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Early Years ASD Specialist Base Teacher - Maternity cover – (Little Hillbrook) - Hillbrook Primary School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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Maternity cover (from 2024 from 15 March 2024 to 06 April 2025)

Start date – Summer Term 2024

Hillbrook Primary School is a very happy and successful learning community where everyone is welcomed and valued.  We are a large 3 – 4 form entry school based in the heart of Tooting in South West London and very close to both Tooting Bec and Tooting Broadway Stations. We are proud to be an outstanding school with a great reputation and close links to our community.

The role of Early Years ASD Specialist Base Teacher is a very exciting opportunity to be part of our provision for children with social and communication difficulties. Little Hillbrook is part of our school site, close to our Early Years base and part of our whole school community with close links to our Early years team.

Little Hillbrook caters for up to 22 FTE pupils aged 2 – 4 who have been identified as needing further support with social communication and language needs. The children attending Little Hillbrook will have a diagnosis or queried diagnosis of ASD/Communication disorder or be under assessment. Little Hillbrook has recently expanded to take an additional class for 7 Reception aged children. This is to prepare children with the skills and abilities to continue to access a base setting or a mainstream alternative. We are proud of our inclusive ethos and commitment to meet the needs of all our pupils.

You will need: -

  • To have experience of working with children with SEN in a primary setting
  • To have relevant experience of the Foundation Stage and experience of working with children with either ASD, significant communication difficulties or developmental delay in the acquisition of social skills
  • To be able to communicate effectively with a range of professionals to ensure the best outcomes for the children and their families
  • To be able to show initiative and adapt to challenges when necessary
  • To have vision and the skills necessary to develop your leadership in Little Hillbrook alongside the Little Hillbrook base manager
  • To be a flexible team player who has the ability to motivate, challenge and inspire others
  • To be an excellent communicator and team player who can form positive and meaningful relationships with staff, children, governors, parents and the wider community

In return, we can offer you the opportunity to: -

  • Be part of a forward thinking, vibrant and happy school community
  • Work with a great staff who support and value each other (we have fun!)
  • Work in a friendly, inclusive and supportive environment
  • Have opportunities to develop and grow professionally
  • Be part of a well -resourced, high quality provision that has been purpose built
  • Be extremely well supported by the Little Hillbrook Base Manager, the Little Hillbrook staff team and the Senior Leadership Team who are visible and lead strongly by example
  • Be genuinely encouraged to promote and develop a healthy work life balance for yourself and your team
  • Work alongside an active and caring Governing Board
  • Continue to develop strong links to external agencies and partners who have a commitment to achieving the best outcomes for children

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below. 

Completed application should be returned to the school either by email -

Closing & Shortlisting Date: 12 March 2024 (at noon)

Interview Date: 15 March 2024

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 post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

CVs are not accepted.

Hillbrook Primary School

Hillbrook Road

London SW17 8SG

Tel: 020 8672 3957

Fax: 020 8767 1081


Headteacher: Mrs Debbie Hart

NOR: 682

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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