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Autism and Complex Needs Class Teacher



ASC/SLD Class Teacher - Primary



Pay Scale: MPS plus SEN + TLR (depending on experience)



Responsible to: Head teacher via the Assistant Head leading Primary



Ysgol St Christopher's Special School is seeking to appoint a talented, experienced ALN teacher who is passionate about teaching and learning and who is prepared to strive to enable every pupil in our bespoke provision to achieve their potential. This is an exciting time to join our growing community of primary pupils aged 6-11, the majority of whom have a primary need of complex social communication and interaction difficulties including autism who display challenging behaviour relating to their complex learning difficulties.



The successful candidate will have the drive, skills and specialist knowledge to provide a smaller, personalised environment allowing for students to be successful. They will have outstanding personal / professional skills to empower colleagues, sharing skills and knowledge and inspiring confidence and high aspirations for positive outcomes for all pupils. They will have the proven ability to motivate and inspire pupils with complex needs and a diagnosis of ASC and a PDA profile. They will break through the barriers of expectations and harness all opportunities to create a climate of success and achievement for all. The successful candidate will want to make a difference to the lives of the young people they support. They will be ready for a challenge and will bring with them a wealth of experience to engage, motivate and support pupils with complex Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties, communication difficulties and associated behaviours that challenge. They will be approachable and consistent and will give and earn respect from our pupils, staff, parents and carers.


You will work closely with colleagues to create a supportive and nurturing environment, creating an individualised curriculum for pupils delivered on a 1:1 basis designed to reduce barriers to learning and maximise potential. You will be confident in managing pupil behaviour effectively and passionate about offering pastoral support and delivering interventions that encourage engagement with education. You will have the support of a team of therapists including our Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, BCBA and Education Psychologist and you will benefit from a very high staffing ratio.


We are looking for someone who:


  • Holds QTS
  • Is an outstanding teacher with excellent subject/curriculum knowledge
  • Is fun, creative and enthusiastic, with a positive outlook
  • Has experience of working with pupils and/or young people with complex needs
  • Has experience of supporting pupils and/or young people with Multi-Sensory Impairments and disabilities and who may display behaviours of concern
  • Has a strong working knowledge of child development
  • Can support individual pupil needs with a range of specialist teaching and learning strategies (such as TEACCH, Total Communication Approach, Attention Autism, multi-sensory curriculum, Sensory Integration, Intensive Interaction and teaching within specialist environments)
  • Is proactive and able to collaborate with a range of stakeholders to devise and

deliver individualised educational programmes

  • Has lots of energy and can demonstrate resilience and adaptability as/when pupils need it.


 As a teacher at our School you will:

  • Undertake the necessary roles that this entails, ensuring a high standard of individualised lesson planning, delivery of lessons, and appropriate use of approaches which enable students to be taught effectively.


  • Participate in the implementation and delivery of each student’s PCP Review and Small Steps documentation and behaviour plans by providing relevant data to monitor progress, set targets and plan lessons.


  • Understand for the need to safeguard students’ wellbeing in accordance with statutory requirements, including St. Christopher’s policies and Government legislation.


  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and a willingness to learn, how the young people’s early life experiences and diagnosis may result in, or contribute to, challenging behaviours and sensory processing/sensory integration needs.


Our multi-agency approach places the pupil at the centre of decision making, ensuring that education and therapy professionals, parents/carers, local authority teams and, most importantly, our pupils can work together to secure outstanding outcomes for all.


We are committed to the professional development of our teaching team and are dedicated to providing a range of Induction and CPD opportunities to the successful candidate and look forward to hearing from applicants.



Application packs are available to download from our website www.wrexham.gov.uk/jobs or by contacting the Human Resources Service Centre by e- mail: hrservicecentre@wrexham.gov.uk or by telephone: 01978 297403. Wrexham Council welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of race, gender, disability, sexuality, religious belief or age