SEN Autism Support Specialist

Penrice Academy, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3NR

This job expired on 11 July 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    11 July 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 June 2022

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Actual Salary Range: £14,847 - £17,573 per annum

SEN Autism Support Specialist job summary

Do you have experience of working with students with Autism or are you an autism champion in your current role? Our dedicated and experienced SEN team is looking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic Autism Specialist to join a well-established department supporting students with additional needs within the classroom environment and through our Socially Thinking intervention programme. The successful candidate will be able to use their initiative and support students to access learning across the curriculum, using their expertise to support class teachers in the practical organisation of activities and small group work. The Autism Champion will also be responsible for advocating for students with additional needs, supporting a caseload of students on the school’s SEN Register to successfully access enrichment opportunities across the school as part of our wider curriculum offer. Appropriate professional development and training will be given to the successful candidate to enable professional growth with the aim of supporting our students to become successful, independent learners who will reach their potential. The post is suitable for individuals who currently work within education as a learning support assistant and would like the opportunity to develop their practice across this area of need. We also welcome applicants who have experience supporting autistic learners or adults within the community.
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About Penrice Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1425 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Penrice Academy is a truly outstanding school, with wonderful students and forward thinking, inspirational staff. We are highly successful with year-on-year exceptional results which now put us in the top 7% of schools nationally. We provide our students with the knowledge, skills, and attributes to be victorious as they move to the next stages of their education and lives. As a school community we have a relentless drive and ambition to provide the best possible educational experience for each and every one of our students.

Penrice Academy is part of Cornwall Education Learning Trust (CELT), a family of Cornish Primary and Secondary Schools, with a strategic vision to ‘learn together to help every child achieve more’. This is an exciting time to join our large, dynamic Trust, which is responsible for educating learners across four secondary schools, one junior school and eight primary schools with a Free School (primary) to open in September 2021. There are extensive opportunities to work collaboratively with experienced professionals and leaders across the Trust, with unparalleled CPD and career development prospects for all.

Arranging a visit to Penrice Academy

If you are interested in applying for this position and wish to have an informal conversation, please contact Abby Macdonald (Operational SENDCo), on 01726 72163 or email amacdonald@penrice.org.uk

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