SEN Teacher needed in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, for September start - NQTs Welcome!

Prospero Teaching
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Prospero Teaching are working alongside a Special Needs School in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, seeking a Qualified Teacher (NQTs welcome!) to work in a SEN school specialising in SLD and PMLD provision

Location: Amersham, Buckinghamshire

The school is a well-managed, well established school providing an education to students from age 5 - 11 with a range of special educational needs.

The school benefits from small class sizes, allowing a high level of differentiation and individualised learning to take place. You will be working with children who have mostly MLD (Moderate Learning Difficulties) with some SLD (Severe Learning Difficulties), as well as students with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) needs. You will work alongside support staff, including Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists.

The Headteacher has an ever-evolving approach to the children’s’ needs and what is required of a teacher at the school through various systems and techniques. These systems and techniques provide a clear focus on improving communication and interaction skills through identifying learner’s strengths in areas of special interest.

The ideal candidate will have a PGCE in Primary or Secondary Education and experience in an SEN setting specifically working with students with Autism and Complex needs, although NQTs are greatly encouraged to apply, and SEN experience is not essential - so long as the enthusiasm is there!

As per many SEN schools they work with a range of teachers, Learning Support Assistants, Educational Psychologists, Speech & Language, Physio and Occupational Therapists and they integrate these therapies within the curriculum and throughout the school day.

As an SEN teacher you will be required to assess and produce an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) for each child and is to be reviewed by the school team and parents. The IEP aims to nurture and address these requirements, along with targets for improvement.

The position starts immediately and is a very rewarding role for the right person!
• You will be teaching a Primary and Secondary level
• Special needs Teacher with ASD/SLD/MLD or PMLD experience would be fantastic
• Class sizes are small
• There will be teaching assistants in each class including a HLTA for support

The Teacher will have:
• A genuine passion for teaching
• Ability to work on your own initiative or as part of a team
• Previous Experience in a Teaching post
• Ability to contribute to the forward-thinking ethos of the school
• An optimistic outlook and the skill to encourage students
• Ability to tap into a student’s imagination and expand upon sensory tools
• Good classroom management

Job description below:
• Teaching National Curriculum subjects, which may have been adapted to pupils’ needs
• Helping pupils to develop their confidence, independence, abilities and attitudes
• Preparing lessons and teaching materials
• Marking and assessing work
• Experience in a similar environment already
• Working to specific IEPs which will be updated / reviewed.

Prospero Teaching requires all teachers to have a fully enhanced DBS check and a minimum of two references.

To apply for this teaching position please send your CV with cover letter via e-mail or call us directly in the office to Register for other rewarding vacancies.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note that due to the overwhelming response to online advertising, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.