//]]> The National Autistic Society

Class Teacher

Location: Radlett

Closing Date: 01 November 2020

Interview date (w/c): TBC

Salary (or hourly rate): £25543 - £37152 per annum

Contract Type: Full Time

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

Class Teacher

Who we are:

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.

We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Autistic people turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.

We have come a long way but it is not good enough. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people on the spectrum. With your help, we can make it happen.

What we can offer you:

  • Pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Excellent induction, training and development programme including training about autism and opportunities to attend our conferences
  • Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits (cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan)
  • Access to a 24-hour employee assistance programme

Who we are looking for:
A Qualified Teacher with a passion to work in an organisation that specialises in autism, supporting autistic adults or children on the autism spectrum live the life they choose.   You will have the ability to lead a team of experienced support staff whilst playing a full part in the life of the school community.

Desired Skills and qualifications:

  • QTS (Essential)
  • Teaching experience (SEN/ASD)
  • Evidence of outstanding teaching & learning
  • Proven knowledge of the National Curriculum and the impact on pupils with autism
  • Ability to lead and drive forward an area of the curriculum in our school which follows a Primary Education model
  • Passion for working with pupils of all ages with challenging behaviour
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with an ability to lead by example
  • Be excited by and enthusiastic about curriculum innovations and teaching and learning approaches
  • IT Experience within a school setting

You will:

  • Embrace the changing landscape in specialist education and oversee the development and operational management of the school with the support of the UK’s leading charity for people with autism.
  • Create a distinctive culture and philosophy so that from the moment a person enters the building they will know this is a school where pupils are respected, achieve beyond what is expected, are empowered to make positive choices about their own lives and have rich and varied experiences.

To be considered for this role, you will need to be able to demonstrate strong leadership qualities (including those of innovation and vision), as well as demonstrating specialist ASD knowledge (through experience and practice).

Hours of work:
200 days inclusive of 10 non pupil training days. Normal hours may be varied to meet the changing needs of the school. There may be occasions when additional hours are necessary to meet specific or special requirements.

For more information please contact Stuart Mainwaring via email at Stuart.Mainwaring@nas.org.uk. Please note we do not accept CVs.

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