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Job Title: SEN Class Teacher / Curriculum Lead - Science

Location: Kestrel House School

Salary: £31,500-34,500 per annum

As part of our continued growth, we now have a fantastic opportunity for an SEN Teacher to join our close-knit team at Kestrel House School.  If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a school that will welcome your ideas and forward-thinking to create a positive learning environment for young people, we would like to hear from you.

About the School

Kestrel House School is an independent special educational needs school in Crouch End, North London, for boys and girls, aged 5 – 16 years who have a diagnosis of Autism. The School has a committed and innovative multidisciplinary well-being team, highly skilled teaching and learning staff; we are in a great position to provide our pupils with the best education and care possible.

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Acorn Care and Education is part of the Outcomes First Group.

About the role

We require an experienced and qualified teacher who has the ability to make a significant contribution to our school. The successful candidate will be an innovative, reflective practitioner who can demonstrate the willingness to adapt and learn.  You will have specialist knowledge and experience of working with children with special educational needs and/or on the autism spectrum. We are looking for an individual with a creative, engaging approach to curriculum design and planning, both within the classroom and also in the wider outdoor learning environment.

The successful candidate will also be leading on the Science curriculum and will create a curriculum which is explorative, sensory and fun.  They will work to develop and enhance the teaching practice of others.  They will monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as leader within the curriculum area.

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will have experience of working with young people with a range of complex learning needs. You will be able to demonstrate a working understanding of how these needs impact upon learning and behaviour in the classroom. Applications are invited from colleagues offering SEN experience, from mainstream schools and other educational settings.

The ability to contribute to the development of our school is essential and we believe that energy, passion and a commitment to high standards are key characteristics required.  We are looking for a special individual who is able to help inspire and engage the young people that we serve.  This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their skills and experience in a challenging, motivating and highly rewarding environment. Previous experience of working in an SEN environment would be desirable; excellent support skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are also just as important.

This position is due to commence as soon as possible (subject to approved reference/DBS checks). Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact the Headteacher, Lorna Bailey, on 020 8348 8500 or email us on 

Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.