• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    12 April 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    15 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Main Pay Scale / Upper Pay Scale + SEN 1 £2,270

Job summary

We are looking for a dynamic Post 16 Teacher to join an exciting and innovative school. Phoenix is a well-established Outstanding (Ofsted Nov 2018) special school for pupils with severe language and communication difficulties including autism. The School offers a unique service to the children of Tower Hamlets. The school has a multi-ethnic population, which reflects the diversity of the borough. Phoenix has two sites, Phoenix School and Phoenix Upper School. The two sites cover the age range 3-12 and 12-19 respectively. In January 2021 Upper School site was completed and offers students a wonderful learning environment, which is reflected in the curriculum.

The position would suit energetic and creative professionals who are looking to make a difference to the lives of young people with autism and complex needs as well as furthering their own professional development. Experience of working in a special school is not essential but knowledge and expertise of SEN and Post 16 is required.
We are an award winning school and accredited through the National Autistic Society; praised for our creative approach to working with children with autism. Phoenix was awarded a commendation for its excellent work across the school.

We are looking to appoint a Supported Internship Class Teacher who will work:

• To determine the student’s strengths, interests, and abilities related to skill acquisition and establish projects within the school environment and seek appropriate community job sites
• To develop a curriculum, for students aged 16 to 19, that encompasses pre-employment key skills that are needed to support the students in job development
• To lead and manage a team who can support the students in pre- employment skills and work placements
• To refer to appropriate community support services for training and successful Supported Internship or Apprenticeship programmes.
• To work with local business and industry to meet their employment needs.

The school has excellent facilities and resources to support teaching and learning. There is a comprehensive induction and training programme for new and existing staff. This is an exciting opportunity in a school providing for children and young people, where change and challenge are key to what we do.

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 12th April 2021
Shortlisting Date: 12th April 2021
Interview Date: 26th & 27th April 2021

It will not be possible to re-arrange these dates. If you are intending to apply, please ensure you are available to attend for an interview. Candidates invited for an interview will be required to take a Lateral Flow Test onsite, as will members of the panel.

The Governing Body of the school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and staff and the Executive Headteacher must ensure that the highest priority is given to following all safeguarding guidance and regulations. The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS clearance. We are dedicated to equality and valuing diversity.

Employee benefits

SEN 1 £2,270

Applying for the job

Application forms & JDs can be found under documents or can be found on Phoenix website under current vacancies www.phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Special school
Education phase
School size
383 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Phoenix School

Special School for children with Autism

Arranging a visit to Phoenix School

Visit to the school are recommended. You will be required to take a Lateral Flow Test Onsite.
To arrange a visit please contact: Robert Bates Interim College Principal robert.bates@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

School location

49 Bow Road, London, E3 2AD

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