English Teacher, Reading

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Thames Valley SchoolReading

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Start date: January 2020 or earlier if available
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £23,720 - £39,406 & £2,149 SEN Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Help make an Everyday Breakthrough happen by joining our team.

A breakthrough can seem like the smallest thing, but it can make the world of difference to someone on the autism spectrum. By becoming an English Teacher at The National Autistic Society you’ll help make Everyday Breakthroughs happen more often.

We are looking for an English Teacher in Thames Valley School in Reading. You’ll be working with autistic children and their families in a school environment.

 NAS Academies Trust currently includes two other free school, Church Lawton School & Vanguard School opening in January 2020 It has been designated that Thames Valley School & Vanguard School will be partner schools, under the leadership of an Executive Principal and Executive Business & Finance Manager.  

Both schools will work collaboratively to maximise the standards, curriculum offer, training and employment opportunities. This new role will enable you to influence & contribute to the future of the NAS Academies Trust schools.

We are looking for a hardworking and committed team of specialist teachers and support staff and a commitment to ensuring the best possible outcomes for our students. 

If you are ready to inspire our students and have a love of English we would be interested in hearing from you with the possibility of you joining us in the exciting next phase of our expanding and developing School. 

Being an English Teacher takes bravery, patience and commitment. But working with autistic people gives so much more in return.

We need you to be resilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of autistic people. 

You will be responsible for high quality autism specific education and development for children with Autism. You will have the ability to plan and deliver a personalised curriculum that is relevant and motivating for children on the autism spectrum. You should be able to have potential to develop skills in order to work with pupils with complex needs in addition to autism spectrum disorder, such as ADHD, OCD and PDA. 

Along with a host of benefits – from shopping discounts to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme - we’ll make sure you get excellent autism-specific training to help further your career.

You may have a personal connection, a desire to work with or real life experiences working with autistic people. If you share our values and are willing to make a difference to the lives of autistic people, we’d love to hear from you.




More about Thames Valley School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 16 years
Address: Conwy Close, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 4BZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 118 942 4750
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Thames Valley School is part of the network of free schools and academies owned and operated by the NAS Academies Trust, a company limited by guarantee in England (No 7954396