be kind and to look after each other.
Communication is a top priority and the school is committed to a total communication environment. All teaching staff are trained in Makaton and PECS symbols are used creatively to develop communication.
The successful Special Needs Teacher applicant will be teaching a mixed KS1 class (6 pupils) with Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD.) The majority of the children have 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. Some experience of PECS and Makaton would be advantageous but training is available
The Successful Special Needs Teacher Applicant
Qualified Teacher or Overseas teacher with clear pathway to QTS
The successful 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.
The school 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.
Posted 3 days ago