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The Aurora Group

SEN Teacher 12 month FTC

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Employer: The Aurora Group
Location: Andover
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Overview and Responsibilities


Essential Criteria: PGCE, Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent teaching qualification and evidence of in-service training.

Location: Stoke

Contract Type: Full-time, Fixed Term Contract covering maternity leave (12 months)

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: M1 – UPS2

The Aurora Group

The Aurora Group is an innovative provider of education and care for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

We are currently looking for an experienced Full Time Teacher for our ‘Outstanding’ rated Aurora Hanley School. The school supports young people aged 6 – 19 with ASC, communication and sensory needs. We offer life skills and a wide range of GCSE/BTEC accreditations alongside a functional skills/entry level pathway. Behaviours across the school are excellent.

We are looking to appoint someone with experience of delivering outcomes for young people who are Primary Age and some at secondary age but working below age related expectations and on a life skills/ functional pathway. Experience of teaching a range of subjects at KS2/KS3 and/or experience of delivering entry level and functional skills maths and english would be advantageous.

The Role:

As a lifeskills pathway Class Teacher, your role will be to provide high quality teaching that will enable pupils to make progress not just academically but socially and emotionally. You must be creative and have high expectations. An understanding of ASC would be useful to support the planning and delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum to enable our pupils to achieve their full potential in all areas.

You’ll supervise and provide support and guidance to our Teaching Assistants and Higher Level Teaching Assistants and play a key role in their Professional Development Reviews.

Naturally, you will take responsibility for implementing school policies and practices, including those relating to safeguarding and equality of opportunity. Additionally; you will also be expected to carefully monitoring the health, well-being and personal care of our pupils; informing Pastoral/clinical/ SEND support teams and any other relevant professionals of any concerns.

Skills and Qualifications

Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

  • Qualified Teacher status
  • Experience in achieving outstanding outcomes
  • Thorough working knowledge of the curriculum and how to adapt this for pupils with SEN
  • Experience of working with young people with ASD
  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures
  • Ability to create and maintain strong nurturing relationships with young people
  • Experience of managing a range of approaches to learning, to include the students with anxiety.
  • Knowledge of strategies and visual teaching methods to engage reluctant learners.
  • A flexible approach, a high level creativity and the ability to adapt teaching to meet individual needs

Benefits and Additional Information

What’s on offer?

  • Training and Development

Within Aurora, we strongly believe that learning and development should not be limited to just the children and young people we support. We offer wide range of programmes and opportunities to all our employees to improve your skills and further your career.

  • Save money on your bills

With the cost of living rising we have a fantastic benefit through Perkbox to help with cutting costs and help make your money go further. Perkbox is a free app for you to use on the go wherever you are. You can get deals and discounts to save money on things like your weekly food bill, phone plans, internet, eating out, gym memberships, insurance and more. You can also use Perkbox for our cycle to work scheme and car scheme.

  • Competitive Pay and Reward

Every year we compare the market rates of pay and rewards to insure they are comparable or better to other similar organisations. We also offer Enhanced Annual Leave, Company Sick Pay, Pension and Life Assurance.

  • UK Health Cash Plan

This plan can help cover your day to day healthcare expenditure such as optician and dental bills. You and your children are covered on this plan and you can also choose to upgrade and add a partner to enjoy the benefits with you.

  • Employee Assistance Programme

Your health and wellbeing is very important to us and we have support available on a wide variety of issues, helping you with online tools, information and via a freephone counselling service available 24/7.

  • Refer a friend for £1,000

We’ll reward you for recommending friends and family to come and join the company ( terms apply)

How to apply?

Please complete an online application form in full, remembering to include all employment and education details. If you need any assistance or would like any more information please contact Karen in the Aurora Group Recruitment Team at

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Aurora Group is therefore

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