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Senior Early Years Teacher (autism)
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: 16
  • Published: Tue 22/09/2020, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 05/10/2020, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £50,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Senior Early Years Teacher (autism)

Newham Children and Young People’s Service – 0-25 SEND



Full time Senior Teacher for Early Years – autism spectrum disorder

Required for January 2021

Grade: Leadership 5 - 9 (Salary scale £53,091-£57,790 inclusive of London weighting)

Newham’s Language, Communication and Interaction Service is a well-established and highly effective team, part of the Specialist Education Support Service, which works with children and young people with autism, social communication difficulties and specific language disorder, and in close partnership with their schools and families, across EYs, primary and secondary mainstream settings.

We are looking for someone who can:

  • Take a lead responsibility for co-ordinating, developing and implementing the delivery of specialist support and training to early years settings and families of children aged 0 – 4 years with autism
  • Ensure the team works effectively with nursery heads, setting staff, families and other agencies, to promote the development, inclusion and achievement of young children with autism
  • Line manage staff within the team responsible for delivering the Early Years service

You will be:

  • An experienced, enthusiastic and creative teacher with experience of autism in the Early Years,  SEN and disability, and inclusion
  • Confident about planning and delivering training to a high standard, to a range of audiences
  • Able to challenge, motivate and inspire teachers, TAs, parents/carers and other professionals
  • A good communicator, skilled in managing staff and building relationships with colleagues and families

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work within a dedicated specialist team of professionals.
  • Working in partnership with exciting, inspiring and culturally diverse communities of children and their families.
  • Welcoming inclusive schools and early year’s settings, with high expectations and aspirations for all children.
  • Clear structures for support, supervision, appraisal and professional development.
  • A well- resourced service base with training, meeting and office facilities.

Newham is vibrant inner city borough in the heart of East London with a young, friendly and cosmopolitan community. It is recognised by OFSTED as one of the fastest improving authorities, with rising academic standards, and an established record of inclusion and commitment to equal opportunities.

We welcome and encourage a visit to the team to find out more about our work. To arrange a visit or to discuss this post further please contact:

Judy Roux, Group Manager 07929 188826 or

Closing date for applications: 05.10.2020

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

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