Alternative Education Jobs

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37 Jobs

ASD Teacher

£140 - £225 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 North 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 2019 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. 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   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. Enhancing Children's Education.

ASD Learning Support Mentor

£70 - £90 per day
Do you want to be a part of a small and friendly Independent School for pupils with a diagnosis of Autism, Additional learning Difficulties and Complex Needs?Do you have the patience, resilience and empathy to work with pupils one to one and in small groups?Are you a team player and love working with children with a range of learning abilities?Then you should apply for this very rewarding opportunity!A special school based in North London with a warm and an inviting atmosphere are seeking Learning Support Assistants to join them from January 2019. The Head teacher and Senior Leadership team are seeking forward thinking and pro-active team players to work part or full time and/or on an on call' basis to support pupils with their learning.The school recognise and value pupils for their unique strengths and contribution to the school community. They follow a rigorous assessment route and provide each child with an Autism friendly environment, an appropriate curriculum and Autism interventions to meet their needs and equip them for adult life. The pupils benefit from an on-site Multi-Disciplinary Team including a Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist and a Music Therapist and small class sizes.As a Learning Support Mentor joining the school 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• Training and development opportunities• Work alongside therapists/councillorsThe Head of school is looking for a Learning Support Assistant who will:• Have experience/interest of working with children/young people in some capacity• SEN experience including ASD and Complex Needs• PECS and MAKATON (desirable) • Be willing to learn and develop their knowledge and skills• Have excellent communication skills • Be positive and enjoy a challenge• Has a DBS (we can support with your application)This is an excellent opportunity! Please apply as soon as possible with your CV.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. Enhancing Children's Education.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. Enhancing Children's Education.

SEN Teacher

£150 - £250 per day
This Special Needs School based in Newham cater for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD), Autism and Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) from the ages of 4 to 19. At this school they work hard to ensure that all pupils receive an education that is personalised to the individual and offers them a fun learning experience.THE POSITION The role will involve teaching a Key Stage 3 and 4 class of complex needs students therefore the ideal candidate should be proficient in Makaton and PECS as well as having sufficient experience in working within a complex needs setting. It is important you have experience/knowledge of teaching varied P Levels as well as tailoring your lessons to suit the requirements of each student. This is a full time, long term role with the opportunity for the right candidate to apply for a permanent post in the future. Salary: Main Pay Scale to UPS (in accordance with previous experience)This is a great opportunity to join a caring and supportive team, there is a high ratio of staff to students in the class providing a strong support system.Ideally the school are looking for a Teacher was is empathetic, patient and maintains a positive attitude. You must attain the ability to plan and deliver creative lessons that are tailored to each individual student needs as each student will work and progress differently. What does the school offer?• SEN Training and Courses • Opportunities for career development • Staff mentoring and coaching• Supportive senior leaders• Small class sizes • Opportunity to work 1:1 with studentsTo apply for this position you must have/be:• QTS/QTLS - primary or secondary trained • Previous experience working with complex needs • Passionate about Special Educational Needs • Knowledge of P Levels, Makaton and PECS• The ability to plan creative lessons This is an excellent opportunity! Please apply as soon as possible with your CV.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. Enhancing Children's Education.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. Enhancing Children's Education.

Maths Teacher (PRU)

£150 - £225 per day
• Pupil Referral Unit Located in Newham• Start Date: January 2019• Full Time• Long Term (until July 2019)• Pay Scale: M1-M6Are you looking for a new and challenging role?Are you passionate about pupil development?Horizon Teachers are currently looking for a Secondary Maths Teacher to join a Pupil Referral Unit based in Newham, London. The school offer a range of educational programmes for young people unable to attend mainstream education, the main aim is to give their students every opportunity to succeed! This small, friendly and supportive school provide education for 11-16 year old's, there is a higher average number of students classified as Special Education Needs and Disabled, so the school will need a Teacher who is passionate about working in a challenging environment and working with special educational needs.What are we looking for?The PRU are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, caring and confident in their abilities, someone who can bring passion and enthusiasm to the classroom. They are also looking for someone who is able to adjust, responding to the needs of the pupils, a Maths Teacher who enjoys the challenge of working within an SEN setting. As a Key Stage 3/4 Maths Teacher you will be required to have a good understanding of the national curriculum, you will be required to write schemes of work, plan lessons and also be responsible for marking.This is a great opportunity for an experienced PRU teacher as well as a mainstream Maths teacher looking for a new challenge. The school are interested in interviewing ASAP and are considering both experienced teachers and NQT's.To apply for the role you need to be/have:• UK QTS - Secondary trained• good Maths subject knowledge and a passion for teaching• able to creatively plan and prepare engaging lessons• hardworking and ambitious• strong behaviour management • experience working in Pupil Referral Units (desired not essential)Why Choose Horizon?• We are a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy• We have been established for 10 years• Uplift in pay• Many of our team are former teachers so we have an excellent understanding• We are passionate about enhancing children's education!This is an excellent opportunity! Please apply as soon as possible with your CV. To apply for this role you MUST have QTS (Qualified Teaching Status) and also have strong behaviour management!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. Enhancing Children's Education.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. Enhancing Children's Education.

Learning Support Assistant

£60 - £80 per day
Learning Support AssistantAre you looking for a 1:1 position to support a child with SEN? Do you engage well with children?A position has just become available to work as a Learning Support Assistant at a large SEN school in Brent. This is a Part Time position to work 4 days per week (not Tuesdays) between the hours of 8.30am and 4pm and starting ASAP. This is an excellent opportunity for applicants seeking to transition from mainstream schools or those looking to gain more experience with SEN.The Learning Support Assistant will be working 1:1 with a child in Key Stage 1 with ADHD. He is easily distracted in class so the Learning Support Assistant will be required to engage him throughout the day with various sensory activities. Children with ADHD are typically very hyperactive and energetic so the LSA will need to take the child to soft play areas and sensory rooms in the school at certain times throughout the day so he can expel this energy and keep him calm. He has an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) which the LSA can access to understand the best strategies to support him as well as the targets he has been set for his development. He is non-verbal so communication will be through PECS (picture cards) and Makaton sign language. He is currently undergoing toilet training so will need support with personal care until he can do this independently. Applicants with experience using these communication methods will be preferred although this is not essential.The SchoolThis is a large SEN school for children with moderate to severe learning difficulties across Primary and Secondary age groups. Pupils are grouped into classes based on their key stages as well as the severity of their needs. In this class the other pupils are also non-verbal and there will be other support staff who will provide 1:1 and group support to these pupils. The school has excellent resources including 3 sensory rooms, soft play areas and a massive outdoor rooftop play area. There is also a swimming pool on site and staff are encouraged to support children with swimming at times. Applicants can expect to receive training from the school on supporting pupils with different needs.The Class Teacher is looking for an LSA who:Has experience supporting Primary aged pupilsHas a genuine love of working with childrenIs a strong and clear communicatorCan work proactively without the need for excessive supportIdeally has some experience supporting children with SEN (not essential)The school are conducting trials over the next 2 weeks with a view to starting immediately so please apply now with your CV for an immediate interview and opportunity to trial at 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. Enhancing Children's Education.

Primary Teacher - Deaf Support Base

£135 - £207 per day
Primary TeacherPrimary School based in Tower HamletsTeaching the provision for Deaf and Hearing Impaired childrenKey Stage 1 and lower Key Stage 2Full Time - 8.30am to 4pmTemp to permExperience with deaf or hearing impaired children is not essential - must have experience teaching pupils with SENIdeal start date - 3rd December 2018 or ASAPHorizon Teachers are working with a mainstream Primary School in Tower Hamlets who are seeking an experienced, Primary trained Teacher to join their team. This is an excellent opportunity for teachers with mainstream experience seeking to make the transition to SEN teaching.The school is part of an Academy and they received a rating of "Outstanding" in their previous OFSTED inspection. The inspectors found that "The Executive Principal and Principal, supported by a dedicated team of senior leaders, engender a strong team spirit within the academy" so applicants can expect a tight-knit and supportive environment in which to work. They have a specialist Deaf Support Base which provides places for children from Year 1 to 6 who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired. The base has designated classrooms with resources to allow children with such needs to access an adapted Primary curriculum and equip them with the skills to learn.The PositionThe Primary Teacher will be teaching classes consisting of pupils who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired, in groups of 5 or less. There will be Teaching Assistants in the class who have BSL qualifications so the Teacher does not need to be able to sign, although experience of this would be ideal. The Teacher will be responsible for planning lessons for pupils based around the national curriculum, which are tailored to their individual needs. Some pupils will have a mixed timetable where they spend part of their time in the mainstream classes and part of their time in the base, whereas those with more severe needs will spend all their time in the base. The Primary Teacher will be supported with the planning of lessons by the Head of the provision (who is also a qualified and highly experienced Teacher of the Deaf). Essential skills and experienceQualified Teacher Status (QTS)Minimum 1 year teaching experienceExperience teaching children with SEND in mainstream or SEN schoolsIdeally some experience supporting children who are Hearing Impaired or DeafGood knowledge of the Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculumPassionate about teaching vulnerable childrenThe successful applicant will be invited to apply for a permanent position if they work well within the school. This is an excellent opportunity for teachers seeking a consistent position in a lovely school where they can really make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children.Please apply now to be considered for this position! The school will be looking to trial suitable Teachers in the next few weeks and appoint before the Christmas holidays.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. Enhancing Children's Education.

Learning Support Mentors

£60 - £85 per day
Learning Support MentorsHorizon Teachers are working very closely with Specialist Special Educations Schools in various locations throughout London and surrounding areas looking to recruit Teaching Assistants and/or Learning Support Mentors who have experience of working with children and young adults with additional needs including Autism, Social Emotional Behavioural Difficulties and Learning Disabilities. Some specialist schools also cater for pupils with Complex Needs such as Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties. These are term time posts starting in January 2019 on a temporary basis leading to a permanent roles for the right candidate.The successful applicants will be based in very supportive departments working alongside other Learning Support Mentors, Qualified Teachers and a dedicated Horizon Teachers Consultant. The right applicant can expect small class sizes, supportive classroom practitioners and a passionate senior leadership team who support CPD opportunities.The Specialist Schools we work with have good funding and provide interactive learning environments for the needs and requirements of all their learners. They are in line with the National Curriculum, child-centred and directed learning through specific strategies and techniques, with a clear focus on improving communication and interaction skills through positive interventions.We want you to apply if, you are looking to work away from a mainstream setting but want to continue to develop as a Learning Support Mentor gaining valuable skills and are passionate about working with children irrespective of their learning requirements. This is a great way of adding to your CV and bringing your skills to an environment where you can work as part of a team to develop workshops and a range of learning activities.Applicants are required to have:A minimum qualification of grade C in English and Maths at GCSE levelA valid DBS certificate (we can support with your application)Previous experience of supporting childrenIf you feel you are ready for your next role or want to add to your existing experience as a Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Mentor, please apply with your CV for an immediate interview and a paid trial day with a designated 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. Enhancing Children's Education.

SEN Teacher

£140 - £225 per day
• SEN Teacher, covering PPA• Starting ASAP• Located in Hackney • Full Time• Ofsted Outstanding' SchoolAre you looking for a new position within a small and friendly school?Are you keen to gain experience and work with profound and multiple learning difficulties?Are you passionate about improving pupil development?The school are a specialist SEN school for pupils with a range of severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties. It is forward thinking and based in Inner London, easily accessible by public transport. The age demographic of the school is from 11-16 so as a PPA Teacher you will be working across these age groups and only a small amount of planning will be expected, with support from the existing team and assistant head. The school is also lucky enough to have an impressive and modern building, the school pride themselves on their positive and supportive learning environment, and the outstanding progress with pupils across all ages and disability range. The school are looking for a confident, caring and knowledgeable teacher who can bring these characteristics to the classroom. They are also looking for someone who is able to adapt, responding to the strengths and needs of the pupils, a teacher who enjoys the challenge of working within an SEN setting.To apply for this position you must have:• Qualified Teacher Status• Experience working within Special Educational Needs• Primary and/or Secondary trained• Positive and Enthusiastic• Previous PPA experience Why Chose Horizon?• We are a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy• We have been established for 10 years• Uplifting pay• Many of our team are former teachers so we have an excellent understanding• We are passionate about enhancing children's education!This is an excellent opportunity! Please apply as soon as possible with your CV.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. Enhancing Children's Education.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. Enhancing Children's Education.

BSL Teaching Assistant

£70 - £90 per day
Start Date: 7th January 2019 An ongoing Long Term position Pay Rate: £70-90 a day! Are you a confident signer seeking your next role in education? Are you passionate about working with children? A Deaf Support Base attached to a mainstream Secondary School in North West London are seeking a Teaching Assistant to join their forward thinking team in supporting pupils with hearing impairments. This is a part time role, 4 days a week, with the hours 8:30am to 4pm. The School are looking to appoint an experienced Teaching Assistant with, or working towards BSL (British Sign Language) Level 3, the school would also like someone who has experience working with secondary school aged pupils. You will be working as a member of the well-established Deaf Resource Base which cater for twelve deaf children, some of whom have an additional need of autism.   In order to be successful, you will need: • BSL Qualification Level 2 minimum and/or relevant signing experience • A minimum qualification of grade C in English and Maths at GCSE level • A valid DBS certificate (or be willing to apply for one) • Previous experience of supporting pupils 1:1   In return, the school offers: • A very encouraging and friendly team and environment • On the job support • To work on a 1:1 capacity with pupils • Training and development opportunities • To work alongside therapists/councillors   This is an excellent opportunity! Please apply as soon as possible with your CV. 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. Enhancing Children's Education.

Learning Support Assistant

£60 - £90 per day
  Team Teach Learning Support Assistant Pupil Referral Units (PRU) Located: Camden Start Date: ASAP Part Time – 4 days a week! Long Term – Until the end of the academic year Pay: £60-90 a day Horizon Teachers are currently recruiting for a Learning Support Assistant with a Team Teach qualification to join a quality school in Camden as soon as possible, the school is specifically for children with challenging behaviour and/or Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH). You will be responsible for supporting a Key Stage 1/2 class of around 5 students with Special Educational Needs. In the class there is SEMH, challenging behaviour and ASD, as the challenging behaviour is severe it is important to have Team Teach and also have experience using your qualification in the classroom. It will also be important that you have the skills to engage students and support them with core subjects as well as extracurricular activities such as sport. The Ideal Candidate Must: Have a passion for working with children The ability to demonstrate positive behaviour management strategies Be reliable and committed to pupil development Have UK work experience supporting children with SEND Be patient and calm Be able to adapt quickly   To apply for this role you must be Team Teach trained!   Why Choose Horizon? We are a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy We have been established for 10 years Uplift in pay Many of our team are former teachers so we have an excellent understanding We are passionate about enhancing children’s education! This is an excellent opportunity! Please apply as soon as possible with your CV! 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. Enhancing Children's Education.

Speech and Language Teaching Assistant

£60 - £90 per day
Are you passionate about working in SEN? Have you got previous experience using Makaton and/or PECS? Horizon Teachers are looking to employ a Speech and Language Teaching Assistant to join a primary school based in Haringey, this primary school offer a safe, purposeful and aspirational environment for the whole school community. There is a strong belief that all children have the right and ability to be creative, motivated and learn together, the school has a new and modern building with up to date facilities that provides a welcoming and happy atmosphere where pupils can feel inspired and there is high academic and social achievement. This position is based in the SLCN Provision of the school, working 1:1 with a Key Stage 2 student who has a speech impairment. As a Speech and Language Teaching Assistant you will be supporting the development of a specific child in year 5 who needs individual support with communication and speech and language. Previous experience with SLCN would be of great benefit and those with experience of PECS and Makaton will be given preference for this Speech and Language Teaching Assistant position. JOB DESCRIPTION Speech and Language Teaching Assistant Supporting a Year 5 pupil 1:1 Based in a SLCN (SEN) Provision Start Date: 3rd January 2019 Long Term with the possibility of going permanent Full Time with the hours 8:30am -4pm (in term time only) Located in the Borough of Haringey Daily Pay: £60 - £90 The school are looking for someone who has a passion for working with SEN, with a caring and nurturing personality. The current staff are committed and highly supportive of each other and therefor the school are looking for someone similar to join the team. Although a Childcare and/or Teaching Assistant qualification is not a requirement, it is essential that you have previous experience working in SEN and/or with SLCN.   Why Choose Horizon? We are a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy We have been established for 10 years Uplift in pay Many of our team are former teachers so we have an excellent understanding We are passionate about enhancing children’s education! This is an excellent opportunity! Please apply as soon as possible with your CV! 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. Enhancing Children's Education.