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Special Needs Teacher

Job type: Contract, Full time

Location: Barking & Dagenham

£160 - 190 per day

Recruiter: Smart Teachers

Sector: Education


Job description

Special Needs Teacher

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham   

£160 - £190 per day

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are to hold QTS (essential).

September start

We are recruiting for a Special Needs Teacher to work within a Special Educational Needs School in the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. The successful Special Needs Teacher will need to be comfortable working within a special needs environment, with children across a primary and secondary setting. Students have profound and multiple learning difficulties. 

The role 

  • Special Needs Teacher
  • To work with students with profound and multiple learning difficulties
  • Working with children through primary and secondary

The school 

  • Set in a residential area that is easily accessible via public transport 
  • Well-structured days with small group work
  • Friendly school environment
  • Located in London Borough of Barking & Dagenham   


To be considered for the Special Needs Teacher position, you will: 

  • Have experience working with children or adults with special needs 
  • NQTs and/or OS-trained teachers are welcome to apply
  • Have strong communication, literacy, and numeracy skills
  • Hold Qualified Teacher Status
  • Eligible to work in the UK (must have valid visa)
  • Recent classroom-based references and valid DBS/police checks

We are committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service. 

About us

We are a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff. 

What we offer 

As a valued employee, you will receive: 

  • Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system. 
  • Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria). 
  • Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period). 
  • Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers' Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to. 
  • FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach, Autism Awareness and an online Educare training package. 
  • Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme. 
  • Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support. 

How to apply 

If you are a Special Needs Teacher who can enthuse, motivate and engage students and would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you. 

Apply today via this website.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure we are fully compliant with Government guidance relating to social distancing, interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place by video call.

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     Nearby train stations

     Nearby bus stops

    • Stop SA, Lindisfarne Road (RM8), BENNETT'S CASTLE LANE
    • Stop NM, Lindisfarne Road (RM8), BENNETT'S CASTLE LANE
    • Stop NJ, Martins Corner Wood Lane, VALENCE AVENUE
    • Stop SC, Martins Corner Wood Lane, VALENCE AVENUE
    • Stop NK, Lindisfarne Road (RM8), VALENCE AVENUE

     Nearby schools

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    • The St Teresa Catholic Primary School
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    • The Sydney Russell School

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