ASD Class Teacher, Barking and Dagenham

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Beam County Primary SchoolBarking and Dagenham
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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: From £29,664 per annum (MPS depending on experience)
Contract term: Permanent

Beam County Primary School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic teacher with experience of teaching or working closely with children with Autism and/or those with a high level of special educational needs.

Beam is a thriving and vibrant primary school situated in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.  Our core vision, ‘Creating a lifelong love of learning’, is paramount to what we provide for all members of the school community, ensuring all pupils and teachers continue this vision.

The school boasts a self-funded additionally resourced provision for children with complex needs including ASD which allows highly personalised teaching and learning within and beyond the National Curriculum. 

We can offer:

  • A friendly and experienced SEND team who are passionate about unlocking each child’s potential so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. 
  • A dedicated Teaching Team who are committed to raising standards and driving up achievement.
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development within and beyond the local authority.
  • Well-resourced classrooms and a large outdoor learning area including an additionally resourced provision with sensory garden.
  • An exemplary leadership team of senior and middle leaders who can support you in your new role.
  • A school that has strong community links.

“Your exemplary leadership has galvanised senior and middle leaders into a highly effective team.  As a result of your exceptionally strong leadership, pupils’ progress throughout the school continues to be good” Ofsted 2016

The successful candidate will be able to:


  • Plan and teach well-structured lessons to assigned pupils, following the school’s plans, curriculum and schemes of work where possible and using own initiative/ previous experience of ASD.
  • Assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils using EHCPs and/or personal learning plans.
  • Making accurate and productive use of assessment including the use of P Scales.
  • Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of pupils beyond the National Curriculum
  • Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
  • Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
  • Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge

Whole-school organisation, strategy and development

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies, practices and procedures, so as to support the school’s values and vision
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school
  • Work with others including external providers on curriculum and pupil development to secure co-ordinated outcomes
  • Provide support across the school for others working with those children with ASD/SEND

Health, safety and discipline

  • Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils
  • Maintain good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

Professional development

  • Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures
  • Take part in further training and development in order to improve own teaching
  • Where appropriate, take part in the appraisal and professional development of others


  • Communicate effectively with pupils, parents and carers

Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals

  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school particularly the Speech and Language Therapist and Educational Psychologist
  • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues

Personal and professional conduct

  • Uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school
  • Have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school, and maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality
  • Understand and act within the statutory frameworks setting out their professional duties and responsibilities

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.

Visits to the school are most welcome and strongly encouraged. Please either telephone the school office on 0208 270 4700 or email to make an appointment.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 27th October 2019

Beam County Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting and the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that our recruitment and selection practises reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance along with other relevant employment checks.

More about Beam County Primary School
Address: Oval Road North, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 9ED, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8270 4700