Do you want to be part of a dedicated and friendly multi-disciplinary team of Teachers, Therapists and Teaching Assistants helping children with social and communication difficulties to blossom and thrive?
Do you have a passion for learning, excellent inter-personal skills and are confident, enthusiastic, calm, supportive, resilient and adaptable? We welcome you to apply to join our team.
SEN Primary Teachers (Robin House), Full-time Permanent
About Robin House:
Situated within the school, Robin House is specialist SEN provision for Early Years and Primary children with complex social communication disorders and/or a diagnosis of ASD. Many of the children may present as non-verbal or have limited verbal abilities, and our aim is to provide them with a nurturing environment to develop their social communication and emotional regulation, within an education setting to facilitate their access to learning alongside their peers. Class sizes are a maximum of 6 pupils supported by a Class Teacher, two Teaching Assistants and Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists.
About the school in general:
Blossom House is an Ofsted-rated “Outstanding” specialist school for children aged 3 -19 years of age with speech, language and communication difficulties. Although many of the children have some associated difficulties such as fine motor problems or poor organisational skills, they are all within the average range of cognitive abilities.
Due to expansion we have an exciting opportunity for two enthusiastic SEN Primary Teachers to join our Teaching Team in Robin House supporting children who have speech, language, Autism and other complex social communication difficulties.
The role involves teaching and delivering a differentiated primary curriculum within a maximum class size of 6 pupils, working alongside a team of Teaching Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists.
Newly Qualified Teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) will also be considered for the role, and support will be provided.
• A supportive working environment in a newly refurbished building.
• Small class sizes and the opportunity to work 1-1 with children where possible.
• Support from an enthusiastic and dedicated team of Therapy staff and Teaching Assistants who will work alongside you in the classroom. Our Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Art Therapists and Music Therapists aim to maximise each child’s potential in a nurturing and supportive environment.
• Close to a good transport network and on-site free parking is available.
• Opportunities for continued professional development.
• Competitive salaries, generous staff benefits and a friendly nurturing environment.
The ideal candidate will have:
• Confidence, enthusiasm and a passion for learning.
• A relevant teaching qualification.
• Experience of delivering a differentiated Primary curriculum for children with SEN.
• Excellent English skills (clear written and spoken English) along with good reading, writing and numeracy skills.
• The ability to build good working relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers.
• Experience of working with children with Special Education Needs (SEN), particularly children on the Autism Spectrum.
• Experience with Makaton and other visual and AAC (alternative and augmentative communication) systems.
• Experience working with and managing challenging or unexpected behaviour.
• The ability to manage a small group of children with complex social communication needs.
• The ability to promote positive behaviour in a nurturing environment is essential.
Contract terms: Permanent, 9 weeks paid holidays plus Bank holidays
Working Hours and pattern: Monday to Friday, 08:30 – 17:00, approx. 36 teaching weeks per annum and 3 weeks of collaborative working at school during the holidays, along with 2 weeks to be worked at home during holidays.
Annual salary: Competitive market rate
To Start: September 2019
Closing Date: Tuesday 23rd July 2019
Reference no.: 2019-29 cd 230719
(please quote this reference number in your application and correspondence)
If you wish to apply for the post, please download the application form from the school website and email the completed application form detailing how you meet the requirements of the person specification along with the recruitment activity (on the last page of the advert) to the recruitment email address by the closing date.
Early applications are encouraged.
For further information please contact Karen Telling.
This role is subject to the relevant Safeguarding checks, which will include an Enhanced DBS check and right to work in the UK checks.
This role may not meet the requirements for sponsored work permits.
Blossom House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; successful applicants must be suitable to work with children and will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Certificate with barred list information.