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Job details
Employer Newhaven School
Location Greenwich
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent Suitable for NQTs
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts April 2017 - September 2017


Newhaven School- Kings Park:  Primary Specialist

Job title:  Primary Specialist Teacher

Salary:  MPS/Threshold (Inner London salary range) plus SEN1 

Location: Greenwich

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Permanent

A Primary Specialist teacher is required to join this rapidly expanding provision in the Royal Borough of Greenwich which meets the needs of young people with diagnoses of Autism and severe mental health concerns. 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 will preferably 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 23 students on roll in years 7, 9, 10, 12 and 13. By September we will have up to 48 students in years 7-14. And by September 2018 will reach our capacity of 55. 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.

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:  Wednesday 22/03/2017 Midday

Interviews:  Week commencing 27/03/2017

Start date:  April 2017-September 2017

For further details about Newhaven School together with application details please visit: or phone Jon Kelly (Deputy Head, Newhaven) to discuss the posts.

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.

About the employer

Information about Newhaven School
Org type Pupil Referral Unit(PRU)
Funding status State
Gender Mixed
Age range 5 - 16 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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