SEND Primary Teacher, Birmingham

Job Summary

Reference: JA5567
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Salary: 120 - 165 per day
Date Posted: 10/05/2016

Job Description

An Independent Special Needs School in North Birmingham is seeking to appoint a specialist SEN Teacher to join their team from October half term. The school cater to primary and secondary pupils with a range of needs; however the majority of pupils are on the autistic spectrum and exhibit challenging behaviour. As a result the school are seeking to appoint an ASD Teacher who can take over and continue the good work established by the existing team.

This position has arisen due to an increase in headcount. The role will last for the remainder of the academic year as a minimum, there is a distinct possibility that the school decides to offer a permanent contract if they appoint the right person.

The role offers the opportunity to work with an established, hard-working and highly adaptable team of Teaching Assistants (TAs). The team are very friendly and have a great understanding of the needs of the children in class. The school has a firm approach to challenging behaviour and staff will be supported to ensure that the classroom is a place of learning and not “crowd control”.

All applicants must have recent experience teaching students with autism and challenging behaviour. You will have worked ideally within a specialist SEN environment or a PRU school. Good to Outstanding primary teachers with recent experience teaching a pupil or pupils with more learning needs/autism/challenging behaviour in a mainstream school will be considered although the school are clear that the challenge will be difficult initially.

The classes consist of six pupils on average who range in age between 5 and 11 years old but they have are grouped in accordance with their academic skills.

The ideal candidate would have:

- A proven record of teaching SEN students with autism and challenging behaviour
- A good understanding of P the Key Stage 2 national curriculum
- The ability to prepare and teach effective lessons taking into account the individual needs of learners
- A clear understanding of TEACCH practices
- A creative approach to lesson planning
- A patient, calm and engaging classroom management
- Strong communication and team leadership skills
- Full teacher status
- Registered DBS or be prepared to carry out a new DBS application

As we expect this position to be highly sought after, we advise only local teachers to apply, and successful applicants will be contacted within 2 days.

The Education Network is committed to Safer Recruitment and recruits to Compliance+ standards. Any appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check in addition to other safeguarding checks. The Education Network is an equal opportunities employer. The Education Network is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy.