Trainee SEN Teacher



University of Warwick


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9am to 4.30pm , Monday to Friday (Tuesday till 5.30pm for staff meetings and training)

Smart Casual





You will support autistic pupils using behaviourally based instruction and positive reinforcement techniques to accelerate learning. Working within small classes in a group or on a 1:1 basis, you will use specialised support plans to help pupils meet their individual needs and achieve their full potential. You will design, plan and deliver teaching sessions to encourage pupils’ development and accelerate learning.

Part Time working is also considered – 3 or 4 days (working days must include a Tuesday)

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide teaching and support to pupils with autism, following individualised curriculums.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver lessons and activities, focusing largely on life skills.
  • Support pupils’ participation in trips, applying theory-based learning to practice.
  • Provide behaviourally based support to reduce behaviours that impact quality of life.
  • Provide personal care, encouraging pupils to maintain acceptable levels of hygiene (toileting, feeding).
  • Monitor pupil progress, ensuring teaching is appropriate and effective for pupil needs.
  • Assist with breaktime duties including playground support and snack time.

Skills and experience

  • Professional, personal or voluntary experience of working with children and disabilities.
  • Minimum Grade C/4 GCSE in English Language & Maths or equivalent.
  • Comfortable working with children who exhibit challenging behaviour.
  • Comfortable supporting others with personal/intimate care where required.
  • Ability to keep calm in high pressure situations.
  • Drivers licence or access to a lift (due to remote location).



  • 44 days holiday + BH
  • Pension
  • Parking
  • £1,000 bonus upon joining

Additional information
Please send CV and cover letter on why you think you'd be suitable for the role.

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