Special Education (SEN) Teacher, Westminster

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Portland Place SchoolWestminster

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: In line with mainstream sector but on the Alpha Plus Scale
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Portland Place School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children. All staff are trained in child protection. We ensure all candidates are properly police checked on appointment. The school will only accept fully completed application forms with three references and cvs attached.


Join Portland Place an independent Secondary School – A Haven of Creativity


Portland Place School is a leading independent co-educational day school for children aged 10-16, located directly in the heart of the City of Westminster. It was founded with a particular purpose in mind: to be an alternative to the intense, large, examination focused independent day schools of which there are many in London.


Part of the Alpha Plus family of schools, Portland Place offers rigorous and tailored career professional development to meet the needs of staff progression, a diverse and experienced group of teachers who share their pedagogical practice and first class teaching & learning and pastoral care for students. With a recent change in Headship, Portland Place School is undergoing a transformation in our approach to learning.  Our aim is to provide a real-life education where children are adaptable, empathic and are prepared for the 21st Century job market.  


The SEN department is a small, experienced team who have fostered a friendly working environment. With small class sizes, the SEN team have the advantage of knowing students well, which has enabled the development of strong student / teacher relationships; something the department knows helps students achieve their best. The school has an excellent pastoral structure and support network for vulnerable students with SEN needs.


Working with students with mild to moderate needs (mainly with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and high functioning autism), the successful applicant will be able to engage the students with their learning and build supportive and productive relationships with them. The successful applicant will be able to contribute, along with the rest of the department, to further promote and develop SEN and personalised learning across the school.


The post is a part time, fixed term maternity cover starting from September 2019. The post is suitable for an experienced teacher or an NQT, for whom the school provides the ISTIP route. The salary will be in line with mainstream sector but on the Alpha Plus Scale.


Join Alpha Plus Group – the gold standard in education 


At Alpha Plus schools and colleges we offer rewarding careers. Our teachers and staff are passionate about education and have a desire for personal development. 


Alpha Plus is a values-led organisation that prides itself on its high expectations of all involved in the education process. 


The successful candidate will meet all the requirements of the person specification, will receive strongly supported references and be subject to enhanced criminal record checks. All applications welcome regardless of age, gender, disability, ethnicity or religion but candidates must be fit and medically fit and have the right to work in the UK. Please view our school policies via the APG Portal.

Interviews take place from Wednesday 23rd May. If you would like to find out more about this position please contact Laura Young 020 7307 8700.




More about Portland Place School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 10 - 16 years
Address: 56-58 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 207 3078700
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About Portland Place School

Portland Place is a mixed, selective, non-denominational all-through school with sixth form situated in central London. It is an independent school with a total of 251 pupils.

Portland Place was founded in 1996 at its pres...