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Special Needs Teacher Expiring soon

Teaching Personnel

£110 - 140 per day


Permanent | Full Time



Teacher (SEN) – Leeds

If you aspire to help children with complex needs achieve their potential – this SEN Teacher role could be suited to you.

A special school in North Leeds are looking to appoint a teacher on a full time basis from September 2020. The school caters for pupils aged 5-11 with Special Educational Needs including Autism, Moderate and Severe Learning Disabilities and Multi –Sensory Impairments

As a Special Educational Needs (SEN) teacher you'll work with children and young people who need extra support, or require an advanced programme of learning in order to reach their full educational potential. A key aspect of working in this field is identifying individual needs and being responsible for creating a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment.


Applications will be considered from Newly Qualified or Fully Qualified Teachers with both Primary and Secondary specialisms, who have additional experience teaching pupils with SEN.

You will be welcomed into a large staff team and will be fully supported by experienced, class based Learning Support Assistants. Experience of planning lessons to meet the needs of SEN pupils within a mainstream or specialist classroom is essential.

You may also have received training in PECS, Makaton, TEACCH, and/or Team Teach – however this is not essential. Teaching Personnel hold regular CPD events to support your transition into Special Needs Teaching – please contact us to find out more!

You will need to show:

  • Commitment to working with pupils with special educational needs
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – you will be working as part of a large, multi-disciplinary team
  • Adaptability - it is important to be able to respond to the needs of the children and change plans accordingly
  • A positive, energetic and enthusiastic outlook
  • Patience, understanding and empathy with pupils and parents


As an SEN Teacher, you will:

  • Prepare lessons and resources
  • Develop and adapt conventional teaching methods to meet the individual needs of pupils
  • Use special equipment and facilities, such as audiovisual materials and computers to stimulate interest in learning
  • Collaborate with the senior staff to define appropriate activities for the pupils in relation to the curriculum
  • Liaise with other professionals, such as Social Workers, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists and Educational Psychologists
  • Organise learning outside the classroom in activities such as community visits, school outings or sporting events
  • Assist in meeting the personal care and/or medical needs of pupils
  • Carry out administrative tasks, including updating and maintaining records of pupils' progress
  • Effectively manage behaviour

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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