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Specialist Teacher of ASC

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are looking to appoint a full time (32.5 hours) Specialist Teacher of Autism to join the Autism Inclusion Team based at The Wilnecote School, Tamworth, from 1 January 2024.

Salary: MPS/UPS - £28,000-£43,685 per annum plus SEN allowance (£2,384 – £4,703)

Employees have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people ensuring they are protected from harm. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. In accordance with our safer recruitment policy, online checks may form part of the recruitment process for shortlisted candidates (as recommended in Keeping children safe in education document - 2023).

Prior to the Interview we will request your references.  Failure to obtain both references will result in your interview being withdrawn.

Main Responsibility

You will demonstrate they have the skills to monitor and evaluate progress by providing effective management and support to both staff and pupils within the Resource.

As a Specialist Teacher you will:

  • Provide direct teaching of pupils within the Resource including delivery of elements of coursework provided by the school staff
  • Identify pupils requiring alternative access to the curriculum, e.g. to teach the relevant skills required and organise the provision of suitably adapted materials, including the differentiated support of pupils within their mainstream lessons.
  • To enhance the teaching performance of the team and staff in the school through the provision of advice, support and training in relation to their area of responsibility, to ensure that all children with Autism are fully included in the curriculum and the life of the school. 
  • To complete statutory paperwork in relation to EHCP’s.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and committed teacher, who will work within The Wilnecote School, Resource base, to support a high quality, inclusive educational experience for Autistic children/young people.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher, with QTS, who has extensive experience of working with Autistic children/young people in education settings and a passion for inclusion, enabling all children to flourish and grow.

The following criteria are essential:

  • Experience of working with pupils with Autism in Mainstream settings
  • Knowledge of pupils at Key Stage 3 and 4
  • Knowledge of curriculum at Key Stage 3 and 4 
  • Experience of staff management

A post graduate qualification in Autism and/or SEND is desirable, but not essential. SEN allowance is available depending on experience and qualifications.

Due contractual requirements of the role, this post is designated as an casual car user. Applicants must be able to drive, have a driving licence and have daily access to a car. However, for disabled applicants, reasonable adjustments will be made where required.

For more details please contact:

Kate Prinold, Team Manager – Autism Inclusion Team


Closing date: 15 October 2023

Interview date: 26 October 2023

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The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits.

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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