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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    31 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£21,475.00 - £26,238.00 Annually (FTE) Points 1 to 3 (£21,475 - £26,238 Plus SEN Allowance (£1,455) FTE. Actual starting salary (pro rata), £19,877 including SEN Allowance.

Verbal Behaviour Trainee - The Avenue School job summary

The Avenue School is a growing school, expanding to reach full capacity of 104 places serving the needs of pupils with autism and complex needs.

Our Trust mission: ‘love, learn, laugh’, underpins our key aim to improve our pupils’ lives and outcomes through outstanding educational practice and provision, while also setting challenging and aspirational goals designed to empower our pupils and enhance their life choices. The education and well-being we provide depends on forging excellent partnerships between home and school. ​

We strongly believe that school is the opportunity for children to discover and unlock hidden talents in a fun and nurturing environment, as we believe every child has the ability to do amazing things if a school provides the right opportunities.

We are seeking to appoint a Verbal Behavior Trainee to join our vibrant and welcoming specialist school. This post will provide in house training programme to from our verbal behavior specialist staff and provides an excellent learning opportunity. Our staff teams are positive and enthusiastic about ensuring all pupils reach their unique potential by offering a broad and balanced curriculum personalised to meet their individual needs. We believe in inspiring pupils in their learning through offering irresistible learning experiences.

What is Verbal Behaviour?

  • Verbal Behaviour is an approach that applies behavioural principles to language development.
  • Teaching methodologies used are evidence based and developed from an initial text written by Skinner.
  • Verbal Behaviour focusses on the reasons why we engage in different types of communication.
  • It helps us identify areas of communication that our pupils find difficult and how to teach them most effectively.
  • Verbal Behaviour doesn’t just have to be vocal communication.
  • Individuals can engage in Verbal Behaviour in multiple modes using sign language, communication books, electronic devices etc.
  • All of our teaching is delivered in the context of the Multi Agency Support the individual receives.

We offer:

  • A place within a committed Verbal Behaviour team;
  • High quality professional development opportunities;
  • Tailored CPD programme and training to develop understanding of the Verbal Behaviour methodology, starting with a robust induction programme.
  • A forward-thinking approach to teaching and learning throughout the school;
  • Supportive colleagues and a caring working environment
  • Deliver on-going in-house training through regular observations Leadership, Inclusion team, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists

We are looking for:

  • Someone with excellent communication skills
  • Applicants who have the willingness to learn
  • Applicants who have a keen interest in developing skills in Verbal Behavious
  • Some experience or knowledge of autism and/or severe learning difficulties would be an advantage
  • Applicants who are interested in developing their knowledge and understanding in evidence based teaching methods (or in Verbal Behaviour/ABA).

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment as highlighted in the Department for Education Statutory Guidance on Keeping_children_safe_in_education_2023.pdf

An enhanced DBS check and references will be required.

The advertised role is not eligible for visa sponsorship, only applicants with the automatic right to work in the UK should apply.

If you require any more information about the specifics of the job please contact Rachel Rai (Headteacher) by email on rachel.rai@theavenueschool.london

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Avenue School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 19
School size
73 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

School location

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