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SEND Teacher

The Chalet School
Swindon, Wiltshire
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
Start Date
As soon as possible
11th June 2023 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Suitable for
ECT (NQT) Graduates
Start Date
As soon as possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Suitable for: ECT (NQT) Graduates
  • Job ID: 1309164

The Opportunity

As a fast growing Multi Academy Trust, now is a fantastic time to join our connected network of education professionals where your expertise will be supported and your growth as a teaching professional nurtured by our School Improvement Team.

The Chalet School is a unique and exciting learning environment for primary aged pupils with Autism. Our fantastic pupils are in need of a SEND Teacher who has passion and drive, who will encourage self-development in every aspect of our pupils’ educational journey, making learning with you – fun.

Our school is not like any other and you need to see it to feel it. A warm and supportive environment, connected to a host of educational settings as part of a wider network of schools and SEND services; we would recommend a visit to The Chalet School to see for yourself this exciting setting. It is unique, with a group of inspiring pupils and a collective of dedicated leadership (SLT), Teaching Assistants and Class Teachers who strive to give our pupils the most positive learning experiences possible.

You will be part of an exciting phase as we work together to meet the end goal of our Trust: to collaborate and build a successful community of mainstream schools and SEND provisions to ensure our students have the education they deserve. With excellent opportunities to be considered as an UNQ teacher or experienced practitioner, you will have access to a dedicated mentor who will support you in this role.

Your Role

The attached job description will detail your role in full. But at a glance, some of the key fields you will be responsible for include:

  • To prepare for, provide and review class-based activities that lead to the effective education of the pupils in your charge and to develop in them the ability to take responsibility for their own learning
  • To prepare, implement and review individual programmes and schemes of work in consultation with key staff and support professionals and in line with the curricular objectives of the education provision
  • To provide the Headteacher with planning of all activities on a short, medium and long term basis
  • To line-manage the provision of quality displays in well-organised and efficient classrooms and in the wider education provision environment
  • To contribute to in-service training
  • To have a responsibility to develop and maintain a home/EP partnership which is harmonious and constructive

Your Experience

Our person specification attached will contain the full areas of skills and experience, but it is really important to us that you feel comfortable and confident in your role, so although you may not have everything desirable, there are some essential features our appointee will need to have and these include:

Unqualified Teacher

  • GCSE Maths, English & Science Grades A – C/4+
  • A relevant degree


  • Completed Teacher Training and looking for your first teaching post

Qualified Teacher

  • Have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Be an accomplished and experienced classroom practitioner
  • Have experience in the teaching of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and have an understanding of Autism and associated barriers to learning

Whether you are an Unqualified Teacher, a teacher who has recently gained QTS or an experienced practitioner we will invest in you, providing continuous professional development (CPD), mentoring and support.

Full-time, part-time or Fixed Term Contracts will be considered


Brunel Academies Trust is a rapidly developing Multi Academy Trust. We value our colleagues and the effort they put into our children and young people day in and out. Whether through continuous professional development (CPD) to feed your ambitions, personal and impartial support through challenging days or exciting and easy to use discounts to enjoy with friends and family, we have a package of excellent benefits which are available to all staff including:

  • Support on continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities
  • Brunel Perks – exclusive discounts on a range of products and retailers from cinema tickets, food shopping and holidays
  • Discounts with Swindon Designer Outlet Village
  • Carefirst – impartial counselling service in person, by video call or phone as well as a citizen’s advice function for advice and support on personal or professional queries
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Annual pay progression opportunities

Most importantly, we can promise that you will achieve a high level of job satisfaction through the professional family community our colleagues represent; and the positive impact your role will have on supporting and developing our children and young people’s futures. Your role matters.

Please contact the school office to arrange a visit to tour the site or/and have an informal conversation with the Headteacher via 1793 534537.


Safeguarding Statement:

Brunel Academies Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (CYP) and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and medical clearance. All references will be obtained prior to interview in line with Safer Recruitment and KCSIE.

Brunel Academies Trust is dedicated to the vision of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. We value the contributions of all colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and actively seek to promote an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance.

Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, Brunel Academies Trust welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, pronouns preference, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy, paternity or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

The Chalet School

The Chalet School

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Brunel Academies Trust