SEN Trainee Teacher

Are you a graduate of any subject area with a BA/BSc degree?

Passionate about working with special learners – specifically those with severe learning difficulties?

Looking for a salaried and SEND school-based route to getting your QTS qualification?

We are working with a special school in Rochester in the Kent area. Looked after by the Medway local authority, this Ofsted-graded ‘Outstanding’ school, is seeking graduates (with an undergraduate degree) to train as a fully-qualified Special Educational Needs Teacher with their support. Students here are from a vast age range of 3-19 and have severe or profound learning difficulties – so a passion for working with SEND is an absolute must!

The school motto, ‘we grow people’, is clearly at the heart of all aspects of the school’s work. As an SEN Trainee Teacher here, you will be working at a school dedicated to providing all pupils with the best possible education – one where students make so much progress as learners. A friendly and safe environment, you will get to know each individual child/pupil as thoroughly as you can, including any circumstances which might affect their well-being, behaviour and performance at any moment in time.

The school is easily accessible by road or public transport. Whatever your background is in, this school will consider your application as long as you are interested in supporting SEND learners. You must complete a 12 week placement in a mainstream setting in your speciality subject in order to qualify your QTS, but the school has excellent links and will endeavour to support you during this also.

As a SEN Trainee Teacher, you can expect to gain experience with various ages and abilities, whether you want to work with younger or older learners, throughout your twelve month programme. Additionally, you will have access to excellent resources throughout your year as an apprentice. The school will also likely have consideration for a possible appointment as an NQT following your year as a SEN Trainee Teacher.

The option to start as a support worker in the classroom before moving on to your teacher training is available – so if you wish to gain experience first AND meet the below requirements; don’t hesitate to apply!

The successful SEN Trainee Teacher will be someone who can meet the below requirements:

–          Completed a Bachelor of Honours degree (Minimum 2.2 classification; 2.1 or above is preferred)

–          Right-to-work full-time in the UK without restriction; you must have been ordinarily resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the three years prior to application

–          Passionate about teaching and working with students who have profound or severe learning difficulties

–          Experience with SEND is preferable but not required

–          GCSE’s C or above in English and Maths and Science (or equivalent)

–          Seeking responsibility and further experience with SEND learners in the classroom

This is an excellent opportunity for a SEN Trainee Teacher looking to begin or further their career in a well-run, thriving and caring school community. Applications are encouraged from experienced Teaching Assistants or Tutors who are looking to secure their QTS and work with special children, or also from newly-graduated individuals looking to kick start their career.

What they can offer you:

-SEN Trainee Teacher role – QTS Awarded!

-Salary – Upwards of £18,169

-April or summer 2021 start – don’t wait until next September!

-Rochester, Kent area

-A wonderfully diverse and challenging learning community to learn and train to teach in

-An exceptional teacher training programme over 12 months (QTS qualification)

-Happy and lively classrooms to work in

-Fee-free alternative to University-based routes

-Continuous development and support from a Tutor and Teaching Mentor

Apply now and submit a clear, concise yet impressive CV to be considered for interview for SEN Trainee Teacher!

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