Primary Specialist, Eltham, Royal Borough of Greenwich

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Newhaven SchoolEltham, Royal Borough of Greenwich

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/Threshold (Inner London) plus SEN1
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Newhaven School- Kings Park Campus:  Primary Specialist (preferable but not essential) 

A Primary Specialist teacher is required to join this rapidly establishing special provision in the Royal Borough of Greenwich which meets the needs of young people with diagnoses of Autism and enduring mental health concerns. Our school is a happy place where nurture and the development of students’ life and personal skills have equal status with their academic outcomes. Our students tell us they value the school and show this by attending more than they ever have. Feedback from parents is glowing with high levels of engagement with our parental work. Staff enjoy the difference they make and the small class sizes with extensive professional support.

You will ideally have experience with high functioning youngsters on the spectrum but, more importantly, will be an outstanding teacher with a can do attitude and the resilience to work with our challenging cohort. You will also be excited by the prospect of working in a dynamic, forward looking environment where risks are encouraged in order to achieve results.

Teachers will be trained to teach within KS2-5 and may have experience of working with young people with ASD using specific interventions such as TEACCH, SPELL framework and SCERTS.

We are particularly interested in appointing primary specialists for our KS3 classes. Your role will be to play a key part in the delivery of the national curriculum to our small cohort. You will have a subject specialism but will also be flexible enough and take on responsibility for other subject areas depending on your strengths and the balance of the team. Primary specialists will have a class group and will teach most of their lessons to allow consistency within the classroom. The senior leadership team is determined to give our students the best opportunities possible to become successful, responsible citizens with bright futures. 

We opened in a refitted building in May 2016 and currently have 48 students on roll in years 7-14. By September we will have our maximum of 55 students. The curriculum is developing to meet the social communication and emotional literacy needs of our cohort and covers a diversity of academic need from entry to A level. There is a real focus in the 6th form on preparation for work or college

We are looking for:

  • Outstanding classroom practitioners with the ability to inspire others and a commitment to high standards
  • A proven record of good academic results with students of all abilities
  • Innovation and an ability to inspire students with a range of needs
  • Preferably experience of working with students with ASD with experience of specific interventions outlined above
  • Resilience

Closing date:  Friday 27/04/2018 Midday

Interviews:      Week commencing 07/05/2018

Start date:       September 2018

For further details about Newhaven School together with application details please visit: or phone Jon Kelly (Head of Campus- King’s Park) to discuss the posts.  Please note CVs are not acceptable.

We positively encourage visits to view the school.

Newhaven is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced with Barred List check through the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) plus additional pre-employment checks. 

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More about Newhaven School
Type: Pupil Referral Unit(PRU)
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Gardens Site, Newhaven Gardens, Eltham, Greenwich, London, SE9 6HR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8859 3114
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