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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    3 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to U9

Additional allowances

TLR 2 £7,028
SEN £2,384

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualified Teacher with a strong background in working with pupils with special needs

Experience / training in working with pupils in either the primary or secondary phases

Successful experience of working with other specialisms and agencies

ASD specific qualifications

PROACT SCIPr-UK Instructor or equivalent

Qualifications in Therapeutic Interventions

Qualifications in Mental Health Issues

Understanding of ASD from a developmental perspective

Knowledge of play based approaches such as DIR-Floortime, P.L.A.Y., RDI

A knowledge of Therapeutic Thinking and its application in practice

An understanding of TEACCH

A knowledge of SCERTS and its application

Ability to manage a team and effect change throughout the school

Ability to line-manage a team using the Bluesky system or equivalent, advise and set targets, commission CPD and review strategically and developmentally

Ability to model teaching strategies in classrooms and work effectively alongside class teachers, assistants and other professionals

Ability to motivate and encourage pupils through effective building of relationships

Ability to work effectively as part of a team and plan jointly

Ability to work effectively with and to offer support to parents and families

Ability to work to deadlines

Ability to write concise, reflective and effective reports that can readily be shared within the school community, and also with parents and carers

Able to confidently and competently apply knowledge and skills acquired from training into a practical context, in and outside formal classroom settings

Be innovative and clear thinking

Commitment to undertake additional training relevant to the post

Commitment to undertaking a detailed induction programme

Firm understanding of the subject in relation to pupils with special needs

Good planning and organisational skills including recording and note-taking

Sound literacy and numeracy skills

What the school offers its staff

  • Training: A full induction and on the job training with a commitment to supporting and coaching you towards excellent practice
  • Wellbeing: a host of wellbeing tools and advice including employee assistance with a supportive whole staff team and governing body
  • A generous site in a well-established community location close to the river Thames and the beautiful surrounding countryside
  • an exciting and challenging role
  • a fantastic pupil population with supportive parents and families
  • a highly profession staff team
  • onsite parking

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to securing genuine equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider
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About Brookfields Special School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
238 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number
0118 942 1382

SEN School catering for 3 to 19 year olds

Arranging a visit to Brookfields Special School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@brookfields.w-berks.sch.uk.

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