Orchard Hill

SEN Class Teacher

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Salary: Outer London Teachers Main Pay Scale (SP1-SP12) £34,514 to £46,001 per annum plus SEN allowance £2,539 per annum. For an exceptional candidate an additional recruitment and retention allowance may apply. 

Hours:  Full time, all year round 

Location: Addington Valley Academy, Field Way, New Addington, Croydon

Addington Valley Academy is special Free School in Croydon for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties. The school opened in 2020 and provides 150 places for children and young people aged 2-19 who have autism and social communication, cognitive, sensory and social, emotional, and behavioural needs.

The new purpose designed school is equipped to meet the needs of students and includes sensory gardens, indoor sensory rooms, soft-play area, and a large cookery room along with other facilities to encourage students to learn skills to live independently. Students access specialist support enabling them to learn and achieve in a nurturing and aspirational environment.

Addington Valley Academy is a rewarding and inspirational place to work and the whole school community comes together to create the best possible outcomes for its students.

To find out more about Addington Valley Academy please visit www.addingtonvalley.org

Addington Valley Academy are seeking to recruit a Class Teacher with Qualified Teacher status, or willingness to achieve this, to be responsible for the education and welfare of a designated class or groups of pupils with complex needs on the Autistic Spectrum. You will be a passionate and committed advocate for SEND children and comfortable teaching across the key stages. The school has children aged between 4 – 14 years who work across a pathway system depending on the needs of the children.

Experience of working with pupils with SEN, ASD or SLD is desirable but not essential, what is important is you have the drive, creativity and a passion for teaching and learning to join our new team. A full CPD programme will be offered to include PECs, Team-Teach, Attention Autism and TEACCH.

This is an exciting time in the school’s development as we have moved into a newly constructed school building last academic year with a fantastic learning environment designed to meet the needs of autistic children.

Please see attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for.

Addington Valley Academy is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit https://www.ohcat.org/work-for-us/

For an informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact Tina McMenamin via email jobs@addingtonvalley.org to arrange a time to discuss this further.

To apply for the role please use the quick apply option to submit an application. If you have any queries, please contact jobs@addingtonvalley.org

Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role.

Please note that CV applications cannot be considered.

Closing date: 12pm on 13th May 2024

Interviews will take place on: week commencing 20th May 2024

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