Teacher of Special Needs

The Grove, London


Job details

Job role Teacher, SEN specialist, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPS £30478 to £41076

Job summary

The Grove, part of the Heartlands community Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and young people. The successful applicant will therefore be required to complete checks in line with the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education with regard to DBS and other pre-employment checks.

We encourage applications from all sectors of the community to reflect our diverse student population.

Teacher of Special Needs for The Grove - Autism

Salary: MPS + SEN 1

Contract: Full Time

Location: Haringey

Contract Term: Permanent

Start Date: September 2020

The Grove is a successful, new Special School opened in September 2018, which meets the needs of pupils aged 5 to 19 on the autistic spectrum. We opened our doors to 42 pupils in 2018 and have grown to 70 pupils currently and set to grow to 87 pupils in September. We are in a brand new refurbished school which has been designed around our pupils and offers specialist facilities to support our curriculum.

We wish to appoint a teacher for September who has an outstanding track record and who is ambitious and ready for an exciting challenge. We are looking for a teacher to join our secondary department, working with youngsters with complex needs.

This is a rare opportunity to be involved in the journey of a new school; as a member of our team you will be part of the development and planning process. If you relish in being able to make your mark with innovative and creative practice and you are excited about making a real difference then this role will provide you with the scope to achieve this.

The post holder will be responsible for leading a class team ensuring there are high quality and effective learning opportunities for all students. Class sizes are small and our experienced teams offer support with a collaborative approach to teaching. The post holder will also be expected to work closely with our multi-disciplinary teams.

The successful candidate will be required to:

● Have previous experience of working within an Inclusive team;

● Have had either primary school training or be able to teach a primary style curriculum as adopted within special schools;

● Have previous experience of teaching in an Autism-specific environment;

● Work closely within the school team;

● Have a passion for Autism Education and the Inclusion Agenda;

● Have experience of completing SEN assessments and differentiated plans;

● Be able to undertake specialist teaching on a 1:1, small group and whole-class basis;

● Be a motivational teacher for all abilities ensuring learning is engaging and inclusive;

● Work within and contribute to the school community;

● Have a commitment to an integrated, therapeutic approach and ethos;

● Be very flexible and adapt quickly to change

Please contact our Office Manager, Lorraine Bellot at office@thegroveschool.co.uk . Unfortunately we are unable to show candidates around during this time but we are happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Application packs can be downloaded from TES online or the school website: www.thegroveschool.co.uk

Completed application forms, with a covering letter addressed to the Head Teacher, Ms Lucia Santi, should be returned to our office manager Lorraine Bellot at office@thegroveschool.co.uk

Employee benefits

SEN allowance £2209

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Not Applicable
School size 44 pupils enrolled
Age range 5 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website The Grove website (opens in a new window)
Contact email office@thegroveschool.co.uk

About The Grove

The Grove is a brand new special school for young people with autism, opened in September 2018. As our school moves into its second year, we transfer to our newly refurbished site near Turnpike Lane and expand our intake of pupils.

We are opening, in September, two new KS3 classes for 8 academically able autistic pupils. We will provide an alternative to mainstream education for these youngsters who, for many reasons, have not been successful in the mainstream setting.
This provision will expand to include KS2 and KS4 pupils reaching a capacity of 16-20 pupils over two years.

The school, which is currently based on a split site has 45 students on roll with complex autism across primary, secondary and post 16. The addition of a new department will create 4 distinct departments as we grow to full capacity of 104 by 2021, 88 of those places for young people with complex autism between the ages of 5-19 and 16 places for those who are academically able between the ages of 7-16.

School location

Downhills Park Road, London, N17 6AR