Sketchley School, Manor Way, Sketchley, Burbage, LE10 3HT
Do you want to make an impact in your teaching?
Do you enjoy a challenge and want to change the lives of young people on the autism spectrum?
Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.
Sketchley School provides specialist education for young people aged 8-14 with high functioning autism. Pupils may also have challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and a lack of social understanding.
We are seeking to appoint a committed and reflective teacher to join our vibrant and enthusiastic team.
Here at Sketchley School, you will have the opportunity to work with very small groups of students and make a real difference to their lives. You will receive high levels of teaching assistant support, along with autism and behaviour training where required.
You will demonstrate excellent skills in planning and teaching across the curriculum at key stage 2 and 3 and have the ability to support students’ academic learning in an autism friendly way, as well as supporting wider behavioural and emotional needs.
You will also:
- Share our passion for high aspiration and achievement for all
- Have excellent interpersonal skills
- Be highly organised and adaptable
- Be committed to working in partnership with parents and outside agencies.
The following skills would be of benefit to the role:
- A good knowledge of autism and/or experience of working with young people on the autism spectrum
- Previous experience of teaching at key stage 2 and/or 3
Priory Education Services are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with current and past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau. We are an equal opportunities employer.
For all roles we require a minimum of two references. References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.
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Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.
- Special needs with independent funding
- Students of mixed gender, age 8 - 19 years
Sketchley School provides specialist support for both boys and girls aged 8 to 19 years who are on the autistic spectrum, who may also have challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and a lack of social understanding.