Nurture Teacher

Hillingdon, London
Date Posted:26 Sep 2019
  1. SEN Teacher
  1. Long-term

Nurture Teacher

Hillingdon, London
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A Specialist Resource Provision in Hillingdon is looking for an experienced SEN Nurture Teacher to join their team supporting students with Autism (ASC). The main Primary School has close to 700 pupils ages 3-11 years old. However, within this provision you would be working closely with 10 pupils aged from Nursery level to Year 6. Children are usually supported in their age groups with a maximum of 2 pupils per age group being admitted each year. All children in the provision have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger's) and ASC must be the primary barrier to learning. Some students may also have complex needs, Anxiety, ADHD, behaviour and learning needs

This position is to begin after the October half term break and continue until the end of the academic year. For the right candidate, the school would like to transition to a permanent contract after this.

This is a small but supportive team, comprised of 2 Teachers, 2 HLTAs, 2 Teaching Assistants and 3 lunch time supervisors. The focus of this provision is to ensure pupils are supported to participate in the school community, attending mainstream classes, participating in school projects and trips, whilst receiving specialist support according to their individual learning needs. The provision uses a bespoke curriculum, created to address the main challenges pupils with Autism face, such as social communication and emotional regulation. Staff are trained in and use a variety of teaching approaches including aspects of TEACCH, PECS and Social Stories. Children also receive fine motor skills and speech and language skills support weekly, in addition to 1:1 time with therapists. The ideal applicant will enjoy working on a 1:1 and small group basis, building a strong and supportive relationship with their pupils.

The school provides support to families as well as children, seeking to engage and involve parents in their children's development and learning as much as possible. Family support workers are available throughout the day to meet with parents. Specialist members of the on-site Multi-Disciplinary team run advice and support groups, allowing parents to meet, raise issues and ask questions. Training is also regularly offered to parents on academic topics as well as social and emotional development. This is an opportunity to join a caring and proactive community, eager to provide holistic support to students with Autism.

The Teacher would:
*Work with an Autism (ASC) specific provision providing support for 10 students aged nursery level to year 6.
*Create a calm, happy and structured environment in which the children feel secure and can develop their skills
*Develop students' academic skills according to their age group, supporting them to engage in mainstream classes.
*Using a bespoke curriculum, teach literacy and numeracy (differentiated mainstream plans are taught), fine and gross motor skills, communication and social skills, art, cooking, PE, swimming and enrichment activities.
*Teach social communication, emotional regulation and social skills by working alongside therapists in weekly occupational therapy, music therapy and speech and language therapy.
*Have experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

The school has:
*A well-resourced environment including a sensory room, break-out space, therapy room, a low arousal lunch setting and a small, set apart playground area
*Specialist pedagogical and assessment strategies which address the learning and communication needs of this group of students eg: TEACCH, PECS, Attention Autism and Intensive Interaction.
*A Multi-Disciplinary Team on-site with Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists
*A focus on community development and family support for parents of children with Autism (ASC)
*Been OFSTED rated GOOD

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To join us and be successful in this Teaching role you will need to:
*Hold an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks
*Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and any employment breaks must be explained
*You must have the legal right to work in the UK

Click 'Apply now' to be considered for this great position as a Nurture Teacher in Hillingdon, London or for more information about the role, contact Jade George on 0207 845 5450 / OPTION 3 or We look forward to hearing from you and helping take you on the next step of your teaching career.
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