Opogo are working with an outstanding SEN school in the London borough of Lambeth which is a growing and innovative specialist SEN school for pupils with moderate to severe learning difficulties with Autism or severe of complex learning difficulties.More details
They are seeking to appoint a primary SEN Teacher to start in January and they have opportunities in the following areas;
- EYFS/KS1 Teacher
- KS1/KS2 Teacher
- KS2KS3 teacher with English specialism
Pupils are taught in classes of between 9-12 pupils with a specialist teacher and up to 4 special school support assistants. The children follow the national curriculum which is modified to take account of their individual learning needs.
Most of the pupils in the school have a diagnosis of Autism, so they work hard to make the school an ASC friendly environment. We use a structured teaching approach (TEACCH) throughout the school. The staff team includes a certified TEACCH practitioner, a qualified PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) implementer, a regional Makaton tutor, an Intensive Interaction specialist and trained PODD (Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display) teachers.
Due to the time and Investment that the school have invested in their resources and structure they are willing to consider Teachers who have not worked in a SEN school setting, although you would need excellent curriculum knowledge alongside a good understanding of SEN.
All staff have regular training including training in ASD strategies. Speech and Language therapy is central to their teaching ethos, and communication targets are set and monitored termly in conjunction with the in house Speech and Language Therapy team who work regularly in the classrooms.
The successful candidate will maintain, build on and extend established outstanding practice in order to meet each pupil’s individual needs. All staff are provided with bespoke training and the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to undertake fully funded accredited middle leader training.
To apply for this particular position, please submit your CV via the button below. Should your application meet the selection criteria, you will be contacted shortly via a member of the Thames Teachers and Opogo team. Thames Teachers will run an initial registration interview to be followed by either an interview, lesson observation or trial day at the school’s discretion. Any offers will be subject to references and relevant safeguarding checks.