SEN Teacher – Special Needs Teacher – Autism Teacher, London

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Redriff Primary City of London AcademyLondon

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS + SEN Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

SEN Teacher – Special Needs Teacher – Autism Teacher

Autism, fix the child or fix the world?

  • Work in a mainstream 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 school dedicated to creating a rich and happy learning experience for all children. 
  • Work in a school which leads autism practice and allows its children’s results to be in the top quota of national expectations.

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 to teach daily small group sessions in our autism resource base and SEN groups.

Having gained accreditation by the National Autistic Society, Redriff Primary (City of London Academy) is looking to further develop its practice as a leader in the field of autism education. We are looking to recruit a highly skilled and enthusiastic teacher to provide an outstanding education to children with special educational needs across the school. The successful candidate will teach small classes or groups helping to meet the diverse range of needs in the school. 

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

This opportunity will allow the candidate to:

  • 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: 15th March 2018  

Interviews: 22nd March 2018 (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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