8 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    22 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    6 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, SEN specialist, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPR / UPR dependent upon experience +

Job summary

We are looking for a Teacher to work in our purpose built Special Free School teaching students who have a diagnosis of Autism and SCN, in small groups. The work is intensive requiring flexibility, sensitivity, patience and resilience. An ability to work with and engage all students with creativity and passion towards the subject is essential.

We are particularly looking for teachers with mainstream primary experience who would like to gain experience of working with children with Autism / SCN. Areas of particular interest are ICT and Year 5 and 6 teaching .

You will be part of a small but effective team where communication and professionalism is paramount. The work, whilst challenging, is extremely rewarding. Primarily you will be required to teach, produce schemes of work and lesson plans. Building rapport with students/families/carers is key to this role and you will need to liaise with a variety of agencies to problem-solve student issues and barriers to learning.


Qualified Teacher Status


Experience of Teaching Year 5 & 6

Experience of teaching a range of abilities


A clear understanding of the National Curriculum and its application.

A robust knowledge of behavioural techniques and theories and their application.

Knowledge of the statutory requirements of equal opportunities, discrimination, health and safety, safeguarding and child protection.

A sound knowledge of planning and assessment techniques.

A secure knowledge and understanding of subject(s)/curriculum area(s) and related pedagogy.

An extensive knowledge and understanding of how to use and adapt a range of teaching, learning and behaviour management strategies, including how to personalise learning to provide opportunities for all learners to achieve their potential.


Ability to learn to work effectively with students with complex needs

Ability to communicate effectively both in verbal and written form.

Ability to effectively use a variety of teaching and organisational styles and resources, including ICT to deliver outstanding teaching and learning

Ability to work as part of a team to deliver a holistic educational package.

Ability to build positive and professional relationships with students, colleagues, parents/carers and other stakeholders as appropriate.

Employee benefits

SEN allowance

Applying for the job

Please apply via e teach - this will take you to a Smart Recruiters website where you can upload a CV . 2 references are required .

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Free School
Education phase
School size
Up to 125 pupils
Age range
4 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01256 236640

About The Austen Academy

The Austen Academy is a Special Educational Needs (SEN) school for learners from Year 1 to Year 11 whose needs cannot be met within a mainstream environment. All students will have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) in relation to their Social, Communication Needs (SCN) associated with a diagnosis of Autism.

Arranging a visit to The Austen Academy

Please email or call the school to arrange a visit or to find out more information .

School location

Shakespeare Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9BP

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