English Teacher, The National Autistic Society

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Anderson SchoolThe National Autistic Society

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Who we are

We are the UK’s leading autism charity. Since we began over 50 years ago,We have been pioneering new ways to support people and understand autism. We continue to learn every day from the children and adults we support in our schools and care services.

Based on our experience, and with support from our members, donors and volunteers, we provide life-changing information and advice to millions of autistic people, their families and friends. And we support professionals, politicians and the public to understand autism better so that more autistic people of all ages can be understood, supported and appreciated for who they are.

Until everyone understands.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for an experienced qualified English teacher with SEN experience to work in our new purpose built Anderson School. 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.

One of the key goals of the school is to provide a tailored programme that enables all of our learners to progress in higher education or into full time paid employment. This role is pivotal in ensuring that students’ literacy skills are embedded throughout the curriculum. This is an exciting opportunity for The National Autistic Society (NAS) within Essex and surrounding areas. We will inspire students, families and employers through developing a national example of best practice in supporting young autistic people into employment.

The school’s provision incorporates an Enterprise Hub and a Diagnosis and Assessment Centre. It is a hub of knowledge and expertise incorporating strong links with leading universities and other educational establishments and is set on the NAS Enterprise Campus across 13 acres of land with all new purpose-built buildings and facilities.

To be considered for this role, you will need to be able to demonstrate experience working with young people with ASD and experience of successfully delivering a differentiated curriculum to pupils with a wide range of needs. The start date will be 16th April 2018 or sooner.

Hours of work

35 per week. 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.

What we can offer you

  • Excellent induction, training and development programme including Autism specific interventions and NAS conference opportunities
  • Reflective supervision, mentoring and coaching
  • 24 hour access to online training
  • Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits(e.g. childcare voucher and cycle to work schemes)
  • Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
  • Pension scheme
  • Annual leave entitlement of 12 weeks inclusive of bank holidays
  • Career progression opportunities

For more information about this job please email recruitment@nas.org.uk

Interview date: Wednesday 24th January 2018

Applications for this job are sought from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced for the role but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.

The NAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.

Charity number 269425 (England and Wales); SC039427 (Scotland)

We are an equal opportunities employer.


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More about Anderson School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Enterprise Campus, Luxborough Lane, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 5AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 3375 0100
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