Primary Teacher - Special Needs Teacher

140.00 - 190.00 GBP Daily + GBP140 - GBP190/day
10 Feb 2017
25 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Primary Teacher

* SEMH School
* Small Y3 Class
* Excellent Headteacher
* Immediate Start
* Good Ofsted 2016

An local authority run Special School ifor primary aged children with social emotional and mental health issues in Southwark, South London, is seeking to appoint a specialist SEN Teacher to join their team from February half term. The school cater to primary pupils with a range of needs, however the majority of pupils exhibit challenging behaviour. As a result the school are seeking to appoint a primary trained teacher who has real passion to work with challenging children.

This position has arisen due to an increase in headcount. The role will last for the remainder of the academic year as a minimum, an offer of a permanent contract starting in July is there to be earned by 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 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. Parking is manageable and the school can easily be accessed from East London and most of Essex via good motorway and rail links.

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 manner
* Strong communication and team leadership skills
* Full teacher status
* Registered DBS or be prepared to carry out a new DBS application