Hackney Education provides a range of services to support the education of children, young people and adults in our inner London borough. Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. Within our diverse borough we serve a wide range of children and young people. We have a particular focus on supporting less advantaged families: Hackney figures in the 10% most deprived boroughs in England on a number of measures.
Hackney Education’s key priority is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner: making Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK, where schools, settings and partners provide an exciting environment which ensures inclusion and success for everyone. We see our borough as being one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve – and one of the best places for colleagues to work and thrive in our education system.
Job title Specialist Teacher for Complex Needs and ASD (x2)
Salary MPS/UPS +TLR2a
Terms and Conditions 1 x 0.6fte, Permanent, 1 x 0.4fte, Fixed term (until August 2024)
Hackney’s Specialist Teachers are a lively, proactive and well-established team who form part of a dynamic multidisciplinary Integrated SEND service. Specialist Teachers work with an allocated caseload of mainstream and special schools, offering support to SENCos to include and meet the needs of children with a wide range of special educational needs. They work at a whole school strategic level, through training and mentoring; as well as in a targeted way: provision mapping, designing, monitoring and delivering interventions for individuals or groups.
- A creative, energetic and hardworking teacher, with significant experience working in SEND
- Able to challenge, motivate and inspire teachers and TAs to value inclusion and to prioritise
the best outcomes for children and young people
- Knowledgeable about and experienced in up- to-date and effective approaches to teaching
and learning of autistic children and young people with autism and complex needs
- A good communicator, skilled in building relationships with staff, colleagues and families
- Highly organised, with good planning and time management skills
If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Lydia Scaletti, Specialist Area Lead (Lydia.Scaletti@hackney.gov.uk).
Please apply via our website: https://education.hackney.gov.uk/jobs/hlt
Closing date: 22:59, Sunday, 26th November 2023
Interviews: w/c 4th December
Hackney Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. As this role involves regulated activity, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and additional pre-employment checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from a black and global majority background as these groups are currently under represented in our workforce.