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Teacher of Special Needs

The GroveHaringey

The Grove School, part of the Heartlands Community Trust, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and young people. The successful applicant will therefore be required to complete checks in line with the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education with regard to DBS and other pre-employment checks.

We encourage applications from all sectors of the community to reflect our diverse student population.

Teacher of Special Needs for The Grove - Autism

Salary: MPS £32,157 - £42,624 + SEN 1 £2,270 - (Dependent on experience) + benefits

Contract: Full Time

Location: Haringey

Contract Term: Permanent

Start Date: April 2021 or as soon as possible after

Are you looking for a new career challenge?

➢ Do you relish at being able to transform lives for young people with autism?

➢ Do you want to be part of a newly established SEN school?

➢ Are you able or willing to teach across subjects?

➢ Could you specialise in teaching Humanities or Maths, (potentially to GCSE level for a tiny number of students)?

If the answer is yes, then read on……...

We wish to appoint a class teacher with an outstanding track record who is ambitious and ready for an exciting new challenge to work with our small cohort of young people with high functioning autism.

The Grove is a successful Special School opened in September 2018, which meets the needs of pupils aged 5 to 19 on the autistic spectrum. We opened our doors to 42 pupils in 2018 and have grown to 94 pupils currently and set to grow to 108 pupils next September. We are in a brand new refurbished school which has been designed around our pupils and offers specialist facilities to support our curriculum.

We are looking for a class teacher who is resilient, flexible and demonstrates good knowledge of the national curriculum subject areas. You will be flexible enough to teach across ability ranges and multiple NC subjects but also to offer a subject specialism, preferably Humanities which could be delivered to a small cohort of pupils.

The post holders will play a significant role in mentoring and tutoring pupils alongside a supportive class team ensuring there are high quality and effective learning opportunities for all students. Class sizes are very small and you will be expected to work closely with our multi-disciplinary teams and other staff across the school, sharing practice, knowledge and skills.

We can provide a rich programme of in house professional development, building on current expertise in Autism within the school and curriculum development through our partner school Heartlands High School.

The successful candidate will be required to:

● Have previous experience of working within an Inclusive team and be committed to promoting inclusive education;

● Demonstrate strong subject knowledge of or the capacity to develop knowledge of the national curriculum at KS3 and KS4;

● Have had some previous experience of teaching young people with autism;

● Work closely within the school team;

● Have a passion for Autism Education and the Inclusion Agenda;

● Have experience of completing SEN assessments and differentiated plans;

● Be able to undertake specialist teaching on a 1:1, small group and whole-class basis;

● Be a motivational teacher for all abilities ensuring learning is engaging and inclusive;

● Work within and contribute to the school community;

● Have a commitment to an integrated, therapeutic approach and ethos;

● Be very flexible, resilient and adapt quickly to change

Please contact our Office team, at . Unfortunately we are unable to show candidates around during this time but we are happy to answer any questions that you may have or have a Zoom conversation with you.

You can access some virtual tours and our prospectus on our website at

Application packs can be downloaded from TES online or the school website.

Completed application forms, with a covering letter addressed to the Headteacher, Ms Lucia Santi, should be returned to our school office at by the latest 3p.m. on Monday 1st March 2021. Interviews will take place the week of 8th March 2021

Please note that CV's or incomplete application forms will not be considered. Only those that are shortlisted will be contacted by the Trust. 

NB:  Applications may be considered whilst the posts are being advertised. Heartlands Community Trust reserves the right to close adverts earlier than the stated deadline. We advise early applications are submitted.

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