Since 2007 Athona Education has specialised in recruiting SEND teachers and support staff and placing them into mainstream schools, SEND (special educational needs and disability) schools, alternative provisions and pupil referral units (PRUs) across London and Essex.

If you’re looking for a daily supply job, a fixed-term contract position or a permanent placement, Athona is able to support you and find the perfect job to match all of your unique requirements.

From working as a qualified SEND teacher, a subject specialist with a SEMH focus or SENCo, to gaining classroom experience as an SEND teaching assistant or specialising in autism, complex learning difficulties, visual impairments or physical disability – Athona can find the right job for you.

Did you know if you’re a qualified primary or secondary teacher looking for a new experience, you able to work as a special education teacher? You don’t need prior experience of working with SEND children, simply a willing attitude, to not be phased by a new challenge and the desire to commit yourself to the job. If you’re interested in starting your career in SEND get in touch with the team today.

We also support teachers looking to relocate to teach SEND in the UK from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many other locations across the world. Want to find out more about how Athona can support you? Take a look at our teaching in the UK guide.

Benefits for SEND and SEN teachers working with Athona

  • We offer competitive rates of pay as standard
  • You’ll be looked after by an experienced team who have ample industry knowledge and experience
  • We’ve been accredited REC gold standard since 2015
  • Looking for your very first newly qualified teacher (NQT) position? We’ll make sure the process is as simple and easy as possible for you
  • Access our free in-house CPD training, covering safeguarding and behaviour management
  • Job opportunities available across London and Essex, so whether you’re looking for an urban city or small countryside village – we have the location for you
  • Thinking of becoming a supply teacher, but concerned about pay? Join our guaranteed pay scheme (GPS) and you’ll never have to worry again
  • Earn a £250* bonus every time you refer your friends and colleagues to Athona.

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