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Science Teacher

Thames Valley SchoolReading

Who we are looking for:

If you have genuine passion and enthusiasm for making a difference and can deliver engaging lessons across the Science curriculum we want to hear from you.

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 autistic children. 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 pathological demand avoidance (PDA). 

You will be required to:

Deliver the highest level of education and experiences to ensure the best life chances become a sustainable reality for every young person (on an individual needs led basis).

Create a safe, positive and structured environment in which every young person is respected and encouraged to achieve independence (through academic, employment and personal skills development).

Promote both the school’s aims positively and use effective strategies to enhance motivation and morale.

Embrace the changing landscape in specialist education and oversee the development and operational management of the school with the support of the UK’s leading charity for autistic people.

Create a distinctive culture and philosophy so that from the moment a person enters the building they will know this is a school where pupils are respected, achieve beyond what is expected, are empowered to make positive choices about their own lives and have rich and varied experiences.

Who we are:

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.

We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Autistic people turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.

We have come a long way, but it is not good enough. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people on the spectrum. With your help, we can make it happen.

What we can offer you:

Teacher's Pension Scheme

Excellent induction, training and development programme including training about autism and opportunities to attend our conferences

Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits (cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan)

Access to a 24-hour employee assistance programme

Contacting us:

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.

If you have any specific questions about the role, get in touch with francescatuveri@thamesvalley.reading.sch.uk

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

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.

We are an equal opportunities employer.


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