Alternative Education Jobs

A career in SEN & Alternative Education can be challenging yet highly rewarding and enjoyable. We offer long-term and short-term Teaching and Support Staff roles at a variety of specialist settings across London and the South East. 

Listed below are our current vacancies within Alternative Education. Please feel free to apply to any that appeal to you. If you would like to be informed as soon as a new opportunity is available, please Register or Sign In and subscribe to job alerts to ensure you never miss our latest roles.

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15 Jobs

Part Time Learning Support Mentors

£65 - £95 per day
Working in a PRU (Pupil Referral Unit) takes resilience, empathy and a care of duty- Is this you? Do you have a genuine passion for Mentoring and providing one to one support? Are you motivated by working in an alternative education site? Then carry on reading!We all know the challenges involved when working with young people especially when that young person you are supporting has had a tough upbringing and/or a home life. Pupils who are taught in a PRU often feel not wanted and find it difficult to manage their emotions as a result of this and let's face it, sometimes you just want to give up through exhaustion! But this is the exact reason why they do feel let down. Although funded well, not all PRUs are glamorous places to work and once you have worked in one you really do appreciate and realise that it's not always about the range facilitates on offer (to some extent) but more importantly so about the positive, engaging and long lasting relationships that are constantly being worked towards.This particular PRU based in Brent caters for pupils aged from KS2-4 and are seeking flexible and part time Learning Support Mentors to join a highly skilled, motivated and passionate team of not just education professionals but a team of caring individuals who pride themselves on the ongoing commitment to the pupils, staff and the everyday running of the referral unit. The Senior Leadership are looking for someone who:• Has a passion for learning. To them, this is someone who reflects when the children haven't learnt something• Isn't afraid to challenge situations for the benefit of the pupils - Did the pupils need encouragement or reminding again of the expectations• Can adapt, cope and remain calm everyday• Enjoys an alternative way of learning • Loves going above and beyond to make that difference whether its big or small• Is genuineWhat the school can offer you:• Regular/consistent flexible and part time work• A chance to be listened to and taken seriously • Ongoing support and regular chats over coffee or tea to ensure you are happy• In-house training and to learn/share best practice from a range of education professionals• Above all, lovely pupils who need at times display challenging emotional behaviours but ensure no two days are the same, in a good way!We definitely want to hear from you if you are looking for part time and flexible daily work to help cover sicknesses and pre-planned absences. If you are excited about this opportunity and cannot wait to start, send in your CV now and/or call and ask to speak with Darsha on the SEN Team! An initial phone call is all it takes!Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. Horizon Teachers. Our Integrity, your Horizon.

Special Education Needs Assistant

£60 - £95 per day
Learning Support Mentor required for a Special Education Needs School in North West London. The specialist school caters for pupils with a statements of Special Education Needs (SEN) including Moderate Learning Needs, Speech and Language Difficulties, associated learning behaviours and those with an additional diagnosis of Autism.    The main aim of the school is to equip pupils with life skills in order for them to achieve their potential and develop the greatest degree of independence in communication, social competence, thinking and learning and sensory regulation as far as possible for each person. The school’s facilities are funded well and have a range of sensory and well-equipped large classrooms. Lessons are planned and communicated well between class teachers and teaching assistants and well-resourced. There are therapists and sports coaches who work with the pupils on a regular basis encouraging a healthy and balanced lifestyle. You will provide general support to the teacher including support and management of pupils in lessons, at swimming, playtime, leisure and lunchtimes and the preparation of teaching resources and displays. The head of school is looking for a Learning Support Mentor who will: Have experience/interest of working with children/young people in some capacity SEN experience including Autism – Desirable Minimum GCSE Grade C in Maths and English Have excellent communication skills Be positive and enjoy a challenge Have a DBS (we can support with your application) In return you can expect: Smaller class sizes (no more than 10 to a class) On the job support To work on a 1:1 capacity with pupils Relevant training and development opportunities Work alongside therapists/councilors We are looking to hear from you if you are seeking a change of career, would like to gain further SEN experience or thinking of a career in teaching, nonetheless, this is a great way of building on your skills and experience in a variety of settings in addition to mainstream schools. To apply: send your CV or call and ask to speak with the SEN Team. The school are trialing now so please do not hesitate to get in touch for an immediate interview! Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. Horizon Teachers. Our Integrity, your Horizon.  

SEN Teaching Assistant

£70 - £85 per day
We are seeking highly motivated Support Assistant's to work within an SEN School based in Guildford, Surrey. The school cater for students who have SEMH (social, emotional and mental health issues). Due to some exciting changes and school expansion they currently have two vacancies. The school work hard to develop new ways in which the pupils can access their education. The pupils sometimes use their behaviour to communicate which can lead to difficult situations. As a staff team, they are resilient, child centred, positive and team players. Do you have a commitment to raising standards? Are you reflective? Do you believe every child has the right to an education, no matter how difficult the journey? If so, you might be just the right fit. About you Someone who will help to inspire and motivate the learners Communicate effectively with others A Post graduate Looking to further your career in education with the view to becoming a teacher Has an understanding of mental health Recent DBS In return, you can expect Excellent training and CPD to develop your skills and career A great staff team Support and guidance from a highly effective leadership team If you are interested in applying for this role, please do get in touch today! Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. Horizon Teachers. Our Integrity, your Horizon.

Teacher ARP

£130 - £200 per day
Have you thought about working in an SEN provision within a mainstream school? Would like to work with smaller groups? We are currently seeking a qualified teacher to work in a Primary Alternative Resourced Provision (ARPs) who cater for students who have SEBD (social, emotional, behaviour difficulties). This particular vacancy is to work in a Year 6 class of 3 boys and 2 girls. You will have excellent support from a TA. The placement enables the pupils to refocus on their learning and / or to prevent a permanent exclusion. All of the pupils are dual registered, meaning that they remain on their home schools registered whilst attending the unit. This provides them with the best possible chance of returning to their mainstream school, if this is the most appropriate place for them. Being in the centre enables pupils to have access to support groups / key professionals that may have been provided or working with them at their home school. The successful applicant will: • Hold QTS (or overseas equivalent) • Be Primary or Secondary trained • Have excellent behaviour management • Possess strong communication skills • Have a DBS (we can support with your application) It is vital that you are available on a long-term basis with the view to going permanent in the new academic. The students struggle with change and need the continuity. The school are meeting and trialling teachers after half term so get in contact to secure your meeting with the school. Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. Horizon Teachers. Our Integrity, your Horizon.

SEN Learning Mentor

£65 - £95 per day
A growing number of children and young people in the UK are being identified as having Special Educational Needs (SEN) whether academic, physical, mental health/medical or behavioural. Many improvements have been made to support children within specialist provisions such as Complex Needs Schools and Pupil Referral Units (PRUs). These developments have led to an increase in the demand for qualified Teachers. The benefits of Supporting in a SEN setting include: Supporting 1:2:1 or small groups in small classes of up to 10 students A high ratio of staff to students A creative and practical learning environment Working in collaboration with a range of specialists (e.g. therapists and counsellors) Gaining relevant qualifications e.g. Makaton, PECs, TEACCH, TeamTeach To be successful in a SEN school or PRU you will need: A dynamic and creative approach to teaching An ability to engage students and promote independence A good general understanding of SEN and additional needs Or a good general understanding of Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD) A willingness to learn and develop your own knowledge and skill set Working with Horizon Teachers you can expect: Full and part time work (to work with other commitments) Free safeguarding training Uplift in pay Assistance in obtaining an enhanced DBS check (if applicable) Dedicated SEN Consultant with an SEN teaching background This is a great way for you to build on your school experience and a foundation for obtaining SEN knowledge to assist with Teacher Training courses you may consider in the future. So whether you are an experienced SEN Support Assistance or someone who is seeking a change from the mainstream classroom, Horizon Teachers can help! Our Consultants are all former Teachers who can guide you through the process in finding your perfect role within a non-mainstream school. We have opportunities in Early Years to Key stage 5, starting now and in September so please apply with your CV or contact our dedicated SEN team on 0207 444 0009 for more information; we look forward to hearing from you! Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. Horizon Teachers. Our Integrity, your Horizon.

ASD Teacher

£150 - £220 per day
Are you available now for an immediate start and seeking a long term role at an ‘Outstanding’ school to commit to? Are you considering a change from the mainstream classroom or looking for a new SEN school? Please apply now! A Special SEN School based in South East London are seeking a Primary/SEN teacher to start with immediate effect due to a staff relocation. The post is full time and long term until July with a possibility of an extension from September. About the School The school cater for children aged from 2 to 11 years old with severe/profound and complex learning difficulties or an autistic spectrum disorder. A number of special and tailored approaches are used when appropriate to support work with pupils at the school and pupils benefit from working as a class group; they learn from each other to share attention to improve literacy and numeracy targets. The dedicated team of support staff also support in small groups or individually with each pupil to meet their individual needs. he teachers work in close collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team to review pupil’s individual education plans every term. Short-term targets are listed in small steps towards the long-term targets agreed at annual reviews. These targets address the areas important for that child’s development, usually incorporating communication skills, cognitive development and/or personal and social education. About the role Class Teacher ASD class of 9 pupils in years 4-6 High level of TA support Full time and long term   About you Hold QTS (or overseas equivalent) Be Primary or Secondary trained ASD/SEN experience essential Have a DBS (we can support with your application) In return, you can expect Competitive SEN salary Training and CPD opportunities Smaller than average class size Very supportive Senior Leadership Team It is important that you are able to commit to staying until the end of the school year as the class require a consistent approach; they struggle with change. The school are meeting and trialling teacher’s now so get in touch to secure your meeting with the school! Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. Horizon Teachers. Our Integrity, your Horizon.

Construction Teacher

£130 - £220 per day
Are you a Construction Teacher who is looking to take on a new challenge? A Social, Emotional & Mental Health Needs School (SEMH) in Bromley are looking to fill a long-term sickness role. You will be joining an exciting school who has grown from when it opened in 2016. There are two sites to the school, Key Stage 2 and 3 and then Key Stage 4 and 5. This particular vacancy is to work at their purpose built Key Stage 4 and 5 site which focuses on vocational subject areas so that their young people are able to specialise in subject areas that can provide a platform to further / higher education and / or employment when leaving. About you Experience teaching City and Guilds - doing brick work, plumbing, carpentry, painting & decorating. Resilience, excellent at building relationships, open minded and can take direction. The ability to lead across the subject and have capacity to be able to be the internal verifier. A passion for wanting to make a difference to the students and make them successful. What we can offer you The opportunity to actually teach in the field that you are passionate about Training and CPD opportunities Smaller than average class sizes Competitive SEN salary If you are excited about this role then don’t delay in applying today or contacting the SEN Team! Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. Horizon Teachers. Our Integrity, your Horizon.

SLD Support Staff

£65 - £95 per day
New Year, New job!  Are you thinking of changing job but not quite sure what you are wanting to do? Do you have experience working with SEN students within a mainstream setting and want a new challenge for 2018? Then contact a member of the SEN Team today. We are looking for SEN Support Staff to work within Complex Needs Schools across South London on a daily and long-term basis.  About you Have previous experience working with SEN students Can adapt, cope and remain calm everyday Enjoys an alternative way of learning Hold NVQ Level 2 Supporting Learning and Teaching in schools Have a DBS (we can support with your application) Available daily or long-term Able to support the student’s individual needs, such as feeding and toileting In return, you can expect Training and CPD opportunities Smaller than average class sizes Competitive SEN salary Apply today so that we can put you into a fulfilling role for 2018! Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. Horizon Teachers. Our Integrity, your Horizon.

SEN Support Assistant

£65 - £95 per day
Horizon Teachers are seeking a motivated Support Assistant for an outstanding Special Needs School in South West London. The school caters for children aged 2 11 years who have severe psychical disabilities and associated communication and learning problems. Many of the children have additional medical needs. The Senior Leadership are looking for someone who: Has experience working with or caring for children of relevant age Can adapt to the different needs within the class and forward thinking Understands child development and learning Is able to commit to keep the continuity for the students Are able to support the students individual needs, such as feeding, toileting and some medical procedures About you NVQ 2 in teaching assistance or equivalent qualifications or experience First aid trained and trained in specific medical procedures as appropriate Have a DBS (we can support with your application) In return, you can expect Competitive SEN salary Training and CPD opportunities Smaller than average class size Very supportive Senior Leadership Team The fast approaching closing date for this role is Monday 22nd January so call us now to arrange your trial day for the school. Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. Horizon Teachers. Our Integrity, your Horizon.

NQT SEN Teacher

£130 - £189 per day
Are you looking for a school to help you towards an Induction? Not quite sure in what setting and open to supply before you decide? Come and chat to us! We are seeking NQTs for September to teach within SEN settings across London and/or Home Counties. You may have experienced or visited an SEN school throughout your training year but hadn’t realised you can complete your induction year in one. So before you decide, why not try supply? We are flexible around you and offer long and short term opportunities as well as daily bookings so you can get a real feel of what its like! The types of SEN schools you can work in are: Additionally Resourced Provisions (ARPs) Complex Needs Schools (including Hospital Schools) Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) What we are looking for: Excellent communicators Primary or Secondary trained Passionate Good sense of humour Adaptable/flexible working style If you feel you meet the above criteria, we want you to come and meet us! To apply: Submit your CV below or call us! Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. Horizon Teachers. Our Integrity, your Horizon.

ASD Teacher

£26,400 - £42,498 per annum
ASD Teacher A Special SEN School based in South West London are seeking a Primary/SEN teacher from the September term. The post is full time and long term with a possibility of becoming permanent for the right person. NQTs encouraged to apply! About the School The school cater for children aged from 2 to 11 years old with severe/profound and complex learning difficulties or an autistic spectrum disorder. A number of special and tailored approaches are used when appropriate to support work with pupils at the school and pupils benefit from working as a class group; they learn from each other to share attention to improve literacy and numeracy targets. The dedicated team of support staff also support in small groups or individually with each pupil to meet their individual needs. The teachers work in close collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team to review pupil’s individual education plans every term. Short-term targets are listed in small steps towards the long-term targets agreed at annual reviews. These targets address the areas important for that child’s development, usually incorporating communication skills, cognitive development and/or personal and social education. About the role Class Teacher ASD class of 9 pupils in years 4-6 High level of TA support Full time and long term About you Hold QTS (or overseas equivalent) Be Primary or Secondary trained ASD/SEN experience essential Have a DBS (we can support with your application) In return, you can expect Competitive SEN salary Training and CPD opportunities Smaller than average class size Very supportive Senior Leadership Team It is important that you are able to commit to staying until the end of the school year as the class require a consistent approach; they struggle with change. The school are meeting and trialling teachers in January so get in touch to secure your meeting with the school! Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement. Horizon Teachers. Our Integrity, your Horizon.