PROUD of The Hatton Way; Learning, Growing, Achieving Together

Teacher Vacancy

SEN Class Teacher

(MS/UPS + 1 or 2 SEN point depending on experience and criteria)

(Starting date: 1st September 2021)


Are you looking for change and a new challenge? Would you like to use your excellent skills to support pupils with complex needs who find it difficult to learn and who need passion, creativity and innovation to help them progress?   We can offer you all of this and so much more at Hatton Special School. 

Hatton is a large primary special school in the London Borough of Redbridge (outer London).  Our pupils are aged 3-11 with a range of complex needs including autism, social communication difficulties, downs syndrome and other learning difficulties.  The School was graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in November 2018. Our pupils are amazing and work very hard to achieve small and big steps of progress over time. They are supported by a dedicated staff team and we stand by our ethos of “Learning, Growing & Achieving Together”; we value teamwork and support one another to develop.  Although our staff are amazing and have developed some fantastic practices in working with our pupils, we do not sit back. We are continually striving to further develop the learning opportunities we provide for our pupils.

Currently we are seeking to recruit teachers.  Applications are invited from enthusiastic, passionate individuals who have a genuine interest in working to support pupils with special educational needs to achieve the very best outcomes. The class teacher position will require the teaching of pupils across a broad spectrum of SEN, including pupils with ASD and challenging behaviour. Specific experience of working with primary aged pupils with additional needs is desirable but not essential and others including keen NQTs will also be considered.

Hatton staff have access to:

  • A carefully selected ‘Peer-buddy’ to support them when starting with us
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development
  • A well-resourced school
  • Supportive and enthusiastic colleagues and governors
  • Staff social events
  • Well-being support  

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This includes the need to become familiar with school policies immediately upon appointment and to follow the school’s procedures in relation to safeguarding. 

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages. The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced DBS Certificate and other employment checks. References will be requested for those short listed ONLY and prior to interview. 

Application forms should be returned

CVs are not accepted. 

* Please ensure that you attach a detailed supporting statement, which clearly indicates how you meet the person specification.*


Closing date: 26th April 2021 at 08.30am                                

Interviews: 12th or 13th May 2021

 Click here for:   Application form

                         Letter from Headteacher

                         Person Specifications

                         Job Description