SEN Teacher - ASC/Complex Needs

Qualified Teacher - Newham, North East London

Ref: 4050Tuesday 2 April 2024

£36,745 - £47,666

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SEN Teacher – ASC/Complex Needs 


Start Date: January 2024

Purpose-Built Special School in East London with fantastic development opportunities

Salary: £36,745 - £47,666 (depending on scale and experience)


A brand-new, purpose-built Special School in East London is searching for qualified, confident, and ambitious SEN Teachers to join the team.

Our SEN school in East London are seeking a passionate SEN teacher to join their welcoming team. The SEN school provides support to children with a range of different complex disabilities, including profound and multiple learning and physical disabilities, severe learning difficulties, and complex autism. It is a fantastic purpose-built site undergoing transformation into a school with a range of quality facilities for sensory learners. Due to local council policy, this school has been opened to support the need for provision for students with complex learning needs who have been unable to be fully supported in mainstream settings.

As a SEN Teacher, you will have a teaching style characterised by joy and playfulness, along with a commitment to a non-punitive and gentle approach to behaviour support.

The ideal candidate should be happy to teach students with a diverse range of complex disabilities, including those with profound and multiple learning disabilities, complex severe learning disabilities, with and without autism. Some students may exhibit challenging behaviours stemming from their disabilities.

Above all, the crucial attributes sought are a positive attitude and unwavering determination to offer the very best for all our students. This role provides an opportunity to make a substantial impact on the lives of our students.

As a SEN Teacher, you will be promoting a nurturing, safe, creative, stimulating, and inspiring learning environment, where children are encouraged to try new things and make new learning choices. You will adopt patience and practice, whilst promoting success for each pupil. You will play a central role in encouraging all pupils to learn and develop in a way that is unique and supportive of their needs.

As a SEN Teacher, you will work collaboratively with other teachers, support staff and therapists to gain the best possible outcomes for all children.

The students at this school are vibrant and talented, supported by a staff network bolstered by years of experience within Special Education. With a fertile environment for staff growth, the school promotes a career for life offering incredible development and training opportunities that could see you go all the way up to Assistant Head Teacher. 


Job Description – SEN Teacher

  • Working in a SEN School for students with a range of complex needs
  • Delivering creative and stimulating SEN lessons
  • Have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils.
  • Have a calm and gentle approach to behaviour support.
  • Adapting and differentiating the curriculum for individual needs of all students
  • Responsible for learning and achievement of all pupils, ensuring equality for all.
  • Promoting a love of learning, inspiring pupils to try new things and reach their full potential.
  • Safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
  • Work proactively and collaboratively with supporting staff and external agencies, providing effective management for Teaching Assistants
  • Inner London pay scale MPS 1 – M6
  • Located in East London


The ideal candidate should be…

  • Adaptable and flexible in their approach
  • Confident with new classes and working with a range of pupil needs.
  • Fun and engaging – able to take lesson plans and give them life!
  • Looking for a variable, interesting and unique role
  • Open to progression, development, and training opportunities
  • Strong understanding of the SEN curriculum & teaching standards
  • Personal or professional experience of working with children with SEN.
  • Proven record of good / outstanding feedback from lesson observations / performance management
  • Experience of using a range of teaching strategies to meet the needs of all pupils.
  • Resilient and adaptable
  • Ability to differentiate approach based on individual needs.
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about making a positive impact on pupils with SEN.
  • Caring and compassionate nature
  • Confident, with good classroom and behaviour management skills, appropriate to children’s needs
  • Ability to work well as a team, but also independently on your own initiative.


The ideal candidate should be a qualified teacher seeking the opportunity to work with children with complex needs and various learning difficulties and autism. This is an incredible chance for a newly qualified teacher looking to get a foot in the door in an expanding and diversifying sector of education, in a brand new school, working under the guidance of a prominent and well-known Trust of SEN schools in East London.


About Parker Smith Inclusion:

Parker Smith Inclusion is an ethical, people-focused agency dedicated to SEND. We believe that every child’s way of thinking, living, and viewing the world is valid and worthy of love, care, and support of the highest standards. We equally believe that staff working with SEND are important, key workers that deserve high quality support and services that understand the unique challenges and rewards that come from working with children with SEND.


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If you want to hear more about our SEND opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert or send an email to

If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV and you are welcome to contact us to discuss your SEND career development.

Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will help you with this.

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