SEN Teacher, London

Closing date:

Redriff Primary City of London AcademyLondon

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

SEN teacher

Special Needs Teacher, Autism Teacher, Intervention teacher, Mainstream Teacher

Autism, fix the child or fix the world?

- Work in a nationally recognised mainstream primary school and autism provision with friendly reflective staff who value children and their voice.

- Work in a school which “promotes within its community a positive appreciation of autism as a diverse way of thinking and experiencing the world, not just staff but every child encourages peer support and full inclusion." National Autistic Society.  

- Work in a team of outstanding professional dedicated to improving the learning of vulnerable children.

As an Outstanding mainstream primary school, accredited by the National Autistic Society, we are looking for an exceptional teacher who is committed to supporting children with special needs. We are looking to develop a teacher to become a true expert in SEND teaching and mainstream inclusion.

Having gained accreditation by the National Autistic Society, Redriff Primary (City of London Academy)  we need an enthusiastic teacher to provide an outstanding education to children with special educational needs across the school. The successful candidate will become an expert in autism and special education and teach small classes, plan with mainstream teachers and become an exceptional practitioner who is capable of offering outreach support and training. 

We will invest in your professional develop and areas of interest and provide appropriate training for the post. 

Please read the job description for a detailed description of the role. 

This opportunity will allow the candidate to:

  • help to lead and manage our SEND teaching assistants
  • work in an highly skilled team of professionals who lead the way in autism      practice and pedagogy
  • receive outstanding coaching and teaching support from specialist and nationally      recognised teachers
  • work creatively with a fantastic group of children and empower them to develop      their skills and talents
  • receive support in developing skills through high quality continuing professional      development and training

The candidate will require:

  • Qualified teacher status
  • A flexible and creative approach to working with children with a range of special educational needs 
  • Experience of teaching children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) or learning difficulties 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A dedicated work ethic to ensure the needs of all pupils are met
  • Preferred but not required, experience with some of the following, Makaton, PECS, TEACCH and SCERTS

The role is suitable to candidates who are working in a mainstream school with an interest in special educational needs, or those who are working in a special school who would like to transfer their skills to a resource base provision.

If you are interested in an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jack Gibbs (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) 020 7237 4272 or via email For more information about the school, please see our website 

Closing date:  1st May 2017  

Interviews:  8th May 2017 (interview dates are flexible and can be booked around working schedules)

Salary: MPS (SEN allowance may be applicable)

Redriff Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, satisfactory references, medical clearance and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. Please complete the application form in full as CVs alone will not be accepted.

Application packs and information about the school can be found on our website. Please return completed electronic applications to or paper copies as stated on our application form. 

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

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More about Redriff Primary City of London Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Salter Road, Rotherhithe, London, London, SE16 5LQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 72374272
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