Primary Teacher, Reading

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Thames Valley SchoolReading

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £24,373 - £40,490 & £2,249 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 a Primary Teacher at The National Autistic Society you’ll help make Everyday Breakthroughs happen more often.

Due to an internal promotion, we are looking for a Primary 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 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 a Primary 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.

How to apply

To apply for this post, please complete the online application form.

Applications must be completed in full. Only complete applications will be considered. Should you experience any issues with the electronic application form, please contact the school. CVs will not be accepted under any circumstances.

For more information about this job, please contact Carly Sidhu carlysidhu@thamesvalley.reading.sch.uk

Closing date: 15th December 2019

Interview date: TBC

Unfortunately, we cannot respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview on this occasion. We will not be accepting applications from previous applicants on this occasion.

The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, challenges perceptions and build a society that works for autistic people. Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do.

Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer.




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