Abbot's Lea School is a large and highly successful special school educating nearly 300 students age 3-19, who, due to their Autism and associated learning differences, require significant multidisciplinary specialist support to thrive and achieve their full potential.
The school's mission statement is to be the International Centre of Excellence for Autism Education, Research and Professional Development.
We ensure outstanding outcomes for all of our students through our unique Philosophy of Education - The ASD Model © which focuses equally on:
A - Academic progress
S - Specialist support
D - Development of life skills
Teachers make the education of their students their first concern, and are accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct.
You will be a professional (emerging, developing or secure in your teaching experience), with honesty and integrity at the centre of everything you do.
With a desire to develop your subject knowledge and in full collaboration with teachers from across the five Key Stages, you will be student-centred, with high aspirations for those you teach and high expectations of yourself and others you work with.
The role includes line management of a team of support staff, and applicants should have either previous experience of line management or the willingness to embrace this responsibility with initial support on offer.
A firm commitment to, and a good understanding of Positive Behaviour Support (PB), with all behaviour seen as a form of communication, and no external rewards or sanctions used as modification technique, we never give up on our students - no matter how challenging their needs may be/come.
All support, guidance and great future career prospects will be available to the successful candidate.For the post advertised, you must:
- Meet the person specification
- Meet key accountabilities set out in Job Description
- Be able to use a range of ICT effectively, including remote live and recorded teaching and meetings Have excellent organisational skills
- Have superb communication skills, including in professional written work
We are happy to consider ECTs and would welcome applications from those wishing to move from mainstream settings into SEN