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Job details
Employer Drumbeat School and ASD Services
Location Lewisham
Salary Main/Upper Pay Scale (£28,098 - £46,827) and SEN Allowance (£2,085 - £4,116) dependent upon qualifications and experience
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2017 or ASAP afterwards

Drumbeat School is currently recruiting a Class Teacher for our Primary Department.

This is an exciting time to join the school. We offer a great place to work. We have an exciting curriculum, a great staff team and provide lots of support, guidance, friendship and fun for all our staff.

Drumbeat is a state of the art special school for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) from 4 to 19. Drumbeat is more than a school, it is a hub for (ASD) support for Lewisham. It takes a leading role in the provision of outreach support for children (and their families) in mainstream schools and Early Years Centres. This teaching post is to work in our purpose-built school with its ground breaking facilities.

We are continually striving to develop our work with our pupils, parents and carers, the local community and the schools we provide specialist support though our Outreach team and the training we offer. The school is committed to being a Centre of Excellence. The vision for Drumbeat is for its staff to work in transdisciplinary ways - professionals working together seamlessly to meet the needs of the child or young person, putting the child and family at the centre. Drumbeat's work is progressive, innovative and creative, with a 21st century pedagogy that puts children and young people's needs at the heart of everything it does.

What qualities are we looking for? Qualified, experienced teachers to work in our primary department. We welcome applications from NQTs who will benefit from an excellent, comprehensive induction programme aimed at enhancing professional development. Excellent communication skills, innovative, creative practitioner, experience of special educational needs, flexibility and reliability, high levels of motivation, imagination and enthusiasm to promote strong and effective teamwork. What can we offer you - a challenge! Brilliant students, ambitious working environment and school community. Excellent CPD opportunities, creative collaboration, cutting edge research. Staff benefits include season ticket loans, bicycle loans and childcare vouchers etc. Highly professional staff team to support within the classrooms. Supportive and positive leadership team.

Drumbeat is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child and young people and expects all staff and staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and Debarring check. Drumbeat is an equal opportunities employer.

The view the job description, person specification and to apply for this position, please visit the vacancies page on our school website or download the attached documents.

Closing date for applications is the 5th December 2016
Interviews will be held the week commencing 12th December 2016

Please note CVs will not be accepted for this position.

Application forms should be submitted to Sarah Mays, Drumbeat School and ASD Service, Roundtable Road, Bromley BR1 5LE. Or by email to

Please see out school website for further details and more positions


Locations and contacts

Downham Site
Roundtable Road
United Kingdom
+44 20 86989500