Special Needs Teacher – Primary SLD
The Special Needs Teacher Job
An outstanding SEN school in Southwark, SE London that caters for children who have severe learning difficulties, including autistic spectrum disorders is seeking to appoint a primary Special Needs Teacher. The successful Special Needs Teacher would be assigned initially for the duration of the academic year to cover the current Special Needs Teacherwho will be leaving in the next few weeks due an ongoing health issue. Given the disruption to learners the school don’t wish to make further changes to staffing and as a result will not be advertising the permanent job until Easter for a September start.
OfSTED said that this Southwark SEN school provides and outstanding level of teaching, learning and pastoral support “Teaching is consistently outstanding throughout the school. Teachers and other adults support the pupils exceptionally well in activities which are very carefully tailored to their learning needs and abilities.”.
Special Needs Teacher Responsibilities
The class itself consists of 6 pupils (mixed Y1/2) who are attaining in line with the EYFS P2 – P6 levels. In class you will have the support of three outstanding friendly and hardworking TAs full time in class. You will also benefit from a bright and modern classroom due to a total refurbishment of the classroom over the summer. Classes are well resourced and staff are encouraged to approach SLT about any resources or ideas they have to help improve the learning environment and the well-being of the pupils.
They ideally would like their new Special Needs Teacher to have a handover period to ensure that you have sufficient time and support whilst you get to know the pupils, your TAs, whole school policies and the rest of the team in school. Experience teaching SLD pupils is important but the Head welcomes applications from experienced mainstream primary teachers and overseas trained teachers – Australian and Kiwi teachers in particular are encouraged to apply and join what they jokingly call “Team Antipodes”.
The Ideal Special Needs Teacher Applicant
Special Needs Teacher Benefits
All teaching and support staff are trained in Makaton and PECS symbols are used creatively to develop communication. The school offers an extensive training and development programme for its staff. All staff participate in on-going training in Makaton, PECS, Team-Teach, TEACCH and First Aid. The school regularly organises external organisations to lead training in Autism and Safeguarding. They also offer training led by their on site Multi-Disciplinary Team.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Special Needs Teacher – apply today for an interview ASAP
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