We are currently recruiting for a SEN Class Teacher to work in our in our independent day school, Brookways, based in Cheam, Greater London. Brookways is an independent special school for children with autism and additional special educational needs and mental health challenges. Our young people have struggled in mainstream education and need a positive experience. Brookways is rated Good with Outstanding in its first Ofsted last year. This is an exciting time to join and lead a growing team and an innovative school.
Key roles and responsibilities:
- Plan and teach well-structured lessons to assigned classes, following the school's plans, curriculum and schemes of work, in an autism-friendly way
- Assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils, making accurate and productive use of assessment
- Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of pupils
- Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
- Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
- Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
- Participate in arrangements for preparing pupils for transition or testing
- Make use of special facilities and/or equipment
- Support the social, emotional and communication needs of all students
- Encouraging personal development via tutorial and pastoral work
- Writing reports
- Line managing and coordinating support staff within your class team
- The teacher will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, and follow school policies and the staff code of conduct.
- Successful primary/secondary teaching experience
- Personal or professional experience of autism
- Knowledge of the National Curriculum
- Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies
- A good understanding of how children with SEND learn
- Ability to adapt teaching to meet pupils' needs
- Ability to build effective working relationships with pupils
- Knowledge of guidance and requirements around safeguarding children
- Knowledge of effective behaviour management strategies
- Good ICT skills, particularly using ICT to support learning
In return for your hard work and commitment to the role Kedleston will offer:
- Competitive salary
- Company Pension Scheme
- The opportunity to join a supportive and well established team
- The support to progress in your career.
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Access to staff discounts
Kedleston Group Ltd is an independent provider of SEMH and ASC day and residential schools as well as children's homes across England. We look for people who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people we support. We offer staff a comprehensive induction programme and ongoing training to ensure everyone is provided with the best possible start to their employment. Kedleston welcome and nurture staff through the organisation's training provision and seek staff and leaders who are motivated and focused in their delivery of the best education and care support. We have vacancies across England for management, teaching, care, support, administration and ancillary roles within this rapidly developing organisation.
Kedleston Group Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff to act in the best interests of our pupils at all times. Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.