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The Aurora Group SEN Teacher in Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

SEN Teacher, Aurora Hanley

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

Location: Stoke

Contract Type: Full-time

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: M1 – M6

Close date: 13th October 2022

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 of 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.

To facilitate this, you’ll plan and deliver lessons that support young people achieving accreditation on a lifeskills pathway.

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.

Qualifications and skills required:

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

What’s on offer?

  • Full training and continued support

  • Life assurance and pension

  • Health cash back plan

  • Car lease scheme

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Perk box - discounts on a huge range of retailers

  • Free parking

To apply please complete our online application form. For more information on this position please contact Karen on 07920 223 415 / 

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

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care.

Job ID: 2022-2987

External Company URL:

Address Line 1: Cambrian Way, off Eaves Lane

Post End Date: 13/10/2022