Special Needs Teacher with Complex Autism Specialism KS3/4

Location:          Kestrel House School

Salary:              Up to £41,483 dependent on experience

Hours:              36 hours per week

Contract:          Permanent, Term Time only


As part of our continued growth, we now have a fantastic opportunity for an SEN Teacher to join our close-knit team at Kestrel House School.  If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a school that will welcome your ideas and forward-thinking to create a positive learning environment for young people, we would like to hear from you.


About the School

Kestrel House School is an independent special educational needs school in Crouch End, North London, for boys and girls, aged 5 – 16 years who have a diagnosis of Autism. The School has a committed and innovative multidisciplinary well-being team, highly skilled teaching and learning staff; we are in a great position to provide our pupils with the best education and care possible.


About the Group

We are part of Acorn Education and Care and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Education and Care provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.


About the Role

We require an experienced and qualified teacher who has the ability to make a significant contribution to our school. The successful candidate will be an innovative, reflective practitioner who can demonstrate the willingness to adapt and learn.  You will have specialist knowledge and experience of working with children with special educational needs and/or on the autism spectrum. We are looking for an individual with a creative, engaging approach to curriculum design and planning, both within the classroom and also in the wider outdoor learning environment.


Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will have experience of working with young people with a range of complex learning needs. You will be able to demonstrate a working understanding of how these needs impact upon learning and behaviour in the classroom. Applications are invited from colleagues offering SEN experience, from mainstream schools and other educational settings.

The ability to contribute to the development of our school is essential and we believe that energy, passion and a commitment to high standards are key characteristics required.  We are looking for a special individual who is able to help inspire and engage the young people that we serve.  This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their skills and experience in a challenging, motivating and highly rewarding environment. Previous experience of working in an SEN environment would be desirable; excellent support skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are also just as important.

This position is due to commence as soon as possible (subject to approved reference/DBS checks). Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website www.acorncare.co.uk. If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact the Headteacher, Lorna Bailey, on 020 8348 8500 or email us on admin@kestrelhouseschool.co.uk 

Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

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