7 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
Art and design, Citizenship, Computing, Design and technology, Drama, English, Food, Geography, History, Humanities, ICT, Mathematics, Music, Relationships and sex education, Religious education
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPR / UPR dependent upon experience +

Job summary

The Austen Academy is a Special Free school which will offer full time education and therapeutic support to 125 children aged 4 to 16 years old. Pupils will be referred to the school by the local authority as part of their duties to arrange SEN provision.

We are looking for a Teacher to work in our provision 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 interested in those teachers with experience in a mainstream secondary school who would like to learn more about working with young people with Autism /SCN.

Subject areas of particular interest are ICT, English, Humanities, Creative Arts, Music and Drama.

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.

Employee benefits

SEN allowance

Applying for the job

Please use the e teach link which will take you to a Smart recruiters site where you can upload a CV. Two references will be 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

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 about the posts available.

School location

Shakespeare Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9BP

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