Griffin House School

Workshop Teacher, Aylesbury

Reference: Workshop Teacher

Location: Aylesbury HP17 0XP

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm during term time

Closing date: 1 February 2019


Griffin House School is a highly successful independent primary school for children from the ages of 3-11 years.

We are looking to appoint a reliable, enthusiastic and self-motivated teacher to oversee the provision for children with SEN. Previous experience of working with children is essential. Candidates will need to have excellent interpersonal skills, a warm and caring personality and a commitment to the nature and development of young children. A good level of numeracy and literacy skills are essential together with a positive approach, patience and understanding. The ability to communicate effectively with pupils and other staff is essential.

Main role and responsibilities:
• To oversee the provision for children with SEN.
• Collaborating with professionals from external support services, e.g. SaLT, OT, STS, and co-ordinating their sessions with these children.
• Organising and attending review meetings for children who have EHCPs.
• Liaising with the Form Teachers and Learning Support Assistants to plan and develop timetables. These will provide for small group and 1-1 teaching sessions for pupils who will gain benefit from additional support in reading, comprehension and mathematics.
• Provision of appropriate teaching resources for some of the above sessions.
• Establishment of a positive, purposeful teaching environment in which every child feels secure and confident and is therefore able to work to their potential.
• Leading these sessions taking account of the individual needs and learning styles of the children.
• Regular liaison with Head teacher.
• Writing of end of year and other reports as appropriate.

Essential qualities required: flexibility and adaptability, organisational and communication skills - to build positive relationships with pupils, parents and colleagues - self-motivation, professional knowledge and expertise, discretion, sense of humour.

Knowledge and experience of current SEN policies and SEND code of Practice 2015 desirable.

Training and support will be an ongoing aspect of the role.

How to apply
Full details and an application form are available from the school by telephoning 01844 346154 or by email Applications can also be obtained from the school website

Start date: 25 February 2019

This post will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check as our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children in our care.

Griffin House School
Little Kimble, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP17 0XP
Tel: 01844 346154
Headteacher: Mr Walford