Class Teacher - Sen

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About the role

An exciting opportunity has opened at Breakspeare School for a SEN Teacher.

Breakspeare School is an outstanding school providing education for children and young people with special needs. We are interested in hearing from colleagues with interest/experience in teaching pupils with SLD, ASD and PMLD. Candidates with experience in sensory curriculum and engagement model would be desirable, however CPD will be provided.

We would welcome applications from teachers working within the mainstream or the SEN sector. A comprehensive training package and induction is provided. NQTs are welcome to apply.

We wish to appoint a highly motivated teacher with the ability and desire to:

  • Facilitate our students to progress, achieve and enjoy their learning;
  • Work in partnerships with parents and multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Implement curriculum innovations;
  • Develop challenging and exciting teaching and learning;
  • Contribute positively to team work

We are looking for a class teacher who:

  • Is a creative and committed practitioner from a special or mainstream background
  • Has a passion for teaching and learning
  • Is reflective, open to feedback and driven to be outstanding
  • Believes passionately in the potential for education and will go that extra mile every day
  • Committed to their own professional development
  • Has excellent personal skills in supporting us to work towards our vision to provide a holistic education

We can offer:

  • A friendly and supportive staff team;
  • A commitment to your professional development: SCERTS, ELKLAN, PECS, Moving and Handling, Behaviour Management, Medical procedures;
  • An opportunity to work in a dynamic and thriving school;
  • Exciting opportunities to contribute to school development;
  • Active engagement in school improvement;
  • Excellent local and international partnerships;
  • Opportunities for you to use and develop your teaching and leadership skills.

Key Information for Applicants

This position is for a SEN Class Teacher to start September 2022 or earlier

The salary will be MPS or UPS + 1-2 SEN points depending on experience

Dates for your Diary

The closing date for applications is 12.00pm on Tuesday 3rd February 2022

Shortlist date is Tuesday 3rd February 2022

Interview date is Tuesday 8th February 2022

Visits to school prior to the interview are highly recommended. This may be organised by contacting Merja Paakkonen, Headteacher or Darren White or Liz Chard Deputy Head Teachers on 01923 263645. 

Please contact the school office for further information. CVs are not accepted.

NB: Please be advised that interviews might be organised using an online platform or face to face, depending on guidance of any COVID-19 restrictions at the time of the interview.

The Sunflower Federation was establised in May 2017 and is formed of two schools namely Breakspeare and Meadow Wood. The Federation is governed by on the governing board (one responsible body). The federated governing board manages all accountabilities and responsibilities for both school sites.

The Sunflower Federation is committed to providing equality of opportunity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Breakspeare School

Gallows Hill Lane

Abbots Langley


WD5 0BU Tel 01923 263645 


Contact details

Ms M Paakkonen , Headteacher
Gallows Hill Lane Abbots Langley
Hertfordshire WD5 0BU

Telephone: 01923 263645
Fax: 01923 260087
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