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DT & Art Teacher

Thames Valley SchoolReading

Who we are:

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.

We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Autistic people turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.

We have come a long way but it is not good enough. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people on the spectrum. With your help, we can make it happen.

What we can offer you:

Excellent induction, training and development programme including training about autism and opportunities to attend our conferences

Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits (cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan)

Access to a 24-hour employee assistance programme

Who we are looking for:

A qualified Teacher, with SEN experience, who would love a challenge, to start in September 2021

Are you looking for a post that will be exciting, professionally demanding, stimulating and rewarding in (usually) equal measures?

Do you have a sense of humour? Are you naturally resilient and a team player who can work collaboratively in a multi professional team?

If you have genuine passion and enthusiasm for making a difference and can deliver engaging lessons across the DT & Art curriculum we want to hear from you.

You will be required to:

Deliver the highest level of education and experiences to ensure the best life chances become a sustainable reality for every young person (on an individual needs led basis).

Lead on the subject area across the whole school (KS2-KS4)

Create a safe, positive and structured environment in which every young person is respected and encouraged to achieve independence (through academic, employment and personal skills development).

Promote both the school’s aims positively, and use effective strategies to enhance motivation and morale.

Embrace the changing landscape in specialist education and oversee the development and operational management of the school with the support of the UK’s leading charity for autistic people.

Create a distinctive culture and philosophy so that from the moment a person enters the building they will know this is a school where pupils are respected, achieve beyond what is expected, are empowered to make positive choices about their own lives and have rich and varied experiences.

To be considered for this role, you will need to be able to demonstrate strong leadership qualities (including those of innovation and vision), as well as demonstrating specialist ASD knowledge (through experience and practice).

Hours of work:

200 days inclusive of 10 non pupil training days. Normal hours may be varied to meet the changing needs of the school. There may be occasions when additional hours are necessary to meet specific or special requirements.

For more information, to receive a full Job Description, to arrange a visit or an informal chat please contact Rachel Barnard on 01189424750 or via email at rachelbarnard@thamesvalley.reading.sch.uk. Please note we do not accept CVs.

As part of the application process, please complete the gaps in employment form and upload with your application form.

Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.

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