SEN Teacher

Job Title:                SEN/LD Teacher

Location:               Overton School, Ludlow

Salary:                    £24,000 - £31,000 per annum

Hours:                    40 hours per week

Contract:               Permanent

Are you a specialist SEN/LD Teacher committed to improving the lives of children and young people?

Options Overton School require a dedicated SEN Teacher to join our thriving education service, based in Ludlow, Shropshire. 

As a qualified Teacher, you will work with a class size of up to 5 students, teaching subjects to children with ASC and complex needs in a specialist SEN environment. Teaching across a range of core subjects, this role would suit a compassionate and creative Teacher with the personality to build relationships in order to achieve long term results. Preferably the candidate will have experience of teaching across the curriculum with a more specialised area in Maths or Science up to GCSE/BTEC level.

This role is offered on a full time basis working 5 days per week, Monday to Friday, term time only plus 5 inset days. Please note we are an independent school and therefore our school terms will differ from others in the local area.

Following a thorough induction and training programme, your duties would include:

  • Planning, delivering and teaching individual students or small groups across a range of subjects
  • Devising, implementing and reviewing individual education and behaviour plans alongside other staff, communicating regularly with parents, carers, teaching and clinical staff to ensure consistency
  • Positively contributing to the overall programme of learning for each student to ensure their progression
  • Organising your classroom, resources and displays to provide a stimulating learning environment for students
  • Safeguarding all students and ensuring their safety and wellbeing at all times.
  • Managing and supervising teaching assistants within your class, to support and enhance the learning opportunities of your students, and the wider school

Key Skills Required

  • Hold a nationally recognised degree and relevant qualified teaching status (QTS)
  • Have proven experience of teaching children with SEN in either a primary or secondary setting including ASC, SLD, MLD
  • Have a good working knowledge and understanding of the national curriculum and its assessment procedures
  • Confident and enthusiastic with the ability to create lesson plans to suit student needs

About us

Overton School provides specialist care and education for young people aged. We are located in the beautiful Shropshire countryside on the periphery of the market town of Ludlow. The school is situated in a large characterful Victorian building sensitively adapted to meet the varying needs of our young people. Our school offers a modern education block with dedicated academic and vocational learning spaces which compliments the school’s capacity for providing high quality care and learning where students are supported to enjoy and achieve.

Our school provides specialist education for up to 30 students, aged 11 – 19 having a range of complex needs including ASC, SLD, MLD in addition to impaired social or cognitive functioning due to early life trauma and attachment difficulties.

Why join Options Autism?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Holidays are equivalent to 5.6 weeks per annum
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.


Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the school to discuss the role where visits can be arranged.  If you are keen to join our growing SEN school as a Teacher, please contact us on 01584 707091. 

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care and therefore this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check where suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.

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