Are you a passionate and dedicated teacher who is looking for a new challenge in a truly unique and rewarding environment?
Do you have a passion for special educational needs or looking for a career change?
Due to increasing student numbers a highly reputable and successful special needs school are looking for dedicated classroom practitioners to join their team. Previous SEN experience is desirable, but not essential.
Based on the Herts/Essex border in Much Hadham, the school provide education, care and medical support for people of all ages who have epilepsy and various complex needs including epilepsy and autism.
The school is situated north of London in Hertfordshire between Bishop’s Stortford, Ware and Harlow. On-site car parking is available and it is within easy reach of the M25, M11 and A10 as well as London train links from Liverpool Street to Bishop’s Stortford and Harlow.
Purpose of the Job
- To develop the academic capabilities, social and communication skills and understanding of pupils, focusing on successful and purposeful learning
- To lead the class team by example and direction, ensuring the highest quality of education and care for every pupil
- To work towards an outstanding service for children and young people
- The post holder will be expected to behave in accordance with the school’s values, the Staff Code of Conduct, legal requirements and all policies, at all times
- All staff are expected to carry out their duties in line with the mission and ethos of the school, which promotes the independence and personal dignity of all young people
- All staff have a shared responsibility for safeguarding children and young people. As the school and college are on the same campus, this includes vulnerable adults as well as young people
Main Duties & Responsibilities
- To plan and prepare lessons and schemes of work in accordance with school policy, ensuring a variety of learning opportunities for the development of key skills
- To prepare, implement and monitor Individual Learning Plans for pupils/students in accordance with school policy to include setting and meeting appropriately differentiated targets to maximise pupil development, progress and achievement
- To work collaboratively with colleagues, parents/carers, clinical psychologist, therapists, social services and other outside agencies who may be involved with pupils for whom you have a responsibility
- To have regard for your own personal performance and professional development needs in striving to support the school to achieve and maintain the highest standards of teaching and learning.
To be successful as a SEN Teacher, you will be required to have the following.
- Have a qualified teaching status in the UK
- Can lead class groups in all aspects of the National Curriculum
- Think creatively and can engage positively with pupils with a broad range of highly complex needs
- Can set and meet differentiated learning targets for individual pupils for various subjects
- Can maximise learning opportunities and achievement for all
- Can optimise the contribution of classroom support staff
- Will work collaboratively and flexibly with multi-disciplinary colleagues towards delivering excellence
- An excellent understanding of effective behaviour management
- Have good IT skills
If you feel you have the desired qualities and are looking for a new challenge please apply with an up to date CV. Or if you would like more information please call the SEN recruitment team on 020 8709 6540.