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Job details
Employer Devonshire House Preparatory School
Location Camden
Salary £27,000 - £40,000 Dependent on qualifications and experience
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

Special Educational Needs Teacher for Years 1 to 3

This post can be Full Time or Part Time 

An exciting opportunity for suitably qualified and experienced candidates. 

The successful candidate will join a dynamic SEN Department supporting the Junior School (Years 1-3) in a thriving co-educational preparatory school in Hampstead. 

To apply for the post, please click the 'Apply Now' button below. 

Closing date for completed applications;  8th May 2017 with interviews taking place on Monday 15th May 2017. 


Special Educational Needs Teacher for Years 3 to 8

Responsibility to be taken for the identification, support and learning programmes for pupils requiring extra support within the Junior School. This role includes other day to day duties as directed by the Senior Leadership Team. 

This will include but is not be limited to:

  • Managing the provision of individual classroom support, small group work, 1:1 withdrawal sessions as well as the differentiation of learning resources and development of appropriate teaching and learning styles for pupils within the Junior School. 
  • Being responsible for the deployment of support staff, evaluating and monitoring the effectiveness of SEND provision, reporting as required to the SENCO and Senior Leadership Team. 
  • Working closely with external agencies to ensure our pupils get the best possible support to be able to achieve their potential. 
  • Leading all staff INSET opportunities around Individual Needs and ensure all staff are aware of new SEND initiatives and developments in legislation. 
  • Teaching some individual and group sessions to support children with personal education plans [IEPS]. 
  • Write personal education plans IEPS for children receiving support.
  • Assessment and reporting on the nature of difficulties shown by pupils who have been referred by teachers. 
  • Organising and updating the SEND register to take account of new assessments and reports. This information should also be shared with all staff.
  • Processing documentation as required by external agencies.
  • Liaising with parents of pupils with SEND.
  • Develop and maintain departmental resources.
  • Work closely with the SENCO and Early Years SEN specialist ensuring a smooth transition between departments.
  • Attend parents’ meetings, assemblies, staff meetings, Open Days and INSET as necessary..
  • Undertake a range of general duties to enable the smooth running of the school.
  • Contribute to the school’s programme of extra-curricular activities, some of which occur at weekends or during evenings.
  • Fulfil other reasonable requests by the Senior Leadership Team.
  • To maintain order and good discipline among pupils and safeguard their health and safety.
  • To carry out all other duties, in and out of the classroom, including out of school activities and outings, care of the environment, display and overall care.
  • To write reports on pupils’ attainment and progress twice per year.
  • To attend parents’ evenings to discuss pupils’ progress with parents.
  • To promote and safeguard pupils’ welfare.

Full Job Description supplied below.

Please make clear in application if you are looking for the position to be Part-Time or Full-Time.

Person Specification

We are looking for applications from candidates who can demonstrate the following:   

  • Qualified Teacher Status and experience in the age range of the department (8-13). Exceptional Newly Qualified Teachers will be considered.
  • Have experience of supporting pupils with SEND
  • Preferably hold a recognised qualification in supporting children with SEND (DipSpLD for example), but not mandatory.
  • Detailed knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and up-to-date knowledge of statutory obligations. 
  • A passion for inclusive practice and equality of opportunity. 
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels.
  • The ability to lead and manage the learning support team to deliver high quality, effective support programmes across all age ranges and curriculum areas.
  • Excellent classroom practice with a proven track records of good and outstanding teaching.
  • Able to work collaboratively and supportively with school colleagues.
  • Able to relate effectively to parents and to pupils.

Devonshire House Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

If the candidate has lived in a country other than the UK for a period of 3 months or more since the age of 18, a foreign criminal policy check will be required irrespective of whether they worked in those countries. Devonshire House Preparatory School is an equal opportunities employer. 

Closing date for completed applications;  8th May 2017 with interviews taking place on Monday 15th May 2017. 

To apply for the post, please click the 'Apply Now' button below. 

About the employer

Information about Devonshire House Preparatory School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Primary
Funding status Independent
Age range 2 - 13 years
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