Teacher In Autism Specialist School

Doucecroft School, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC0-28S Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: MPS & SEN
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 09/04/2021 Midnight Date of Interviews: 14 April  

Job Description

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Location: Doucecroft School, Eight Ash Green, Colchester

Salary: MPS + SEN

Hours: Full-time 35 hours per week, term time only

Job ref: D222

Closing Date: 9th April 2021

Our School

Autism Anglia's Doucecroft School is a vibrant, dynamic and highly supportive independent day and boarding school for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition.

Our school provides a bespoke, individualised education to children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition and has a proven track record of dramatically raising the outcomes for the students who have completed their education with us.

Our school has multidisciplinary working at the heart of achieving outcomes for children and young people, with specialist therapists and professionals providing expertise in addition to the highly skilled education team. All staff within the school are committed to striving towards outstanding, led by an enthusiastic and dynamic senior management team.

We require a highly motivated and inspirational teacher who is committed to improving the life chances of children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced teacher to develop their career in a school which offers excellent continued professional development, support and supervision. By its nature, Doucecroft School offers an excellent work/life balance reflected by small class sizes and a senior management team who are committed to reducing the administrative tasks of its teachers, in order to allow teaching staff to focus heavily on direct outcomes for the students.

Your main duties will include:

  • To ensure each student is offered a curriculum relevant to his/her stage of development, age and ability and in line with the school's curriculum policy
  • To plan individual student plan for each student within the school's agreed curriculum, working with all areas of the schools multidisciplinary team, to ensure targets are match to each individual
  • To work with students who present challenging behaviour, participating in restrictive physical intervention training, staff training and the preparation and implementation of Individual Management Programmes
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day organisation and management of the classroom (which includes the students, the staff and the physical environment). This will include working with students at lunch time and supervising break times


  • Text Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) - Essential
  • Undergraduate degree - Essential
  • GCSE's at grade C/Level 4 or above in English, Maths and Science - Essential
  • Qualification/training in special education - Essential
  • Knowledge of S.E.N. and assessment across both P levels and National Curriculum levels - Essential
  • Relevant experience working with students with autism or learning disabilities in an educational setting - Essential
  • Training in the management of challenging behaviour - Essential
  • Experience working with students across the ability range and autistic spectrum - Desirable
  • Experience managing a team of learning support assistants - Essential

It is essential that the successful applicant holds a full driving license.

Visits to the school are highly recommended to fully appreciate the fantastic environment and ethos of our school. For an informal chat about the role or to organise a visit please contact Louise Parkinson; Head Teacher directly on 01206 771234

Working for us gives you access to a range of perks and benefits:

Extensive Induction and Learning & Development programmes, with nationally recognised qualifications;

  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Access to Spectrum Life Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing Tools, including counselling services & the Benefits Hub,which will give you access to lots of shopping and entertainment discounts, instant discounted gift cards and cashback
  • Occupational Sick Pay (after 12 mths)
  • Support & encouragement to progress and reach full potential within your chosen career
  • Pension scheme

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Autism Anglia is positive about inclusion and welcomes applications from individuals who are able to meet the requirements of the job position and may wish to request flexible working, or reasonable adjustments to support them.

In the first instance please send your CV torecruitment@autism-anglia.org.ukor if you would like further information please contact the Recruitment Team on 01206 577678.

If no response is received within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.

Information about the School

Doucecroft School is a specialist co-educational school for children and young people with autism and additional complex needs, age 3 –19 years. Established in 1977, we are experienced and successful in meeting the needs of students with wide-ranging strengths and needs, providing a nurturing environment where students are able to thrive and grow in independence and self-esteem.

Students can benefit from our flexible boarding provision or can attend school as day students and come from across the Anglia region and the London boroughs.

Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy are provided on-site by our experienced therapy team.

Doucecroft School is part of Autism Anglia, a regional charity working with children, adults and families affected by Autism.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Marisa Brennan
Abbotts Lane
Eight Ash Green, Colchester
Essex, CO6 3QL
Telephone: 01206 771234
Email: recruitment@autism-anglia.org.uk

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