Job Title: SEN Teacher (ASC Provision)
Reporting to: Principal
Location: Cavendish View Primary School, Walton, L9 1NB Liverpool
Salary Range £31, 778.00 – £34, 000.00 (M4)
At Ambito, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a healthy, active and fulfilling life, regardless of their background or disability. The aim of our services is to provide a safe and stimulating environment for adults, young people and children.
Main Roles and Responsibilities:
To lead on developing a specialist ASC curriculum that supports academic and social progression for pupils.
Plan, deliver and assess outstanding teaching and learning using proven methods and approaches that enable autistic young people to learn
Be a class tutor, ensuring pastoral needs are met and establishing excellent relationships with parents and carers
Manage a staff team
Inspire trust and confidence in pupils, colleagues, parents and other professionals
Build team commitment with colleagues and in the classroom
Promote the wider aspirations and values of the school
Engage in whole school activities as required by the Principal.
Adhere to all working protocols as agreed and published in the School handbook
Plan and lead children in off-site enrichment activities
Ensure you uphold all safeguarding procedures, including engaging in annual safeguarding training, including induction training
Person Specification (Essential)
Proven ability that you are an excellent teacher with a lively and effective classroom teaching style, which engages and motivates young people
Previous managerial experience
Experience of working with children with SEN, SEMH or ASC
A commitment to engaging young people, with a willingness to bring new ideas to the curriculum for both in and out of the classroom
An excellent knowledge of the specialist curriculum area and how it may be effectively taught.
Familiar with frameworks for monitoring and assessment of social and communication skills for
pupils with ASC
Experience of working with pupils with sensory processing difficulties and creating programmes to enable these pupils to make progress
Ambito Care and Education is an independent provider of ASC day and residential schools as well as children’s homes across England. At Cavendish View school, we look for people who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people we support. We offer staff a comprehensive induction programme and ongoing training to ensure everyone is provided with the best possible start to their employment.
Professional knowledge and understanding
Remain up to date with developments within the school
Have the skills and attributes of: Nurturing, adaptability, enthusiasm, integrity, and
Develop a collaborative ethos which enables everyone to work to achieve common goals
Ensure individual team accountabilities are clearly defined, understood and agreed. This includes planning, observing, reporting and assessment
Ensure every child has access to high quality teaching and learning
Working with the Governors and the Leadership Team to promote the vision and values of the school to pupils, staff, parents/carers and the wider community
To comply with and actively implement Children’s Services and school policies regarding Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, and Safeguarding
Motivate others to work together well as a team in the best interest of children and families
Offer advice / training to staff working with other students whereby ASC may not be a primary need but is a secondary diagnosis.
Offer support to new staff supporting ASC provision.
Involvement in the assessment and referral process for children / young people with ASC
To coordinate and lead on the annual review process for all children / young people within the ASC provision.
Teaching and learning
Design appropriate curriculum pathways and develop accredited courses, collaboratively with Principal/Curriculum Lead
Drive a continuous and consistent focus on pupils’ achievement, using school assessment systems to monitor progress.
Establish creative, responsive and effective approaches to teaching
Monitor evaluate and review the effectiveness of teaching
Create a culture and ethos of challenge and support where all pupils can achieve success and become engaged in their own learning
Manage and organise the learning environment within the classroom to ensure it reflects the school’s high standards.
Procure appropriate resources to challenge and inspire learners.
Use and integrate a range of technologies effectively and efficiently
Ensure that planning is child centred and takes into account the diversity of individual children
Developing self and working with others
Promote and maintain a culture of high expectations for self and others
Ensure effective planning, allocation, support and evaluation of work of teams and
Regularly review own practice, set personal targets and take responsibility for own
development, seeking advice and support from other leaders
Take advantage of appropriate opportunities for professional development and use the outcomes effectively to improve children’s learning
Health and Safety
Ensuring the safety of all staff and pupils within class team by monitoring risk assessments, planned trips and visits and any school activities with a risk potential. This includes ensuring all staff within class team are aware of potential risk factors and school procedures for managing risk effectively
To have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to follow the child protection procedures adopted by the Local Authority and school
This job description should not be seen as all encompassing, and the post holder will be expected to undertake any other responsibilities appropriate to the post as identified by the company.
Our Core Values
We are Supportive by promoting opportunities for everyone so they can reach their full potential
We are very Ambitious to provide the best possible outcomes for the people who use our services
We are Loyal because we put the people that we support and our staff at the centre of everything we do and we deliver on our promises. We also are committed to ensuring that our services are meeting the needs of all stakeholders
We are Unique because we are ambitious and innovative about the diversity of the services that we provide without compromising quality
We are Transparent by being open, honest and fostering a culture of mutual respect. We promote a culture where we learn by our experiences and we are committed to doing things better and setting the highest standards in what we do
We are Engaging because we work in partnership with the people that we support, our staff and all our stakeholders
We encourage everyone to experience a Meaningful life by being aspirational and by offering opportunities
Qualified Teacher Status
Expirence working as a SEN Teacher
We have a massive duty of care towards those we support who are often the most vulnerable in society, which is why our staff are encouraged to keep up to date with vaccines and focus on self-care too.