35 hours per week, 39 working weeks (Term time plus 5 days)

Actual Salary Range: £14,847 – £17,573 per annum

Permanent – required for September 2022

Do you have experience of working with students with Autism or are you an autism champion in your current role?

Our dedicated and experienced SEN team is looking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic Autism Specialist to join a well-established department supporting students with additional needs within the classroom environment and through our Socially Thinking intervention programme.

Penrice Academy is a truly outstanding school, with wonderful students and forward thinking, inspirational teaching and support staff. We are highly successful with year-on-year exceptional results which now put us in the top 7% of schools nationally. We provide our students with the knowledge, skills and attributes to be successful as they move to the next phase of their education. As a school community we have a relentless drive and ambition to provide the best possible educational experience for each and every one of our students. Penrice Academy is part of Cornwall Education Learning Trust (CELT), a family of Cornish Primary and Secondary Schools, with a strategic vision to ‘learn together to help every child achieve more’.

The successful candidate will be able to use their initiative and support students to access learning across the curriculum, using their expertise to support class teachers in the practical organisation of activities and small group work.  The Autism Champion will also be responsible for advocating for students with additional needs, supporting a caseload of students on the school’s SEN Register to successfully access enrichment opportunities across the school as part of our wider curriculum offer.  Appropriate professional development and training will be given to the successful candidate to enable professional growth with the aim of supporting our students to become successful, independent learners who will reach their potential.

The post is suitable for individuals who currently work within education as a learning support assistant and would like the opportunity to develop their practice across this area of need.  We also welcome applicants who have experience supporting autistic learners or adults within the community.

If you are interested in applying for this position and wish to have an informal conversation, please contact Abby Macdonald (Operational SENDCo), on 01726 72163 or email amacdonald@penrice.org.uk

Application forms and full details are available to download below:

Applications by CV, letter or social media alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications:     9.00am, Monday 11th July 2022

Interviews to be held:                   To be confirmed

Cornwall Education Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and, where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).  This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers and, if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974