SEN Teacher

Academics Ltd
London, UK
Closing date
18 Nov 2020

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Lead Teacher for Autism Base
Full time position, Monday to Friday
To Start ASAP
OFSTED rated Good
Location: Barking and DagenhamWe are looking for an SEN Teacher with strong experience, education and training of supporting pupils with Autism. This is a Lead SEN Teacher position for the Autism base at an all through school in Barking and Dagenham. This school is unique and the cohort of pupils attending have extremely complex needs.

The school in Barking and Dagenham provides education for pupils aged 5 to 19 years, all with EHC Plans for complex SEMH, mental health and behavioural needs. Many pupils are struggling with the challenges of Autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, opposition defiance disorder and conduct disorder. Others have suffered traumatic experiences, which have affected their learning and behaviour.

There is a core focus on therapy at the school. The curriculum is split into four distinct areas, with only one section being dedicated to the School Based Curriculum. The other areas of focus are Personal Development and Achievement, Vocational Programme and Transitions, and Therapeutic Interventions.

Pupils at this school have often already attended several other specialist provisions before. Many have experienced highly disrupted education and training and inconsistent support. The behavioural challenges of these students can be immense and the school are looking for candidates who understand that behaviour is a means of communication for these children. There is an extensive therapy team on site who work closely with the teaching and support teams.

The Teacher will be responsible for the Autism base at the Barking and Dagenham site. The Head Teacher is looking to appoint a SEN Teacher who can transform the base and the Autism provision provided at the school. The SEN Teacher will work alongside teachers to develop resources for ASC learners in their classes and provide training on tools such as visual timetables and other resources that can support learners with Autism.

The SEN Teacher must have:

Experience supporting young people with Autism and SEMH needs
Experience working in a school setting with complex behaviour highly desired
Strong knowledge of how to support pupils with Autism across the spectrum
The ability to support and train other teachers and support staff
Genuine passion for supporting vulnerable youth, patience and professionalism
Strong belief in the potential of every child and the right of every child to receive support
Education and Training as a qualified TeacherThe School:

Pupils aged 5-19 years old
Around 46 Pupils on site
Strong Therapy Team and focus
2nd Vocational Site which is separate to the school
A highly specialised SEMH setting also supporting pupils with Autism
Based in Barking and Dagenham
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