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 Alternative Education settings across London and the South East. 

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23 Jobs

SEN intervention Teacher - Primary School in Harrow

£135 - £248 per day
SEN Intervention TeacherFull time hours - 8.15am to 4pm - Monday to FridayTerm time onlyMainstream Primary SchoolSupporting children with a range of SENQTS requiredThis is the ideal role for Teachers looking for a change from mainstream teaching to work with smaller groups of pupils and to put into practice experience supporting pupils with SEN.The SchoolA mainstream Primary School which caters for children between 3 and 11 years old. The school contains a Provision for pupils who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired with specialist, trained staff to support their needs. They are a very inclusive school in a multi-cultural community with pupils and staff coming from a range of cultures and backgrounds. Within the mainstream school, pupils have a range of needs from sensory requirements to Speech and Language needs, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Moderate Learning Difficulties and more. They achieved a rating of "Good" in their previous OFSTED inspection (2015). Staff satisfaction in the school is very high with the majority of teachers having stayed there for several years.The positionThe successful applicant will be teaching small groups of pupils across all age groups in the school who have a range of SEN including:Sensory needsSpeech, Language and Communication NeedsAutistic Spectrum DisorderModerate Learning DifficultiesHearing ImpairmentThe teacher will work on a 1:1 basis with pupils to provide learning support, differentiate lesson plans for pupils to tailor to their individual needs. The school is in a deprived area so pupils come from challenging backgrounds and will need pastoral support in addition to learning support. The school has high expectations on pupils to attain excellent results so they are looking for a Teacher who can really engage well and get the most out of their pupils.This position is initially to work on a long term basis until the Christmas holidays but the school will be looking for someone permanent from January and will consider taking a teacher on a temp to perm basis if they do well in this role.Interviews will take place immediately so please apply now to be put forward for this role and call Chris on 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.

SENCO in Mainstream Primary School - Harrow

£29,772 - £42,498 per annum
An exciting opportunity has just become available to work as a SENCO in a Mainstream Primary School in Harrow. If you have QTS, a minimum of 3 years teaching experience and an excellent knowledge and experience of supporting SEN pupils (either in a mainstream or alternative education school) we are keen to hear from you!The SchoolA mainstream Primary School which caters for children between 3 and 11 years old. The school contains a Provision for pupils who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired with specialist, trained staff to support their needs. They are a very inclusive school in a multi-cultural community with pupils and staff coming from a range of cultures and backgrounds. Within the mainstream school, pupils have a range of needs from sensory requirements to Speech and Language needs, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Moderate Learning Difficulties and more. They achieved a rating of "Good" in their previous OFSTED inspection (2015).Job detailsPermanent positionStarting in SeptemberFull time hours - Monday to Friday 8.15am-4.30pmTerm time onlySalary based on Outer London payscale inclusive of SEN pointsSENCOFocus on supporting SEN pupils across the school in improving their achievementsManaging a team of Learning Support Assistants - ensuring they are providing the best level of support to pupilsWriting and maintaining up to date EHCPs for SEN pupilsLiaising with outside agencies, therapists Planning for and leading interventions for small groups of SEN pupilsKeeping up to date with the latest SEN legislationEnsuring staff receive the latest trainingThe school is a short walk from the nearest train station and suitable for people commuting from inside or outside of London.The school are keen on meeting suitable Teachers for interviews immediately so please apply now and call the SEN team to ensure you don't miss out!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 Teacher - Primary SEMH School

£140 - £220 per day
A newly opened SEN Primary School in North West London are expanding and looking for new staff in September! They are seeking a qualified Teacher to work on a full time basis with a small group of pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH).The SchoolThe school caters for pupils between 4 and 11 years old whose needs range in severity. Many of the pupils have challenging behaviour with a tendency to become distressed, anxious and upset. They are an independent school who work closely with local authorities to ensure the children are getting the highest level of support. The school works with parents and families to develop personalised, dynamic support for its pupils and a personalised family curriculum is developed for each child.The successful applicant will:Be Primary or Secondary trainedHave QTS and relevant teaching qualifications (NQTs will be considered too)Have excellent behaviour management skillsHave a good working knowledge of SEN and ideally experience supporting pupils with SEMHThis is a Long term position starting on 3rd September and continuing for the remainder of the academic year with a potential of the position becoming Permanent after this.A TLR allowance is available to teachers who can lead the teaching of a subject in the school to secure outstanding outcomes for individual learners and groups of learners.Please apply now and ask to speak with the SEN team for an interview and opportunity to meet 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.

Learning Support Assistant - Primary Autism Provision

£60 - £75 per day
Learning Support AssistantFull time hours 8.30am - 4pmTerm time only£60-£75 per dayASD provisionPrimary SchoolA mainstream Primary School based in Croydon are seeking a Learning Support Assistant to join their team of support staff in their Enhanced Learning Provision (ELP) for Primary aged children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).The provision is a specialist unit, separate, from the mainstream classes where pupils aged from 4 to 11 receive a greater level of support to access the curriculum. It provides a positive, happy learning environment for children with ASD and tailors the support to each individual student's needs. The provision consists of: 1 class for reception and KS1 pupils and the other for KS2 pupilsA sensory roomA cooking areaDesignated outdoor area for the provisionThe successful applicant will work with pupils across both classes on a split day. This will involve supporting pupils on a 1:1 basis to provide learning support, communicating with them using a variety of methods (such as PECS and Makaton) and differentiating work for their particular needs. The pupils may have other difficulties such as medical, learning or sensory needs and, as such, will require additional support.The school are looking for:Personal or professional experience supporting Autism ideallyA good understanding or Autistic Spectrum DisorderExperience using PECS and MakatonA patient, calm and engaging approach to supporting pupils with SENThis is a long term position which will start on 3rd September and continue until the end of the academic year. Please apply now to be considered for this position! For more information call Chris on the SEN team at Horizon Teachers.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.

Teaching Assistant - Secondary PRU

£60 - £75 per day
An exciting position has become available starting on 17th September 2018 (the new academic year). If you have experience working in a mainstream Secondary school we are keen to hear from you!A Secondary Pupil Referral Unit based in Dagenham are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join their team. The successful applicant will be working in the school's library which is separate from the main school site but functions as a normal classroom.The position is:Full time hours - Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4pmLong term - continuing for the full academic year and potentially beyond if you work well there!Term time onlyAn exciting and varied role to work with students with different personalities and from a range of backgroundsThe school are a Pupil Referral Unit who provide 70 full time places for 11 to 16 year olds who have been excluded from mainstream education on a permanent or short term basis. The class sizes are small, with a maximum of 6 students in each. Many of the students have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and their education has been disrupted as a result of this.The school provides a very supportive and caring environment for its students to facilitate their return to mainstream schooling or take up a college place. They have high expectations of behaviour and reward students for this with residential trips and team-building activities on which staff will participate. Students are also encouraged to make positive contributions to their local community, participating in borough sports events and supporting young people with disabilities.The Teaching Assistant responsibilities:Providing learning support to students between year 7 and 11Carrying out effective behaviour management in line with the school's policies and proceduresAt times you will need to hold/restrain students - there will be Team Teach trained staff on standby to assist with thisDifferentiating work for students of different abilitiesSupporting pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN)Welcoming students into the classroomBreak and lunch dutyMentoring studentsGiving timeouts to students when requiredProviding subject-specific supportYou do NOT need to have worked in a PRU to be considered for this position. The school are seeking individuals with mainstream Secondary school experience who are confident with behaviour management, are familiar with the secondary school curriculum and are passionate about getting students reintegrated into mainstream schooling as quickly and effectively as possible.Please apply now to be considered for this position or call the SEN team to find out more!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.

PRU GCSE Maths Teacher

£130 - £220 per day
PRU GCSE Maths Teacher A committed, dedicated and experienced qualified Maths Teacher who can teach up to GCSE level is needed from September 2018 to take on a full time and long term to perm role. The school provides education for students aged 11 to 16 who have been permanently excluded from mainstream school. They are taught in groups of normally no more than seven. Students also attend College Courses in Year 11 and in the majority of cases, students arrive at school with an educational history disrupted by several fixed term exclusions, permanent exclusion and possibly several changes of school. A higher than average number of students are classified as SEND.  The Senior Leadership Team are seeking a qualified Teacher who can plan, tailor and deliver the maths national curriculum enabling all pupils to access and obtain a maths GCSE qualification. The staff, pupils and the community take great pride in the school and all aim to foster a sense of belonging, giving pupils a safe environment in which to learn.   This post is for you if you want to… • Teach in an SEN school • Develop long-lasting and trusting relationships • Earn SEN points on your salary • Teach a small class including one to one teaching • Work alongside SEN specialists The Headteacher is looking for a teacher who can… • Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils • Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge • Plan and teach well-structured lessons • Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils • Make accurate and productive use of assessment • Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment To be shortlisted for this role, you must have… • Relevant Teacher Training and QTS • Maths trained • Good to outstanding practice • DBS (we can support with your application)  This is a ‘Good’ School with a dedicated staff team who devote their time to inspire and develop each individual’s education and social skills. It is a great SEN school to either begin your SEN teaching career in or if you are looking for a change from your current SEN setting. We can offer you free relevant training including safeguarding (please see our website for more details). To apply:  Submit your CV or call and ask to speak to the SEN team for an immediate interview and opportunity to meet 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 Early Years Teacher

£130 - £220 per day
SEN Early Years Teacher Seeking an EYFS role but tired of teaching in mainstream? Then why not apply for an SEN School?  Full training given and a chance to work within a lovely specialist school with a range of specialists adding that little bit extra to your already proven skill set! A qualified Early Years specialist needed for a warm and forward thinking Complex Needs School based in North West London catering for pupils with a range of complex needs, all levels of learning, communication, Autism, Physical, Medical and Sensory Impairment. The school are very proud of their breath taking building, highly trained and experienced staff including Teachers of all levels, Teaching Assistants, Personal Care Assistants and a very supportive Senior Leadership Team. The School have an extensive and comprehensive training programme in place for all their community, including parents and other schools and organisations. They believe in a transdisciplinary approach to supporting pupils, an exciting curriculum with an emphasis on developing communication skills and independence, a focus on the Arts, physical development and enrichment opportunities, including practise and preparation for adult life. This provides excellent opportunities for all pupils to be included and contribute to the wider community. Joining the school you will be: Teaching an early years class of 8 pupils with severe needs Deploying 1 HLTA and 2 Learning Support Assistants Taking on a full time post working Monday to Friday A fabulous department with an exceptional leader of EYFS The exceptional Head of EYFS is seeking: A qualified EYFS teacher, must have QTS Primary and/or secondary trained mainstream or SEN A committed and caring individual Fun, energetic and likes a challenge In return, you will be promised A very supportive team Lovely children On-going support SEN points awarded on salary A dedicated SEN Consultant with Teaching experience This is an exciting opportunity to join a motivated and warm school .If you feel this is the right opportunity for you then send you CV below! The school would really like to appoint the right person before the summer holiday! Call to secure your trial 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. 

ASD Learning Mentor

£60 - £80 per day
ASD Learning Support Mentor A Primary School for children with ASD & Multiple Learning Difficulties, some of whom also have an additional diagnosis of autism based in Feltham are seeking an experienced ASD Learning Support Mentor full time and long term from September. About the school:There are two sites at this Special School, a Nursery and KS2 site. At Key Stage 2 pupils follow a curriculum that incorporates individual learning needs and offers a learning environment that is engaging and fun. The curriculum is topic focused and pupils engage in learning through exciting new themes, lessons are linked to the theme and support learning across all subject areas. Pupils in their assessment nursery, reception classes and through KS1 follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum The curriculum is implemented through both teacher led and child-initiated learning as appropriate for the needs of individual pupils. The EYFS curriculum offers a focus on the prime areas of learning, alongside continuous provision which promotes skills in the Prime and Specific areas through a play based approach.Enrichment days are planned half termly to enhance learning, through first hand experiences. Days are planned with a focused curriculum area in mind. Pupils have the opportunity to access a range of facilities to enhance learning opportunities both in school and within the local community including- hydro pool, soft play, horse riding and sailing.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 - Essential• 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/councilorsIf you are interested in this role, you feel you meet the criteria and are ready for a new challenge then please email your CV today or call and ask for the SEN Team! Paid trail days may also be arranged.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 Needs Learning Mentor - Ex-teaching staff welcome!

£60 - £85 per day
We are currently looking for ex-teaching staff who want to reintegrate back into the education profession, to join our support team across a range of Special Schools in inner London and Essex. Maybe you left teaching to raise a family or care for a loved one and now you want to gradually return to work without the full responsibility of a class.  The roles are paid, flexible and can be arranged around hobbies and family.  You are not limited to one school and can expand your knowledge of Special Needs including:  Social, Emotional and Mental Health, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Physical Disabilities and Speech Communication Language Needs. If you would like to discuss the opportunities in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact Laurie on 020 7444 0009 or email me directly at Laurie@horizonteachers.com I look forward to hearing from you.

Special Needs Learning Mentor - Students welcome!

£60 - £85 per day
We are currently looking for college/university students to join our support team across a range of Special Schools in inner London and Essex. If you can offer a whole day or more during the week; we can offer flexible, paid, part-time work to fit around your studies and add valuable work experience to your CV. If you would like to discuss the opportunities in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact Laurie on 020 7444 0009 or email me directly at Laurie@horizonteachers.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

Newly Qualified Teachers for Special Schools

£130 - £190 per day
Have yet to secure a placement school from September?Feel like you need some time before committing to a school?Then why not try supply? Starting your teaching career can be daunting and however much you want to secure your first school, you need to make sure you are making the right decision. That's why, starting on supply in September can not only benefit you mentally but physically too boosting your self-esteem and energy levels allowing you to take ownership of well-being. Here are just some of the benefits of supply teaching:• Choose the days you want to work! This can change weekly or termly• Work in a variety of schools • Paid weekly with great daily rates• Nearby locations• No signing of contracts therefore, no notice periods required• Actual attend those evening yoga and well-being classes• Albeit minimal, no marking or planning! • Benefit from working with a variety of excellent practitioners • And above all, lovely children to work with!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 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 styleIf you feel you meet the above criteria, we want you to come and meet us!Apply with your CV or call us! 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.